Golden Lion
Golden Lion

The Armenian Pavilion won the Golden Lion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia for forming a pavilion based on a people in diaspora, each artist engaging their specific locality as well as their heritage. The pavilion took the form of a palimpsest, with contemporary positions inserted into a site of historic preservation. In a year that witnesses a significant milestone for the Armenian people, this pavilion marks the resilience of trans-cultural confluence and exchanges.

Mekhitarist Monastery
Mekhitarist Monastery

of the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Hrair Sarkissian
Hrair Sarkissian

Unexposed, 2012 Archival inkjet print 137.5 x 110 cm Courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens/Thessaloniki

Golden Lion
Golden Lion

The Armenian Pavilion won the Golden Lion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia for forming a pavilion based on a people in diaspora, each artist engaging their specific locality as well as their heritage. The pavilion took the form of a palimpsest, with contemporary positions inserted into a site of historic preservation. In a year that witnesses a significant milestone for the Armenian people, this pavilion marks the resilience of trans-cultural confluence and exchanges.

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