Born in Yerevan (), lives in Yerevan ().
Armenian artist Vahram Aghasyan focuses on cultural and historical processes taking place in his homeland. With photos, videos and installations, he predominantly examines architectural structures stemming from the former Soviet Union, which are now relieved of their functionality, in their present socio-political context. The artist’s interest in abandoned suburban landscapes is no accident, since here one can see examples of modernist architecture, which elicits pity, sadness and also sympathy, for the incompletion and absurdity of these non-functional structures bring them closer to art, and thus endow them with functionality.
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The Ruins of Our Time
Vahram Aghasyan, The Ruins of Our Time, 2007. Photography, photograph on di-bond, 12 x (70 x 100 cm).
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LATT: Europe at Large #2 ...
19 November 2009 - 10 January 2010.
With the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has been limited to Russia. However, we are quite unfamiliar with what
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decade the M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe afte
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public