Post-Orthodox Abstraction

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November 14, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Opening: 18:00


Various manifestations existing in abstract art fundamentally prove that its source of emergence is not unambiguous and definable. According to Ashot Harоutyunyan and Khachatur Марtirosyan, the language of abstraction bears limitless potential for expression. It is capable of generating new forms, fundamentally transforming, touching upon unknown borderlines of art.

The exhibition “Post-Orthodox Abstraction”, held at the Galentz Museum, addresses the latest experience of two contemporary artists. Besides observing the artists’ steps of rejecting the ORTHODOX ABSTRACTION, an attempt will also be made to examine the reality of the Armenian abstraction of over half a century.

The following exhibition considerably differs from the previous joint exhibitions of the two artists.  The artist presents an object sculpture, while the sculptor – a flat paint work.

Nevertheless, Kachatur Martirosyan’s painting thoroughly demonstrates the main artistic convictions of the last years of the artist.

Ashot Harutyunyan’s case is quite different. The metal waste, condensed in moderate volumes of a sculpture, is transformed into an art piece, sometimes in chaotic and sometimes in geometric forms.

The exhibition also aims at revealing the inner dialogue between the two contemporary artists, which is hidden behind the intuitive artistic steps.


Khachatur Martirosyan; Ashot Harutyunyan

Curator: Ara Haytayan

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