Gallery Girl meets Narnur

Selfies, guns and the Madonna. Armenia-based collage artist Narnur fills her work with images of sensual women surround by war and violence. Growing up in post-soviet Armenia, Narnur’s collages respond to femininity and what it means to be growing up in a selfie, technology-obsessed environment. Gallery Girl spoke to Narnur about her approach to her […]

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Borders, Politics and the Body: Open Space @ Armenia Art Fair

During the opening of the very first Armenia Art Fair in Yerevan a group of three men walked around the exhibition centre holding cut out masks of a host of Armenian politicians including Nikol Pashinyan and Serzh Sargysyan. Together they paraded around the private view with their covered faced posing for selfies with bemused collectors, […]

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Gallery Girl meets Katia Boyadjian

Normandy based artist Katia Boyadjian was born into a long line of photographers. Her father Angelo had a studio in Cairo where she was born and lived for two years before settling in Paris following the events that occurred in Suez in 1956. With experience as both a muse and an artist, her artwork fuses […]

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Gallery Girl meets Armine Harutyunyan

On my debut trip to Armenia, I was welcomed with open arms by Armine Harutyunyan, a designer and illustrator local to Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city. The granddaughter of Khachatur Azizyan, one of Armenia’s most celebrated living painters, Armine comes from a long line of artists and is just one of Armenia’s many bright young creatives. […]

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Sergei Parajanov @ Yerevan, Armenia

Imagine what might have happened if Mona Lisa was one of eleven sisters, all of whom were vying for da Vinci’s attention. In this fanciful tale, each of the sisters has their own individual magic powers, which she uses to charm her would be admirer. Their pursuits would then result in a series of unique […]

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Armenian Manuscripts @ Bodleian

The history and culture of Armenia is unknown to most. To Gallery Girl however, it is extremely familiar. This should not be surprising when I tell you that I am in fact half Armenian, and fiercely proud of my heritage. Armenia should be more famous than being the ancestral homeland of the Kardashians. In fact […]

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