Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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Jean Boghossian @ L’Orient Le Jour Building, Beirut Souks

Fire. One of the four elements. The one that has the power to scorch, destroy and ruin. To look at, it is spellbinding, a red-yellow-orange flame that transfixes as it burns. But through destruction fire also brings light and the opportunity for renewal. In Building with Fire Jean Boghossian uses fire as an artistic medium, creating […]

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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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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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The Eye of Lebanon @ Beirut Art Fair

At the heart of this year’s Beirut Art Fair lay an eye. Curated by Rose Issa, Ourouba: The Eye of Lebanon comprised 70 artworks by 40 artists that looked at the current state of the Arab region as a whole through a Lebanese lens positioned towards the private and public collections of 20 Lebanese collectors. […]

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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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Krikor Momdjian @ Pembroke College, Oxford

Պիտի տեսնես թէ մարդիկ ինչպէս կը շարժին You will see that people move around կը տեղափոխուին, աշխարհն սեպելով իրենց տունը change places, considering the world their home սեփականութիունը բոլորին, մէջն ազատօրէն շրջելու owned by all, freely to move about – excerpt from Վերաձեւում, Transformation by Krikor Momdjian, 2015 A Lebanese-born Armenian who resides in Holland […]

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