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Armen Gevorgyan

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Description

  • Armen Gevorgyan
  • Disintegration
  • stamped with the artist's initials
  • wood and metal
  • 73 by 129 by 26.5cm.; 38 3/4 by 50 3/4 by 10 3/8 in.
  • Executed in 2012, this work is unique.

Provenance

Collection of the Artist

Exhibited

Paris, Danielle Mitterand Foundation; Copenhagen, Galerie D'Art, Le Troisième Etage: l'avant-garde de l'Arménie, 1989, p.17, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

In Disintegration, the prominent Armenian sculptor Armen Gevorgyan uses the symbol of a cartwheel to reference the agrarian roots of the Armenian people and their idenitifcation with the land and cultivation.

This work, made after a 1988 sculpture of the same name, addresses the philosophical concept of the cycle of life. The broken wheel also carries a special meaning for the Armenian people, whose national consciousness has been formed by a long history of resettlement. Gevorgyan leaves the viewer to contemplate the broken life cycles of those whose memories are filled with long journeys and a lost motherland.
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