Armenian-Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s new film, “Remember,” will premiere on September 10 at the Venice Film Festival.
This year, there is a different kind of excitement leading up to the Istanbul Biennial, a contemporary art exhibition held every two years and organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
When, in the early 20th century, Poet Yeghishe Charents welcomed the frenzied masses and the restless souls, he had in mind the participants in a different moment of explosion, a different uprising, citizens making a different set of demands than those made in 1988 in Yerevan and Stepanakert, and which culminated with the collapse of the USSR in 1991 – and Armenia’s independence.
In memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and those lost in the Artsakh War, Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ will be performed in Stepanakert’s Revival Square on September 1, 2015, in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Often engaging with found objects and sculpture in his research-based practice, American artist Michael Rakowitz creates installations and participatory events to instantiate counter narratives to received histories in site-specific contexts.
The Lake Van International Film Festival is set to celebrate its fourth year this fall, keeping to its tradition of beginning the festival on September 1, which marks World Peace Day in Turkey.
The “Ancient Turkey” hall of London’s British Museum has been renamed “Anatolia and Urartu.”
The 4th Pan-Armenian Recitation Festival has begun in Shushi, the Nagorno Karabakh-Republic. Dedicated to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the festival has brought together 61 participants from Armenia and the Diaspora, including the U.S., Ukraine, Belarus, Syria, Javakhk, and Iran, as well as 42 local reciters from Artsakh, according to the press service of the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.
The CineCulture Series and the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, are sponsoring a special screening of “Aram, Aram” at 5:30PM on Friday, August 28, in the Leon and Pete Peters Educational Auditorium (next to the SaveMart Center), on the Fresno State campus.
The Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre is back for its ninth year. Offering reimagined classics, obscure masterpieces, and interesting new work, Grimeborn is one of the summer festival highlights in London, taking opera aficionados on a journey of discovery.