Ara Madzounian’s “Birds’ Nest: A Photographic Essay of Bourj Hammoud” captures the almost mythical regard with which Bourj Hammoud is revered
“Happy Armenians” unfolds in an alternate version of history in which the Kingdom of Cilicia did not meet its end in 1375
Christian Batikian’s “Captain America” is a short story – in the style of a bildungsroman -composed in Western Armenian about a young “hero” named Sako who seeks to find adventure, solitude, and acceptance
I must admit, picking up a book with a narrative already too familiar is a tall order. The task is made even more difficult when the narrative is one that speaks to my ethnic and communal sense of belonging. The room for disappointment is wide since so much is at stake.
BY KAREN JALLATYAN Gariné Torossian is a Lebanese-born Canadian-Armenian filmmaker who for more than two decades has been making numerous audio-visual works of art of astonishing complexity. She has graciously agreed to answer a few questions regarding her practice and specifically her first feature-length film “Stone Time Touch” (2007). After the film premiered in the…
BY ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN This past fall, at a conference on “Armenian Art and Culture in the Ottoman Empire Before 1915,” I presented a paper entitled “Arrested Development: Western Armenian Theater in the Nineteenth Century.” The paper examined the emergence of Western Armenian theater in Constantinople – or “Bolis” – amidst a period of national awakening…
Lebanese-Armenian photographer Raffi Hadidian (b. 1972) has had a camera in his hand since the age of 19, but his love of images and his realization of their power in storytelling began many years earlier.
Have you ever felt that contemporary philosophy is useless? That you do not have the time to think about the intangible and unimportant questions that it asks?
When the announcement for Aram Kouyoumdjian’s adaptation of Levon Shant’s “Ancient Gods” went out several months ago, I wondered why the director chose to stage this century-old historical play.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the ANCA Grassroots Conference, which examined the interplay between Armenian arts and activism.