Achot Achot – afactum, 2000
The exhibition "Getting Closer – Four Armenians try to find a way out" is the fifth exhibition in the series "Nationality | Identity", which has been shown at the ifa gallery in irregular intervals since 2001, and which concerns with the global political, social, and cultural changes of the last decade.
Conceived by Mika Hannula, rector at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, the exhibition "Getting Closer – Four Armenians try to find a way out" assembles artistic positions that reflect the current interests and phenomena of Armenian art as well as the situation of the Armenian nation between genocide and occupation, between past and present inside the country and in the diaspora. It shows strategies of how to tackle the changing social conditions and the demands that spring from them. It focuses on questions of identity and nationality and on the formal question of how to revive traditional artistic media in a critical way.
Text: ifa-Galerie Berlin