Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2017

320 Pages | 9 colour illus., 48 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089534

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The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde

The Journey of the 'Painterly Real', 1987-2004

Angela Harutyunyan

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

The book aims to shed light on artistic production and the emergence of contemporary art in Armenia from the ruins of the socialist utopian project and the failure to realise the romanticised consumerism of the capitalist West. It provides a crucial and specific case study of how and why areas of the world other than Western Europe and North America developed different models for negotiating the relationship between art and politics.


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