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

First Edition

Angela Harutyunyan

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • New in paperback
  • Is the first published book in English on late Soviet and post-Soviet Armenian art and culture
  • Analyses a range of works by Armenian artists, including David Kareyan, Arman Grigoryan and Diana Hakobyan
  • Provides a contextually grounded interpretation of key exhibitions, art works and art institutional practices within the broader context of post-Soviet transformations
  • Uses rich archival material on previously unanalysed Armenian contemporary art
  • Develops an original theory of historical rupture and continuity as applied to the late Soviet and post-Soviet Armenian cultural sphere
  • 9 colour illustrations, 48 black & white illustrations

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