Genocide in the eyes of children

Genocide in the eyes of children
By Tamar Gasparian

April 15, 2005

Arshil Gorky Foundation, chaired by Badal Badalian, recently organized
an exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Armenian
Genocide and Arshil Gorky’s 101th birthday. Paintings, decorative
and applied arts samples by dozens of young artists were on display
at the Artists’ Union building in Yerevan.

The participants were from Armenia, United States and Lebanon. What
made the exhibition unique was that along with the works presented by
the young artists of the Hovard Karagiozian Foundation and students
of the Abovian Arts School, works by the young inmates of the Abovian
Correctional Facility were also presented.

Another thing that made this exhibition unique was that it featured a
stone on which young Arshil Gorky (Vostanik Adoyan) had ascribe carved
a cross; Badal Badalian brought it back from the great artist’s native
village of Khorgom in the Western Armenia last year.

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