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By Angela Harutyunyan

ISBN-10: 0719089530

ISBN-13: 9780719089534

This e-book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet paintings in Armenia within the context of turbulent adjustments from the overdue Nineteen Eighties to 2004. It explores the emergence of 'contemporary artwork' in Armenia from inside and towards the practices, aesthetics and associations of Socialist Realism and nationwide Modernism. This historic examine outlines the politics (liberal democracy), aesthetics (autonomous artwork secured by means of the gesture of the person artist), and ethics (ideals of absolute freedom and radical individualism) of latest artwork in Armenia and issues in the direction of its obstacles. in the course of the historic research, a thought of post-Soviet paintings historiography is built, person who is predicated on a dialectic of rupture and continuity in terms of the Soviet earlier. because the first English-language learn on modern paintings in Armenia, the booklet is of top curiosity for artists, students, curators and critics attracted to post-Soviet paintings and tradition and in worldwide artwork historiography.

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