The official opening of the exhibition-sale “Striding Imprints: Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan, and Tigran Kirakosyan in Tallinn” took place on 21 October thanks to the initiative of Foundation KulturDialog Armenien and with the support of the UN Armenia Office.
Announcing the opening of the exhibition-sale Bradley Busetto, Resident Coordinator of UN in Armenia, welcomed the gathered saying “I’m very happy to introduce you to the works of three great graphic artists. This is the fruit of the cooperative work of Tallinn Publishers\' Association and Foundation KulturDialog Armenien. It had a great success in Tallinn and we’re very happy to be given the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition here.”
He added that this exhibition is an excellent way to celebrate the UN Week and UN Day, i.e. 24 October. “With these beautiful pieces of art once again we commemorate that important day,” Mr. Busetto mentioned.
Sona Harutyunyan, President of Foundation KulturDialog Armenien greeted the audience, as well. She confessed that when in 2013 they sent these three Armenian painters to Estonia in the framework of “artist cooperation” project, they didn’t even think of achieving such a result.“
Today, thanks to the UN Armenia Office, we were given the opportunity to introduce the Armenian audience with the works created in Tallinn. I believe that this is a notable achievement not only for the Foundation, but also for Armenian graphic art,” Sona Harutyunyan said. It’s worth mentioning that works created with offset lithography and monotype etching were exhibited in Tallinn, as well. While talking about working days in Estonia both Arman Vahanyan and Tigran Sahakyan emphasized that in spite of the technical mastery of Estonian painters, their works lacked the emotional part. Whereas it was this emotional part that found an interesting response among Estonian painters.
The exhibition will be open till 15 November. Admission is free for all visitors.