31 march 2017
“Sunny India” of Aslamazyans
In Gyumri on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Indian-Armenain friendship diplomatic ties ''Indian-Armenian Friendship'' NGO and ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' organize the exhibition of Aslamazyan sisters’ creations devoted to India.
In Gyumri on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Indian-Armenain friendship diplomatic ties ''Indian-Armenian Friendship'' NGO and ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters'' organize the exhibition of Aslamazyan sisters’ creations devoted to India. In “The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” is preserved the total collection of Mariam and Eranuhi devoted to India, which consists of graphic, pictorial and ceramic works. Being female artists and living in the period of Soviet Union blossom they had travelled to the European and Asian countries, trying to socialize the peculiarities of world culture in their art. Especially the Indian culture was of special interest for Aslamazyan sisters, as the colour contrasts were more congenial comprehended by the sisters born in sunny Armenia. The parallels of Indian and Armenian colour palette is especially expressive in the ceramic works of Mariam and Eranuhi as the reddish colour associating with the warmth of baked clay corresponds to the temperament of Indian and Armenian nations. For the female artists the tours to India was highlighted with the meeting of Indira Gandi, Indian female political figure, the third Prime Minister of India, whom Mariam Aslamazyan painted in her creation in that way giving importance to the role of woman in the social-political sphere. Mariam Aslamazyan had an exceptional important role in the organization of Gandi's visit to Armenia. Aslamazyan sisters’ visits to India helped them see, distinguish the political, social problems, cultural peculiarities of 60-80s independent India which subsequently finding a position in their art, perhaps was the prediction ground of nowadays independent Armenia. The aim of this exhibition is to review the peculiarities of Soviet and post-Soviet Armenia and India in the context of present period through the representation of artist sisters. There are works which will be presented at the exhibition for the first time. Due to the appropriate organization of the diplomatic relations the above mentioned became possible with the cooperation of ''The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyans Sisters'' and the warm and compassionate support of Indian Embassy in Armenia. Text - Gohar Smoyan Curator - Vahagn Ghukasyan co-curator -Marianna Galstyan ,