By Gayane Melikyan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
“SELECTION” exhibition opens
For the first time ever, the High Art Center for Fine Arts, in association with the Armenian Collectors Club, is holding an exhibition called “SELECTION”, showcasing the best works of art of Armenian artists on one platform.

The exhibited works are taken exclusively from private collections that include a variety of works of Armenian painters through the eyes of Armenian collectors (from the mid-19th century to the early 21st century). The exhibition showcases 25 works by 18 Armenian classic and modern artists, including Hovhannes Aivazovsky, Gevorg Bashinjaghyan, Vardan Makhokhyan, Yeghishe Tadevosyan, Vahram Gaifejyan, Martiros Saryan, Yervand Kochar, Arshile Gorky, Levon Tutunjyan, Dmitri Nalbandyan, Garzou, Sargis Diranyan, Jean Jansem, Hakob Hakobyan, Minas Avetisyan, Ashot Hovhannisyan, Seyran Khatlamajyan and Robert Elibekyan.

During a press conference, founder of the Armenian Collectors Club Anna Grigoryan note that the title of the exhibition wasn’t selected by chance since the Armenian Collectors Club presents specially selected great works of Armenian fine arts that have never been shown or have been rarely shown.

“This is the first step of the business plan, the goal of which is to let the whole world know about Armenian fine arts. We are going to publish catalogs and hold various auctions, the first of which is set to take place in December,” Anna Grigoryan noted and voiced hope that all the members of Armenian society would enjoy this exhibition and that this exhibition would boost implementation of the business plan.

According to Grigoryan, the exhibitions, development programs, catalogs and auctions are interconnected. According to the specialist, it is not easy to enter the international arena since it requires potential and big investments.

Let us mention that Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan was also attending the exhibition.

From September 5 to 29, the Armenian public will have the chance to view the works of Armenia fine arts that show the diversity of Armenian fine arts and the depth of an Armenian in terms of aesthetics and content.

Gallery: Opening of the "SELECTION" exhibition