Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vanessa Kachadurian-Armenian Artists union to organize over 50 exhibits in 2012

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, ARMENPRESS: One of the primary tasks of the Union of Artists of Armenia is to aid the recognition and dissemination of the works of Armenian creative minds, the Chairman of the Union, Karen Aghamyan told journalists on February 23.
"Our tasks are the same as they were 80 years ago but today they are much harder to fulfill. The state should keep Pictorial Art, Literature and Music in the center of its attention. In spite of this, we still don't have any law on creative unions", Karen Aghamyan said, adding that all events organized by the Union are conducted at their own expense.
This year the Artists' Union of Armenia will organize more than fifty exhibitions. According to Aghamyan, the exhibition dedicated to Shushi's liberation will be one of the most important events of the year. Aghamyan noted that the Union annually receives 50-60 applications for membership, only 4 out of which are accepted.
"The overall number of the members of the Union exceeds 700, there are 1000 registered members, 300 out of who are not in Armenia today. We also have a Union of Young Artists which incorporates a little more than 100 members",- the head of the Union said.

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