Mapping Friendship: the Challenges of the Contemporary Art Scene in Armenia – Taguhi Torosyan

In the last 20 years of Armenian independence, the country’s art scene has experienced complicated conditions. This is partially due to the economic collapse common to many post-Soviet countries, but also to specific challenges that emerged in the late 1980s: the war with Azerbaijan, the economic blockade, the consequent crisis, and large-scale immigration. A lot of art and cultural workers fled the country. Those who remained had to focus on surviving the difficult period. Continue reading.

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