Hrair Sarkissian: Back to the Future

Hrair Sarkissian: Back to the Future
Library Shelf Location 18.SARK
Publication Date 2015

"I try to engage the viewer into a more profound reading of what lies behind the surface of the image, thereby re-evaluating larger historical or social narratives."

Hrair Sarkissian

The first solo show in Italy by Armenian-Syrian photographer Hrair Sarkissian curated by Filippo Maggia at Fondazione Carispezia.

The exhibition features 86 photographs and a video focusing on the themes of the uncertainty of the future and of social, political, religious and cultural identity. Hrair Sarkissian, part of the Armenian Pavilion winner of the Golden Lion for best national participation in the 56th Venice Biennale, reconsiders past and present symbols of the history of Armenia, Egypt and Syria. The artist invites the viewer to go beyond the immediacy of the photograph, that can ascend to the role of witness of time. Sarkissian tells human stories that are not immediately visible on the surface using an analogue camera and printing large formats. Main themes of his production are: the relationship between individuals, history and the past; memory and identity of places and the transformations they may undergo in time.

ISBN 9788857231044
Quantity 1
Pages 87
Authors Filippo Maggia, Ahmad Zatari
Format Softcover
Publisher Skira Editore
Related Artist Hrair Sarkissian
Category Photography
Keywords Cultural identity, Identity, Economy, Society, Religions and religious concepts
Languages English, Italian

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