Neery Melkonian Lecture Nov. 18

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Neery Melkonian Lecture Nov. 18

Postby barlowd » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:42 am

The Armenian Studies Program presents

“What Comes After Undoing Denial: Reflections on Contemporary Art and Exhibition
Practices in the Armenian Diaspora”

Neery Melkonian,
a New York based independent researcher, writer, curator and lecturer in modern and contemporary art.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 • 7:30-8:30PM
University Business Center • Alice Peters Auditorium • Fresno State

Through several groundbreaking curatorial undertakings 2015 marked a paradigm shift in the way contemporary Armenian Diaspora artistic practices are contextualized and exhibited globally (i.e. Venice and Istanbul Biennials). Following a brief overview of what came before (i.e. Blind Dates Project, Pratt Institute, NY) or through more conventional practices and institutional settings (i.e. Life 100, Brand Library, LA) this slide presentation focuses on the Armenian participation at international exhibitions that challenge prescribed/inherited perceptions of collective identities. The talk also addresses the changing role of art patronage, research, publications, education, and social media as they bridge the gaps (i.e. between inside/outside, past/future, local/global, space/place), and anchor the need towards the production of a more connective (art and exhibition) histories.

Free Admission. Parking in Lot P5 or P6.

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, 8-2669.
Partially funded by the Leon S. Peters Foundation

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call 8-2669 in advance of your participation or visit.
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