Working between Australia and Armenia, Vigen Galstyan is an art historian and curator specializing in photography, film and Armenian art of the modern era. He is the director of Lusadaran Armenian Photography Foundation, an organization Galstyan co-founded in 2011 with the aim of collecting and researching photo-media art from Armenia and beyond. Vigen holds an MA in Art Curatorship and has recently completed his PhD on nineteenth-century Armenian historiographic photography at the University of Sydney.
A story weaving together the fragments of a woman’s life who organized the chaos of reality into a sensible and livable realm offhandedly called “home” but no one recognized it until she was gone.
The forced detachment of April 24, 2020, brought an essential degree of cerebral contemplation that allowed us to meditate upon our loss, but also see the many ways that we've managed to (and continue to) overcome it.
Curator and art historian Vigen Galstyan pays tribute to one of Armenia’s most accomplished artists, photographer Herman Avakian, who passed away suddenly on Sunday. With his uncompromising devotion to the truth and artistry, Avakian helped shape the fabric of Armenian society.