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EVENT CELEBRATES EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY VAGRICH BAKHCHANYAN @ THE ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM
You are invited to an exhibition celebration Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 4:30 to 8:30pm WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum, George & Hamilton Sts., New Brunswick
Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Untitled, 1972-73. Colored pencil and collage. Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Photo Alexei Zagdansky/AZ Films.
5 to 6pm / Roundtable Irene Bakhchanyan, the artist's wife; writer Alexander Genis, a friend who collaborated with the artist; Russian-American artist Vitaly Komar; and filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky discuss the artist's life and work.
6 to 7:30pm / Film Screening Zagdansky's documentary Vagrich and the Black Square leads viewers into the absurd and bitterly funny universe of the artist.
7:30 to 8:30pm / Reception The evening ends with a complimentary reception, serving light drinks and snacks.
The exhibition Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity and related programs are made possible by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund.
The Zimmerli's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund, and the Voorhees Family Endowment, among others. Additional support comes from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; and donors, members, and friends of the Zimmerli Art Museum.