Friday, November 6, 2015

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.<br />

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.

Please join us for an event celebrating the exhibition Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity. The program includes a curator-led tour of the exhibition, a rountable discussion with individuals who were close to the artist, and a screening of the film Vagrich and the Black Square, followed by a reception.

4:30pm / Curator-led Tour
Julia Tulovsky, the Zimmerli's associate curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, provides insight into the exhibition Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity.

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.

ADMISSION: The event is free and open to the public. Visit the webpage for details.

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.