A Place in the Sun, 2015

Hong Kong 2016
Kalfayan Galleries
Work on Paper
collage on paper
34.0 x 64.9 (cm)
13.4 x 25.6 (inch)
Kalfayan Galleries present works from the artist’s latest series titled ‘A Place in the Sun’. This new body of work follows the aesthetics of ‘A Small Guide to the Invisible Seas’, which the artist presented at the Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). In these works ,as art critic/curator Kostas Prapoglou states the artist’ renders the method of collage of archival images empowered and activated this time by the presence of an additional superimposed network of lines. Echoing her previous experimentation of deconstructing forms existing in urban habitats, Gegisian now employs simple and single lines to resemble the process of abstraction and the visual lexicon of abstract constructivism. This, in turn, evokes one of the ways of censorship as performed by Glavlit and Goskomizdat, the former Soviet Union's organs for official censorship, which used to monitor any type of printed material up until at least the late 1980s. Over these three chapters the lines become agents in challenging counter-ideological traditions and social infrastructure; they emerge as subliminal axes of noetic deconstruction of spatial awareness.