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Opening ceremony 

An important exhibition of Armeno-Egyptian artistsí works was inaugurated on 23 November 2009 at the El Hanager Art Center. The exhibition is a joint undertaking between AGBU Cairo and the "El Hanager Art Center". The exhibition remained open to the public until 29 November 2009.

H.E the Ambassador of Armenia to Egypt, Dr. Armen Melkonian and the President of the Center Dr. Hoda Wasfy cut the ribbon of the launch of this significant one-week exhibition in the presence of His Grace Bishop Ashot Mnatsakanian, Primate of the Armenian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Krikor Augostinos Coussa, Primate of the Armenian Catholic Church in Egypt in addition to AGBU Cairo Board members and its chairman Dr. Viken Djizmedjian as well as Mrs. Astrid Alexanian, Consul General of Austria in Alexandria and AGBU Europe Board member. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, H.E. Dr. Farouk Hosny.

About 100 artworks of 38 artists are displayed representing some of the finest works of Armeno-Egyptian artists of different generations. The works have been burrowed from individuals, private collectors and Armenian institutions. The main theme of the exhibition is the celebration of the birth centenary of the prominent Armeno-Egyptian painter Puzant Godjamanian (see sample of his work on the right side) whose son Mgo has travelled to Cairo for this special occasion.

During the past few months, AGBU Cairo, through the coordinator of the exhibition, Hrant Keshishian and photographer Viken Varjabedian, has been archiving, indexing and photographing Armeno-Egyptian artistsí works. More than 600 paintings and artworks have already been indexed.

Work by Puzant GodjamanianThe displayed paintings and art works include works of Yervand Demirdjian, Vahram Manavian, Diran Garabedian, Alexandre Saroukhan, Ashod Zorian, Vahan Hovivian, Onnig Avedissian, Arte Topalian, Hampar Hampartsoumian, Puzant Godjamanaian, Simon Shahrikian, Jirayr Palamoudian, John Papasian, Simon Samsonian, Rose Papasian and Elize Partam. The works of contemporary artists are also displayed, such as the ones of Hovhannes Denkdjian, Armenouhi Jamgotchian, Nora Ipekian, Margrit Baltayan, Hrant Keshishian, Shant Avedissian, Vahe Varjabedian, Sarkis Tossounian,  Aline Djizmedjian, Marie Artinian, Vahan Telpian, Shahen Mazloumian, Serge Sedefdjian,  Armen Agop and Kegham Djeghalian.

1) From the opening ceremony.
2) A work by Puzant Godjamanian

Source: AGBU Egypt website, 24 November 2009 

Report in Armenian by Smbat Khachaturian, Cairo (see same report online below)


Some of the artists whose works were on display. From left to right: Aline Belekdanian-Djizmedjian, Hrant Keshishian, HE Armen Melkonian, the Ambassador of Armenia to Egypt, Vahe Varjabedian, Margrite Baltayan, Sarkis Tossounian, Hovhannes Denkdjian, Kegham Djeghalian, Kegham Terayan, Vahe Michigian.

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