art historian & art critic
In case of the project “Consequence: Artefact”, the work of art is created based on the consequence of another process. This is where the consequence becomes the artifact.
In some cases, the consequences of war are not so obvious. And here author’s texts come to help.
At the same time, it legitimizes its being in the art space with its status as a work of art. The latter becomes possible due to the author’s intention and the actions that follow. The author selects the pieces, arranges and compares them, modifies their shape. Artist’s main task, in this case, is to put the elements of the object in a relationship with each other. This allows the objects to be living units continuing their lives in an alternate way, and not be dead remnants of extinct life.
Areg Balayan’s series consist of photos, i.e., from images reproducing reality. Edik Boghosian’s objects are reality itself, existing in space. These real objects, however, appearing in the space of art are reshaped as abstract volumes that carry the memory of experience of war.
Objects' photos by Areg Balayan