Venice Biennale

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2015

Armenia won the prize for best national pavilion in the 2015 Venice Biennale.

From the New York Times:

The award for best national pavilion went to Armenia, whose exhibition, “Armenity,” featured a group of artists from the Armenian diaspora who, as organizers of the show wrote, are “grandchildren of survivors of the Armenian Genocide – the first genocide of the 20th century” and builders of “a ‘transnational assembly’ from the remnants of a shattered identity.”

“Whether they were born in Beirut, Lyon, Los Angeles, or Cairo and wherever they may reside,” the organizers added, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the genocide by Ottoman Turks, “these global citizens constantly question and reinvent their Armenity.”