Chant Avedissian

Chant Avedissian: Redressing Identity

Conference given by Nigel Ryan, art critic and cultural editor at the Al-Ahram Weekly newspaperfor for nearly two decades and Sabrina Amrani on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Chant Avedissian. A Levantine Heading East”.

Exhibition "Chant Avedissian. A Levantine Heading East"

Casa Árabe organizes, from 19 October 2017 to 25 February 2018 the exhibition "Chant Avedissian. Un levantino caminio del Este". A proposition by Sabrina Amrani

A glimpse of Chant Avedissian's works

Chant Avedissian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951 and passed away in the same city in 2018. Coming from Christian Armenian traditions due to his origins, but raised and educated inside the Egyptian culture and schools, he and his work had been always committed to the identity of nations, traditions and culture.

Avedissian: Pop Goes to Egypt

The Washington Post talks about the National Museum of African Art exhibition, Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt. Read more here.

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Europe, Europe, Europe. Chant Avedissian with Sadia Shirazi

Chant Avedissian speaks in a very personal interview about his life, his work, his interests and above all, the identity of nations, cultures and traditions, a key philosophy within his work.

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More than quintessential Egyptian motifs: Chant Avedissian

Chant Avedissian, the Egyptian-Armenian artist perhaps best known in Cairo for his works that grace the walls of Zamalek’s Abu El Sid restaurant, is having a moment in Spain. His solo exhibition, Transfer, Transport, Transit, is on view at Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid until May 27, and will be followed by an exhibition of new works at Casa Árabe Madrid in September, as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary celebration.

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Remembering an Egyptian Artist Who Was Always Looking East

Dahlia Elsayed remembers different talks she had over the years with Chant Avedissian. A closer look to the artist’s way of life, interests and thinking. Avedissian was always concern about the importance and ancient culture of the East.

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Constructing identity, shifting borders: Chant Avedissian’s “Transfer, Transport, Transit” at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid

Chant Avedissian’s return to a gallery marks the time for the artist to talk about our present and changes in our society. Art Radar talks to the gallery owner and artist Chant Avedissian about his solo exhibition and the context from which the show has originated.

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Looking to the East: Professor Hratch Tchilingirian talks to Chant Avedissian

This Armenian International Magazine (AIM) talks with Chant Avedissian and dives into his universe and life. From his studies in Canada to the Cairo Stencils. From his work with architect Hassan Fathi to the fascination for the ancient Egypt. Further more: Fathi led him to his search: “for the essence of an Egyptian way of doing and seeing.” A key moment that makes Avedissian focus on East.

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Chant Avedissian. 'A levantine heading East'

Although it has been proclaimed by many as the Egyptian Andy Warhol, this meaning only defines a part of the work of Chant Avedissian, perhaps the best known: the Cairo Stencils. Nor would it be right to define his work solely as Egyptian, since the artist is not only of Armenian origin, but was formed and has exhibited in countries all over the world. Much of his work, in addition, has been dedicated to learning and generating an aesthetic that we could define as transcontinental and pan-oriental. Read the rest of the review in Ecos de Asia magazine.

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Chant Avedissian - Arab Modernity in Colour

Promena Magazine shows a brief story of Chant Avedissian’s life and work. For the article writer, Emily Boulter, “It is true that Avedissian has been critical about the influence of the west on Middle Eastern art. Nevertheless, it is the fusion of east and west that make his pieces so unique”.

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Chant Avedissian: The adoring and the adored

Chant Avedissian’s monotypes, inspired by well-known images, reflect another type of love. Is a love of a bygone era — the Egypt of the 1950s, when its stars belonged to the whole of the Arab world.

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Le Cool talks about Chant Avedissian's show in Casa Árabe

Egyptian artist Chant Avedissian transforms a historical artistic legacy in works where geometric shapes and ornamental patterns, so characteristic of Arab culture, come to life forming an exotic journey through the history of the Middle East.

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