Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari


Tracing Back (2013)

The project traces back the history of the Armenians of Diaspora while settling in Greece in the1920's. In TracingBack, I recreated images taken from her family's collection and placed them in specific locations related to the settlement period of the Armenian refugees. The black and white photographs that appear enlarged and printed on semi-transparent paper bring in contrast present with the past. Tracing Back highlights the importance of the materiality of the picture object. The photographic archive here serves a double role; firstly it offers a perspective on knowledge and history, but at the same time each image serves its own role as a component in the picture. The project consists of photographs of fragmented moments with references to the historical events and links to the traumatic experiences of deportation and exile. 



Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
Curators: Allan Parker and Mia Ćuk
30 July – 22 August 2015 

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University of Westminster Harrow Campus, London, UK.
Curators: Allan Parker and Constanza Isaza Martinez
December 2013

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MATERIAL LIGHT is an exhibition of contemporary and historical works which examine the material nature of the photographic image. The exhibition was first shown at the University of Westminster in London in December 2013, and then at the Belgrade Cultural Centre  in Serbia.MATERIAL LIGHT is supported by The University of Westminster

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