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Tankian and Nazarian in Conversation at Columbia on April 24

NEW YORK—Artist and activist Serj Tankian and filmmaker Eric Nazarian will discuss “Art and Activism” at Columbia University on April 24 at noon.

Tankian during a 2011 interview with the Armenian Weekly (photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

The event, organized by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), will be held at Davis Auditorium (Schapiro CEPSR, Room 412), 530 West 120th St, New York.

“Time and again, we witness not only how the work of artists like Serj Tankian and Eric Nazarian enters the public consciousness, but what it does to foster reflection and effect social change,” said Mark Momjian, chair of the Armenian Center of Columbia University. “Art has the power to give voice and clarify ideals, and Tankian and Nazarian have not only mobilized people through their art, they have generated hope through their activism.  More than a century after the Armenian Genocide, their generation is bringing new perspectives that deepen our understanding of these events and their importance to our shared humanity,” he added.

Eric Nazarian stands in front of posters for the conference, ‘1915, Hrant and Justice,’ in Ankara.

Organized in commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the conversation with the artists will focus on the role of activism and art in the world today.

Artist and activist Serj Tankian and filmmaker Eric Nazarian will discuss “Art and Activism” at Columbia University on 24 April at noon.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, email activismarts@gmail.com.

1 Comment on Tankian and Nazarian in Conversation at Columbia on April 24

  1. avatar Bedros Zerdelian // April 18, 2017 at 12:43 am // Reply

    Please come to Fresno also.
    California State University, Fresno
    Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization
    5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB 4
    Fresno, CA 93740-8001
    fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian

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