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Gorky, a life in 3 acts (i.birth)

Aram Jibilian2008

Republic of Armenia - Biennale Arte 2015

Republic of Armenia - Biennale Arte 2015

For the series of images Akh Gorky, the artist borrowed the faces from Arshile Gorky’s famous painting The Artist and His Mother (ca. 1926 - 1936) to create masks that are worn by friends, family, and by himself. By wearing the masks, the subjects connect themselves to Gorky vis-à-vis his legendary covering of identity, history, and truth. The masks operate as a separation device and defense mechanism, but also as a point of connection as many viewers are familiar with the poignancy of their haunting gazes.

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  • Title: Gorky, a life in 3 acts (i.birth)
  • Creator: Aram Jibilian
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Physical Dimensions: 61 × 76,2 cm
  • Rights: Courtesy the artist
  • Medium: UV Pigment on Dibond

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