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Thursday, 06 July 2017

SCREENING OF PIERROT LE FOU AT AGBU ARMENIA

FRENCH CLASSICAL CINEMA
* SEASON 1 *
Alliance Française d’Arménie - AGBU Yerevan - AFG Film Club - Institut Français

Pierrot le fou (version restaurée)
Jean-Luc Godard - France - 1965 - 112 min
Staring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Raymond Devos

Summary: Ferdinand Griffon is married with his wealthy Italian wife and has been recently fired from the television station where he worked. His wife forces him to go to a party in the house of her influential father that wants to introduce Ferdinand to a potential employer. Her brother brings the babysitter Marianne Renoir to take care of their children. Ferdinand feels bored in the bourgeois party and borrows his brother-in-law's car to return home. He meets Marianne, who was his lover five years ago and insists on calling him Pierrot, and offers to take her home. However, he spends the night with her and finds that she is involved in smuggling weapons. When Marianne is chased by terrorists, they decide to travel to the beach without any money, leaving Paris and his family behind in a crazy journey to nowhere.

*Critic's Price and in competition in Mostra de Venise's Lion d'or 1965. Nomination for best foreign actor (Jean-Paul Belmondo) in BAFTA Awards 1967

Original version (French) with English subtitles
Admission is free.

July 6, 19:00, at AGBU Armenia HQ (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017

3-RD YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

In the frames of the 3rd Yerevan International Guitar Festival you are cordially invited to take part in an amazing Guitar Evening with Vladimir Kirasirov (Russia).
The concert will take place:

Wednesday, July 5, 19:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik - Adamyan street)

Free entrance.

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Monday, 03 July 2017

MASHTOTS-KOMITAS PRESENTATION OF A CONCERT SERIES

AGBU Armenia organizes another beautiful musical evening, which will also launch a new concert series in Armenia.

Vahan Artsruni
MASHTOTS-KOMITAS
presentation of a concert series

"MASHTOTS: SACRED PEARLS"
St. Mesrop Mashtots's 5th century sharakans, arranged by V. Artsruni

"KOMITAS: TEN REVELATIONS"
songs based on poems by Komitas
Music by Vahan Artsruni

Monday, July 3, 19:30
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.)

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Saturday, 01 July 2017

DESIGN, STYLE, CIVILIZATION, MODERN DESIGN CHALLENGES IN ARMENIA

DESIGN, STYLE, CIVILIZATION
MODERN DESIGN CHALLENGES IN ARMENIA

Discussion with Misak Khostikyan (Architect, Philosopher, Professor of Art History at YSU), Edik Boghosyan (Graphic Designer), Ari Hadjian (Architect), Stepan Azaryan (Designer, Creative Director at “Backbone Branding”), and Nora Galfayan (Graphic Designer).

Moderator: Vigen Galstyan (Art Historian, Curator)

This panel discussion aims to address the issues of current design practices in Armenia, highlight the conceptual, aesthetic and economical challenges faced by both the private and public sectors. In particular, the discussion will focus on the social and political significance of design and the important role it plays in developing civic relations and perceptions of collective identity. In other words, could design tell us who we are and where we are going?

July 1, 19:00
UP Design Pavilion
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik Adamyan street)

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Monday, 26 June 2017

“DESERT’S SORROWFUL MELODY: BEDOUIN ARMENIANS IN NOURHAN BALIAN’S PHOTOGRAPHS” BOOK PRESENTATION

A compilation of photos called “Desert’s Sorrowful Melody: Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian’s Photographs”, has recently been published by AGBU Syria District Committee and AGBU Fund (Armenia). The book was supposed to be published in Aleppo on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but for known reasons it was published in Yerevan. Hrazdan Tokmajian collected famous Aleppo-Armenian photographer Nourhan Balian’s photographs of Islamized Armenians after the Armenian Genocide, who found shelter with the Bedouins. The book contains a lot of photos depicting their everyday life, as well as the desert of Der-Zor with its surrounding. You are cordially invited to participate in the “Desert’s Sorrowful Melody: Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian’s Photographs” book presentation.

Monday, June 26, 17:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)
Free entrance.

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“BRIDGE FOR CSOs” PROGRAMME KICK-OFF EVENT

AGBU Armenia cordially invites you to the official launch of its “BRIDGE for CSOs” programme implemented in partnership with Eurasia Partnership Foundation and financed by the European Union. This three-year programme aims to strengthen the capacity of Armenian civil society organisations (CSOs) to better respond to citizens' needs. A unique component of the programme is engagement of Diaspora talent and expertise. The programme targets CSOs registered and operating in Armenia, Armenian universities offering professional development courses to CSOs, young professionals from the diaspora interested in contributing with their knowledge and expertise for the development of Armenia.

Monday, June 26, from 11:00 – 13:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)
Free entrance.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

FROM DOMIKS TO RESILIENT SOLUTIONS

FROM DOMIKS TO RESILIENT SOLUTIONS

The Tuff Armenia team from the University of Virginia, AGBU Armenia Bridge4CSOs Programme and Gyumri Project Hope are organizing a presentation and photo exhibition on the southern “domiks” district in Gyumri. The objective of Tuff Armenia is to develop low cost, energy efficient and earthquake resilient housing solutions for people living in temporary houses - “domiks” - in Gyumri. Over the last several weeks, the team has been interviewing community members of this temporary housing district, many of whom are survivors of the 1988 earthquake. We are honored to share their stories with you as we work on sustainable solutions.

Thursday, June 22, 17:00

AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.).
Free entrance.

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Thursday, 08 June 2017

ARTYOM MANUKYAN AT AGBU ARMENIA

Artyom Manukyan is in Armenia and we couldn't have missed the opportunity of listening to the incredible sounds of his music. AGBU Armenia cordially invites you to the evening with Artyom with special guests Arman Jalalyan and Artur Grigoryan. Don't miss it!

Artyom MANUKYAN (cello)
Arman JALALYAN (drums)
Artur GRIGORYAN (saxophone)

Thursday, June 8, 19:30
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan)

Admission is free. Seats are limited.
Please register here for attendance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-with-artyom-manukyan-tickets-35042204176

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Monday, 05 June 2017

THE BEAUTIFIED PROJECT AT AGBU ARMENIA

Long-awaited concert at AGBU Armenia. We will be hosting The Beautified Project for an evening of acoustic music. The band will play its slow unplugged songs from their 4 albums, as well as their beloved Armenian songs.

The Beautified Project

Andre Simonian – vocals, guitar

Armen Shaverdian – guitar, vocals

Arlen Shaverdian – piano, vocals

Alex Mirzoyan – cello

Monday, June 5, 19:30

AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.)

Please register here for attendance:  

The seats are limited. Admission is free.

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Thursday, 01 June 2017

PICKPOCKET FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

Thursday, June 1st, 7 p.m.
PICKPOCKET Robert BRESSON - France - 1959 - 1h15
Staring Martin Lassalle, Marika Green

Summary: A pickpocket is blamed by his wife for bringing misery to other families and as well as to their own home. Although, he has promised to reform himself, he cannot find another line of work which would bring him a living wage. One day, after a morning of picking pockets, Kamal finds a photograph of his wife in a man's purse he had just stolen. This turns his life into chaos. He does not tell his wife about this and goes on searching for the owner of the purse. What he finds is only the beginning of his tragedy.

All films screened in original version (french) with english subtitles. 
Admission is free.

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