Presentation of Georgian artist Nino Pirtskhalaishvili’s album "Calvary of Armenian people"


On October 5, 2012 Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Georgia and the center of cultural relations "Caucasian House"   organized presentation of Georgian artist Nino Pirtskhalaishvili’s album of drawings and graphical images "Calvary Armenian people".

The album recently untimely deceased non artist published with the assistance of the Armenian Embassy in Georgia and is dedicated to 97-th anniversary of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Large part of the work of Armenian people’s friend Nino Pirtskhalaishvili are illustrations of the Franz Werfel’s novel "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh."  In the album also found the place graphic compositions dedicated to the great Armenian composer, collector of oral folklore and chorus master Komitas. According to N. Pirtskhalaishvilithe main purpose of her work is “awaken the sleepers, disturb heartless, and show everyone a real example of compassion for the neighbor”.

The presentation was attended by representatives of accredited diplomatic missions in Georgia, international organizations, cultural and social circles of Georgia, Armenian Diaspora.

At the opening ceremony speeches about the idea of ​​the album and the importance of its implementation were made by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Georgia Hovhannes Manoukian, the leader of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop The Father Vazgen Mirzakhanian, the poetess Anahit Bostanjyan, writer and translator Givi Shakhnazari, publication coordinator Irena Ogandzhanova.

Ambassador Manoukian, remembering with profound gratitude prematurely passed away artist, in his speech emphasized the importance of the publication of the album during  the artist's life: it was her dream, and our moral duty perpetuate honest, kind, and compassionate works of Georgian woman, those  depict the pain and the experience of her very favorite Armenian people. Hovhannes Manoukian also noted the importance of international recognition and condemnation of the Genocide for preventing the recurrence of such heinous crimes against humanity and the restoration of historical justice. He expressed the hope that before the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide all civilized countries would execute their duty before the memory of the innocent victims and morality.

"I am sure that sooner or later our friendly neighboring  country Georgia will recognize and condemn the first Genocide of the 20th century, and we will witness of this" - in his speech said Ambassador Manoukian.

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