28 October 2016
SALT ROOM WANDERINGS
'WHEN NIGHT FALLS'
Krikor Momdjian's first UK show at the Pembroke Art Gallery was officially opened on 13 October 2016 in Pichette auditorium with the presence of the Master of Pembroke College Dame Lynne Brindley, who received the first copies of the two recent publications, one on Krikor's artworks the other one on his poems in Armenian, Dutch, French and English.
This official presentation was the result of Krikor's Oxford Project which started two years earlier in collaboration with Professor Theo Maarten van Lint, who invited krikor and organized five translation sessions in Pembroke College (from 2014-2016) with his students, academicians and other participants to translate krikor's Armenian poems into English.
The curator of the Pembroke Art Gallery Sarah Hegenbart with Meris Ryan Goff organized the exhibition of his artworks, a variety of early and recent paintings, etchings and an installation specially made for this exhibition.
Part of this joyful event was the special performance of in Berlin-based composer, Christoph D. Ostendorf who set to music a choice of Krikor's poems and came to play himself on the piano accompanied by Bass-Baritone, Florian Hille.
The exhibition will be open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-2pm. Final day 25th November 2016).
For more information visit www.pembrokejcrart.org