BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: AN EXHIBITION OF THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JEAN KAZANDJIAN
EXHIBIT ON PUBLIC DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE 2017 FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL
EVERY FRIDAY BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 17 THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 7
Washington, D.C.—February 2017— Renowned French-Armenian artist Jean Kazandjian will present his latest collection, Best of Both Worlds: An Exhibition of the Collected Works of Jean Kazandjian, hosted at the Embassy of Armenia in Washington, D.C. as part of the D.C. Francophonie Festival, which runs from Sunday, March 6 through Friday, March 31. The exhibit will be on public display every Friday beginning, Friday, March 17 through Friday, April 7. For public exhibition hours, contact Anita Issagholyan with the Embassy of Armenia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Jean Kazandjian has succeeded for decades in representing the best of both worlds by the intricate melding of Armenian and French culture and history throughout his art practice. Kazandjian’s thought provoking and optimistic critiques on society are articulated through the surrealistic tradition which he so ardently preserves. Jean has created his own magnificent universe through this art- one that encompasses many exciting worlds within it and leaves his viewers fulfilled and nostalgic,” expressed Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian, of the Embassy of Armenia.
A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Kazandjian relocated to Paris, France in his early twenties, where his reputation flourished to become one of the most prominent artists both in Paris and internationally. He has exhibited his work at many of the world’s most notable galleries, including the legendary Furstenberg Gallery in Paris, and alongside fellow influential surrealist artists including Hans Bellmer, Giorgio de Chirico, Wifredo Lam and Salvador Dalí, to name a few. Today, Kazandjian splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Paris, France. He is still considered one of the most avant-garde and venerable figures of the post-surrealist era.