"Hayk and Bel: From Babylon to the land of Ararat illustration publishing


Is there any interest in the comic book genre in Armenia? What way did "Hayk and Bel: From Babylon to the Land of Ararat ”illustrated book go, from idea to publication. Producer, lawyer Narek Van Ashughatoyan and illustrator Tigran Mangasaryan are in the Artfocus pavilion. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Misak Metsarenc


One of the most famous and beloved authors of Armenian poetry, Misak Metsarents, had a short life, but left a deep mark on the history of Armenian literature. How to perceive and evaluate the poetry of this Old-Armenian poet, what is the relationship between life and poetry in his works? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Festive Literature


Especially with the impression left by the Soviet-Armenian literature, a misconception has been formed that any poem or story written on the occasion of a feast or an anniversary is definitely a tribute to the ruling ideology and is intended to please the authorities of the day. However, "festive" or "calendar" literature has very old roots and traditions in our reality, reaching up to ritual prayers and sorcery. What is festive literature, what are its manifestations? Have valuable literary works been created in that context? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating these issues.

Deaconry ordination in the Holy Mother of God Church of the Armavir Diocese


On December 25, on the feast of St. Stepanos Pre-Deacon, 19 students of the 5th audience of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary were ordained deacons in the Holy Mother of God Church of the Armavir Diocese. On this occasion, the deacons were received by the Patriarch of All Armenians.

"Yerevan Jazz Fest 2021" was concluded


How does "Yerevan Jazz Fest" invite world-leading jazz musicians to Armenia? What has changed in terms of perception of jazz in Armenia, compared to the 1970s and 1980s? What is the new generation of jazz musicians like? Living legend of Armenian jazz Levon Malkhasyan, founder-president of the Armenian Jazz Association, organizer of "Yerevan Jazz Fest" Kamo Movsesyan are in the "Artfocus" pavilion. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Yeghishe Charents Part 2


What was the last and tragic period of Charents' life and work, what were the messages of his last collection, "Book of the Road", could Charents survive in the conditions in which he died? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Mariam Merabova is in "Artfocus"


After the concert we went to bow to the boys. I do not want more graves in Yerablur. I do not want":  Famous jazz singer Mariam Merabova is in "Artfocus".  What helped her find the mental strength to go on stage after her husband's death?  What is YouTube for Mariam Merabova, why does the singer reject the institute of production? Anahit Margaryan talked to Merabova.
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Yegishe Charents


A genius work, difficult times and great tragedies.  It is very difficult to summarize the life and work of Yeghishe Charents in one or two conversations.  However, one can try to outline the main episodes of Charents' behavior. This is exactly what literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan do.

The Literature cinema


Armenian cinema began with the screening of a literary work; in 1925 the film "Namus" was released based on Shirvanzade's novel. The first Armenian sound film again had a literary basis: in 1935 Hamo Bek-Nazaryan screened Gabriel Sundukyan's "Pepo".  It is interesting that Hayk Ordyan's recently released film "Zulali" is again inspired by literature. What are the features of literary cinema, what does it lose or gain when the song is screened, does the book determine the glory of cinema or vice versa?  These issues are discussed in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

How do we debate?


The debate has accompanied our literature in almost all stages. The appearance of the Armenian language press, since the end of the 18th century created the preconditions for the emergence of debates, in particular, literary debate as a phenomenon. What is literary debate, how and why to debate, is it always possible to preserve the culture of debate? These issues are discussed in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Which original to read the epic in?


At some age we all got acquainted with the national epic "Sasna Tsrer", read passages, got acquainted with the heroes of the epic.  However, few can say in which original they read the epic, in general, what is the original of the epic, to what extent do the existing publications represent the essence of the epic? These issues are discussed in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Narine Abgaryan's novel "Zulali" was screened


Director and producer of "Zulali" film Hayk Ordyan is in "Artfocus" pavilion.  Anahit Margaryan talks to Hayk Ordyan about the current problems of film shooting and film production.
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