Are large numbers of readings indicative?


Today, when books are published in Armenia in a maximum of 100-500 copies, it is hard to imagine that at one time, for example, in the Soviet era, books were published in thousands, tens of thousands of copies. How many copies and sales guarantee their reading, what are the reasons for the large number of books in the world? These issues are being examined in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Avetik Isahakyan


The great Armenian poet Avetik Isahakyan had a stormy life. He took part in revolutionary movements, was imprisoned, lived in exile, then returned to his homeland, actively participated in literary and social life. How do an active public figure and a lyrical poet come together in one person? What are the key episodes of Isahakyan's life and work. Avetik Isahakyan's behavior is read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

We hosted Serzh Avetikyan


Having succeeded in French cinema, why did Serzh Avetikyan decide to make Armenia and Armenians the main theme of his art? What theatrical project is being launched in Yerevan on Avetikyan's initiative? How did the shooting of "Return to Soloz" go in Turkey?  Actor, director, screenwriter, producer Serzh Avetikyan is in the "Artfocus" pavilion. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margrayan.
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Bach's spiritual diary of "Sufferings According to Matthew" in Yerevan


Famous German tenor, Bach's great connoisseur of art Martin Petzold was in Yerevan. In the "Artfocus" pavilion, he talks about the latest discoveries of the international community of Bach studies, the secrets and symbols hidden in Bach's art, the life-giving performance features of genius music. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Who are you, Yerevan?


In the songs, Yerevan is pink, with cold springs, an intimate, capital of heart and love.  Yerevan is different in modern literature. Another collapsing building, faded wallpaper, failed love, a story of humiliation, labyrinth, etc.  How is Yerevan in literature? Has literature found its Yerevan?  Yerevayan's originals are read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

The Golden Apricot International Film Festival to be held in Yerevan on October 3-10


Which films should you definitely watch at this year's "Golden Apricot"?  How did the war and the epidemic affect Armenian cinema? How many films by Armenian directors were presented at the festival? Which themes predominate?  The artistic director of "Golden Apricot" film festival, film critic Karen Avetisyan talked to Anahit Margaryan.

The Centennial Academic Theater today


The 100th season of the National Academic Theater launched with the premiere of Charlotte Zones's "Bumblebee" tragicomedy. How open is the academic theater with a hundred-year history for experimentation, and what is the direction of marketing? The director of the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theater Vardan Makrtchyan was hosted at the Artfocus pavilion.
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In what edition to read the classics?


Is it so important to differentiate the type of book when choosing a book? Does it matter who published it? Types of publication are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Karen Durgaryan has returned to his native theater


The new 89th season of the Al. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet Theater has launched. The theater has a new acting director, conductor Karen Durgaryan. In the "Artfocus" pavilion, Durgaryan talks about the expected strategic changes in the opera theater.  The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Life in one day


In novels, writers experiment with time, speeding up or slowing down, confusing the past, the present, and sometimes even the future. They can describe centuries in a few pages, or in a giant novel, a day. The novels unfolding during one day are read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Armenian Rock


"Armenian rock for children with cancer": In one concert hall, the groups "The Beauty Project", "Lav Eli" and "Nemra" united for one goal.Anahit Margaryan's guests in "Artfocus" pavilion are well-known rock musicians Mher Manukyan and Andre Simonyan. Next, cultural news.

 

Magical realism and its Armenian charm


When the phrase "magical realism" is heard, everyone immediately remembers Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his novels, especially "One Hundred Years of Solitude".  Is Marquez the founder of magical realism? How to distinguish the work written in that direction from imitation? Is it possible to talk about Armenian magical realism?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan read Armenian and world literature on the topic in parallel.