Teaching Art in school- Ara Atayan

Ara Atayan, a pedagogue and art critic is hosted at "Artfocus".
What is the model and logic of art education in the Armenian public school? Why should art be given special attention in public schools? What needs to be changed in the delivery of arts education in school programs? Should modern art be taught in schools? Ara Atayan, the author of many studies related to the development of the education sector, pedagogue, art critic, spoke about these and a number of other issues in "Artfocus". The program is hosted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Otto Dix's "War" in Yerevan

From May 3, the famous German painter and engraver Otto Dix's "Condemning engraving- 1920-1924" a large-scale exhibition was presented in the museum of the National Center of Aesthetics. Sona Harutyunyan, the founder of the "Dialogue of Cultures" organization, and Sona Hovhannisyan, the art critic and curator of the exhibition, talked about the Yerevan exhibition of Otto Dix's etchings in "Artfocus". The program was hosted by Anahit Margaryan.
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"Sevada Art Studio"

On May 10, in the exhibition hall of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, the opening of the "World of Fairy Tales" exhibition of painting works by the students of "Sevada Art Studio" took place. Artist Samvel Sevada, responsible for the exhibition, was hosted at "Artfocus". The program was hosted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Tenor Liparit Avetisyan hosted in "Artfocus"

Today, a new generation of Armenian opera singers is conquering the stages of the world's best theaters. Honored artist of RA, tenor Liparit Avetisyan is one of the prominent figures of that generation. In "Artfocus", the tenor tells how the staff of the world's best theaters learned about him, how his voice has changed over the years, what systemic changes are needed for our opera theater to be qualitatively closer to A-class theaters? Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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A more reader-friendly Armenia. Gnel Nalbandian is in "Artfocus"

About ten percent of people in the world are illiterate, but have we thought about the number of people who are able to read but do not read? Was Soviet Armenia more readable than independent Armenia? Who is responsible for shaping tomorrow's reader? Why aren't we developing book blogging? Gnel Nalbandian, editor-in-chief of "Newmeg" publishing house, was hosted at "Artfocus". The program was conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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"Artfocus" hosted Marina Ales

Songwriter, theater expert, chairman of the creative board of the "Aurora" humanitarian initiative, Marine Ales spoke in "Artfocus" about her "Songs and Romances" collection, urban culture, creating during the war, not giving up, and the artist's responsibility. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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The State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia

What changes has the State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia, one of the oldest jazz collectives of the Soviet Union, undergone? Are young people who want to choose jazz as a career materially motivated? Under what conditions was the jazz band's new CD "We and We" recorded? The artistic director and conductor of the Armenian State Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Armen Hyusnunts is hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

"Dogma" is 15 years old

Four bright personalities united their creative energy and one of the most unique bands of Armenian rock music was born - the ethnic-progressive rock-metal band "Dogma". On February 28, the group's 15th anniversary was celebrated with a concert at the Puppet Theater.  Vardan Grigoryan, the president of the Armenian Rock Association, the bassist of the "Dogma" group, and Zara Gevorgyan, a soloist, singer, and author of texts are in the "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

Jazz in today's Armenia

Why have jazz festivals and jazz clubs declined?  Are untrained jazzmen competitive? How often does Jazz go to the region? What do the Russian jazzmen immigrated to Armenia do? Double bass player, composer Davit Geodakyan and saxophonist, arranger Davit Melkonyan talk in "Artfocus".  Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

The issue of protecting Artsakh's spiritual and cultural heritage

After the 2020 war, under the direction of the Patriarch of All Armenians, the "Office for the Protection of the Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Artsakh" was established in the Mother See, which is active in raising the issues of protection and preservation of Artsakh's cultural heritage. Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Garegin Hambardzumyan, Director of Artsakh spiritual and cultural heritage preservation office spoke about the activities of the office, the fate of thousands of historical, cultural and religious monuments in Artsakh under the military control of Azerbaijan. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.

The State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia is 17 years old

On January 25, the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia celebrated its 17th anniversary with a concert. Artistic director and chief conductor of the orchestra, Sergey Smbatyan, is the guest of "Artfocus".  Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

Archives and museums of the Mother See

Do we still believe today that art is one of the ways to God? Why does the church create secular art museums? Rev. Fr. Asoghik Karapetyan, Director of  Museums and Archives of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, spoke in the "Artfocus" pavillion about the activities of the museums of the Mother See, the most important achievements of the last years. 
Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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