1950 - 2022
Born in Ashnak (AM).
Hamlet Hovsepian is one of the most significant figures of the Armenian contemporary art scene and a pioneer in video art in the Caucasian area. He has been working with film and video since the early 1970s. During his stay in Moscow between 1978 and 1980, Hovsepian was influenced by the city’s avant-garde and continued to incorporate its elements into his work. Since his return to Armenia, the artist has been based in his native village, Ashnak, just outside Yerevan, which for him forms an experimental laboratory “as a front against society’s norms and pacified rules of conduct”. There he has created conceptual film works, characterized by an absurd simplicity, abstract space and long duration. In these works Hovsepian emphasizes emptiness as a possibility of critique on the passivity of our society.
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LATT: Europe at Large #4 ...
26 March 2010 - 09 May 2010.
Since the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has remained limited to Russia. We know very little about what is happ
EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATI...
26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.
L'Internationale is a European joint venture between five museums and artists’ archives - Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, M HKA, Van Abbe Museum,
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decades M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe after 19
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public