Menq Enq Mer Sarere "Deluxe Box"

@ Camille & Anna L.

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Publisher's presentation :

"Menq Enq Mer Sarere (We Are Our Mountains) is a collection of works that chant an ode to memory. These works have purposely been produced in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (1915 - 2015).

"Menq Enq Mer Sarere borrows its name from an Armenian film directed by Henrik Malian in 1969. Collages, photographs, poems intertwined seek a new way to think our memory - as something intrinsic and ever-lasting, a memory for which no recollection is necessary.

This book by  Camille Lévêque and Anna Lounguine lends its reader a modern and creative lens to look through and grasp glimpses of a rich and powerful Armenian culture. These original and ambivalent works shine a new light onto «Armenity» bringing traditional references and contemporary visuals in harmony.
Constructed as an exquisite corpse, the book comprises diversed references and inspirations. Suddenly Magritte befriends Paradjanov, Tarkovsky mingles with Dada, Pirosmani chats to Cornell.

In the course of this project, we've based our thoughts on the vital importance of memory - whether it be national, communal, familial, or individual. We follow this «guiding light» so to speak, and not only do we determine who we are as beings, but also and especially as artists.

In this tremendously important year for Armenians all around the world and in a global climate whereby matters of identity lie in the heart of all societies, we are very proud to present Menq Enq Mer Sarere. "

An inspired, moving and rich work about "Armenity", in this year commemorating the 100 years of the Armenian Genocide. Beautiful photographic & collage work, where text plays of course very important role.

This "Deluxe Box" version includes, in a simple yet very nice box, a unique and original polaroid taken in Armenia or Georgia in January 2015, four postcards, a poster, and a handful of ground collected beneath Khor Virap facing Mount Ararat in January 2015 (see images of these elements at the end of the carrousel of images).

Please note that we are also offering the "simple" version of this book (see "Suggestions" tab).

NB : The images of the book were taken from the artists' website.

176 pages - Softcover book & elements housed in a box

Orpheus Standing Alone, 2015 (180 copies)

New - Mint condition

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55,00 €

  • Publisher's presentation : "Menq Enq Mer Sarere (We Are Our Mountains) is a collection of works that chant an ode to memory. These works have purposely been produced in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (1915 - 2015). "Menq Enq Mer Sarere borrows its name from an Armenian film directed by Henrik Malian in 1969. Collages, photographs, poems...

    28,00 €
    In Stock
  • Publisher's presentation : "Menq Enq Mer Sarere (We Are Our Mountains) is a collection of works that chant an ode to memory. These works have purposely been produced in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (1915 - 2015). "Menq Enq Mer Sarere borrows its name from an Armenian film directed by Henrik Malian in 1969. Collages, photographs, poems...

    28,00 €
    In Stock