Yerevan, 26.March.2017,
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Culture

Gagik Ginosyan does not see himself in the post of the minister
MP Tevan Poghosyan wrote in his Facebook page a post asking Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan to appoint Gagik Ginosyan Armenia's Minister of Culture. Nyut.am asked Ginosyan to commen on it. He said that he does not see himself in the post of the minister. "This post is not for a person who is creating or engaged in sceintific work. It is for a person with national mentality, who knows Armenian culture very well and at the same time having certain administrative resources and management experie...
Rio 2016: Wrestler Artur Aleksanyan qualified for the finals after defeating Tur...
Armenia Greco-Roman wrestling team member, two-time world, three-time European champion Artur Aleksanyan at 98kg triumphed over the representative of Turkey Cenk Ildem (9:0) and entered the finals, Armfootball portal reports.  
Han Kang's The Vegetarian wins Man Booker International Prize
The Vegetarian, a novel about a woman who "wants to reject human brutality" and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. The book was translated by Deborah Smith, who only started teaching herself Korean in 2010. Judging panel chairman Boyd Tonkin said South Korean author Han Kang's work was "unforgettably powerful and original". The writer and her British translator will split the award's £50,000 prize money. The pair saw off competition from Turkish Nobe...
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev to hold Palmyra concert
A leading Russian conductor will perform in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria on Thursday, Russian media say. Valery Gergiev, who supported Vladimir Putin's presidential run in 2012, will perform at Palmyra's Roman Theatre, Rossiya 24 reported. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, took back Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. Footage posted by IS showed them carrying out killings in the ancient theatre. Rossiya 24 said the concert would be broadcast on Russian televi...
Harley Gallery shows Michelangelo, Van Dyck and Stubbs works
A Michelangelo work that has not been shown in public for 50 years has gone on permanent display at the new Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire. The Madonna del Silenzio (Madonna of Silence), created in 1538, is part of the Cavendish-Bentinck family's Portland Collection. The gallery, on the family's Welbeck Estate near Sherwood Forest, also has works by Van Dyck and George Stubbs. A pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution has also gone on show. The current head of the family and gran...
Phyllida Barlow to represent Britain at Venice Biennale
Sculptor Phyllida Barlow has been selected to represent Britain at the 57th Venice International Art Biennale. The Newcastle-born sculptor, known for her large installations, was recently made a CBE for services to art. She will present a major solo show in the British Pavilion at what is seen as the most important contemporary art festival in the world from 13 May to 26 November 2017. Barlow said it was "an extraordinary privilege and honour". "I am astonished, thrilled and of course hugely...
Jazzman Levon Malkhasyan to soon be discharged from hospital
Last Monday well-known jazzman Levon Malkhasyan has undergone heart surgery. The surgery was successful and the jazzman feels good. He will soon be discharged from the hospital.  
We have talented actors but no screenwriters – Hrant Tokhatyan
We have talented actors, directors, they are few in number but they are, what though cannot be told about screenwriters, People’s Artist, actor and producer Hrant Tokhatyan told Nyut.am. He said that scenario is the form basis on which high-quality pieces are being staged. In his words until the reforms in the theatre and the change of the attitude toward the theatre no changes should be expected. “The world theatre is moving forward, while we are standing on the same place,”...
We need idea to consolidate people – Gagik Ginosyan
One of the remarkable events of the passing year was reaching top of Ararat by Karin dance and singing ensemble headed by Gagik Ginosyan. Speaking at a news conference today Ginosyan said that the expedition was dedicated to the 100th centenary of the Armenian Genocide.   In 2016 Karin will celebrate its 15th anniversary and on December 25 the 10th jubelle of open dancing classes. “Every last Friday of the month we are giving open dancing lessons and this lasts for already ten years...
Passing year fruitful for Gyumri Atchemyan theatre
The passing year was quite fruitful for Gyumri Atchemyan theatre, people’s artist, director of the theatre Nikolay Tsaturyan told the reporters today. Currently he is consultant to the art director of the theatre. Tsaturyan left the post of the art director being convinced that young people should work in such posts. “The art director of the theatre is young specialist from Gyumri,” he said, adding that there are many talented young people ready to stage good performances but u...
The jubilee year quite fruitful for Puppet theatre – art director
This year the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre marked its 80th anniversary, art director Ruben Babayan told the reporters today. He added that it was quite fruitful year as the theatre participated in eight international festivals and received one chief prize in one of them. The art director says currently a new performance is presented in the theatre staged by young director Samson Mavsisyan. Babayansaiditisquiteinterestingperformance. “I think it is a successful work.We did not have such wo...
Our people become uneducated in accepting culture – Haghtanak Shahumyan
We are living in times when culture stopped playing important role in the life of the people and it is not about material problems and difficulties as the culture in Armenia during the war, artist Haghtanak Shahumyan told the reporters today. In his words after the collapse of the USSR, after the change of the political system the culture failed to adopt to new conditions. According to Shahumyan, everything is agreed with the system of education. In his words the students of 70-80s were more e...
Gaitonde painting breaks world record for Indian art
An oil painting by an Indian artist has sold for 293m rupees ($4.4m; £2.9m) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art. Vasudeo S Gaitonde's untitled painting from 1995 was bought by an anonymous buyer, the auction house said. The previous record was $4.01m for a work by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza. Gaitonde, who died in 2001, is considered one of India's greatest abstract painters. "It achieved a world record for any Indian work of art sold at au...
Armenia has strong painting school- Hrant Tadevosyan
Armenia has quite a strong painting school which is widely known in the world. There was a time though when Europeans were coming here as if to a remote province where cannot be any art, later they admitted that theiropinion was wrong, people’s artist Hrant Tadevosyan told in Nyut.am press club   “There was a time when my paintings were rejected and I was not painting for 20 years from 1968-88. I started painting again in 1989,” the artist said, adding that the latest ex...
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