The third international exhibition of works in the field of contemporary design was held in Moscow recently. The event was organized under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Arts, International Association of Designers' Union and Union of Russian Artists.
A bas-relief entitled “Our Roots,” a work by ASPU Professor Artashes Keshishyan, was showcased at the exhibition.
Art lovers had a chance to get acquainted with works of artists from different countries - paintings, graphics, sculptures, etc.
The strict committee which included Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Andrei Bobykin, President of the International Association of Designers' Union, and Konstantin Khudyakov, President of the Union of Russian Artists, lauded Keshishyan’s work, awarding him the honorary title of “Laureate.”
The monumental bas-relief portrays the author's grandfather and grandmother, young father and his daughter with a doll in her hands.
They are inside a church, with the rays of the sun penetrating through a window and illuminating the artist's ancestors perished during the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
The classical bras-relief is yet another reminder of the Armenian Genocide, one of the great atrocities of the 20th century.