The Embassy of Armenia hosted a reception on Tuesday, March 14 to celebrate the opening of “Best of Both Worlds: An Exhibition of the Collected Works of Jean Kazandjian.”
Guests sipped on wine and enjoyed light h’orderves while admiring the work of French-Armenian artist Jean Kazandjian, considered one of the most avant-garde and venerable figures of the post-surrealist era. His work has been exhibited at many of the world’s most notable galleries and he is known to have rubbed shoulders with famous artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali, Leonardo Cremonini, Francis Bacon and Alexander Calder.
His latest collection does not disappoint and is perfect for those craving some culture in the District. And even better yet, it’s free and open to the public. The exhibition is interesting and thought provoking. You’ll want to get close to the canvas and take a second look.
Upon entering the embassy, you’ll see to your left a painting of a rose suspended over a city skyline. At first glance, it looks simply like a rose but when focusing on the petals you’ll notice two faces about to kiss. These little surprises and hidden images you’ll find throughout the collection.
Over lunch make your way to the Embassy of Armenia for this exhibition that is open for a limited time. “Best of Both Worlds: An Exhibition of the Collected Works of Jean Kazandjian” is free and open to the public Fridays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7 from 12:00-2:00 pm.
You can learn more about the works of Jean Kazandjian and the exhibition on his website.
“Best of Both Worlds” is part of the DC Francophonie Festival, which celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and francophone communities through cultural events and outreach programs. Be sure to check out their other upcoming events.