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Sergey Paradjanov was the author of several film-masterpieces which brought him world praise: "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (1964), "The Colour of Pomegranates" or "Sayat-Nova" (1969), "The Legend of Suram Fortress" (1985) and "Ashik-Kerib" (1988). Parajanov’s contribution to the art of cinema is first and foremost his original poetic film-language, highly valued by his contemporaries. His aesthetic system also includes plastic art, based on traditions of Armenian, Eastern and European art. 

The museum of S. Parajanov was founded by resolution of the government in 1988, after the first exhibition of his Artworks at the State Museum of Armenian Folk Art. At that time appropriate premises consisting of two buildings (one for the museum and the other for home of S. Parajanov) were allocated in the Ethnographic Center “Dzoragiugh”. However construction was delayed due to the earthquake of 1988 and the museum was opened in 1991. 

The basis of the museum collection constitute 600 works of Parajanov - assemblages, flat and three-dimensional collages, drawings, dolls and film sketches, furniture, own things, which were transformed from Tbilisi to Yerevan during his lifetime.
In the course of years of its existence the museum storage has been replenished and today the number of subjects is 1500 units.
The museum also houses Parajanov's personal be longings and presents from his friends. An extensive correspondence of the film-director, including letters from L. Brik, A. Tarkovsky, J. Nikulin, V. Katanyan and other cultural figures is also kept in the museum’s archives.
Two memorial rooms are also re-created. 

Parajanov’s works - assemblages, flat and three-dimensional collages, drawings, dolls and film sketches are his distinctive reaction to life and events around him, his aesthetic perception of the world.
His drawings and collages created in prison are exhibited in separate hall.
The Artist’s work has no direct analogies in the world art and amazes with its fantasy, wit and artistry. The use of various materials and objects imparts to it a special charm and brilliance. 

The Soviet system suspended Parajanov from shooting films for almost 15 years, 5 of which (1973-1977 and 1982) were spent in prisons and “camps of severe regime.”
In the course of 27 years of its existence the museum has organised 64 exhibitions more than 30 countries - Cannes, Athens, Tokyo, Moscow, Kiev, Boston, Rome, London, Tehran, Peking, Paris, Sofia, Brazil, Canada, Vilnius, and other cities. 

Parajanov Museum is one of the most popular museums in Yerevan.
It is open seven days a week from 10.30 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. 

Sergey Paradjanov

2017-11-20 15:25:43

 "Ashik-Kerib" (1988) is based on an Azeri love story, a fairy tale by Sergei Paradjanov's favourite Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov.

 

"Ashik-Kerib" (1988) is based on an Azeri love story, a fairy tale by Sergei Paradjanov's favourite Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. "Ashik Kerib" was screened at the Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival and won the European Film Academy's Felix Award. The film is dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky.

Year: 1989Length: 75min

 

In prison, not having a pencil and a paper, Parajanov squeezed these reliefs on the aluminum bottle by nail and named 'thalers' (old European coins). A silver copy of one of the coins is considered to be a prize during Yerevan International Film Festival 'Golden Apricot'.
Films
Exibitions
  • EXHIBITIONS
  • PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
  • LIST OF PHOTOEXHIBITIONS «S. PARAJANOV’S WORLD»

    year

    city

    Event

    Event location

    2001

    Strasbourg

    (France)

    Session CE

    European Union

    Lobby, 1-t floor

    2007

    Uherske Hrdiste (Czech Republic)

    Film festival

     «Summer film-school»

    «Redouta» Hall

    2007

    Minsk (Belarus)

    Days of Armenian Culture

    Nature and Ecology Museum

    2008

    Pennabilly (Italy)

    Tonino Guerra 88-th anniversary

     «Vittoria» Theater

    2008

    Wiesbaden (Germany)

     «GoEast» film festival

    Festival’s Press Center

    2008

    Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)

    Armenian Architecture, landscape & «The World of S. Parajanov»

    Private Gallery

    2008

    Riga, Latvia

    Film-festival «Arsenal»

    «Riga» Cinema

    2009

    Akhalkalaki (Georgia)

    In the frames of «Golden Abricote» film-festival

    The House of Culture

    2009

    St. Petersburg (Russia)

    «Open Cinema» International film-festival

    Engineer House of the  Peter and Paul fortress

    2009

    Douarnenez

    (France)

    Festival de cinema

    Galerie «Miettes De Baleine»

    2009

    Slovakia

    Bratislava

    Days of Armenian Culture

     

    2010

    Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    Days of Armenian Culture

    «S. Parajanov's Light»

    Cankarev Dom

    2012

    Busan

               (Korea)

    Busan International Film Festival

     

    Cinema Center

    2014

    Shushi

    (Nagorno - Karabakh)

     

    The center art of Shushi

    2014

    Batumi

    (Georgia)

     

    Batumi International Film festival

     

     

    2015

    Paris

              (France)

     

    Pompidou center

    2018

    Sofi

    (Bulgaria)

     Sofia International Film Festival

    The house of film

    2018

    Kapan

          (Armenia)

     

    The Art College of Kapan

  • The List of Exhibitions of Sergei Paradjanov’s Works

    Year

    City

    Exhibition

    Gallery or Museum

    1990

    Munich

    From Eisenstein to Tarkovsky

    Lenbach House

    1991

    Kirovakan

    Exhibition of S. Parajanov works

    Art Gallery

    1991

    Kiev

      S. Parajanov Memory’s Evening

    Cinema House

    1991

    Riga

    Parajanov’s Days

    Artiste Club

    1991

    Vienne

    From Eisenstein to Tarkovsky

    Kunstler House

    1991

    Cannes

    Parajanov Exhibition

    Miramare

    1992

    Lodz

    Parajanov Retrospective

    Cinema Museum

    1992

    Kiev

    City Day

    Culture Fond

    1992

    Ekaterinburg

    Parajanov Festival

    Cinema House

    1992

    St.Peterburg

    Parajanov Plante

    Cinema House

    1992

    Renne

    /France/

    Documentary Film Festival

    National Theater of Bretagne

    1993

    Moscow

    Parajanov Exhibition

    Photo Center

    1993

    Ekaterinburg

    Concert of Terterian

    Regional Philarmony

    1993

    Vienne

    Week of Armenian Cinema

    Kynstler House

    1994

    Tokyo

    Week of Armenian Cinema

    "Nichijazaboun" Gallery

    1994

    Teheran

    International Film Festival

    Cinema House

    1994

    Sevastopole

    Festival «Kerson Games»

    Krachinski Museum

    1994

    Kiev

    Parajanov Exhibition

    United Artists Gallery

    1994

    Thessaloniki

    35-th International Film Festival

    Cultural Center "Milo"

    1994/

    1995

    Bochum

    Exhibition of Armenian Culture

    Kemnade House

    1994/

    1995

    Moscow

    Exhibition

    Gallery

    1995

    Gyumri

    Exhibition

    Ethnographic Museum

    1995

    Rome

    Pasolini Festival

    Exhibition Hall

    1997

    Pekin

    Days of Armenian Culture

    Exhibition Hall

    1997

    Kiev

    Paradjanov Exhibition

    Kavaleridze Museum

    1997

    Budapest

    Autumn festival

    Armenian Culture Center

    1999

    London

    Two Exhibitions of Sergey Parajanov

    Leighton House Museum &

    Judith Clark Costume Gallery

    1999

    Moscow

    Exhibition

    “Roland” Cinema

    1999

    Boston

    Exhibition

    ALMA

    2000

    Tbilisi

    Exhibition

    Museum of Georgian Arts

    2000

    Beirut

    Exhibition

    Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum

    2000

    Riga

    Arsenal Festival

    Museum of Applied arts of Latvia

    2001

    Valence

    Parajanov plasticien

    Le Crac

    2001

    Athens

    Exhibition

    Melina

    2001

    Moscow

    Days of Armenian Culture in Russian Federation

    Central Artist House

    2002

    Kazan

    Exhibition

    Municipal museum

    2002

    Nicosia

    S.Parajanov: Selected works

    Levantis museum

    2003

    Moscow

    International film festival

    Manеge

    2003

    Kilkenny (Ireland)

    Arts festival

    Butler house

    2003

    Los-Angeles

    Celebration: after life

    Hollywood

    Entertainment museum

    2004

    Damask

    Days of Armenian Culture

    The Art Museum of Damask

    2004

    Teheran

    Exhibition

    Cultural Center "Niavaran"

    2005

    Saint Petersburg

    Exhibition

    Russian Ethnographic Museum

    2005

    Montreal

    Exhibition

    Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans

    2006

    Wroclaw

    Exhibition

    Museum of Architecture

    2007

    Toulouse

    Annee Armenienne

    Cinematheque

    2007

    Paris

    Parajanov le Magnifique

    Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux Arts

    2007

    Paris /Bobigny/

    Annee Armenienne

    Cinema Magique

    2007

    Saint Etienne

    Parajanov le Magnifique

    Musee d’Art Moderne

    2007

    Marseille

    Parajanov le Magnifique

    Musee de la Mode

    2007

    Venice

    Parajanov Il Magnifico

    Collegio Armeno Moorat Raphael – Palazzo Zenobio

    2007

    Rome

    Parajanov Il Magnifico

    Castle of St. Angel

    2008

    Kiev

    Exhibition of S. Parajanov works

    National Ukrainien Museum of Art

    2008

    Sofia

    Exhibition of S. Parajanov works

    National Gallery of Foreign Art

    2009

    Magnitogorsk

    S. Parajanov’s World

    Magnitogorsk Art Gallery

    2011

    Novi Sad /Serbia/

    Parajanov’s Kaleidoscope

    Museum of Modern Art Vojvodino

    2011

    San Paulo

    Parajanov-The Magnific

    Museum of Image and Sound

    2011

    Moncton /Canada/

    Parajanov le Magnifique

    Art Gallery

    2012

    Moscow

     

    S. Parajanov. House where I live

    New Manеge

    Exhibition hall

    2013

    Odessa

    /Ukraine/

    Exhibition of S. Parajanov works

    4-th International Film Festival of Odessa

     Museum of Literature

    2013

    Vilnius

    Lithuania

    «Sergei Parajanov. A Film Genius of Unbridled Imagination»

    Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum

    2014

    Moscow

    «Sergey Parajanov. The Color of Pomegranate»

    «Gallery Solyanka» VPA

     

    2014

    USA

    Sergey Parajanov:

    The Creator

    Gilbert Albert Gallery

    2015   

    Brussels

    /Belgium/

    «Sargis with Parajanov»

    Villa Empain

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  • Yerevan, Dzoragiugh Ethnographic centre, bld. 15, 16

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  • Get to the museum from the side of Paronyan 15 building.
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