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Written by Mkrtich Tonoyan   
Sunday, 22 August 2010 05:59

"Military Art" is a direction in contemporary conceptual art, founded by Armenian artist Alexander Melkonyan, in Armenia in 1996. It was born from the Karabakh War experience but it is about war culture generally and its influence on the social reality.
Military Art recognizes the reality and analyzes it coming out from war history which occupies the main part of history of human being. War is the part of life, where traditions were formed in extreme situations on the verge of life and death. Here the existential philosophy is considered the main way of thinking to perceive the world through military “culture” and “aesthetics”. Studying the war, as a horrible result of all kind of disagreement and hegemony, artists should find the way how run from this tragedy and offer it to politics. Human old utopias are failed, religious, political, and cultural. We haven’t tried to realize spiritual utopia...

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Akos Cultural NGO
Cultural NGO in Armenia, active in organizing "Military Art" events.
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Mkrtich Tonoyan
An Armenian contamporary artist creating in "Military Art".
Assistance to Self-determined Artsakh
French organization, supporting "Military Art" projects.