Meet in the Middle: Stations of Migration and Memory Between Art and Film (Regina, 2014-2017)
Station 7 | Mkrtich Tonoyan: Forays in Military Art
Curated by Christine Ramsay and Strandline Curatorial Collective
December 10, 2016 to January 15, 2017
Armenia-based conceptual artist Mkrtich Tonoyan presents A Little War, A Little Peace, a video document from his durational project, Contested Borderlands: Armenia. This video records the fraught experience of ongoing human rights violations in Nagorno-Karabakh, the contested borderland between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Contested Borderlands: Armenia is the third in a suite of three exhibitions presented by Tonoyan at Meet in the Middle, entitled Forays in Military Art.
Mkrtich Tonoyan is an Armenian artist, president of the AKOS Cultural NGO, founder of the Art Centre of Social Studies (ACOSS) international artists-in-residence program, and is a member of the Artists’ Union of Armenia. From 1990-1994, Tonoyan served in the Karabakh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan, an event that continues to have a profound impact his creative and social practice.