MEMORIAL ARMÊNIA SÃO PAULO

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Subject:80TH ANIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF 1915 (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):BANCO SOFISA & METROPOLITANO DE SÃO PAULO
Architect/Designer/Artist:JOSELY CARVALHO
Placement:PERMANENT INSTALLATION (CLAY SCULPTURE, ETCHED GLASS, LANDSCAPE AND WATER)ON THE GROUND / STANDING ON ITS OWN
Physical Setting:ESTAÇÃO ARMÊNIA, SUBWAY STATION, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL THE CLAY SCULPTURES (KHATCHKAR) ARE LOCATED INSIDE TWO BODIES OF WATER OUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN OF THE STATION NORTH AND SOUTH. THE ETCHED GLASSES (4 PANELS) ARE LOCATED INSIDE THE STATION AS THE PASSENGER WALKS TO THE TRAIN TO SEE - TWO ON THE NORTH AND TWO ON THE SOUTH SIDE. TWO WATER FALLS ARE LOCATED BEHIND THE CLAY SCULPTURES. THE WHOLE MEMORIAL IS SURROUNDED BY GARDEN NORTH AND SOUTH
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Physical Condition:THE MEMORIAL WAS RENOVATED AND RE-INAUGURATED ON APRIL 24, 2005 FOR THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.
Inscription:THE MEMORIAL CARRIES TWO TEXTS ETCHED ON THE FOUR GLASS PANELS: 1. CHANTS OF VAHAKN (FRAGMENT OF THE FIRST ARMENIAN ORAL HISTORY) IN PORTUGUESE AND ARMENIAN. 2) FRAGMENT OF A POEM BY DIANE DER HOVANESSIAN IN PORTUGUESE AND ARMENIAN
Location:ESTAÇAO ARMENIA, METRO, SAO PAULO
SAO PAULO, Brazil
Proposal Date:1994
Design Date:1994-1995
Construction Began:January 1995
Construction Completed:November 1995
Dedication Date:November 1995
Opening Date:Novemeber 1995
Renovation Date:April 2005
Redesign Date:2004
Prior Use of Site:THE STATION WAS CALLED BEFORE PONTE PEQUENA (SMALL BRIDGE) BUT WAS SURROUNDED BY THREE ARMENIAN CHURCHES. ARMENIANS LIVED IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN ARRIVED IN BRAZIL AROUND 1917/1920.
History of Ownership:THE MEMORIAL IS PART OF THE EXISTING COLLECTION OF WORKS OF ART OF THE METROPOLITANO DE SÃO PAULO
Additional Information:CATALOGUE AND NEWSPAPERS. THE METRO OD SAO PAULO HAS PUBLISHED A LARGE BOOK DOCUMENTING ALL WORKS OF ART IN THE SEVERAL SUBWAY STATIONS.
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