“Chess” as a Theme for Exhibition

On March 4 students’ competitive exhibition on the theme “Chess” opened in the hall of Albert and Tove Boyajian of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts organised by the Chess Academy of Armenia and was dedicated to the presidential council’s session of the International Chess Federation held in Tsaghkadzor, January 2013.

The exhibition opened YSAFA Rector Professor Aram Isabekyan. Welcome speeches were made by the President of Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputyan, president of RA Artists’ Union Karen Aghamyan, the head of State Fine Arts College after P. Terlemezyan Anna Mnatsakanyan, dean of YSAFA Fine Arts faculty Edward Vardanyan. In his opening speech Aram Isabekyan mentioned that the theme of the exhibition was itself very interesting and it would have continuation.

There were 30 paintings, graphic works and 4 mini sculptures introduced in the competition-exhibition made by the students of YSAFA and State Fine Arts College after P. Terlemezyan. In the works exhibited the unique world of chess was introduced through the participants’ original perception and interpretation and through interesting depiction of characters.

According to Karen Aghamyan the jury established to evaluate the works could hardly make a choice. The participants were awarded with prizes and certificates. Lilit Shahmuradyan, Hasmik Grigoryan, Narek Saroyan, Vahe Tevosyan and Arthur Azatyan were awarded with the prize for best authors. Mikael Karapetyan, Rose Mnatsakanyan, Garegin Avetisyan and Narek Knyazyan were awarded with encouraging prizes. Others were given certificates for participation.