Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Artist: Nelli Astvatsatrian
“Mer Tun, Dzer Tun” translates to “our home, your home” and is taken from an Armenian folk song “Dle Yaman” by Armenian troubadour and genocide survivor Komitas. The installation seeks to reclaim and honor history, while laying testament to the resilience of indigenous peoples robbed of homeland everywhere. The finished product will be a quilt which features artwork from the Glendale, as well as people from Armenia and Artsakh, reflecting on what "home" means to them. Quilting is a powerful communal act, bringing individuals together to think about the convergence of personal and collective memory while creating a meaningful, inclusive object. Because of their collaborative nature, quilts tell stories while also existing physically as historical objects passed down from generation to generation.
Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station
1020 E. Palmer Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
This temporary art installation is generously sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program, and support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Community Services and Parks, and the Adams Hill Neighborhood Association.
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