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ACT’s procedures of ‘pure creation’, 1993–96
Angela Harutyunyan

, humanitarian problems stemming from the earthquake in the northern regions and the start of mass emigration to the USA, Western Europe and Russia. But this was also a time of hope, since it saw the construction of a new independent state and the institutionalization of the ideas of citizenship, democracy and free speech – all fused with the hopes and sentiments of a ‘national liberation’ obstructed during the seventy years of ‘the communist experiment’, as it was often described. At least, thus spoke the dominant historical narrative of official culture. The collapse of the

in The political aesthetics of the Armenian avant-garde