Suzy Derderian delivered the opening speech of the event and spoke about Gerard Avedissian’s great contribution to the Lebanese culture and especially the development of theater and cinema. Derderian also added that Gerard Avedissian’s modern art paintings on the eve of the Armenian Genocide's 100th anniversary actually contain a special message to us – the worldwide Armenians, our friends and enemies.
Through his compositions, Avedissian pleads the Armenians to remain clinging to the Armenian occupied territories, and insists on the necessity of introducing foreigners to these regions as Armenian territories, as well as showing the enemy that time cannot cloak this fact nor erase the history of these districts, their customs and traditions.
Younes said that, through his art, Gerard Avedissian builds characters of vibrant and colorful nature. He puts effort to introduce his characters in such a way that they seem familiar to us. It is true that his works are inspired by the Armenian Genocide; however, they inspire hope for the future of Armenians and reflect a will to live.
Avedissian, through his art, tells us that no matter what happens, the joy of living remains prevailing in the life of humanity.
Avedissian’s exhibition will continue until September 30th, 2014 every day from 9:30 am, till 7:30 pm.