Sergey Parajanov (Armenia / Georgia)

Museum of Contemporary Art

Sergey Parajanov (1924-1990) was a visionary Soviet-Armenian artist and filmmaker whose work defied conventional boundaries and transcended cultural norms. Renowned for his unique fusion of visual art and cinema, Parajanov’s practice was a celebration of creativity unencumbered by political or societal constraints. 

Parajanov’s oeuvre is characterised by its surreal and poetic nature, blending elements of folk art, symbolism, and avant-garde aesthetics. In addition to filmmaking, Parajanov was an accomplished painter and sculptor. His artwork often explored themes of identity, folklore, and spirituality, with a vivid and richly textured style that mirrored the cultural tapestry of his native Armenia.