STUDENT ARTIST MARKS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL

UC Berkeley
April 21 2015

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | April 20, 2015

BERKELEY -- Detail from "Game of Denial"

When Tara Baghdassarian learned that her assigned artwork would be
displayed in the month of April, she knew what she wanted to create a
piece for the centennial of the Armenian genocide, to be commemorated
on April 26, 2015.

Baghdassarian is a third-year art-practice major at Berkeley. Her piece
transformed an empty display case into an arcade claw game piled with
Armenian "skulls," which she created by taking molds of the faces of
fellow students descended from Armenian genocide survivors.

The exhibit of her artwork, titled "Game of Denial," had a short life
in Kroeber Hall. Baghdassarian has expressed interest in expanding the
project to include other members of the Armenian-American community.

To learn more about her artwork and the story behind it, see this
piece in Armenian Chronicles.

https://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/04/20/student-artist-marks-armenian-genocide-centennial/