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Sarkis

Activating the Sublime

by MARLYNE SAHAKIAN

SARKIS, Munch, 2007–08, from a series of watercolor on paper. 

All images are photographed by Ilmari Kalkkinen/Mamco, Geneva, Copyright ProLitteris, Zurich. 

Courtesy Galerie Obadia, Paris/Brussels; Galerie de Zaal, Delft; Galerist, Istanbul; and Galerie of Marseille, Marseille.

The work of conceptual artist Sarkis spans more than four decades, yet it defies a linear and historical reading. In his multisensorial, multimedia and multicultural exhibitions, music flirts with installations, watercolors are captured on video, and magnetic tape takes on human form. A driving force behind the work…

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