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20 September 2019

'Artist's Book'- 'Ode to Life! Կենաց'   

Presentation of Krikor 's 'Artist's Book'- 'Ode to Life ! Կենաց ' in The Bodleian Libraries. (a copy of the Limited Edition in the collection of The Bodleian Libraries). A talk and presentation by Krikor in 2021 in The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, UK. 

This 'Artist's Book'  'Ode to Life! Կենաց' - 'Songs for Christmas' of Krikor Momdjian reflects the essence of the development of his artistic creations in Images and Words in the last 40 years since he settled down in The Netherlands. This book is mainly a Celebration of Life as a 
constant renewal - the core of his work, expressing simultaneously his philosophy of 'Transcultural Relations between colours, forms and numbers'. Inspired by the Christmas carolling in the manuscripts of the Medieval English Literature, the original manuscript of this 'Artist's Book' was exhibited in the Bodleian (Redesigning - The Medieval book, 2017- 2018). The languages used are English and Armenian (his mother tongue).
This is a printed Limited Edition with a hard cover in linen, upon which two original monotypes (on front and back cover).
 In the book there are three full page poems,14 short poems as a whole, 27 images (etchings).  

Krikor Momdjian Backcover of the Artists Book Limited Edition

Krikor Momdjian Frontcover of the Artists Book Limited Edition