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Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Beirut, Lebanon

Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Project Manager

I thrive on unpredictable perspectives. Growing up in a warzone, I had the privilege to walk out of my confinement and dwell in Armenian books, where images like the sower’s fist “opening upon the fields like a dawn” fueled my imagination. Eager to find out how poets inspired an unconquered nation, I pursued a degree in English Literature, only to dabble in writing, and spend a good part of my life as a translator and cultural editor at Aztag. My translation of The Crossing Place: A Journey among the Armenians was an homage to its British author for making me fully appreciate my Armenian identity. Even then, I was obsessed with cultural diversity, darting into creativity unfettered by conventions, traveling to find out how nations generate their “offline” cultures–no joke here! What makes me tingle are old towns, street art, Geghard, Venice, natural reserves, and every museum in between! 

Joining h-pem is like crossing a mountain pass to see the other perspective; unearthing antidotes to cultural doldrums; and embracing the challenge of regenerating Armenian culture through online collaboration.

Loucig Guloyan-Srabian's articles

5 article(s) found

Photographs | Talar Green reveling in life’s mysteries

April 11, 2019

submission

Photographs | Talar Green reveling in life’s mysteries

In her quest for finding a deeper meaning in photography, she has discovered that taking photographs leads to a different state of being and makes one appreciate the amorphous boundaries between reality and fiction.

By Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Zulal: The floating triangle

September 08, 2018

interview

Zulal: The floating triangle

From performances at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the MET’s upcoming exhibition on Armenia, to concerts in churches, museums, and universities, it seems as though the Zulal a cappella trio is really after only one thing: to immortalize the essence of Armenian folk songs. But they are not mere archivists or preservationists. On the contrary, their joy in breathing new life into ancient tunes and narratives, the sweet nuances of their voices, the graceful choreography of their movements, all come together to reveal a cornucopia of songs that defy age and language. They feed the soul with intricate rhythms celebrating love and our relationship with nature, evoking an appreciation for the beauty of a simpler and slower life. How do they do this? My in-depth interview with the trio, conducted on the morning of their last concert in Beirut, reveals the secrets behind their meticulously refined performances and the wealth of their shared perspectives.

By Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Vahé Berberian: 'You need to have some kind of a mirror'

May 15, 2018

interview

Vahé Berberian: 'You need to have some kind of a mirror'

He is a seasoned stand-up comedian who makes awkward confessions and tells hilarious real-life anecdotes in a daring effort to break taboos. He is best known for his use of local words and flavors of the Armenian language to help us laugh at ourselves, yet he's a versatile artist who paints and writes with equal passion. Even at his most serious moment, when reflecting on everything from the creative process to why it matters to be Armenian, Vahé Berberian never fails to strike an ironic chord. We meet him twice in his birthplace Beirut, between his shows and lectures, in an attempt to connect with the wizard of art and humor behind the celebrity.

By Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Ceramics | Talinesart: where birds speak, patterns spiral, and colors kiss

May 20, 2018

submission

Ceramics | Talinesart: where birds speak, patterns spiral, and colors kiss

She calls them “unique and personalized” creations for “decorative purposes”, yet put together, they explode in splashes of design glamor akin to fireworks displays.

By Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

Paintings/Digital art | Humor with a touch of surrealism

April 09, 2018

submission

Paintings/Digital art | Humor with a touch of surrealism

The well-trodden argument that art has lost its ability to communicate is easily dispensed with when it comes to the experimental works of Aram Papazian

By Loucig Guloyan-Srabian

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