To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding, 2014.
Performance by and with Pier Giorgio De Pinto and Karine Janjughazyan.
Venue: MAMY, Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia.
Event: Come Closer, group exhibition.
Ճանաչել զիմաստութիւն եւ զխրատ, իմանալ զբանս հանճարոյ:
Čanačʿel zimastutʿiwn ew zxrat, imanal zbans hančaroy.
«To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.»
This is the first Armenian sentence written by Mesrop Mashtots after he invented the Armenian Alphabet.
The Armenian Alphabet was ‘invented’ and used the first time in 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots with the assistance of Sahak Partev, whose purpose was to translate the Bible into Armenian.
De Pinto reports about his project: “Deeply inside us, often unconsciously, someone else passed us or is still passing us down life experiences and other relevant stories; and this happens constantly and continuously among each other. To often we forget the words and actions both positive and negative of our predecessors… above all the negative ones. Even if we have to admit “history is repeating-itself” we always hope we could see one day the world reacting toward ugly behaviours and finding the courage to break this cycle.”