iwitness named Leading Global Thinkers

iwitness named Leading Global Thinkers

by Foreign Policy Magazine

The Installation

The Installation

Learn more about the Installation.

The Survivors

The Survivors

See the Survivor profiles, pictures, and stories.

The Project

The Project

A behind the scene look at the making of the Installation.


Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich &
The Lucie Foundation present

An Official MOPLA exhibit &
the first public art installation in Grand Park

iwitness: Armenian Genocide 1915

Public Art Installation | Centennial Commemoration

Artists:  Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian
Architect:  Vahagn Thomasian

April 25 – May 31, 2015
Opening Saturday, April 25th at 5 pm

The Music Center Plaza & Grand Park

The Music Center Plaza & Grand Park
200 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 // (213) 972-8080
Open daily from 5:30 am to 10 pm

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The Survivors

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By early spring of 1915, he and his father had gone to the vineyard to cultivate the vines for the following year, when abruptly a villager ran by to warn his father not to return to his house…

Bogharian, Shakeh719

I was too little to remember anything. I don’t remember anything from those years. My mother was a teacher and my father worked in a rice factory. When the Genocide began, they fled into hills to become fedayeen to fight the Turks.

Der Ghazarian, Dickran LR

I remember it was early April, 1915, when all the men in Kharpert went to work, but never returned. My father was among them and we heard he was taken to a jail in Mezre. My sister went to see him.

Hakopian, Kristine face2770

We already had been deported once, in 1915, sent towards Der-Zor. But, my uncle’s friend had connections in the government and he had us ordered back to Izmir.


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