Galerie Kevorkian

Corinne Kevorkian In 2006, Carnig’s granddaughter, Corinne Kevorkian joins the ship. The very first year of her arrival, she gets the gallery to participate in the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris. In so doing, she becomes the first and only exhibitor to display a selection exclusively dedicated to Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and Islamic art at the Parisian artistic event, during which the Louvre Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, the Musée Guimet, the Musée du Quai Branly and the Museo d’Arte Orientale de Torino buy some pieces exhibited by the gallery.
Nearly one century has passed since her ancestors contributed, among other pioneers, to the discovery and study by the western world of the arts from the Near East and Islamic civilizations. Corinne defends those arts with an unimpaired enthusiasm and sees in her activity a way to promote their profound originality, their astounding modernity as well as their incredible poetical and imaginative power.

Since 2001, works of art from the family collection and from the gallery have been loaned to the exhibitions : « Afghanistan, a Timeless history » which travelled from the Fundacion Caixa in Barcelona, to the Musée Guimet des Arts Asiatique in Paris, the National University Museum in Tokyo and the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and « Bronzes du Luristan – Enigmes de l’Iran Ancien » at the Musée Cernuschi in Paris.