Karabakh sculptor’s Wikipedia monument unveiled in Poland

Karabakh sculptor’s Wikipedia monument unveiled in Poland

Photo: www.wikipedia.org

A monument designed by an Armenian sculptor from Karabakh and dedicated to Wikipedia was ceremonially unveiled in Slubice, Poland, this week.

The work by Mihran Hakobyan, a 30-year-old Stepanakert-based sculptor, is the first monument dedicated to the internet-based encyclopedia.

In the years 2010-2013, Hakobyan graduated from the Polish Studies for International Students at Collegium Polonicum in Słubice and was awarded the title of licencjat (BA). In 2012, in recognition for his work for the university and very good grades, he received the Kulczyk Family Fund scholarship. Since 2011, he has been working in the field of computer animation. He is the author of several animations, including plasticine animated films promoting Collegium Polonicum and Polish Studies for International Students. In 2013, he received the audience award for his animated film “Umbrella” presented at the Short Film Fund competition in Moscow.

The fiber-and-resin sculpture, designed by Armenian Mihran Hakobyan, depicts the Wikipedia globe held up by four people.

Consistent with the Wikipedia logo’s globe, the world is shown as being unfinished, ready to accept more knowledge.

The information as well as the photo of the statue is published in the Monument’s section of Wikipedia.