Sculpture and the city space, Mikayel Ohanjanian

The topic of the meeting is the relation between sculpture and urban space, its socio-public importance and perception.

In the first part of the conversation, the artworks will present projects that have been implemented and have not implemented, and will answer the questions of the participants.
In the second part of the meeting, the participants will discuss today’s sculpture – the urban space relationship in Armenia.The working language of the meeting is Armenian.

In every plastic design of Michael Ohanjanyan we find an attempt to embody an indefinitely. His sculptures embody and activate contrasts, clarity against vague forms, in a transparent space, where the material shades the light without borders, where invisible appear in real objects that reveal invisible changes at the moment and when they become perceptible.

Mikayel Ohanjanian was born in 1976 in Yerevan. Lives and works in Florence, Italy.

His parents are from Syunik, mountainous region of Armenia. Education received at the Yerevan Academy of Arts. In 2000, he moved to Florence, Italy, to study at the Florence Art Academy. To date he lives and works there. She has participated in many local and international exhibitions during her creative career. In 2017, his blog sculpture was exhibited in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Great Britain) for the next three years, and in 2016 in the Fryznowski Park in London.

His recent exhibition include:
2015: Armeniancy, National Pavilion of Armenia, Golden Lion Prize, 56th Biennial of Venice. Ancient Landscape, Beijing 6th International Art Biennale, State Pavilion of State, Beijing State Art Museum, Beijing, China. Discovery, 2nd International Biennial of Fine Arts and Works, Italian Pavilion, Grand Chamber of Shanzee Elize, Paris, France. Grandchildren – The New Geography of the Dept., The DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey. AtTrazioni, LuzArt gallery. Balance – Plastic Processing, InteriorDAsein, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Dolomiti Contemporanee DC NEXT, Fabbrica Ex Visibilia, Taibon Agordino, Italy. My in-house tour, Spazio Blue, Bologna, Italy. Recently, in 2014, Ohanjanyan was awarded the Henraux Prize. His works can be found in Italian and international collections, including the Vatican, Henraux Foundation, Tarkett’s Lightweight Collection, and the collection of Wittenstein’s Neustadt (Germany) as well as in many personal collections around the world. Twelve, 2015, “Hayastan” Pavilion, Venice’s 54th Biennial. Door, 2016, appearance in Milan State University.

Monday, July 26, 2017
18: 00-20: 00, TUMO Studios,
YerevanFree admission

Prior registration required


Twelve, 2015, “Armeniancy” Pavilion,  54th Biennial in Venice
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