Durk

Mikayel Ohanjanyan
29.01 / 17.03 2016

La Statale Arte opened officially with Mikayel Ohanjanyan’s first solo exhibition featuring Dur (Porta), a work specially created for the arcaded loggia of the Honorary Courtyard, on display alongside Tasnerku + 1 (Twelve + 1) – an extended rendition of the work the artist created for the Armenian Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 56th Venice Biennial.

TASNERKU + 1

Twelve + 1
Thirteen sculptures, measuring approximately 36 m in length
Twelve elements, each: 45 x 43 x 26 cm, disk 120 cm ø
Thirteenth element: 110 x 90 x 53 cm, disk 245 cm ø
Basalt, Corten steel, steel cables, 2015

Tasnerku + 1 (Twelve + 1), set in the middle of the Honorary Courtyard, is an extended rendition of the work created for the Armenity exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and hosted in the Armenian Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 56th Venice Biennial in 2015.

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Tasnerku + 1 - Mikayel Ohanjanyan
Dur - Mikayel Ohanjanyan

DUR

Door
Two scultures, measuring approximately 15 m in length
Each element: 120 x 120 x 120 cm
Mixed materials, ropes, 2015

Dur (Door) is a work specially created for the arcaded loggia in the 17th-century courtyard of Università degli Studi di Milano. It is composed of two cubic structures held in balance by a small cube placed in the middle of the space between them.

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The two installations on display share the same rhythm and dissonances deriving from the contrast between the stability of the forms and tension in the ropes running through, constraining and connecting them together.

DURK – Mikayel Ohanjanyan
Ca’ Granda Honorary Courtyard, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7
29th January / 17th March 2016
Monday-Friday 9-20 / Saturday 9-18
Curated by Donatella Volonté

Durk - Mikayel Ohanjanyan - Opening

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