• Mélik Ohanian

    Atlanta College of Art Gallery

    It all started promisingly enough. While surfing the Web, Armenian-French artist Mélik Ohanian discovered someone with the same name as his living on Long Island. This reminded him of a family story, typical of the Armenian diaspora: After the Turkish genocide of 1915, family members of his grandparents’ generation traveled in three different directions: to the United States, to France, and to Argentina. Unable to find evidence of a Mélik Ohanian in Buenos Aires, Ohanian imagined collaborating with his American namesake on an art project for which the two of them could work together to fabricate

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