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POSTPONED Armenian Ceramics: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem
April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In response to public health concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Brandeis University is implementing a policy requiring the cancellation or postponement of large gatherings. Thus, with deep regret, we announce that we will have to postpone our upcoming events. We sincerely hope to be able to reschedule them during the 2020-21 academic year. Thank you for understanding.
Armenian Ceramics: How the Art of a Genocide Survivor Changed the Face of Jerusalem
April 22, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall,
Book talk with Sato Moughalian, author of Feast of Ashes – The Life and Art of David Ohannessian.
Ms. Moughalian will detail the lineage of her grandfather David Ohannessian’s ceramic tradition and document the critical roles his deportation and his own agency played in its transfer—aspects of the story obscured in the art historical narrative. She will speak about the process of coming to terms with her family’s past, the ways in which that served as an impetus to excavate and reconstruct her grandfather’s history through archival research, and the importance of preserving the stories of peoples displaced through migration.
Sato Moughalian is also an award-winning flutist in New York City and Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble, founded in 1993 at Columbia University. She serves as principal flutist of the American Modern Ensemble and Gotham Chamber Opera, and can be heard on more than thirty chamber music recordings. Since 2007, Ms. Moughalian has traveled to Turkey, England, Israel, Palestine, and France to uncover her grandfather’s traces and has published articles and given talks on the genesis of Jerusalem’s Armenian ceramic art.