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JULIAN SCHNABEL – VAHAKN ARSLANIAN ART MENTORSHIP
Vahakn Arslanian Exhibition Opened in New York City
We are proud to announce that the exhibition by Maybach Foundation protégé Vahakn Arslanian, entitled Holy, Heavenly, opened successfully in New York City on April 5th, 2012 at 126 Leroy Street, in the West Village of New York City. The exhibition was jointly sponsored by the Maybach Foundation, Maybach Manufaktur and Vito Schnabel. The Spring 2012 exhibition featured five major large-scale art works created during the mentorship and a number of smaller works from previous years. One of the pieces was a solid titanium fan assembly from a jet engine acquired with the help of the Maybach Foundation. Thank you for supporting Vahakn and the Maybach Foundation.
April 5th – May 3rd
KEY PROGRAM ELEMENTS
Coinciding with the Venice Biennale 2011, and in concert with the values of Wilhelm and Karl Maybach, in searching for new avenues for creativity, Maybach has founded a new art mentoring program. The first phase of this project is a collaboration between Julian Schnabel and Vahakn Arslanian, a 36-year-old New York-based artist. They have taken a Maybach Guard Car that has been shot with high powered rifles and reconstructed it into a poem the opens it up to a new world of surprising possibilities.
'The Ones You Didn't Write – The Maybach Car' was installed on the Grand Canal in front of the Palazzo Polignac standing on a floating pontoon as part of the June 2011 Venice Biennale.
Self taught Arslanian, who was born in Belgium and grew up in New York, has been included in many groups and solo exhibitions including showings at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, Maccarone Gallery in New York, and Scream Gallery in London. Among his most recent works is "Mr. Big Ben", a collection of drawings on layered paper collages which show subjects such as birds, candles, underground trains and airplanes. They are set into discarded window frames with pieces of broken glass that are soldered together.
He was just five years old when he first met Julian Schnabel during a visit to his open-air studio in Amagansett, New York. Sharing their shards of artistic understanding, Julian Schnabel and Vahakn Arslanian have developed a special way of communicating with each other.
For more information about the Maybach Mentoring Programme with Vahakn Arslanian visit Maybach Manufaktur Special
Vahakn is also scheduled to participate at Foundation and Maybach Brand events in 2011-2012, including a presentation at the COE in September 2012.
Biography and Education
1975 Born in Antwerp
1976 Moved to New York City
1983-95 Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, Mill Neck, New York
1988 First exhibition, Songs for Children, benefit for children with AIDS, New York
1994-95 Miscellaneous courses at The New School and SVA, New York
2011/2012 Protégé of Julian Schnabel in the context of the Maybach Mentoring Programme
Exhibition planning and execution Networking opportunities Coaching on development of concrete objectives enabling the protégé to achieve his individual goals Catalogue preparation/experience Community service activities.