Hossein Valamanesh: In Love


08 August 2019, 11:00 AM — 28 September 2019, 4:00 PM

ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide SA 5000

Hossein Valamanesh, textile design detail for Enter 2019, featuring the word ‘eshgh’ (Farsi for love). Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS.

As one of South Australia’s most respected visual artists, Hossein Valamanesh’s In Love celebrates the artist’s renowned enigmatic practice, and expands upon his preoccupation with ideas of love, existence and the nature of being.

Experience the significant new architectural commission Enter, which immerses audiences in a labyrinth of light and love (or eshgh in Farsi). Under Valamanesh’s deft touch, the large-scale sculptural installation comes alive as a field of colour, rhythm and sentiment.

Enter is presented alongside the two-channel moving image installation Passing (2014), in its South Australian premiere (made in collaboration with Nassiem Valamanesh). Filmed on a railway in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, the work depicts both the oncoming and departing views of a meditative rail journey to evoke a sense of an ‘in-between-place’.

Enter is ACE Open’s South Australian Artist Commission for 2019 and is presented as part of SALA Festival.

Public Program

Saturday August 24, 1:30-4:30PM

Join artist Hossein Valamanesh in conversation with independent curator Talia Smith (NSW), as they discuss Valamanesh’s’ 2019 South Australian Artist Commission exhibition, In Love, currently exhibiting at ACE Open.

The program is taking place as part of the West End Creative Precinct Artist Talk Series as part of SALA Festival. Hear from some of South Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists in this series of free artist talks held at ACE Open, JamFactory and Samstag Museum.

1:30pm, Hossein Valamanesh, ACE Open

2.30pm, Angela Valamanesh, JamFactory

3.30pm, Louise Haselton, Samstag Museum

Enquiries can be directed to admin@aceopen.art.

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