Hossein Valamanesh : This Will Also Pass

23.09.21 — 13.02.22
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For more than forty years, Hossein Valamanesh, australian artist of Iranian origin, has been exploring via many different mediums the themes of love, nature, and spirituality, creating an entirely coherent intimate and universal oeuvre, inspired both by his roots and his adoptive land.

What’s love © Hossein Valamanesh, ADAGP, Paris, 2021

A selection of works dating from the 1980s to the present day enable visitors to discover his approach inspired by the writings of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, the thirteenth-century Persian mystical poet who had a profound influence on Sufism. Combining surrealistic humour and the sobriety of Arte Povera, Hossein Valamanesh freely brings together many references that evoke his childhood memories, his experience of exile, and the profound spiritual links between the Aborigines and their environment, and combines them, creating an awareness of the impermanence of all things and beings: ‘This Will Also Pass’.

Lotus Vault 2 © Hossein Valamanesh, ADAGP, Paris, 2021

True to the fluidity of this thought process, the exhibition explores various epochs and sources of inspiration, pre-existing works, and those specifically created for the event.

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Guided tour

Free guided tours of the exhibition take place every Saturday at 3pm and require a reservation. Book a visit here.

Group tours

The ICI welcomes groups on a guided tour with a cultural mediator or on a self-guided tour without a guide. These visits are free and bookable from 8 people here.

Online virtual tour

Discover the exhibition online.

Documents to download
Dossier pédagogique
Livret jeux

Curator and artistic director
Bérénice SALIOU

Managing director
Stéphanie CHAZALON

Academic research committee

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