Puisque tout se passe, Hossein Valamanesh – from Iran to Australia
- Art exhibition
The Institute of Islamic Cultures launched ‘Because everything passes’, the first European exhibition by Hossein Valamanesh on 22 September, in the presence of the artist.
Puisque tout se passe brings together a selection of works dating from the 1980s to the present day, allowing visitors to discover the artist’s unique approach, imbued with the writings of the 13th century Persian mystic poet, Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî.
One of the great strengths of the exhibition is its omnipresent poetry, which guides and transports us from one work to the next like a common thread. The artist uses a wide variety of media (photos, video, installation, collage, drawing, etc.) to form both a simultaneously intimate and universal work of impressive coherence. Through this exhibition, Hossein Valamanesh invites us to navigate between eras and inspirations, between his Iranian roots and his adopted Australian land, between the themes of love, nature and spirituality.
The exhibition is located in the two buildings which form the Institute of Islamic Cultures, a unique place to discover in the heart of the 18th arrondissement. It is accompanied by a multidisciplinary programme combining performing arts, round tables and films (explore the programme at the following link: https://www.institut-cultures-islam.org/agenda/).
At the opening, the artist was congratulated by Bariza Khiari (President of the Institute), Éric Lejoindre (Mayor of the 18th), Carine Rolland (Deputy for culture at la Mairie de Paris) and Megan Anderson (Australian Ambassador to UNESCO). We were able to meet for an evening to celebrate Hossein Valamanesh, his art and his talent.
The exhibition is to be discovered without hesitation at the Institute of Islamic Cultures until February 13, 2022. A moment of poetry and a journey to the borders of Persian and aboriginal lands guaranteed.