"This Will Also Pass" is the first exhibition in Europe by Hossein Valamanesh.
For more than 40 years, this Australian artist of Iranian origin has explored through a wide variety of mediums the themes of love, nature and spirituality, forming an intimate and universal work of total coherence inspired by both his roots and his adopted land.
A selection of works from the 1980s to the present day proposes to discover his approach permeated by the writings of Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî, a 13th century Persian mystical poet who deeply influenced Sufism. Combining surrealist humor and the sobriety of arte povera, Hossein Valamanesh freely combines multiple references evoking his childhood memories, his experience of exile or the deep spiritual bond that the Aborigines maintain with their environment, and makes them converge in an awareness of the impermanence of things and beings, Since everything passes.
Faithful to the fluidity of this thought, the exhibition navigates between eras and inspirations, pre-existing works and those designed especially for the event.
ICI is a cultural establishment of the City of Paris, the Institute of Islamic Culture (Institut des Cultures d’Islam, ICI) aims to highlight contemporary Islamic culture in all its diversity via exhibitions, concerts, conferences, screenings and debates, and workshops, and through events for young people. From Africa and Asia to Europe, the Middle East, America, and Australia, this culture takes many forms and inspires artists, whatever their backgrounds, associations, beliefs, or nationalities.
The exhibition "This Will Also Pass" will be held from September 23 to October 16, 2021.