Art Guide: ‘This Brittle Light’

April 28, 2021

In a recent review of Buxton Contemporary’s current exhibition This Brittle Light in Art Guide Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen writes:

“I feel moved by What Goes Around, a video work by father and son Hossein and Nassiem Valamanesh, which animates a previously existing artwork, For Honey – a dedication to a lost family pet. A bundle of sticks and oil burners adorns an upside-down chair, which rotates slowly, hypnotically, zooming in and out. Beauty in the everyday, in the ordinary – it is easy to forget to look for it sometimes. There is power in making something with the person who made you.”

Read the full review here. 


Image: Hossein Valamanesh, For Honey 2020, Wooden chair, Persian salt bag, red-gum sticks & copper oil burners, 107 x 45 x 40 cm © the artist. Light Source Commission, Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, 2021, Photo by M. Kluvanek.


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