Ali Hossaini: THE
 FABRIC
 OF
 LIFE

Ali Hossaini: THE
 FABRIC
 OF
 LIFE

jeudi 10 novembre 2011vendredi 16 décembre 2011


New York, NY USA

NEW 
YORK 
Ethan
 Cohen 
Fine
 Arts 
is
 pleased 
to 
announce 
The
 Fabric 
of 
Life,
 an 
installation 
of 
video 
and
 prints 
by 
Ali Hossaini. 

In 
a
 2010 
review, 
the 
New 
York 
Times 
described 
Hossaini 
as 
a
 "bio-chemist
 turned
 philosopher
 turned 
television
 producer 
turned 
visual 
poet." 
His
 richly 
colored, 
sensual 
imagery
 contains
 surprisingly
 cerebral
 currents 
that
 draw
 on 
science,
 philosophy 
and 
spirituality.

The 
Fabric
 of
 Life
 questions 
the
 structure 
of
 experience 
by 
probing 
its 
fundamental
 elements.

 Undulating
 forms 
representing 
thought,
 perception 
and 
feeling
 dissolve 
into 
hallucinatory 
passages 
of 
pure 
color,
 taking 
on 
abstract, 
musical
 qualities.

 Shot
 in 
Iceland, 
Greenland,
 Italy,
 France,
 Madagascar, 
Burma
 and
 other
 locales, 
the 
installation 
explores 
themes
 ranging
 from 
the 
death 
of 
the 
artist¡¯s 
mother
 to 
the
 evolution 
of 
the cosmos.

Live
 action
 is 
combined 
with 
3D 
and 
generative 
animation.

 Included
 are 
excerpts 
from 
three 
video
 cycles,
Epiphany,
Ouroboros 
and 
Oceanic
 Verses
 with 
presentations 
of
 Unperception 
Now, 
Memory
 Begins
 and
 4Monkeys. 

A
 special
 version
of
 Executive 
Privilege, 
a
 3D 
tribute 
to 
Chinese
 artist 
Ai 
Weiwei,
 will 
be 
shown.


Works by Ali Hossaini 
have 
been 
exhibited 
in 
venues 
such 
as 
the Lincoln 
Center,
 the 
Museum 
of 
the 
Moving
 Image, 
Anthology Film
 Archives 
and 
the 
Montreal 
Festival 
of 
Film
 on 
Art.
 The 
opera Oceanic 
Verses, 
a
 collaboration 
with 
composer 
Paola 
Prestini, opens 
at 
the 
Kennedy 
Center 
in 
June,
 2012.


Exhibition
 opening 


November
 10, 
6
¨C
8pm










 Artist 
talk 


November
 12,
 3
pm

Location: 

Ethan 
Cohen
 Fine 
Arts,
 14
 Jay
 Street,
 Tribeca, 
New 
York
City

ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS 
is
 based 
in 
Tribeca,
 New
 York
 City.
 Its 
director, Ethan
 Cohen, cultivates emerging
 and
 established
 artists from 
China, 
Japan,
 Thailand,
 Russia,
 and
 the 
Americas. 

In 
the 
1980¡¯s 
he 
spearheaded
 the
 Chinese 
Avant 
Garde 
in
 America, giving
 Ai
 Weiwei
 his 
first 
solo
 exhibition.
 He 
serves 
as 
advisor 
and
 curator to 
museums 
and
 biennales, 
including We 
Are
 Your Future
 at 
the
 2007
 Moscow
 Biennale.
 He 
describes 
Ali
 Hossaini¡¯s
 work 
as,
 ¡°¡­original,
 poetic
 and 
highly
 sophisticated,
 with technical
 mastery
 of
 the
 medium. The
 Fabric
 of 
Life 
is
 a
 natural
 progression 
in 
my
 pursuit 
of 
new
 ideas
 and
 fresh 
artistic vision.¡±

For 
interviews, 
high©\res 
images
 &
 more 
information


: 
Jacky 
Agudelo & Sal
 Cataldi
,
 [email protected], [email protected],
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