Snack Pop-up | HOSSEI
Join us in the Gallery Shop for an afternoon with Sydney-based artist and maker HOSSEI. Through performance, sculpture, and installation, HOSSEI explores the potential of everyday things to act as vessels for joy and healing.
HOSSEI repurposes household items, industrial supplies, and deadstock textiles to create wearable costumes and accessories. Acting as both exaggerations and extensions of the body, his costumes affirm the potential of the spirit and endow everyday materials with new purpose. The artist also imbues each item with 'talismanic' properties; singing into bags so that the wearer can carry music with them, and placing lucky charms or blessings in the stitches of clothing to underscore their healing potential.
Meet the artist, enjoy a complimentary drink, and shop an exclusive range of his spirited clothing and accessories.
Snack is a pop-up concept store within the Gallery Shop designed to platform functional, affordable products made by emerging artists. Be the first to view and purchase new and exciting products, and get a chance to meet their talented makers.
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.
The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.
If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact email@example.com, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.
HOSSEI (b. 1985, Tehran) is a multidisciplinary artist with Persian, Turkish and Russian ancestry whose work addresses his heritage, fantasies and feelings, and notions of togetherness and healing. Through performance, sculpture, and installation, he explores the potential of everyday things to act as vessels for joy and healing. Acting as both exaggerations and extensions of the body, HOSSEI’s costumes are animated through euphoric live performances. As fantastical sculptures, his costumes affirm the potential of the spirit and endow everyday things with a new materiality and purpose. HOSSEI was Artist-in-Residence at UTS Galleries, Sydney from 2022–23, where he developed a capsule of products titled BLESSSENSE and an exhibition titled O (2023). His solo exhibition THUNDERBLOOM (2023) was presented at West Space, Melbourne, and he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Artspace, Sydney; and Dark Mofo, Hobart.