The Magic Circle exhibiting artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini and collaborators Olesya Zdorovetska and Yasaman Pishvaei in conversation with artist Jesse Jones.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini will be in conversations with TBG+S Studio Artist Jesse Jones to discuss her exhibition The Magic Circle. Joining them will be composer Olesya Zdorovetska and performer Yasaman Pishvaei, both of whom collaborated with Atoosa in the making of The Magic Circle.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini is an Iranian-Irish artist filmmaker based in Dublin. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2023); fsk Kino am Oranienplatz, Berlin (2023); Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2022); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2021); Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2021). Pour Hosseini is Co-Director of Experimental Film Society. Pour Hosseini’s work is held in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Jesse Jones is an artist based in Ireland. Her practice is multi-platform, working in film installation, performance and sculpture. Using a form of expanded cinema she explores magical counter-narratives to the State drawn from suppressed archetypes and myth. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017 with the work Tremble Tremble. She has had solo presentations at Guggenheim Bilbao, Artsonje Seoul. Kunsthalle Gent has commissioned her work Syllabus as part of the permanent exhibition programme. Her work is in collections in the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Hugh Lane gallery.

Yasaman Pishvaei is an Iranian multi-media artist, Expressive Arts facilitator, and researcher currently based in Potsdam, Germany. Her artistic practice revolves around embracing the enigmatic qualities of art to foster deeper personal and interpersonal understanding, connection, and hybridization. She utilizes Expressive Arts and Interpersonal Neurobiology frameworks to explore human experience and designs/facilitates arts-based research processes.

Olesya Zdorovetska is a Dublin-based performer, composer and curator, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. Her work has been described as ‘an emotional and intellectual explosion' (Dash Arts, UK). She is a founder of the Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform and co-curator of Phonica, a platform for experimental music and poetry. She was a 2022 recipient of the Markievicz Award from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the best-soundscape winner at the 25th Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery in Dublin City Centre. Supporting the development of artists and the creation of art through high quality studio provision and an ambitious exhibition programme. Creating an inclusive environment of learning and creativity and nurture close and sustained engagement of audiences with the work of Irish and international artists. Founded in 1983 - by artists, for artists.

Event location information: This event will take place in Studio 6 on the first floor of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. You will enter through the Gallery from the street where you can view Atoosa Pour Hosseini’s exhibition The Magic Circle prior to that talk and for a short period afterwards. Our team will be present in the gallery to welcome you and direct you to the event space. An exit at the back of the gallery will lead you to the atrium where you can take the stairs or a lift to the first floor. The room will be slightly darkened and there will be a projector displaying images. Seating will be theatre style with folding chairs and benches. For further information please contact or call 01 6710073.

Image description: Atoosa stands profile to the camera and facing right, her head and upper torso are framed in the left hand side of the image. She has dark curly hair and wears black. Her right arm is outstretched in front of her and is operating an analogue projector. The metal projector appears at the centre of the image and is light blue. There is a large blue film reel on the top left and a smaller red film reel on the top right of the projector. The projector emits a prism like light onto a glass lens, which reflects light back onto Atoosa's face. In the background several audience members appear out of focus and are standing in a darkly lit room.