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Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Installation view of Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity, Los Angeles, Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015

Press Release

Press Release

Adel Abdessemed: From Here to Eternity
November 15 - December 20, 2015
Opening: Sunday, November 15th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

VENUS
601 South Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

(Los Angeles, CA) – VENUS is pleased to present From Here to Eternity, an exhibition of new work by Adel Abdessemed. The exhibition is his first major show in Los Angeles and features a series of nearly 100 black stone drawings on paper and military tarpaulin.

Adel Abdessemed’s new series is named for the famous 1953 film best known for the scene in which Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kiss passionately on the beach as waves crash over them. As a child in Algeria, Abdessemed viewed such western films under the edit and strict censorship of the Algerian government, who cut out any scene that portrayed physical contact between the sexes. Abdessemed is known for embracing themes of history, religion, and politics in his artworks. Though perhaps best known for his video, sculptural, and conceptual art, Abdessemed has chosen to distinguish his Los Angeles debut show by exclusively exhibiting drawings on paper and military tarpaulin.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed catalogue with an introduction by Francesco Bonami and text by Hélène Cixous.


ABOUT ADEL ABDESSEMED

Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971, Constantine, Algeria) has exhibited his work internationally and in the United States, with recent shows including solo presentations at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; David Zwirner; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; Musée de Vence; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. His works have been included in group exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin; and the current Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor.

For further information about the exhibition and availability, please contact the gallery at info@venusovermanhattan.com

For all press inquiries related to the exhibition, please email press@venusovermanhattan.com

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on military tarpaulin

109 7/16 x 94 1/2 in
227.9 x 240 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on military tarpaulin

106 x 87 in
270 x 221 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on military tarpaulin

106 x 87 in
270 x 221 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on military tarpaulin

89 3/8 x 165 3/4 in

227 x 421 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on military tarpaulin

90 1/8 x 168 1/8 in
229 x 427 cm

Adel Abdessemed El Che, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

El Che, 2015
black stone on military tarpaulin

105 1/2 x 88 3/16 in
268 x 224 cm

Adel Abdessemed Chicos, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Chicos, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Elle, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Elle, 2015
black stone on paper

102 3/8 x 72 7/16 in

260 x 184 cm

Adel Abdessemed Elektra, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Elektra, 2015
black stone on paper

102 3/8 x 72 7/16 in

260 x 184 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in
75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in
75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in
75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed From Here to Eternity, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

From Here to Eternity, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in
75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed German Shepherd, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

German Shepherd, 2015

black stone on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed German Shepherd, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

German Shepherd, 2015

black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Hare, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Hare, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Hare, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Hare, 2015
black stone on four papers

102 3/4 x 144 7/8 in

261 x 368 cm

Adel Abdessemed Ksu, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Ksu, 2015
black stone on paper

102 3/8 x 72 7/16 in

260 x 184 cm

Adel Abdessemed La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in
60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

La Tendresse du Tigre, 2015

black stone on paper
41 3/8 x 29 1/2 in
105 x 75 cm

Adel Abdessemed Labrador, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Labrador, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Labrador, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Labrador, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Labrador, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Labrador, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 5/16 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Owl, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Owl, 2015
black stone on paper

23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

60 x 80 cm

Adel Abdessemed Pidgeon, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Pidgeon, 2015
black stone on four papers
102 3/4 x 144 7/8 in

261 x 368 cm

Adel Abdessemed Plane, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Plane, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Plane, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Plane, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Plane, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Plane, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Plane, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Plane, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Rio, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Rio, 2015
black stone on paper

102 3/8 x 72 7/16 in

260 x 184 cm

Adel Abdessemed Sant’Angelo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Sant’Angelo, 2015
black stone on four papers
102 3/4 x 144 7/8 in

261 x 368 cm

Adel Abdessemed Shadow, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Shadow, 2015
black stone on paper

29 1/2 x 41 3/8 in

75 x 105 cm

Adel Abdessemed Shadow, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Shadow, 2015
black stone on four papers

102 3/4 x 144 7/8 in

261 x 368 cm

Adel Abdessemed This is the land, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

This is the land, 2015

black stone on paper

41 5/16 x 29 1/2 in

105 x 75 cm

Adel Abdessemed This is the land, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

This is the land, 2015

black stone on paper

72 1/4 x 51 3/16 in

183.5 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed This is the land, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

This is the land, 2015

black stone on two papers
102 3/8 x 72 7/16 in

260 x 184 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm 

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

 

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

Adel Abdessemed Trabajo, 2015

Adel Abdessemed

Trabajo, 2015
black stone on paper
72 7/16 x 51 3/16 in

184 x 130 cm

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