Aldo Iacobelli: A Conversation with Jheronimus
Friday 15 June — Friday 31 August 2018
A major exhibition of new and recent works by one of Adelaide’s most internationally experienced artists, exploring humanity’s ongoing struggle for moral safe ground.
A familiar visitor to the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Aldo Iacobelli has long been under the spell of Hieronymus Bosch’s iconic c.1512-1516 The Haywain Triptych—believed to be executed the year of Bosch’s death—which depicts careless humans indulging their follies and lust on the path to hell.
Aldo Iacobelli’s ambitious A Conversation with Jheronimus presents as a fascinating conceptual dialogue between the artist and one of Europe’s great Renaissance masters. Bringing Bosch’s eternal allegory of religion, politics and sin into a contemporary context, this unusual site-specific installationembodies the consistent socio-political thread that runs through Iacobelli’s four decades of distinctive practice.
A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition for the SALA Festival.
PUBLICATION: A Conversation with Jheronimus by Maria Zagala