Alexander’s Lover explores romance, kinship and tension; represented through the entanglement of compositions, media and artists. Through this treatment, objects are given a more human aesthetic, their proximity to one another invoking an unseen language.
This exploration of ideas such as attraction and dialogue was first conceived after viewing films by Italian filmmaker and Director Luca Gaudagnino and his ability to create intense narratives and intimacy between characters.
The title of the exhibition is a reference to Hephaestion, Alexander the Great’s close childhood friend and the myth surrounding their intensely intimate and secretive relationship. Incidentally, the term Alexander’s Lover is also a lyric that features in a song played in Gaudagnino’s film Call Me By Your Name, titled Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens.
Sundays, 11am to 4pm
Thursday 14 February to Thursday 21 February 2019
Wednesday 13 February 2019 from 6pm to 8pm