To Collaborate is to Self-Sustain is to Perform: Artists Talk with Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian
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A conversation with Dubai-based artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian reflecting on over two decades of shared work, and the ethos of collaboration and co-creation underpinning it.  The talk will reflect back on the artists’ involvement in Tehran’s vibrant art scenes, including their relationship with collector and artist Fereydoun Ave and his groundbreaking gallery 13 Vanak.  In addition, Ramin, Rokni and Hesam will discuss the themes that have and continue to inform their work from the late nineties through today, as well as touch on their methodologies for collaboration, self-sustenance and creative production as performance—core principles present within their works.

The talk is moderated by Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel.

Registration is encouraged. Free to attend.

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian’s collaborative practice formed as early as 1999 in Tehran. The trio have practised a model of how to collaborate, creating a self-sustaining creative life; how to build an aesthetic and undermine it; how to be politically acute and humorous, generous and eccentric. Their home is a working studio which is also a film set and movie theatre, a museum and research centre. It is a test site-cum-monastery, an academy-cum-pleasure dome. The house informs their art as it results from both collective and individual endeavour. Yet, they are not a distinct group or collective, there is no name or label for the trio as their practice often revolves around other artists and friends – translating into multiple forms. Ramin, Rokni and Hesam’s work is often referred to as a landscape where the complex nature of processing is integrated in the nested system that forms the landscape of their shows. In their art making, production is performance and the performance is a collective action leading to dance, art, and politics. Their work has been exhibited in the UAE, Turkey, Australia, Europe, the United States, South Korea and the Philippines and is found in collections across continents.

Banner image: MEHREGAN ASYLUM CENTER (Installation view) in collaboration with Pirouz Taji and participation of Prof. Jaleh Shaditalab and support of NYUAD. Photo courtesy of the artists, CCC OD, and Galerie In Situ-fabienne leclerc Grand Paris.



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