Abu Dhabi Art14 - 17 Nov 2018
Booth: Focus, A24
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
We are pleased to participate at this year’s 10th-anniversary edition of Abu Dhabi Art, with a presentation surrounding the conceptual practice of Mohammed Kazem, highlighting recent works in tandem with key photo documentation of his performances since the 1990s.
ART BRUSSELS 201819 - 22 Apr 2018 Tour & Taxis, Brussels Booth C35
We are pleased to participate in the 50th edition of Art Brussels with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem and collaborative and individual works by artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.
ART DUBAI 201821 - 24 Mar 2018 Madinat Jumeirah Booth E6, Hall 2 http://www.artdubai.ae/gallery/gallery-isabelle-van-den-eynde-2018/
Taking Jan Verwoert's essay Why are conceptual artists painting again? Because they think it's a good idea (2005) as a theme for reflection, the booth presents paintings, or better yet, celebrates 'painting'. The essay discusses the current status of painting: does it qualify as 'contemporary art' or should it be rejected as 'irrelevant'? Painting was pronounced a 'royal road' of artistic practice in High Modernism theory. This doctrine was later refuted by conceptual art at the end of the 1960s when every medium represented only one possibility among many, and the only thing that eventually mattered was the idea.
Verwoert asks how painting, understood in terms of immanent conceptual practice, refers to the market and art institutions. He proposes a cynical position: 'as long as there are enough canvasses to sell, and as long as the buyer perceives the conceptualisation of a painting as just another refinement added to the commodity (one that does not trouble their bucolic conception of art), the market cares not a bit about the way painting has been subtly complicated by way of conceptual self-criticism.' On the other hand, the author argues that conceptual and ephemeral forms of practice, where interdisciplinary and project-based approaches boom at international biennales (and in the absence of material resistance) become trapped in institutional dependency.
In this context, we are pleased to present works - predominantly or assimilated within the practice of painting, since acrylic or oil is used or imitated - by Abdelkader Benchamma, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Nargess Hashemi, Mohammed Kazem, Hesam Rahmanian, Haleh Redjaian and Hassan Sharif, who investigate the significance of 'painting' and adopt a multitude of positions by engaging with a practice specific to that medium, and/or to be understood with reference to the conceptual themes it proposes.
'It is not enough, in order for there to be painting, that the painter take up his brushes again' Damish tells us: it is still necessary that it be worth the effort, 'it is still necessary that [the painter] succeed in demonstrating to us that painting is something that we positively cannot do without, that is it indispensable to us, and that it would be madness - worse still, a historical error - to let it lie fallow today.'
Read Jan Verwoert's essay
ART DUBAI 201714 - 18 Mar 2017 Madinat Jumeirah Booth E6, Hall 2, Art Dubai Contemporary www.artdubai.ae
We are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Art Dubai with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Abdelkader Benchamma, Vikram Divecha, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.
We are also delighted to host Yasmina Reggad and Lana Fahmi's performance IF - THEN GOTO and to announce Atfal Ahdath's visceral installation and banquet
ART DUBAI 201616 - 19 Mar 2016 Madinat Jumeirah Booth E8
We are pleased to participate in the 10th edition of Art Dubai with works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Hassan Sharif, Haleh Redjaian, Mohammed Kazem and Xu Qu.
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian's Her Majesty? is a limited edition facsimile where the trio have completely overhauled the XL coffee table publication, which was published by Taschen Verlag in 2012 about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty? is now available at the gallery and each book comes with a unique, handmade cover of only 600 copies.
Published by Edition Patrick Frey
ABU DHABI ART 201518 - 21 Nov 2015 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi Booth A16
We are pleased to parcitipate in Abu Dhabi Art with works by Mohammed Kazen, Hassan Sharif, Rokni Hearizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian and Haleh Redjaian.
ART DUBAI 2015Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian and Mohammed Kazem 18 - 21 Mar 2015 Madinat Jumeirah Booth J18
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is excited to return once again to participate in the 9th edition of Art Dubai. We consider Art Dubai to be one of the most important art platforms in the region.
The gallery has given carte blanche to the collaborative trio Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian to create an immersive tableaux within the gallery’s booth. The artists will be concurrently exhibiting Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky at Kunsthalle Zürich.
We will also be presenting a separate solo booth dedicated to Emirati conceptual artist Mohammed Kazem, with a selection of very new works and an important series in his career from the early 90s. Mohammed Kazem, had a solo exhibition at the gallery recently (Sound of Objects, Nov 2014) and represented the U.A.E. in the 2013 Venice Biennale. He will be participating in Sharjah Biennial 12, concurrently with the fair.
ART BASEL HONG KONG 2015Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem 15 - 17 Mar 2015 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Booth 3D21
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to return to Art Basel Hong Kong in 2015 to build on the success of its participation last year. The gallery will again exhibit new and archival works by Hassan Sharif, at the vanguard of conceptual practice in the Middle East for 40 years, as well as works by his protégé Mohammed Kazem, who represented the United Arab Emirates at the 55th Venice Biennale.
ABU DHABI ART 20144 - 8 Nov 2014 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi Booth A26
We are pleased to participate in Abu Dhabi Art with works by Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Nargess Hashemi, Aisha Khalid, Ahmad Amin Nazar and beyond sector Mohammed Kazem, Bita Fayyazi.
ART BRUSSELS 2014:mentalKLINIK, Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif 25 - 27 Apr 2014 Tour & Taxis, Brussels Prime, Booth 1B-34
We are pleased to participate in Art Brussels with works by :mentalKLINIK, Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif.
ABU DHABI ART 201320 - 23 Nov 2013 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi Booth H2-7
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde presents works by Nargess Hashemi, Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh, Fred Eerdekens, Farshid Maleki, Ahmad Amin Nazar, :mentalKLINIK, Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif.