GALLERIES AT MAS8 Apr - 8 Jun 2019
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
8 April - 8 June 2019
Opening Reception: Monday 8 April from 6.00 to 8.00 pm
We are pleased to participate at Galleries at MAS, an external collective exhibition platform, featuring works by Mohammed Kazem, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, and Nargess Hashemi. The opening night will coincide with the first day of the Culture Summit – Abu Dhabi which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism.
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
ARTISSIMA 2017Rokni Haerizadeh 3 - 5 Nov 2017 Oval Lingotto Fiere, Turin Booth DS 05, Disegni http://www.artissima.it/
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde participates in the newly-added Disegni section with a solo booth dedicated to Rokni Haerizadeh's long-term Fictionville series, which has taken many shapes and forms, from paintings, to drawings, to animations. The artist seems intent on unsettling the viewer; his intertwining of the familiar and the bizarre feels calculated to provoke amusement as much as outrage. The booth highlights 14 recent works on paper, where layers of paint and ink subvert and transform the printed image, turning human figures into human-animal hybrids. The background of each image is a news photograph or a still of a news footage, which is then prepared, painted with large washes of colour and drawn over with fine pen-and-ink lines that give the image its new contours. Vividly surreal, the works depict a tragi-comic bestiary of battling, escaping, marching characters and anthropomorphised scenery.
Works from Fictionville have been exhibited at several institutions such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg (2013); New Museum, New York (2014); the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston (2016); Guggenheim, New York (2016); Kunsthalle, Zurich (2015) and most recently The Restless Earth (2017) at Milan Triennial in collaboration with Nicola Trussardi Foundation. A monograph of the same name was published by Koenig Books, London in 2014.
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 BRUSSELS 2016Hassan Sharif, Haleh Redjaian and Rokni Haerizadeh 22 - 24 Apr 2016 Tour & Taxis, Brussels Booth B50, Prime and Booth B50-S, Solo
The prime booth will feature works by Emirati artist Hassan Sharif and German-Iranian artist Haleh Redjaian, where a formal comparison will be drawn between the 3D weaving techniques and works on paper by both artists. It will be an investigation of Sharif and Redjaian's critical approach of using the grid as a measurement tool and foundation for their composition, allowing for chance and repetition.
For the solo booth, Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh presents a video animation Letter! (2014), which uses footage from the Femen protest and shows how the protest is turned into its own hysterical, violent and performative spectacle once the gaze of the media is present. Haerizadeh refers to his videos as 'moving paintings' to emphasise the pulse of the video. He purposely doesn't refer to them as animations as he's not tracing a movement between frames, instead, each movement is enacted in these individual hand-painted frames to create an erratic pulse, and also merges thousand of individual paintings into one durational piece.
ART BASEL HONG KONG 2016Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian 24 - 26 Mar 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Booth 3C27
We are pleased to announce our participation in Art Basel Hong Kong with a collaborative booth by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, where the trio will continue a theatrical approach to exhibition making by presenting an accumulation of collages, watercolours, paintings and assemblages produced collectively and individually. The booth conveys as much insight into their practice - the ritual of living and working together - as it is a playful affront to the romantic notion of the solitary, singular artist, and his work.
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.
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.
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.
ARMORY SHOW 20137 - 10 Mar 2013 Piers 92 & 94, New York Pier 94, Booth 833
We are pleased to participate in Armory Show with works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Abdelkader Benchamma, Ahmad Amin Nazar and Hesam Rahmaniam.
ART BASEL | ART STATEMENTS 2012Rokni Haerizadeh 14 - 17 Jun 2012 Messeplatz, Switzerland Booth S26
At Art Statements 2012, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to present a solo project by Rokni Haerizadeh with a selection of works from his ongoing 'Fictionville' series alongside his video animation 'Just What is it That Makes Today's Homes so Different, so Appealing?'
Devoid of pitiful moralizing and surpassing fetishistic infatuation, Haerizadeh's works on paper and video animation controversially pervert found photographic media images. Scenes of tragedy, brutality and suffering are transformed into an anthropomorphic Orwellian world; humourous, grotesque and bitter. In the animation 'Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?' Haerizadeh creates the narrative frame by frame, generating a moving painting in which the stills of CNN and YouTube news broadcasts about the unrest in Iran in June 2009 are deviated into a voyage through a bestial spectacle.
ART BRUSSELS 201219 - 22 Apr 2012 Tour & Taxis, Brussels Booth 3D 15
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is delighted to present works by Adbelkader Benchamma, Bita Fayyazi, Ramin Haerizadeh and Rokni Haerizadeh at Art Brussels this year. In conjunction with Art Brussels, Arnaud Rivieren will present an installation in Park Egmont for Art in the City.
ABU DHABI ART 201116 - 19 Nov 2011 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi Booth C08
Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde will be presenting works from existing gallery artists, Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Jeffar Khaldi. One exceptional oil on canvas ‘The Cursing King’ by Rokni Haerizadeh articulates his typical fluidity to allegorically ridicule tyranny and people of power; a couple of small collages on paper by Ramin Haerizadeh demonstrating the artist’s brutal dark humour while exploring the theme of self-portraits in an atmosphere of political and historical satire.
As well IVDE will present works by Idris Khan, Wim Delvoye, Jean-Luc Moerman and Abdelkader Benchamma.
ART BERLIN CONTEMPORARY 2011Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh 7 - 11 Sep 2011 Station Berlin, Kreuzberg Booth 48B & 49B
In ABC, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde presents two artists, Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh, who are at the very forefront of the new narrative of the Middle East, bringing their trademark wit, insight and historical perspectives to bear on a new and unique presentation.
Exploring the inside of an artists’ studio - in which thoughts, dreams and schemes tangle up into the elusive process of creation - offers a kaleidoscopic insight into the work of the artist, when opened up for inspection. Through the individual clues found in the colliding chaos, industry and creativity these spaces which artists reach beyond their consciousness and into the intangible realm of ideas.
ART BRUSSELS 2011Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Reza Aramesh 27 Apr - 1 May 2011 Tour & Taxis, Brussels Booth 3B 27
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to announce its participation in Art Brussels 2011 running presenting new works by Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh as well as Reza Aramesh; three of the most exciting and engaging artists emerging from Iran today.
One of the pioneers of the Middle Eastern contemporary art scene, Dubai-based Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde has established a reputation for sourcing and promoting the most progressive and exiting talents from across Iran and the Middle East.
ART DUBAI 201115 - 19 Mar 2011 Madinat Jumeirah Booth B18
Returning for its 4th appearance at Art Dubai, Al Quoz-based Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde's booth at the landmark fifth edition of the event continues the gallery's traditional commitment to showcasing some of the most vital and progressive contemporary art in the region. We are pleased to participate with works by Leila Pazooki, Bita Fayyazi, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Rokni Hearizadeh, Ramin Hearizadeh and Reza Aramesh.
ART DUBAI 201017 - 20 Mar 2010 Madinat Jumeirah Booth B3
We are pleased to participate in Freize New York with works by Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Reza Aramesh, Ahmad Amin Nazar, Rokni Haerizadeh, Shirin Fakhim and Arnaud Rivieren.