"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped" Groucho Marx (while getting the patient's pulse)

RAMIN HAERIZADEH, ROKNI HAERIZADEH, HESAM RAHMANIAN
Martina Weinhart (Editor), Rokni Haerizadeh (Artist), Hesam Rahmanian (Artist), Ramin Haerizadeh (Artist), 2020

The installations, films and performances of Ramin Haerizadeh (b. 1975), Rokni Haerizadeh (b. 1978), and Hesam Rahmanian (b. 1980, all three live and work in Dubai) transport the viewer into a highly distinctive world: Exuberant like lush nature, nonetheless humorous, eccentric, and full of allusions. The base and center of the Iranian artistic trio is their house in Dubai, where they live and work together. It is here that all their works originate frequently in interaction with friends or other artists. They create surprising encounters directing attention toward urgent contemporary political and social topics, questioning power mechanisms as well as normative gender roles and the art world. After exhibitions at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Kunsthalle Zürich, the Trussardi Foundation in Milan and the Sharjah Biennial, among others, the SCHIRN is now presenting the first solo exhibition by the artists in Germany.

 

The accompanying catalog includes a text by Martina Weinhart, a detailed biography of the artists and a preface by Philipp Demandt.