OEPNING SUNDAY MAY 14TH, FROM 2PM TO 6 PM
" As has been pointed out many times, RRH?s productions are difficult to grasp because they are so abundant and fluid and flout established categories. The Iranian trio?s practice is driven by a common approach that is agreed upon daily and unfolds like an organism in perpetual transformation. Within the work, the borrowed elements ? still images or videos, accessory objects of all kinds ? are literally nomadic. Their undertaking is also based on a performative dimension, the artists or their alter egos becoming, in their own words, ?painting machines.? For the members of RRH inextricably mix their voices, intervening in turn or simultaneously on the same image. The singularity of the ?style? of their productions is based on this paradox of appearance. They are all photographic, collage and pictorial, the artists practising an art of conjunction and inclusion, without hierarchy."
Extract from the text Group portraits in costume, or the art of decomposition, Natacha Pugnet, may 2023
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian's early collaborative practice formed as early as 1999 in Tehran, though it was flourished in the U.A.E where the artists reside since 2009. The trio have practiced 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 center. 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 endeavor. Yet, they are not a distinct group or collective, there is no name or label for the trio as their practice often evolves around other artists and friends, which translates 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 the their art making, production is performance. And the performance is a collective action leading to dance, art, and politics.