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Date: 2018-09-10 22:53:24
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

"Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home"

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian 

"Forgive me, distant flowers," from the poem Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska - is the title chosen for the exhibition by Ramin Haerizadeh , Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam RahmanianScheduled at the OGRs in Turin from 12 July to 30 September 2018. An exhibition that tries to give a key to the artistic practice of Ramin, Rokni and Hesam, focusing on their working methods and on the process of realization and communication of works. In recent decades, the three artists shared a philosophy of life that led them to a "common creation", conditioned by the relationship with the knowledge and technical skills of others, in which individual and collective practice interact. From the intertwining of their dialogues with those of other artists, friends and collaborators - including stage director Joan Baixas, robotic engineer John Cole, community artist Niyaz Azadikhah,

Aware that their practice does not include only what they have created, but also the contributions of the other individuals with whom they relate, Ramin, Rokni and Hesam reject the concept of the Artist Genius, preferring to recognize all those who are part of the process of realization of the work - from other artists to carpenters, technicians and light designers - as part of the development process of a shared and collaborative environment that is decisive in the creation of something new. For example, of an exhibition. In other words, participants share methods, ways of thinking and working, thus constructing another sensitivity that allows the creation of something new.

In their collaborative practice, artists create a series of alter egos that allows them to play with individual identities, working with themes related to language, empty space, power, transformation, belonging, displacement, and exile. , suffering and destruction. These creatures- as the artists themselves define them - they live in video documentaries on their creative process and in video performance, real works of art. These characters, anthropomorphic, phyto or zoomorphic, are characterized by some kind of sensorial or motor limitation, considered by the artists starting point to refine the other senses. Small people with noses and ears of rodents, fish tails or lettuce heads become protagonists of a fictitious world that enters the lives of the spectators as live performances or installation of works created by the creatures themselves. Reinterpreting the practice of the objet trouvé, when they become creatures and want to tell their story, the artists select a series of everyday objects. Worn, battered or forgotten objects are reinvented in a parallel world and connoted by new meanings. In their materialization of an imaginary, in their reuse of abandoned objects, creatures offer a subtle, sometimes opaque, interpretation of contemporary society. 

The exhibition does not want to be a retrospective of the artists' work. Forgive me wants to be a demonstration of how Ramin, Rokni and Hesam develop their heterogeneous sense of creation, a narrative of work from a perspective that observes the mechanism and enhances its philosophy based on sharing the reality and the inclusion of others.


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