Installation view, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian: The Birthday Party, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2015. Photo by Charles Mayer
You’re invited to an eclectic, exuberant, gender-bending, and totally wild art experience.
Ramin Haerizadeh (b. Tehran, 1975), Rokni Haerizadeh (b. Tehran, 1978), and Hesam Rahmanian (b. Knoxville, 1980) live and work communally in a shared house in Dubai. The three Iranian artists—two brothers and their childhood friend—combine their individual work, and that of other artists, in sculpture, painting, drawing, and video, to generate probing and beautiful environments. The ICA invites the trio to create an on-site installation in the gallery, joining the intimacy of the artists’ collective lifestyle with their critical engagement of a globalized contemporary culture.
They brought the spirit of their underground curation with them: challenge authority, work with friends, blur boundaries, and see what springs up.
The Boston Globe