Fine Lines: Meticulous brushwork in figurative painting

‘Fine Lines’ presents a selection of the Gallery’s eighteenth- and nineteenth century Indian miniatures alongside works by contemporary artists from India, Pakistan, Iran, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The exhibition traces the application of meticulous brushwork in figurative painting across a broad geography and range of pictorial styles Emerging more than two millennia ago…

APT8’s installation embeds art in daily life

Brothers Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh collaborate with Hesam Rahmanian to construct provocative installations that challenge conventional modes of display and standards of value. The theatrical tradition of Ta’ziyeh, a type of passion play, is a particularly important influence on their practice with its use of props, theatricality, cross-dressing and irony. Sets and costumes are comprised…

APT8 Artist Interview: Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh are brothers who collaborate with Hesam Rahmanian to construct provocative installations that challenge conventional modes of display and standards of value. Persian street-theatre or Ta’ziyeh is a particularly important influence on their practice, with its use of props, theatricality, cross-dressing and irony. In the their installation ‘All The Rivers Run Into The Sea. Over.’ / ‘Copy. Yet, The Sea Is Not Full.…

APT8 insight

An interview with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian With sharp eyes and wits, three West Asian artists collect multifarious objects and references to create paintings, collage, sculpture and video works. They each have individual practices, as well as collaborating on immersive installations, in which they combine materials to form densely layered ‘wonder-rooms’, where…