The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery has announced its public programme throughout May and June as part of its ongoing exhibition, Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian.
The free events include family gallery visits, a film series titled Cinema RRH, and an artist talk on the nature of collaboration and the origination of new works across the artists’ different disciplines.
The programme will allow participants and visitors to engage in conversations around ideas of refuge, art creation, and collaboration across disciplines. Each event encourages different points of entry through speech, listening, viewing, and action. Events will kick off with a curatorial tour guided by The NYUAD Art Gallery Executive Director Maya Allison, and following events include a family day tour, an event organised by The Art Gallery’s Teen Advisory Council, an artist talk, and a film series titled Cinema RRH, to screen works that have played a meaningful role in the artists’ creative development.
Commenting on the programme, Allison said, “A big factor in the ongoing success of Parthenogenesis is the way Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian have brought to life the inspiration they find in the UAE art community. For these artists, art is a living, breathing conversation with the audience. Their work contains profoundly serious elements integrated with playful ones, in a landscape that evolves with time. We are delighted to introduce a raft of events that invite visitors into this landscape and this evolution, to become collaborators themselves, with the art, the artists, and to share in their diverse influences.”
A green status on the Al Hosn App is required to participate in the events, which are free and open to the public upon registration. Guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes before start time. Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian runs until 12th June.
Parthenogenesis features the artist trio, originally from Iran, who have adopted the UAE as their home. They are known for their immersive, surreal projects, performances, paintings, and animations, which have exhibited internationally, at multiple biennials and major museums. In their first institutional solo exhibition in the UAE, the artists create a landscape in the gallery that traces how an artwork grows itself through an artist’s relationships with others. Parthenogenesis is a testament to their 13 years in Dubai as artists living and working together, creating a landscape and tapestry of continuously evolving ideas and dialogues with collaborators, artists, and visitors to their home.