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For almost ten years the brothers Ramin (*1975) and Rokni Haerizadeh (*1978) have lived with Hesam Rahmanian (*1980) in an art-filled villa in Dubai as Iranian exiles, after the Iranian regime became aware of their work during an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London in 2009. Since then, the three artists have been working together in what they call a relationship of “true equality”: they work autonomously in separate studios and also as a collective that is open to film, painting, drawing, installation, and performance. Without any sentimentality they aim to shed light on the current value of social interdependence and solidarity at a time when alienation from reality should lay the foundation for critical analysis.

– This text appears in Spike Art Quarterly #56 . You can buy it in our online shop