Alluvium, 20 Apr 2022 — 27 Nov 2022


Complesso dell’Ospedaletto, Barbaria de le Tole, 6691, Venice, Italy

A new site-specific project composed of a series of structures the artists made in collaboration with Mohammed Rahis Mollah, a blacksmith based in Dubai. These iron sculptures hold a series of terracotta plates, produced by local artisans according to the Middle Eastern tradition. The plates are covered with paintings by the artists inspired by images from the news, creating compositions and constellations in a delicate balance.

The title “Alluvium” refers to loose clay, silt or gravel deposited by running water and it can be read in several ways. It points to the materiality of the paintings on show and their physical support made of earth but it can be read in a metaphorical way as for the remnants of a more abstract flow: the generative remnants left from the flow of news, and of history that are carefully taken into account by the artists. The deposits of this river are scanned and some remnants are taken and collected to gain new life, in an act of cultural resistance and counter narrative creation.

The works of Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian arise from a constant process of stratification: different layers, both conceptual and material, add up in their practice, giving life to works in constant evolution, in continuous formation, and therefore never finished and perfected. The artworks take on a temporary balance for each exhibition, to then be potentially reworked and modified, taking on new formalisations, in a gradual and constant process of organic growth, the three artists associate with the way in which termites develop their burrows, in an organic and contextual way.

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Complesso dell’Ospedaletto, Barbaria de le Tole, 6691, Venice, Italy
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