Three Abu Dhabi Artists Create Installation for Guggenheim Exhibit

The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presenceā€ will host over 18 artists to display unique works in the Cultural District of Abu Dhabi. The show will depict a transcultural theme from the 1960’s until now, showing how all the cultures have merged together over time. The themes will vary from art installations, paintings, photos, sculptures, videos, and written works. The wide range of creativity will also feature choreographed interventions from the artists to create interactive artwork. Through costumes and roleplay, going into this particular art exhibit will feel like stepping into another world entirely.

Three artists originating from Dubai; Hesam Rahmanian, Ramin Haerizadeh, and Rokni Haerizadeh created a unique work of art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition. This trio from Dubai is known for their bold statements of art that often have a sarcastic undertone. They often create immersive pieces of art that you can experience, rather than just look at.

Their newest piece of work for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibit is called “Another Happy Day.” The artwork is spread over three rooms to create the whole experience. The first room is entered through a narrow hallway painted with an optical illusion that creates the feel of the entire exhibit, viewing things from a different angle than usual. The artists believe that the audience is, in fact, the completion of their exhibit as they will interact with it as well.

The Dubai trio has created a multi-room artwork that will contain paintings, videos, and sculptures created for the exhibition, as well as works from other artists such as Nargess Hashemi and Laleh Khorramian. The purpose of the installation is to encourage visitors to consider how they represent themselves through words, movements, images, and gestures. Going through the exhibit is meant to feel like a journey.

The three artists felt very strongly that their collaboration is what makes this installation unique. Each of their own ways of thinking and creating combined perfectly to create an abstract work of art for the exhibition.