Family gallery tours, a film series and more as part of The Art Gallery’s spring program

  • Events stem from the art gallery’s current exhibition, Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian
  • RRH cinema will screen a series of films selected by artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

Abu Dhabi: NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery (NYUAD) has announced its public program in May and June as part of its ongoing exhibition, Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian. Free events include family gallery tours, a film series called RRH Cinema, and an artist talk on the nature of collaboration and the creation of new works in the different disciplines of artists.

The program will allow participants and visitors to engage in conversations around ideas of refuge, artistic creation and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Each event encourages different entry points through speaking, listening, viewing and doing. Events will begin with a curatorial tour led by NYUAD Art Gallery Executive Director Maya Allison, and subsequent events include a one-day family tour, an event hosted by the gallery’s Teen Advisory Board. art, an artist talk and a series of films titled Cinema RRHto screen works that have played a significant role in the creative development of artists.

Commenting on the program, Executive Director of NYUAD Art Gallery Maya Allison said, “An important factor in the continued success of Parthenogenesis is Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian path to have brought to life the inspiration they find in the UAE artistic community. For these artists, art is a living, breathing conversation with the audience. Their work contains deeply serious elements integrated with playful elements, in a landscape that evolves over time. We are delighted to present a multitude of events that invite visitors into this landscape and this evolution, to become collaborators themselves, with the art, the artists, and to share their various influences.

A Green Al Hosn application is required to participate in the events, which are free and open to the public upon registration. Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian until June 12.

Parthenogenesis features the trio of artists, originally from Iran, who have adopted the United Arab Emirates as their home. They are known for their immersive and surreal projects, performances, paintings and animations, which have been exhibited internationally, in multiple biennials and major museums. In their first institutional solo exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, the artists create a landscape in the gallery that traces how a work of art develops through an artist’s relationships with others. Parthenogenesis bears witness to their 13 years in Dubai as artists living and working together, creating an ever-changing landscape and tapestry of ideas and dialogues with collaborators, artists and visitors in their home.

Event Lists

Guided tour by a curator: Parthenogenesis
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., The NYUAD Art Gallery
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Join NYUAD Chief Curator Maya Allison for a tour of the current exhibit Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, which explores the many different forces that shape the work of artists. Attendees will see dance forms evolve across cultures, past works of art and previous wars – as well as news today – interact with the course of the natural world to offer visitors a new imagined future at through the poetry of the word, the gesture and the painted line. The visit will be followed by a refreshment.

Teen Council Event: Metamorphosis: Collaborate. Negotiate. let’s go
Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m., The NYUAD Art Gallery
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NYUAD Art Gallery Teen Council invites the public to interact with the ongoing exhibition Parthenogenesis exploring the artistic practices of artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Participants will collaborate with each other, finding ways to negotiate through group drawing, collage and painting. Reflecting the creative strategy, participants will take turns drawing on a shared canvas at their leisure and have the freedom to come back to their work later if they wish.

Family visit on Saturday
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Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m., The NYUAD Art Gallery
Families can take a trip together through the Parthenogenesis exhibition, exploring the artists’ works with the art gallery’s youth guide. While the guide is aimed at ages 10 and up, the event welcomes all ages from children and adults.

Cinema RRH: A series of films – upcoming films.

Artist talk – details to come
Saturday, June 11, 5:30 p.m., The NYUAD Art Gallery
Artists, poets, architects, dancers, electricians, welders, Mother Nature… The artistic practice of Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian includes collaboration between several disciplines and fields and can take extremely different forms. Always open to new possibilities, the artists invite others to freely contribute and push the boundaries of their work, allowing it to unfold in unexpected and surprising visual directions.


Aabout NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Founded in 2014, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery is the first and only university gallery in the Gulf with a program of scholarly and experimental museum exhibitions. The program seeks to map new territories and ideas by presenting exhibitions by internationally renowned artists, curators and scholars in its main space. Its auxiliary location, the Project Space, is an exhibition laboratory for the university community, as well as for emerging artists and curators. Located within NYU Abu Dhabi, whose community hails from more than 115 countries, The Art Gallery runs free public programs and guided tours in conjunction with its groundbreaking exhibitions. It also produces scholarly publications, which are an integral part of its curatorial framework and reflect its academic mission. Together with the Gallery’s reading room, these welcoming and intimate spaces open up artistic opportunities and initiate regional and international dialogue.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and sciences campus in the Middle East to be operated overseas by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective liberal arts, engineering, and science curriculum with a global center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance the cooperation and progress on the common challenges of humanity. High-achieving students at NYU Abu Dhabi come from 115 countries and speak more than 115 languages. Together, NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, offering faculty and students the opportunity to experience diverse learning environments and immersion in other cultures. on one or more of the many study abroad sites that NYU maintains. on six continents.

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