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Born in Teheran during the revolution that led to the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Rokni Haerizadeh has not been back to Iran since 2009. His participation in a London show together with his brother Ramin, also an artist, cost him the hostility of the government by virtue of the subtly controversial nature of his work. The pictorial works of his early period, often presented in the form of diptychs, aimed at the very contradictions of many beliefs and traditions to be found in his homeland, such as for example wedding and funeral rites.
It was only at the start of his forced exile in Dubai, which is still ongoing, that the artist developed the style that made him famous. [...]
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