Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home
OGR Torino + Corraini Edizioni, Turin+Mantua—Italy, 2018
136 pages — 16,5×22 cm

            “Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home” – a line taken from the poem Under One Small Star by Wisława Szymborska – is the title of the exhibition by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian held at OGR, in Turin. The show tries to provide a sort of reading key to the artistic practices of Ramin, Rokni and Hasem, focusing on their working methods, and on the creation and communication processes behind the works.
            The book Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home details the exhibition, offering images of its set-up and of the artists in action and it traces the trio’s eclectic style in its structure and graphics. Important insights are deepened in the book through previously unpublished contributions, including a long conversation with the three artists, who share the behind the scenes of the creative process and their own philosophy based on the inclusion of others. 
            Presented on the occasion of the exhibition, it is published by Corraini Edizioni