ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Tanya Leighton Gallery - May 2nd - June 27th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:45:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Tino Sehgal - Johnen Galerie - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:32:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Roman Ondák - Johnen Galerie - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:32:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Angelika J. Trojnarski - Galerie Tanja Wagner - May 1st - June 27th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:30:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list SIROUS NAMAZI - Galerie Nordenhake GmbH - Berlin - May 2nd - June 20th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:22:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Martin Eder - Galerie EIGEN + ART (Berlin) - May 1st - May 23rd Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:16:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Marianne Vitale - Contemporary Fine Arts - May 2nd - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:02:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Tal R - Contemporary Fine Arts - May 2nd - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:02:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Asta Gröting - carlier | gebauer - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:58:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Maria Taniguchi - carlier | gebauer - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:57:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Richard Mosse - carlier | gebauer - May 1st - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list William Tucker - Buchmann Galerie - May 1st - June 27th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list David Schutter - Aurel Scheibler - May 2nd - June 27th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:32:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Tomás Maldonado - Galerie Volker Diehl - April 18th - June 6th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:07:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi - May 2nd - June 13th Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:03:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list Haleh Redjaian - Galerie Arratia Beer - May 1st - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Up on the toe, the air is thinner</em>, a solo exhibition by Haleh Redjaian, is presented during Gallery Weekend and is the artist&rsquo;s first solo show at ARRATIA BEER.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;A secret freedom opens through a crevice you can barely see.&rsquo;</em><em>&nbsp;-</em>Rumi (13th century Sufi mystic poet)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Haleh Redjaian&rsquo;s works on paper, textiles, and site-specific wall instillations seek to embody Rumi&rsquo;s provocation not only to become more inquisitively perceptive of the imperfect grids of daily life, but also to twist and break conventional patterns in order to reveal previously unknown gateways.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Redjaian creates ornamental forms by adopting the language of drawing in multiple dimensions working with a variety of materials. This practice unfolds a sequence of ruptures within the habitual patterns of contemporary human existence. Upon entering the exhibition space, the viewer is confronted with a large wall, upon which parallel threads hover and vibrate just barely in front of the walls surface. The piece sets the tone for the whole show, which asserts moments of spatial disruption, on both a large-scale and within the minute interstitial spaces between wall and thread, opening spaces of escape from the laws of strict geometry, and offering opportunities to discover previously unnoticed dimensions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout her exhibition Redjaian seeks to draw attention to the universal language of geometrical order and the human aptitude for re-defining traditional rules, overlaying a mathematical structure with tiny moments of rebellion. In her works Redjaian develops a practice of abstracting patterns to create infinite layers and repetitions, offering a mathematical approach to the aesthetic practice of drawing. In this way, Redjaian calls attention to centuries-old traditions of ornament, in which symbolic value is given to geometry and mathematics. Included in the show is a series of finely hand-woven carpets, presented in their original raw state and commissioned by the artist from a family-owned carpet manufacturer in Kerman, Iran. Upon the delicate wool of the carpets Redjaian lightly stitches patterns reminiscent of both the modern forms of Bauhaus architecture and the linear settlement patterns of medieval Iran, retaining a respective distance from the raw material. By placing local materials and indigenous patterns into conversation with global ideas and modern architectural design Redjaian weaves an ordered system into the fabric of an otherwise chaotic human life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While Redjaian&rsquo;s previous work has also focused on the lightness and transparency of materials,&nbsp;<em>Up on the toe, the air is thinner&nbsp;</em>takes the conversation forward in presenting a series of fragile, ordered systems, which contain the ruminations of challenging interruptions. These are forms which seem to echo the spirit of Rumi&rsquo;s philosophy: &ldquo;When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:02:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ber/Events/list