post-title Haleh Redjaian | Some Things Last a Long Time | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 07.12.2019-08.02.2020

Haleh Redjaian | Some Things Last a Long Time | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 07.12.2019-08.02.2020

Haleh Redjaian | Some Things Last a Long Time | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 07.12.2019-08.02.2020

Haleh Redjaian | Some Things Last a Long Time | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 07.12.2019-08.02.2020

until 08.02. | #2642ARTatBerlin | Galerie kajetan Berlin shows from 7. December 2019 the solo exhibition Some Things Last a Long Time by the artist Haleh Redjaian.

Ever since Rosalind Krauss’ paradigmatic and eponymous essay of 1979, the Grid was considered as a checkpoint of Modernity to eradicate any residual of narrative, literary, realistic and illusionistic aspects in the field of visual arts.[1]

Although Haleh Redjaian often draws precise straight lines on paper, and pulls strained threads on hand-woven rugs, her work focuses on the disruption and thus inadequacy of the grid, of an ordered system.

Redjaian’s grid-breaking markers are never expressive and rarely irregular, deviating only minimally from its rigid pattern and thus irritating it even more. They usually consist of carefully drawn lines, simple geometrical shapes, and come in the same formalistically strict sign language as the grid itself, the rigidity of which they generically make disappear.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy of kajetan Berlin - Haleh Redjaian 2018 - Foto Eberle und Eisfeld Berlin
Haleh Redjaian: Untitled_2018, 20,5 x 29 cm, Bleistift und Buntstift auf Papier | Graphite and color pencil on paper
Photo: Eberle & Eisfeld, Berlin

In this sense, an existential deviation can be experienced in particular in Redjaian’s expansive thread installations, one of which can be seen in kajetan Berlin. With a certain lightness of their visible translucency and transience, the site-specific, temporary installation unfolds trails of a lurking spatial-poetic imagination.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 16
Haleh Redjaian | Some Things Last a Long Time | Exhibition views | Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin | Photos: Marcus Schneider

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin - Photo Marcus Schneider 15

In rugs made in southern Iran, the weaving pattern (warp and weft) serves as a grid. These artistically produced grids of the weaving process, which are handmade, are sometimes printed by the artist; the woven fabric structure as the image carrier, in its material unevenness, gradually absorbs the lithographic colour differently from place to place.

Redjaian’s rugs always are supplemented with a line drawing of threads that spans over them. The thread drawing stretched in front of the carpet and possibly in front of the print graphic, which may already be there, aligns the textile image carrier in its three-dimensionality with a slight firming and arching effect.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 10

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 12

For Haleh Redjaian, the grid is no more and no less than a malleable structure that she adapts to her work and aligns with equivalent drawings.

The artist draws on the diversity of two cultural areas. In her line drawings on paper, on hand-woven rugs and in her installations, she combines the geometric tradition of the Western Modernism with Persian ornamentation.

[1] Cf. Rosalind Krauss: Raster, in: Grids, in: October, Vol. 9, Summer 1979, pp. 50-64.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 8

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 5

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 3

ART at Berlin - Courtesy Haleh Redjaian and kajetan Berlin Photo Marcus Schneider 1

Haleh Redjaian

*1971 Frankfurt/M
lives in Berlin

Solo Shows

2019
Some Things Last  A Long Time, Kajetan Berlin (D)
Points, Lines, Planes, Galerie Krobath , Wien (A)

2018
Chinamen of Oklahoma, Haleh Redjaian & Mathias Prenen, Whitehouse Gallery, Lovenjoel (B)
Inhabiting the grid, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (UAE)

2016
in- sequence II, Federkiel München (D)
in- sequence, Magazin 4, Kunstverein Bregenz (AT)
Verknüpft, Haleh Redjaian und die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (D)

2015
In-Between Spaces,Gallery Isabelle van den Eynden, Dubai (UAE)
Up on the toe the air is thinner, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin (D)

2013
Friday Night Lights, Sox, Berlin (D)
Straight As A Line, Little Krimminals lV, Berlin (D)
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel, Haleh Redjaian & Henry Kleine, September,Berlin (D)

2012
Make the two into one, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (D)

2011
Mersin, Masa Berlin, Betahaus, Berlin (D)

2003
Ijl, Galerie Koraalberg, Antwerpen (B)

2002
Haleh Redjaian, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)

Group Shows (Selection)

2019
Cross the Line, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf (D)
4 x 3: BAUHAUS, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin (D)
GLUE by DAG: alternative facts / Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin (D)
Century-idee Bauhaus, drj. dr julius Galerie, Berlin (D)
All – in, l’oiseau présente, cubiculum, Berlin (D)

2018
High Noon, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin (D)
Kaleidoskop Worpswede, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede (D)
MKK goes Berlin, Sammlung Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Auktionshaus Ketterer Berlin (D)
Jaou, Earth Pavillion curated by Khadija Hamdi, Tunis (Tun)
Out of Office, Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen (D)

2017
L’horreur du plein, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (Tun)
Good Print, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (UAE)
Out of Office, Musem für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (D)

2016
Kaleidoskop, l’oiseau présente…,Ballhaus Ost Berlin (D)
Emak Bakia “curated by…”, Bettina Steinbrügge, Galerie Krobath, Wien (AT)
Come as you are, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin (D)
White Cube… Literally, Curated Amanda Abi Khalil, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde,Dubai (UAE)

2015
Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin (D)
Standard International , Post Spatial Device #2, Geisberg, Berlin (D)
Starting Grid, Display Gallery, London,(UK)
Nice Drawings, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynden, Dubai (UAE)

2014
SIEBEN ,Aktuelle Positionen aus der Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter , Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (D)
Flash Frozen Fire, Haleh Redjaian, Alexander Wagner, Heimo Zobernig, Arratia/Beer, Berlin (D)

2013
Berliner Mood, Valerie Traan, Antwerp (B)
Pophits & Alptraum – Artspace RheinMain, Offenbach (D)

2012
Rita, sagen Sie jetzt nichts!, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2012, Kunstverein Tiergarten l Galerie Nord, Berlin (D)
Het Paradijs – Le Paradis- The Paradise, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)

2011
Dorothea, Ancient and Modern, London (GB)
Pop Hits, Autocenter, Berlin (D)

2010
My lonely days are gone, Arratia/Beer, Berlin (D)
Oeverture |Architectuur-Tussen droom en werkelijkheid, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent(B)
Erodere, Märkisches Museum Witten, Germany
“Equinox”, Grimmuseum, Berlin (D)
Gras dat verder groeit: Miniaturen , Museum 1302, Kortrijk (B)

2009
Common Ground, second home project, Berlin (D)
Zeigen , eine Audiotour, Temporäre Kunsthalle , Berlin (D)

2008
A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)

2007
Paulo Post Futurum, 25 years lokaal 01, Museum Breda (N)
Gras dat verder groeit: Miniaturen , Boekentoren, Gent (B)

2006
Gorge (l), Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (B)
Making sense in the city, AULA Gent i.s.m. Gent (B)
Haleh Redjaian – Dany Lobe, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)

2005
Voorbij de Grens, De Markten, Brüssel (B)

Grants and Residencies

2012 Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt
2015 Recherchestipendium Berliner Senat
2019 Kunstfond

Bibliography

In Sequence, Ausstellungskatalog Magazin 4 Bregenz, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2018
La Collection Bic, Ausstellungskatalog, 2018
Out of Office Ausstellung Katalog, Museum für Konkrete Kunst und Design, Ingolstadt
Verlag Surface
The Institute, A Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, 2016
Drawings Storage 2012/2015, ed. by Giovanna Sarti / Susanne Prinz, Exh.cat. L40, Berlin, Berlin, 2015
Nine times the same movement, Katalog Golrdausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2012
Zeitgenossenschaft Märkisches Museum Witten Exh.cat., Erodere, 2010
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin, ed. by Karin Sander et al., Exh.cat. Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Köln, 2009
Gorge(L), Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen, 2006/2007
Vorbij de grens, Brakke Grond Vlaamse Cultuurhuis und Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, 2003/2004
Unbreakable, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, 2001
Het Oorkussen van de Melancholie, Museum voor Schone Kunste, Ghent, 2000

 

Vernissage: Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, in the presence of the artist

Exhibition period: Saturday, 7 December to Saturday, 8 February 20120

ATTENTION – Christmas Holidays: closed from Monday,  23rd December 2019 to Sunday, 5 January 2020

Zur Galerie kajetan Berlin

 

Image caption cover: Haleh Redjaian | Untitled (C_XV) | 2015 | 58 x 56 cm | Thread and lithography on hand woven carpet | Courtesy Haleh Redjaian & kajetan Berlin | Photo: Eberle & Eisfeld, Berlin

Exhibition Haleh Redjaian – Galerie kajetan Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin

 

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