Up on the toe, the air is thinner, a solo exhibition by Haleh Redjaian, is presented during Gallery Weekend and is the German-Iranian artist’s first solo show at ARRATIA, BEER.
Haleh Redjaian’s works on paper, textiles, and site-specific wall installations seek to embody Rumi’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. 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.
While Redjaian’s previous work has also focused on the lightness and transparency of materials, Up on the toe, the air is thinner 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’s philosophy: “When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.” WHEN: Opening 1 May 6-9pm | WHERE: Potsdamer Straße 87, 10785 Berlin