FROM SEA TO DAWN


Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian



On one hand I find the exhibition „From Sea to Dawn“ by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian in Ursula Krinzinger´s gallery great: it´s vibrant, exciting and exotic. But on the other hand  I ask myself the question if it´s okay to use other people´s fates, as most of the shown work is based on pictures of refugee trails during the last couple of years. Still, one has to concede that by means of alienation and „creaturising“ and the three artists manage to transcend this issue and to let the exhibition be generally about strangeness and migration.

Recapitulations, ruminations and (re-)assembling are the main modi operandi at work in „From Sea to Dawn“. „Unfaithful Poems“, for instance, takes up Mehdi Akhavan Sale´s 1956 ballad „Chavoshi“, dusts it and frees it from pathos, and freely associating illustrates afresh. Also in general terms the distances between and in the single works seem to be both in form and content permeable and floating.

In her text accompanying the exhibition Media Farzin mentions a quote by Joseph Brodsky in which he links the term exile to mourning and loss. Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian succeed to add more energizing and freeing overtones to this notion, by trespassing and transgressing borders, or by simply not paying too much attention to them.



Julia Maurer





Venue:

Galerie Krinzinger
Seilerstätte 16
1010 Wien

galerie-krinzinger.at





Caption:
Header: Ausschnitt aus „Where is Waldo“, 2017, Papiercollage, Acryl, Aquarell, Tusche, Gesso und Gouache auf Papier, 70 x 100 cm
1: „Water Fountain“, 2016, Steinpulver, Fiberglasbecken, Stoff, Kerzen, Wasserpumpe, Plastikpumpe, Gips, 110 x 160 cm
2: links: „Unfaithful Poem (Chavoshi)“, 2015, 12 Teile, Aquarell auf Wandverputz auf MDF; rechts: Untitled, 2017, Gouache, Acryl, Lack, Gesso, Glitter und Tapete auf Leinwand, 160 x 190 cm
3: aus der Serie „Unfaithful Poem (Chavoshi)“
4: „I with holes, and, I without a hole“, 2017, gefundene Materialien, Porzellan, 27.5 x 17.5 x 7.5cm, Unikat
5: aus der Serie „Where is Waldo“, 2005 – 2017, Papiercollage, Acryl, Aquarell, Tusche, Gesso und Gouache auf Papier, 70 x 100 cm
6: Video: „From Sea to Dawn“, 2016, Animationsvideo, Farbe,  Ed. 7 (+3 AP);  und Raum: „From Sea to Dawn“, 2017, Acryl und Epoxidharz auf Holz, 1 x 700 cm