Flower Power | 21.09. – 24.11.2018

Friday 21.09.2018 at 19:00 – Exhibition Opening

 

Group Exhibition with

Nir Adoni, Ali Anvari, Ayelet Carmi, Mai Daas, Yoav Efrati, Nurit Gur Lavy (Karny), Vik JF, Ayala Landow, Yaara Oren, Dina Shenhav, Khen Shish, Irit Tamari, Nurit Yarden, Mark Yashaev, Sahar Zukerman

curated by Carmit Blumensohn

 

 

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

“Flower Power” is a slogan that has become identified with the 1960s as a symbol of passive resistance and nonviolence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War led by the hippies in the US, which spread to the rest of the world, and stands for the idea that flowers and love can be effective in the struggle against violence and war, the fight for peace, openness, equality, free love, and brotherhood of all men. Its symbols were clothing adorned by flowers in bright colors, long hair, psychedelic art and music, permissive attitudes toward sex, and use of drugs like cannabis and LSD.
The exhibition wishes to borrow the expression, and to use its two parts – flower and power – to present the seductive power of relevant and critical artworks that embody both poles. … read the full curatorial text

 

Image Credits: Ayelet Carmi, Crown 1, 2018, Photography, 21×29.7cm, Courtesy by the Artist

Conversation #3 | 28.06.2018, 19:00

Conversation # 3 invites the artists Dan Allon, Olaf Kühnemann, Hugo Mayer, Daniel M Thurau and the curator Ofir Dor. It is part of Circle1’s current exhibition Day & Knife that is a group show of two German and two Israeli artists who all reside in Berlin.

Day & Knife deals with the darkest areas of the human soul in an unique blend of approaches. With the end of painting behind, and towards the end of the world, they are scavenging from the ruins exhausted symbols to set up a tragic / comic theater. Blues, Shadows, and Moons inhabit their sets. Their protagonists are the lost, the longing and the wandering, the hunted, the beaten-up and the caged. Mellow in mood and dreamy in temper, their paintings are contemplative and dark, drawn towards a twilight of symbolistic, surrealistic, attentive romanticism.

Come and meet the artists behind the dark, humorous, and expressive paintings!

Conversation # 3 takes place on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 19:00
at our new location: Hauptstr. 101, 10827 Berlin

The talk will be held in English.

Admission is free.

W O N D E R L A N D – A Performance Art Event | 05.07.2018, 19:30

This event brings together works of two Israeli female performers who deal with one’s connection to land/territory.

Both of them question this theme through exploring rooted concepts and conceptions, breaking them into small details to be investigated.

– Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros –

Bingo Palestine / Netta Weiser

‘Bingo Palestine’ is a nomadic game/performance enacted in various cities and contexts, aiming to unfold new arenas encountering our relation to the Israeli/Palestinian territory. The game revolves around a map of Palestine drawn by the British Mandate prior to the war of 1948. During the event this map is transformed into playing boards, the participants reorganize the space, share fake memories and navigate through imaginary landscapes.
By gathering as players, ad hoc cartographers or misusers of the map, we will engage in different interactions with the space and the historical moment it embodies, inventing new trajectories between what can be said, imagined or done in relation to it. The gaps between our knowledge and colonial fantasies, between the map and the territory, between speech and the body, are our spaces of action.
We need new games!

*Bingo Palestine is supported by ‘The Lottery Foundation for Arts and Culture’.

 

Netta Weiser

Netta Weiser is a performer, choreographer and performance maker based in Berlin. In her artistic work she explores how performance art can play a critical role in the production of common experiences, new interactions and different kinds of knowledge in relation to political narratives and historical events. She holds a BSc in Neuro Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, and currently is a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel-Aviv University.  Her artistic education includes studies at The School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem and at the Maslool training program for professional dancers, Tel-Aviv. As an interdisciplinary artist, Netta collaborates with composers, visual artist, theater directors and video artist. Her works have been presented in galleries and performing arts festivals in Europe and Israel such as Solo festival (Tel Aviv 2017) Anti-disciplinary festival (Geneva 2016), Grec festival (Barcelona 2015) among others. nettaweiser.com

 

Departure Gate 9A / Mica Dvir

‘Departure Gate 9A’ revolves around the experience of leaving one’s homeland for starting a life in another country whatever the reason for this act may be. The work aims at focusing on the human experience involved in the immigration process. The themes that are explored in the work are part of this process, such as the occurrence of the specific moment in which one decides to leave one’s home and the reasons the decision occurs; the physical objects one chooses to take with him/her to the journey; mentality differences between one’s homeland and the country one moves to and the ways of dealing with them; the hardship one faces as a result of immigrating to a new place; the need to start communicating in a foreign language and the ways one copes with not being able to freely communicate.

 

Mica Dvir

Mica Dvir is an interdisciplinary performer. She devised the works: Within Fixating Territories (2017), Mixed-Media (2016), Please Do, Please Do Not (2016), Picnic (2015), Street Language (2014), Shameful Occurrences, Disturbing Facts, Light And Darkness (2014), Around Dark Matter (2012-13), Fin-Land (2010-11), Voice Over (2010), Transparent Packaging (2008), 15 minutes starting now (2007).

Her works are social and political and deal with themes such as social conditioning and their control over our consciousness, attachment to objects and ideas, the individual vis-a-vis the collective, the Israeli occupation, collective memory and its influence on individuals’ behavior.

Her works were performed in theatres and festivals in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Calcutta, Munich, Berlin, Cincinnati, Ohio, and in NYC. micadvir.com

Day & Knife | 01.06. – 07.07.18

Friday 01.06.18 at 19:00 – Exhibition Opening

Artists: Dan Allon, Olaf Kühnemann, Hugo Mayer, Daniel M Thurau

Curated by Ofir Dor

It’s a four men show, on view are their paintings.

With the end of painting behind, and towards the end of the world, they are scavenging from the ruins exhausted symbols to set up a tragic / comic theater.
Blues and Shadows and Moons inhabit their sets. Their protagonists are the lost, the longing and the wandering, the hunted, the beaten-up and the caged.
Mellow in mood and dreamy in temper, their paintings are contemplative and dark, drawn towards a twilight of symbolistic, surrealistic, attentive romanticism.
Thurau’s Moons and Suns, Kühnemann’s Seas and Sail-Boats, aren’t they the requisites for a scene?
A Cloud, the Facade of a House, are they not a backdrop? Stems whose veins go back to Gauguin’s Cloisonnism, where contour defines the objects to separate them, like words forming a sentence, elements confronted and coincide in an arena of hybrid painting.
A veil of mystery is pulled over the paintings, an air of tragedy or disaster.
A black mountain (who might have swallowed an elephant) crouches in the horizon, stares back at us from Thurau’s “Bohemian Raphsody”,
A Killer, a man with a Mattock, Woman with a nightgown sits on her bed, desire, crime and punishment in the drawings of Dan Allon. Hugo Mayer paints crime-scenes, the house of a mass-murderer, trees torn to dust under atomic experiment, his Golem/Scarecrow/Astronaut floats in cubist space.
Pornographic close-ups turned to tiles, by repetition Kuhnemann makes colorful patterns out of them. Hugo Mayer keeps calm, almost informative, facing the image of horror.
Dan Allon’s nightmarish caricatures, drawn point blank at the moment of waking up, then blown-up on the gallery’s walls and window, translate dream material to a functional, graphic descriptions.
The screen, the window, the newspaper. The knife, the scissors, the blues…the Blues!

Image top:
Daniel M Thurau, Enter Sandman, 2018, oil and oilstick on canvas, 70x50cm
Courtesy of the Artist

Image bottom:
Olaf Kühnemann, Untitled, 2017, oil and crayon on paper, 29,7x21cm
Courtesy of the Artist

To Be Postponed: Wonderland – A Performance-Art Event

A Performance-Art Event curated by Mica Dvir

POSTPONED – The event will NOT take place on 24.05.2018
The new date will be announced in the next weeks. It will probably take place in the middle of June. Definite details will follow.

// CIRCLE1 – Platform for Art & Culture

This event brings together works of two Israeli female performers who deal with the implications of the Israeli / Jewish idea of the Holy Land. Both of them question this so entangled situation through breaking rooted concepts and conceptions into small details to be investigated.

– Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros –

– Program –

Bingo Palestine / Netta Weiser

“Bingo Palestine” is a nomadic game / performance enacted in various cities and contexts, aiming to unfold new arenas encountering our relation to the Israeli / Palestinian territory. The game revolves around a map of Palestine drawn by the British Mandate prior to the war of 1948. During the event this map is transformed into playing boards, the participants reorganize the space, share fake memories and navigate through imaginary landscapes. By gathering as players, ad hoc cartographers or misusers of the map, we will engage in different interactions with the space and the historical moment it embodies, inventing new trajectories between what can be said, imagined or done in relation to it. The gaps between our knowledge and colonial fantasies, between the map and the territory, between speech and the body, are our spaces of action. We need new games!
* Bingo Palestine is supported by “The Lottery Foundation for Arts and Culture”.

 

Ruler of one hill / Moran Sanderovich

Show them how the weapon can go deep
clean and rub it
until it stands up proud
now revenge the open skin
Let the wind blow on the bones
between finger and arm
between eye and breath
sort out the pieces
gather them quickly, fast
before the wind blows again
before the ground swallows
us.

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Netta Weiser
Netta Weiser is a performer, choreographer and performance maker based in Berlin. In her artistic work she explores how performance art can play a critical role in the production of common experiences, new interactions and different kinds of knowledge in relation to political narratives and historical events. She holds a BSc in Neuro Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, and currently is a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel-Aviv University. Her artistic education includes studies at “The School of Visual Theater” in Jerusalem and at the “Maslool” training program for professional dancers, Tel-Aviv. As an interdisciplinary artist Netta collaborates with composers, visual artists, theater directors and video artists. Her works have been presented in galleries and performing arts festivals in Europe and Israel such as Solo Festival (Tel Aviv 2017), Anti-disciplinary Festival (Geneva 2016), Grec Festival (Barcelona 2015) among others.
www.nettaweiser.com

Moran Sanderovich
Moran Sanderovich, born 1980 in Rehovot, Israel, studied at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem. She currently lives in Berlin.  Moran uses sculpture, performance and video to embody alternative human forms. Her work challenges normative conceptions of bodily limitation. Moran presented her works in museums, galleries, theaters and festivals in Europe and Israel; lately in the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin.
www.moran.sanderovich.com

Finissage of BODY TALK with Curator’s Tour

Ofir Dor, Pleasures of Surrender (When I Was A Male Prostitute), 2017, Oil on Canvas

CIRCLE1 invites you warmly to the finissage of our exhibition “BODY TALK – Body Representation in 70 Years of Israeli Art”, on May, 10th at 19:00.

At 19:30 the curator Ofir Dor will offer a final tour through the exhibition with the focus on how the displayed works of different generations of Israeli artists are interwoven with each other in a complex manner by the theme “body”.

CIRCLE1 opens its bar and provides a musical background to create an atmosphere that stimulates reflection on the closing exhibition.

Music in the Circle: Franz Trio – Music from Vienna and Theresienstadt, Sunday April 29th at 19:00

Konzertprogramm von Franz Trio
“Filialen von Himmel und Hölle auf Erden
– Musik aus Wien und Theresienstadt”

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 19:00
at our new location: Hauptstr. 101, 10827 Berlin

Entrance Fee: Donation Suggested

Das Wien der Ära Metternich mag man schwerlich als himmlisch bezeichnen, auch das recht ärmliche Leben des 20-jährigen Hilfsschullehrers Franz Schubert kaum, der im Jahr 1817 dem Schuldienst dank eines einjährigen Stipendiums entkommt (er wird ihn nie wieder aufnehmen); doch welch Aussichten auf freies, ungestörtes Komponierenkönnen tun sich dem Freizeit-Bratschisten in diesem Jahr endlich auf! Ein Schaffensrausch ist die Folge: Allein zwischen Mai und August entstehen sieben Klaviersonaten, und ebenso das Streichtrio D 581 bringt Schubert in diesem Jahr zu Papier. Wie erhebend auch ist der Gestalt annehmende Plan, das Elternhaus zu verlassen, wie erfreulich der Blick voraus aufs weinselige WG-Leben bei seinem Freund Schober… Wie vergnüglich sind die häuslichen Kammermusiken, bei denen Schuberts neue Schöpfungen dem “Praxistest” unterzogen werden. Das Streichtrio wird so noch einmal etwas umgearbeitet, eine inkommode Passage wird geglättet, eine andere zugespitzt, hier fällt ein Auftakt weg, dort wird eine Geste unterstrichen – das Wesentliche bleibt: Die spielerische Freude der Ecksätze, die trotz einiger düsterer Ahnungen vertrauensselige Himmelsruhe des Andante, das charmante Augenzwinkern des Menuetts… Wie friedlich ist dies Leben.

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Circle1 is closed also this week, 12. – 14. April 2018 / Conversation #2 is postponed to 21. April

Due to unforeseen, urgent construction works Circle1 is unfortunately closed also this week Thursday until Saturday, 12. – 14. April 2018.

But we have a new date for our event Conversation #2 with the artists Roey Victoria Heifetz and Erez Israeli: Saturday 21. April 2018 at 19:00 at our new location: Hauptstraße 101, 10827 Berlin. Read more

 

 

Conversation # 2: Saturday 21.04.18 at 19:00 -> New Date

As part of the exhibition BODY TALK Circle1 will be hosting Conversation # 2.

In this talk the artists Erez Israeli and Roey Victoria Heifetz, whose works are on display in the current exhibition, will discuss their works and the way the works are influenced by the fact that they reside in Berlin.

The event takes place
on Saturday April 21st, 2018 at 19:00
(originally planed for April 14th)
at our new location: Hauptstr. 101, 10827 Berlin

* The talk will be held in English.

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