A Book Reading with Avi Pitchon and Sarah Diehl | Sunday 19.11 at 19:00

Rotten Johnny and the Queen of Shivers
Avi Pitchon

Israel’s musical and political underground of the 1980s, emerging on the background of the First Lebanon War (1982) and the first Plaestinian Uprising (1987), is the subject of Avi Pitchon’s personal book. Pitchon not only witnessed key events in the development of the local punk scene, he was also involved himself in it – forming the first political punk bands in Israel, as well as initiating groups like “Pacifist Youth”. In his book, Pitchon describes a wide inventory of political acts and groups, bands and scenes, albums and individuals, most of which previously undocumented. His starting point might surprise German readers, as he describes the appearance of German disco band Dschinghis Khan in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1979 (taking place in Jerusalem) as the life-changing event taking him on a path that very quickly arrived at punk.

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Bad Intentions | 17.11.17 – 23.12.17

Art is not mimetic. Art is not ‘about’ stuff. Art has no role. Art does not ‘ask questions’. People might do those things, sometimes even people who are artists. But not their art, even if they think it does, even if that was their intention.

Were one to be dramatic, they would decree art the pre-Tower-of-Babel mother tongue (thus terming it ‘autonomous’ misses its essence as all-encompassing source), and politics not even one letter within it. They would point out an iceberg that, in contemporary discourse, had thus been forced to balance on its tip. A dangerous balance indeed. But for now, let’s pretend that all we’re saying is that art and politics are simply two different languages, a distinction too often forgotten in the aforementioned discourse.

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Art Without Borders | 7.11.17 – 14.11.17

The exhibition of photographs and installations entitled Art Without Borders, curated by Shirley Meshulam, recognizes the principles inherent in reality while employing its wide range of images.

The participating artists include: Alona Harpaz, Daniel Tchetchik, Hannah ShavivAmira Kasim Ziyan, Eitan Buganim, Ilia Yefimovich, Sigal Kolton, Orly Feldheim, Israeli and Palestinian newspaper photographers Gil Nechushtan, Mahfouz Abu Turk and the sculptor Osama Zatar. They, like their counterparts, also focus real events and the images they project; in addition to providing personal critical viewpoints. Continue reading

Music in the Circle – “IF I DO NOT RETURN”, New Arrangements of John Dowland’s Songs in a Visual Interpretatation | Sunday 22.10 at 19:00

Circle1 Gallery is pleased to host a special concert with new arrangements of John Dowland’s songs in a visual interpretation.

Music & Arrangements: Hania Rani
Direction: Anne-Sophie Weber
Lights: Yannis Hahnemann

Soloists
Alfheidur Erla Gudmundsdottir – Soprano
Lawrence Halksworth – Baritone

String Quintet
Javier Aguilar Bruno – violin
Semion Gurevich – violin
Vinicius Dias – viola
Dobrawa Czocher – cello
Daniel Kamien – double bass

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Live Music performed by the Graduates of the Musrara School | 12.10.2017 at 19:00

CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Musrara School of Art and Society celebrate the current Exhibition “In The Place Where We Stand II” with live music played by the school’s graduates Adam Ben Nun, Wizard Ashdod and Dane Joe.

Special guests: The founder and director of the Musrara School Avi Sabag and the curator of the exhibition Yael Brandt.

Free entry!
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Exhibition View: “In The Place Where We Stand II” | 07.9.2017 – 21.10.2017

Some images of our exhibition In The Place Where We Stand II, an alumni exhibition celebrating the Musrara school’s 30th anniversary.

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All the Rivers (גדר חיה) – A Book Reading with Author Dorit Rabinyan | Friday 15.9 at 19:00

When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in New York City, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to her family in Israel the following summer. Their intimacy can only be temporary and yet their passionate fling deepens into love as Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi.

Despite the freedom New York offers, Liat and Hilmi still harbor the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within themselves and it threatens to tear them apart. They are caught between their desire for each other and their duties to their families; between the possibility of creating a life together and alienation from their communities. As their time in the city comes to an end, the two must decide whether their love is worth shaking the foundations of their identities.

Tender and fiercely written, ALL THE RIVERS is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story and an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us.

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In The Place Where We Stand II – Alumni Exhibition Celebrating The Musrara School’s 30th Anniversary | 7.9.17 – 21.10.17

CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Musrara School of Art and Society in Jerusalem, presenting the artists Doron Rosenblum, David Amuyal, Asaf Alboher, Moshe Stern, Nadav Ariel, Yael Horn Danino, Yael Shachar, Tamar Tzohar Harel, Or Tesema Avraham, Almog Gez, Tohar Lev Jacobson, Nikita Pavlov, curated by Yael Brandt

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MARKED // MESUMENET // מסומנת I 20.7.2017 at 19:00

A two-performances event by the artists Mica Dvir and Adi Liraz

Acting in a political-social space, the artists are influenced by the implications of their Jewish heritage and Israeli nationality. They are marked and leave marks as they move. In this event, both artists will share their experiences – which are sometimes common and sometimes personal – of this movement in relation to the cultural and national collective.

They will present the feeling of following or resisting social norms and will react to it from the point of view of being women.

Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros.

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