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.
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 Shaviv, Amira 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 →
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
Noble Surface is an exhibition of CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with Eigen+Art Lab, presenting the artists Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus.
When asked in an interview about the construction of reality and how to deal with it, philosopher and physician Heinz von Foerster answered: “Where is reality? Can you show it to me?”
Likewise Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus, two artists living in Berlin, question “reality” in their exhibition Noble Surface, which cannot be defined as such and manifests itself in the possibilities of different realities. Continue reading →
On the occasion of the upcoming Berlin Gallery Weekend, C1 invites you all to learn about the curating process behind its current exhibition Sing While You’re Burning. Curator and artist Ofir Dor will guide us through the curatorial concept of his group exhibition presenting 12 Israeli painters. During the tour, refreshments will be served.
The exhibition features 12 painters from Israel whose work is personal, emotional and somewhat restless. They are engaged in painting that tells a story, paintings that arehumanistic in their philosophizing, and they are direct, sincere and simple. Continue reading →
Interference is an exhibition of CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel, presenting the artists Vadim Zakharov, Guy Goldstein and Ariel Reichman, curated by Drorit Gur Arie.
Interference is a type of obstacle, an interruption of the usual order of things, a suspension and disruption of continuity. The featured works refer to various aspects of this notion: interruption of logic and orderly action, whether by narrative shifts, temporal deviations, or sound intervals.