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

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.

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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(Un) Defining Relations 23/03/18 at 19:00

A two performance art event curated by Mica Dvir and Adi Liraz

In both works two artists collaborate in a  search, while performing, to define or to undefine their bodies, the spaces around them and the audience, through differences, similarities, memories, boundaries and imagination.

                      -Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros-

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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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