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.
CIRCLE1 Gallery and yoga teacher Anastasia Shevchenko are happy to announce a new collaboration – Yoga in the Circle!
During the classes you will:
– be guided to use yoga as a tool to go deeper within, accessing heightened perception and stronger self-awareness.
– learn how to use your body and your breath to build on your capacity to pay attention and center your mind on the present moment.
– be more able to reach a state of calm and quiet that would help you to open yourself up to the experience in and around you. Continue reading →
STRATA is an exhibition of CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel, presenting the artists Yosef Joseph Yaakov Dadoune, Nezaket Ekici, Shahar Marcus and Robert Stieghorst, curated by Drorit Gur Arie
Stereo is the first joint exhibition of the siblings Saskia and Tilman Wendland, curated by Yael Bartana.
The exhibition title Stereo, with its sign of two intersecting and overlapping circles, proposes a genuine investigation of the literal parameter specified by the gallery’s name “CIRCLE1”. Stripped off its reference to Dante’s first Circle of Hell, where the virtuous heathens reside in Inferno after death, all that remains is the geometric form, the round shape with no beginning and no end.
In the gallery’s main space in our current show we are displaying the exhibition Freitag, der 13. | 13 – יום שישי ה by artists Yinon Avior, Alexandra Baumgartner, benandsebastian, Matti Isan Blind, Noa Gur, Ella Littwitz, Ronit Porat, J&K / Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard, Johannes Vogl and Ulrich Vogl. Curated by Hannah Beck-Mannagetta
Photos: Mia Gourvitch, Hannah Beck-Mannagetta (All photos courtesy of the artists / Hannah Beck-Mannagetta)