The display in Yanai Toister’s “The Keepers of Light” (2010), consists of photographic prints in glossy color, printed in a 300×60 cm rectangular format and suspended vertically, side by side, on the walls of the Gallery. The colors of the prints were determined by a fixed, computer-applied mathematical formula that started from primary red and progressed through orange, yellow, green and cyan to primary blue.
Karen Russo’s video work “Externsteine”, takes as its subject the rock formation in Germany which attracts neo-Pagans, new-Agers and neo-Nazis to seasonal celebrations, in which each cult relates Externsteine’s extraordinary landscape to their own version of ecological, spiritual and political mythology.
Karen Russo is an Israeli-born artist living and working in London. In her exhibition at Circle1 gallery in Berlin (opening on September 19) she will show her video work “Externsteine” and a new series of charcoal drawings.
In the gallery’s main space in our current show we are displaying the exhibition “Reclaim Fame” by Yochai Matos who explores the materiality and the social relations around public space as a property.
(Photos: Mia Gourvitch)
In our next show we will host the exhibition “Reclaim Fame” by Yochai Matos. In his work, Matos uses the staple images of modern culture; whether simple or iconic, these are images imbued with layers of replication and recycling. Matos’ work explores the materiality and the social relations around public space as a property. Practicing in two fields; on the streets and inside the established Art world – Matos searches the cross points between the two disciplines.
Daniel Landau will present in the upcoming exhibition in Circle1 the video “Open Skies” (2013). The video work presents a tent encampment of homeless people which is situated between Tel Aviv and one of its satellite towns, Ramat Gan. It is a central place, a main transport axis between intersections of different roads and skyscrapers populated with corporate ventures and the stock market.
In our current show we host three distinguishable artists: Francesca Fini, Michal Helfman & Olaf Kühnemann. one thing is clear – our space never looked so different. and we have launched our new video space in the basement – so there is certainly a lot to see.
The Italian artist Francesca Fini will be showing in our next exhibition three video works. Francesca is an interdisciplinary artist mainly focusing on new media and interactive media, video and performance art. Her live projects, always addressing social and political issues, are mixed with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video. Primarily interested in video and live art, she also creates artworks assembling performance art ‘relics’ or manipulating video stills.
Avinoam Sternheim (1983) presented in our next exhibition which opens on May 17th, builds his works from abandoned materials he finds in his surroundings, which are the sources for his artistic work. He is influenced by tribal cultures, primitive art and the sort of fantasies he finds in horror and science fiction movies.
In our next opening on May 17 we will host the exhibition “White to Play and Win” by Peleg Dishon (1979) – an Israeli new-media artist. “White to play and win” is a particular task presented to a solver of a chess problem. It means that the solver should play the white pieces and his goal is to checkmate the black. However, this is not a battle of two opponents; the game is played by one solver that plays both sides.