“RoundAbout” at the ID-Festival: 16-18.10.2015

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RoundAbout, CIRCLE1’s exhibition at Radial System V, as part of ID Festival Berlin, is a group exhibition presenting thirteen Berlin-based Israeli artists. The works chosen for this exhibition aim to provide a critical curatorial reflection on a relatively new phenomenon – the emergence of a major creative community of immigrant Israeli artists who now think of Berlin as their home.

Participating artists: Ofir Dor, Amir Fattal, Liav Gabay, Alona Harpaz, Olaf Kühnemann, Alon Levin, Aharon Ozery, Sharon Paz, Alona Rodeh, Keren Shalev, Noga Shtainer, Amir Yatziv and Sahar Zukerman 

Guest curator: Rotem Ruff

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Alona Rodeh, Olaf Kühnemann and Aharon Ozery in “RoundAbout” – CIRCLE1’s Exhibiton at the ID Festival Berlin

alona rodehRoundAbout, CIRCLE1’s upcoming exhibition at Radial System V, as part of ID Festival Berlin, is a group exhibition presenting thirteen Berlin-based Israeli artists.

Three of the presenting artists are Alona Rodeh, Olaf Kühnemann and Aharon Ozery.

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Exhibition View: BACKLASH 29.8.15 – 25.10.15

Roland Stratmann, Munich 72, 2015; Aharon Ozery, Ledminton, 2015In the gallery’s main space in our show we are displaying the exhibition BACKLASH by artists Aharon Ozery, Christine de Garenne and Roland Stratmann. Ozery’s work Ledminton is presented alongside with Stratmann’s work Munich 72 while de la Garenne’s three video works BOKKER, PLANET CLAIRE and AEON are displayed in the media room.

(Photos: Mia Gourvitch)

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Aharon Ozery – BACKLASH (29.08.15 – 25.10.15)

Aharon Ozery, Ledminton 2015Aharon Ozery’s current project Ledminton (first exhibited in 2015, Berlin Artists’ Statement, Poland) will be on display in our next exhibition at CIRCLE1. The contraptions built by Aharon Ozery may seem at first to belong in an industrialized world order, yet the actions they perform, repetitive and cyclical, are carried out to no conceivable end. As opposed to the growth and progress championed by the capitalist worldview, these machines celebrate their own inefficacy and proudly exhibit the redundancy of their actions.

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Roland Stratmann – BACKLASH (29.08.15 – 25.10.15)

Roland Stratmann, Munich 72, 2015In our next show (opening on August 29) the German artist Roland Stratmann will show his work Munich 72. The texture of 580 postcards from Israel and Munich, all mailed between the sixties and eighties, build the base for two large-sized drawings. Both works on paper refer to each other. Some of the travel reports in the postcards speak of the occurrences of the Olympia-Assassination in Munich in 1972. Continue reading

Christine de la Garenne – BACKLASH (29.08.15 – 25.10.15)

Christine de la Garenne, BOKKER 2006Christine de la Garenne who opens her show at CIRCLE1 at the end of this month will show two video installations: BOKKER (2006) and PLANET CLAIRE (2010). Christine de la Garenne’s video projections deal with the relationship between the moving image and the associated sound. The artist acts as an observer of reality. She documents parts of everyday life by isolating and “dissecting” its details. Her videos assemble short sequences of individual images of the same setting. The combination of aggressive and meditative tendencies provoke an irritating atmosphere.Subtle digital manipulations of visual and auditory aspects add multiple layers of perception and lead to a collapse of reality. The artist creates ambivalence by simultaneously showing different aspects, perspectives and timings of the same situation. Through minimal time shifts and endless repetitions the videos de- and reconstruct and show a polychronic approach to time.

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Opening exhibition: 23.11.13 – 21.12.2013

_MG_0832Among the pieces exhibited in our current exhibition are Zoya Charkassky’s paintings. Zoya is an Israeli painter born in Kiev. A few years ago she was quoted regarding her unique outspoken way to deal with the Israeli identity & Judaism: “it was never my intention to shock Holocaust survivors. They have had enough shock and horror in their lives. For me it is about coming to terms with such things. If that’s the way a Jew is drawn – then perhaps that’s what he really looks like, perhaps there’s something to it.” Continue reading

Our first circle of Berlin-based artists (23.11 – 21.12)

Olaf Kuhneman, CaroussellAmong our first nine Israeli members of Circle1 are four Berlin- based artists. Olaf Kühnemann is a painter who became known for his intriguing imagery based on the analysis of his childhood photographs. Kühnemann has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in various museums and galleries. One of his recent projects was a painting installation in collaboration with Berlin based fashion label Eva & Bernard and  Alexander Ochs Gallery in Berlin at Mercedes- Benz  Berlin Fashion week . Continue reading