Three of the presenting artists are Alon Levin, Keren Shalev and Alona Harpaz.
In 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)
RoundAbout, CIRCLE1’s upcoming 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. This phenomenon serves as a catalyst for many of these artist’s works and is often the starting point of emotionally and ideologically charged creative journeys. Continue reading
Aharon 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.
In 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 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.
Unlike in English or German, Hebrew lacks a clear distinction between the incoming and outgoing connotations of the word ‘migration’ – as in emigration and immigration – with the word ‘hagira’ (הגירה) used to designate both. In Israeli society and culture, however, the tension between these two opposing directions remains a permanent presence that is felt everywhere. Israelis see themselves as constant migrants, deemed to move between lands and cultures in perpetuity. Circle 1 Gallery is pleased to announce Emigrate / Immigrate, a group exhibition presenting works by students and graduates of the Multidisciplinary Art Department at the Shenkar College, Israel. (Curators: Nira Pereg and Yanai Toister).
In the gallery’s main space in our current show we are displaying two exhibitions: “With you” – the mutual exhibition by artists Tama Goren & Dani Back which displays the conjoint works of the two artists alongside their personal works, and the exhibition “Das kleine Blumenbuch” by painter Larry Abramson.
In our current exhibition in Circle 1 we show three exceptional artists. Eli Gur Arie produces what appears to be at first glance sated objects, objects that celebrate a rich existence, imprisoned in an appearance that nullifies every kind of consciousness: too beautiful to ask questions, too spectacular to be troubling. On this basis begins the strange negotiation that Gur Arie’s works conduct with the world.
In our upcoming exhibition the Israeli artist Gili Avissar will show his video work “Pink” (03:13 min) as well as a series of Drawing Installations made with Ink on paper and fabric.