Bad Intentions | 17.11.17 – 23.12.17

Art is not mimetic. Art is not ‘about’ stuff. Art has no role. Art does not ‘ask questions’. People might do those things, sometimes even people who are artists. But not their art, even if they think it does, even if that was their intention.

Were one to be dramatic, they would decree art the pre-Tower-of-Babel mother tongue (thus terming it ‘autonomous’ misses its essence as all-encompassing source), and politics not even one letter within it. They would point out an iceberg that, in contemporary discourse, had thus been forced to balance on its tip. A dangerous balance indeed. But for now, let’s pretend that all we’re saying is that art and politics are simply two different languages, a distinction too often forgotten in the aforementioned discourse.

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Exhibition View: “In The Place Where We Stand II” | 07.9.2017 – 21.10.2017

Some images of our exhibition In The Place Where We Stand II, an alumni exhibition celebrating the Musrara school’s 30th anniversary.

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In The Place Where We Stand II – Alumni Exhibition Celebrating The Musrara School’s 30th Anniversary | 7.9.17 – 21.10.17

CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Musrara School of Art and Society in Jerusalem, presenting the artists Doron Rosenblum, David Amuyal, Asaf Alboher, Moshe Stern, Nadav Ariel, Yael Horn Danino, Yael Shachar, Tamar Tzohar Harel, Or Tesema Avraham, Almog Gez, Tohar Lev Jacobson, Nikita Pavlov, curated by Yael Brandt

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MARKED // MESUMENET // מסומנת I 20.7.2017 at 19:00

A two-performances event by the artists Mica Dvir and Adi Liraz

Acting in a political-social space, the artists are influenced by the implications of their Jewish heritage and Israeli nationality. They are marked and leave marks as they move. In this event, both artists will share their experiences – which are sometimes common and sometimes personal – of this movement in relation to the cultural and national collective.

They will present the feeling of following or resisting social norms and will react to it from the point of view of being women.

Suggested donation: 5 – 10 Euros.

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Noble Surface – C1’s Exhibition in Collaboration with Eigen+Art Lab presenting Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus | 31.5.2017 – 29.7.2017

Lebus_Innere_Kratzung_leuchtorange (1)Noble Surface is an exhibition of CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with Eigen+Art Lab, presenting the artists Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus.

When asked in an interview about the construction of reality and how to deal with it, philosopher and physician Heinz von Foerster answered: “Where is reality? Can you show it to me?”

Likewise Amelie Grözinger and Alex Lebus, two artists living in Berlin, question “reality” in their exhibition Noble Surface, which cannot be defined as such and manifests itself in the possibilities of different realities. Continue reading

Exhibition View: Sing While You’re Burning – Restless Painting from Israel | 1.4.17 – 20.5.17

2Some images of our exhibition Sing While You’re Burning – Restless Painting from Israel, a group exhibition with Shai Azoulay, Guy Ben Ari, Boyan, Ofir Dor, Bar Dvir, Liat Erdberg, Moshe Gershon, Elad Larom, Marik Lechner, Rona Perlman, Rotem Rozenboim and Netally Schlosser. Curated by Ofir Dor

Photos by Yoonhee Kim

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Sing While You’re Burning – Restless Painting from Israel | 1.4.17 – 20.5.17

Invitation C1A group exhibition with Shai Azoulay, Guy Ben Ari, Boyan, Ofir Dor, Bar Dvir, Liat Erdberg, Moshe Gershon, Elad Larom, Marik Lechner, Rona Perlman, Rotem Rozenboim and Netally Schlosser. Curated by Ofir Dor

The exhibition features 12 painters from Israel whose work is personal, emotional and somewhat restlessThey are engaged in painting that tells a story, paintings that are humanistic in their philosophizing, and they are direct, sincere and simple.  Continue reading

Ictus* – A Performance Evening by Michel Platnic and Dan Allon | 24.02.17 at 19:00

Screenshot 2017-02-08 12.10.22This one time performance evening featuring Israeli artists and Berlin residents Michel Platnic and Dan Allon, deals with world order of power, war and economic struggle. Having both stems in Israeli provenience, the artists know how violence, war and money have the means of becoming integrated within a routine, and therefore it is only natural they would feel intrigued, attracted and critical of its aesthetics. Both artists will simultaneously perform the two different works to provide a rounded glimpse to a sad, cruel and yet beautiful world.

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Interference | 20.1.17 – 25.3.17

real-madeleineInterference is an exhibition of CIRCLE1 Gallery in collaboration with the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel, presenting the artists Vadim Zakharov, Guy Goldstein and Ariel Reichman, curated by Drorit Gur Arie.

Interference is a type of obstacle, an interruption of the usual order of things, a suspension and disruption of continuity. The featured works refer to various aspects of this notion: interruption of logic and orderly action, whether by narrative shifts, temporal deviations, or sound intervals.

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Never Shown on Purpose – Curator’s Tour (5.1) and Finissage (14.1)

Never Shown on Purpose – until 14 Jan. 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm – 
Curator’s Tour with Hannah Beck-Mannagetta and Ulrich Vogl as well as individual artists of the exhibition:

During the guided tour individual works will be explained in more detail, but above all the curators and artists will tell about the unfamiliar challenges and the risk with which they have been confronted by the exhibition concept.


chryssa-lying-01Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:30 pm –
Finissage with performance by Chryssa Tsampazi with Clara and Luise Andrees:

In her performance, “I Have Never Been This Honest”, Chryssa Tsampazi will place herself in the position of each individual artist, as well as the viewer’s point of view on the exhibition.

In doing so, she will also refer to the titles of the individual works. The titles do have a special significance within the exhibition, since they have not only made the artists face the challenge of finding a title for an art work that is not yet meant to be one, but also to find a title that refers to the story behind the object and the reason why the work has never been shown.
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