Within the artistic process works emerge that seem not to fit into the cosmos of an artist‘s practice. In the eyes of the maker, they have not yet been defined as an art work, or were determined as a study. In order to take a view behind the curtain, artists have been invited to propose a work they have never shown before for various reasons. Some of the works were never accepted as finished because they failed, looked overdrawn or simply appeared not good enough. Others, however, seemed too personal or intimate to show. What do unaccomplished and withheld works tell about the personality of the artist, the mechanisms of self versus external judgements, and the definition of artworks in general? Continue reading
CIRCLE1 has invited two very different Berlin based artists – Anastasia Khoroshilova and Noga Shtainer, to exhibit their recent photographic works. The two artists first met during the preparation of the exhibition. Although they differ in their personal motivation, their camera technology and the staging of their pictures, they find a lot if common ground in terms of subject matter.
Photos by Yoonhee Kim
The performance evening of Felix Meyer-Christian and Dan Allon presents a dynamic composition of time-based art. Both artists are profoundly interested in the themes of memories, violence and its cultural and personal effect. They investigate different ways of cultural and emotional effect of power structures. Together they give a generous look on a wide variety of subjects while telling concrete stories.
Aline Alagem’s works displayed in the exhibition Director’s cut continue her main preoccupation in recent years with the body, gender, eroticism, and with the gaze that constitutes them in the current age of a mad torrent of processed images. Alagem paints hyperrealistic paintings with a disrupted or fragmented narrative, on large scale canvases that exceed the boundaries of the painting as a window, blending beyond recognition the traditional narrative of oil painting on canvas as a coherent opening to the representation of reality. The viewer’s gaze lingers on the quality of the painting, surprised by the unconventional fusion of plasticity and refinement and the brute force with which the painting manifests itself. Continue reading
CIRCLE1 is pleased to host Quartet Berlin-Tokyo, playing works by Beethoven, Haydn and Kurtág.
The Quartet Berlin-Tokyo was founded in 2011 by students of the two conservatories in Berlin. Only a few months later they celebrated initial success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, winning a special Prize. Since then the quartet won numerous competitions including the Carl Nielsen Competition in Copenhagen, the prestigious Franz Schubert Competition in Graz, Young Concert Artist in New York, the Orlando Competition in Holland and others.