Day & Knife | 01.06. – 07.07.18

Friday 01.06.18 at 19:00 – Exhibition Opening Artists: Dan Allon, Olaf Kühnemann, Hugo Mayer, Daniel M Thurau Curated by Ofir Dor It’s a four men show, on view are their paintings. With the end of painting behind, and towards the end of the world, they are scavenging from the ruins exhausted symbols to set up … Read moreDay & Knife | 01.06. – 07.07.18

Body Talk | 10.03.18 – 21.04.18

Raffi Lavie, 1987, Acrylic, pencil, collage on plywood,120X120 Courtesy of Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

This exhibition aims at setting up a brief historiography of the body as it is perceived, represented and manifested by Israeli artists from the 1950s until today. On view are works from some of Israel’s most known artists together with a selection of contemporary Israeli artists residing in Berlin. The works of Moshe Kupferman (1926 – 2003) and Lea Nikel (1918 – 2005) are our starting point, chronologically. Like many of their contemporaries they were engaged in an abstract discourse avoiding any direct representation. Kupferman’s paintings are an on-going process of marking and erasing, thus constructing a timespace machine whose generator and scale is the basic move of the painter’s hand. In Nikel’s case the body is transfigured into abstract forms. Possible figures, emotions and inner situations are shaped into colors and spatial relationships.

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Exhibition View: Mother, I have reached the land of my dreams

IDFSome images from our exhibition Mother, I have reached the land of my dreams as part of the ID Festival 2016.

Photos by Ruthe Zuntz

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Mother, I have reached the land of my dreams – CIRCLE1’s Exhibition at the ID Festival Berlin | 21-23.10.16

sandclock-foto-maya-elran3Going back centuries and millennia, the travel routes of migrants tell the story of a humanity ravaged by wars, famine, prosecution and crises. Traversing lands, seas and continents, the pairs of eyes that witnessed and the legs that treaded the land – of those persistent in their search for a better future, if not sheer survival – are the bearers of life experiences that remain largely untold and forgotten, even if the collective fates of migrant populations had merged into the great currents of history, shaping cultures, civilizations, peoples and ethnicities everywhere.

Read moreMother, I have reached the land of my dreams – CIRCLE1’s Exhibition at the ID Festival Berlin | 21-23.10.16

“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.

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

Past Exhibition: 27.6.2014 – 26.7.2014

Olaf Kühnemann, “Heartworn Highways” 2014

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.

Read morePast Exhibition: 27.6.2014 – 26.7.2014

Olaf Kühnemann – “Heartworn Highways” (27.6 – 26.7)

Olaf Kuhnemann, Heartworn Highways 2014In our next show (which opens on Friday, June 27) we will host the exhibition “Heartworn Highways” by Olaf Kühnemann. In Heartworn Highways Kühnemann works impulsively. Everything derives from imagination, there is no clear narrative. Just like reconstructing a new language, this is an exercise for creativity emerging from the dead end situation of every day studio practice and the challenge for constant productivity and inspiration.

(Text by Jorgina Stamogianni, Independent Curator)

Read moreOlaf Kühnemann – “Heartworn Highways” (27.6 – 26.7)

Francesca Fini – Fair and lost (27.6 – 26.7)

Francesca Fini, Fair and Lost 2013The 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.

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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.”

Read moreOpening exhibition: 23.11.13 – 21.12.2013