Sister Corita, Wonderbread, 1962, serigraph on paper
SISTER CORITA - LET THE SUN SHINE IN - A RETROSPECTIVE
FEBRUARY 22 UNTIL MAY 10, 2014, BERLIN
Talk with curators Aaron Rose and Sasha Carrera | February 22nd | 5pm Please confirm your attendance here until February 15th
Opening Reception | February 22nd | 7 – 10pm Please confirm attendance here until February 15th
Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was an artist, teacher, philosopher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960s. She was a nun in the Catholic Church until 1968 when Sister Corita sought dispensation from her vows.
BECOME A MICROSCOPE - A FILM ABOUT SISTER CORITA DIRECTED BY AARON ROSE
A short excerpt from a film directed by Aaron Rose in 2009 documenting the life and art of Sister Corita. The film includes archival 16mm footage shot in the 1960s in Los Angeles and interviews with Corita's former students and colleagues. The music was created by Money Mark and Becky Stark. The film was produced by Jon Barlow and edited by Lenny Mesina.
CURATOR AARON ROSE ANIMATES NICI DE SAINT PHALLE'S DRAWINGS
Artist, curator and filmmaker Aaron Rose, made this short clip based on the drawings found in Nici de Saint Phalle’s accordion-folding book that muses on the quirks and intricacies behind human devotion. To view the video please click on the image above.
CLEMENS BEHR AT ART 14 LONDON
Circle Culture is delighted to present the work of German artist Clemens Behr who will be part of the upcoming art fair Art 14 in London from 28th February until 2nd of March, 2014. Behr's work can be defined somewhere between design and sculpture and is influenced by the graffiti and skateboard culture. Thereby, his public artworks make reference to an exploration of urban architecture, which brings together the selected place of work along with the characteristics of the chosen materials. View the video and get an impression of his artistic practice.
Ceramica - 1 / C.C.B. (Detail), 2014, ceramic painted with oxides and under transparent leag glaze
MARCO GRASSI AKA PHO - [PLÙ-RI-MO]
FEBRUARY 1 UNTIL MARCH 14, 2014, HAMBURG
Guided Exhibition Tour with Marco Grassi | January 31st | 6 - 7 pm Please confirm attendance here until January 23rd
Exhibition Opening | January 31st | 7.30 - 10 pm Please confirm attendance here until January 23rd
Circle Culture Gallery Hamburg presents the new exhibition [Plù -ri -mo] by Marco Grassi aka Pho. The Italian artist shows a selection of his most recent artistic research. Thereby, [Plù -ri -mo] becomes a reservoir for Grassi’s varied and broad experiences which at second glance, all seem to be connected with each other.
Clemens Behr (left): Untitled (Plexiglas Turm), 2012, plexiglass, wood and spray paint and Katrin Fridriks (right): Installation view, 2013, acrylic on canvas
CIRCLE CULTURE AT ART 14 LONDON
REPRESENTED ARTISTS - KATRIN FRIDRIKS & CLEMENS BEHR
Open: February 28th - March 2nd, 2014
Circle Culture presents Iceland born artist Katrin Fridriks and German artist Clemens Behr during Art 14 art fair in London from 28th February until 2nd of March, 2014. The gallery shows their newest body of works. Find a selection of artwork images below.
Circle Culture Gallery presents its new exhibition space on Potsdamer Straße in Berlin including the inaugural group show "POTSE 68.". View the video and get an impression of the spacious gallery venue and the grand opening reception on November 8th. Find a selection of pictures from the opening below.
After twelve years, Circle Culture is now opening its third gallery, in addition to its other two venues in Berlin-Mitte and Hamburg, on Potsdamer Strasse in Berlin-Tiergarten. The inaugural exhibition involves 23 international artistic positions; 13 of those were already represented by the gallery, whilst 10 new artists will document a continuously maturing program.
Die Anwendung (Detail), 2013, Acryl und Öl auf Leinwand
LENNART GRAU - SPARKLING MUD
SEPTEMBER 27 UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2013, HAMBURG
Lennart Grau completed his studies of fne arts as an alumni of Prof Leiko Ikemura at the University der Künste in Berlin. Since then, he has produced and displayed a variety of artworks. In September 2013, his works will be shown at Circle Culture in Hamburg for the frst time.
CULTS (Detail), 2013, acrylic and sign painter´s enamel on canvas
AARON ROSE - CULTS
SEPTEMBER 19 UNTIL OCTOBER 05, 2013, BERLIN
In Los Angeles, the culture of celebrity practically runs in the water supply. I’ve recently moved to a studio space directly below the Hollywood sign. As I’ve been working on this new body of work, I constantly hear police sirens going off warning tourists to stay away from the sign. This got me wondering about what it is exactly that would compel a person to risk injury and arrest for the chance to get next to and touch a very simple structure of metal and wood. The sign promises something, an association with something larger than life. Something that represents stardom, talent, dreams…the cult of celebrity. It was this that got me thinking about the idea of cults.
Opening Reception July 18th I 6 - 9 pm Gipsstraße 11, 10119 Berlin
"In order to be able to understand the process of love, inevitable loss and the reality that comes with it, one must embrace the concept of truth first. The truth is as hard to tell, as it is to hear."
XOOOOX, Gamwe Omai, 2011, Öl, Kohle und Bleistift auf Leinwand, 300 x 300cm
April 5th - July 27th 2013 Bismarckstraße 98, 20253 Hamburg
For the first time the solo exhibition "Vanish" located at Circle Culture Gallery in Hamburg will feature elements of abstract paintings by XOOOOX. The artist states that there is a new direction of coordinated chaos. While hanging them, there isn’t a manifested upper or bottom image border in order to create a general dissemination. Following ubiquitous energies and infinite possibilities in life, XOOOOX does not want the viewer to be restricted to the panel itself, but rather direct the beholder to infinite possibilities of interpretation.
Stefan Strumbel, Installationsansicht, Eingangshalle der Art Karlsruhe 2013
STEFAN STRUMBEL (One-Artist-Show)
STOHEAD, XOOOOX, KATRIN FRIDRIKS, OLIVIA STEELE
Open: March 7th – 10th
Circle Culture Gallery Berlin / Hamburg is looking forward to presenting Stefan Strumbe in a solo show at the art KARLSRUHE from 7th until 10th of March 2013. In booth H1/U06 the gallery shows further unique and high-quality editions of the artists Stohead, XOOOOX, Katrin Fridriks and Olivia Steele.
Circle Culture Gallery (Berlin and Hamburg) presents Iceland born artist Katrin Fridriks with a solo presentation during Art 13 art fair in London from the 1st until the 3rd of March, 2013. The gallery shows her newest body of works at booth H4 of Olympia Grand Hall, London.
If you wanted to delve into one of the most creative minds from the past decade, you’d be hard pressed to find a better candidate than Aaron Rose, a linchpin of the “Beautiful Losers” movement and director of the documentary with the same title. “Artists are the storyteller people of our world,” says the Los Angeles native. As a writer, curator, publisher, editor, musician, and filmmaker, he’s a quite the consummate storyteller himself.
XOOOOX, STEFAN STRUMBEL & ANTON UNAI FOR KW - INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
To support the work of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, KW Freunde (Friends of KW) has been able to convince artists, gallery owners and collectors close to the institution to provide 60 works for an extraordinary art lottery. The official drawing will take place at KW on January 13, 2012.
A few days ago the church in Goldscheuer, gladly saved from closure and decay, celebrated its reopening with a big ceremony and a speech given by the artist Stefan Strumbel. Check out these amazing installation shots.
Stefan Strumbel has an artwork in the last edition of New York Times Magazine with the title “in the nick of time”. A saying that goes well with both the clocks he makes and the busy New York Times readers.
STEFAN STRUMBEL FEATURE @ ZDF.KULTUR
In the latest issue of Bauerfeind at ZDF.Kultur the topic was “Wenn Künstler neue Wege gehen.” And who would match this topic better than Stefan Strumbel, creating a whole church with spray cans? Get a closer insight about this amazing project and visit ZDF.Kultur for the full documentary.
I NEED A DOLLAR - NEW MASTER PIECE BY JAYBO MONK VS. ALOE BLACC
For Made inspired by the presence and talent of Aloe Blacc and the composer skills of Mihalj “Miki” Kekenj.
Creating moments is the driving force behind MADE, and one such moment occurred with the culmination of a creative journey that involved singer & songwriter Aloe Blacc, violinist & composer Mihalj “Miki” Kekenj and painter Jaybo, who came together, each armed with their talent and experience from their respective creative discipline, to create…a moment.