Friday the 13th | Freitag, der 13. | 13 – ה ישיש םוי

Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Foto: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: Alexandra Baumgartner, Distance 2015 // Ronit Porat, S.S. Berlin, 2010 © courtesy the artist
Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Foto: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: Alexandra Baumgartner, Distance 2015 // Ronit Porat, S.S. Berlin, 2010 © courtesy the artist
Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: benandsebastian, forgotten follies of sølyst, 2010/2011, installation / hd film, Film made in collaboration with Anne Haaning
Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: benandsebastian, forgotten follies of sølyst, 2010/2011, installation / hd film, Film made in collaboration with Anne Haaning

The exhibition Friday the 13th | Freitag, der 13. | 13 – ה ישיש םוי at CIRCLE1 presents a number of international artistsin the context of a cultural dialogue. The works of the exhibiting artists illuminate contradictory perspectives on an object or matter, as is exemplified in the title and the opening date of the show, where the number 13 can be interpreted either as an unlucky number or as a lucky number, depending on the cultural background and historical context. The exhibition deals with certain cultural, political as well as artistic, formal phenomena, which revolve around contradictions, paradoxes and contrasting pairs.

The works of Ella Littwitz, Noa Gur and Ronit Porat reduce the political adoption of symbols to absurdity, whereas benandsebastian and J&K in their pseudo-authentic installations and objects play with the supposed aura of cultural and historical artefacts. The identity-establishing and power-preserving narratives and myths, that are passed on as being true or false, good or bad, valuable or worthless within a culture or nation, reveal themselves at second glance to be arbitrary and pathetic. Other works look at the sensation of being divided between two places: Ulrich Vogl, Yinon Avior, Alexandra Baumgartner, Matti Isan Blind and Johannes Vogl deal with both human longing and fear in relation to the Other and the exotic land. In a poetic manner, sometimes by only minimal intervention and by a shift of context our perception of the inner and outer world of man is bought into question.

 

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More info on: http://circle1berlin.com/

 

Exhibition: 14.11.15 – 19.12.15

At: CIRCLE1, Mittenwalder Straße 47, 10961 Berlin, Germany

Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm

 

Works by: Yinon Avior, Alexandra Baumgartner, benandsebastian, Matti Isan Blind, Noa Gur, Ella Littwitz, Ronit Porat, J&K / Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard, Johannes Vogl and Ulrich Vogl

 

Curated by: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta

J&K / Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard, Gathering (Keith, Proto-Human, Ignored Elder, The Native, Hobo, Realised Retard, Alien Priest, Quasi, Aghora Baba, I have the vision, Empathetic Transplant, Releasing the fear of seeing the future, Infective Agents) from Museum of O.O.O., 2015 © photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta
J&K / Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard, Gathering (Keith, Proto-Human, Ignored Elder, The Native, Hobo, Realised Retard, Alien Priest, Quasi, Aghora Baba, I have the vision, Empathetic Transplant, Releasing the fear of seeing the future, Infective Agents) from Museum of O.O.O., 2015 © photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta
Matti Isan Blind, NO END, NO RAINBOW, 2014 © photo: Matti Isan Blind
Matti Isan Blind, NO END, NO RAINBOW, 2014 © photo: Matti Isan Blind
Untitled (Olympia 1938, Leni Riefenstahl), (from the Hippocampus series of works), 2012 © Courtesy the artist
Untitled (Olympia 1938, Leni Riefenstahl), (from the Hippocampus series of works), 2012 © Courtesy the artist
Yinon Avior, NORWEGIAN (Enjoy your time here. You are almost there), 2015, Courtesy Galerie koal / Berlin © Galerie koal / Berlin
Yinon Avior, NORWEGIAN (Enjoy your time here. You are almost there), 2015, Courtesy Galerie koal / Berlin
© Galerie koal / Berlin
Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Foto: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: Ronit Porat, Not my uncle’s (Marcus Banyan, Vertical) (from the Hippocampus series of works), 2011, Courtesy the artist / Ronit Porat, Untitled (Olympia 1938, Leni Riefenstahl) (from the Hippocampus series of works), 2012, Courtesy the artist / Matti Isan Blind, NO END, NO RAINBOW, 2014
Exhibition view, Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה- 13 , CIRCLE1, Foto: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, works: Ronit Porat, Not my uncle’s (Marcus Banyan, Vertical)
(from the Hippocampus series of works), 2011, Courtesy the artist / Ronit Porat, Untitled (Olympia 1938, Leni Riefenstahl) (from the Hippocampus series of works), 2012, Courtesy the artist / Matti Isan Blind, NO END, NO RAINBOW, 2014
Ronit Porat, S.S. Berlin, 2010 (from the Hippocampus series of works) © courtesy the artist
Ronit Porat, S.S. Berlin, 2010 (from the Hippocampus series of works) © courtesy the artist
Noa Gur, Art Dubai, 2014, one channel video (still) © Noa Gur, Courtesy the artist
Noa Gur, Art Dubai, 2014, one channel video (still) © Noa Gur, Courtesy the artist
Alexandra Baumgartner, Untitled (Voyage), 2015, collage on mirror © photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta
Alexandra Baumgartner, Untitled (Voyage), 2015, collage on mirror © photo: Hannah Beck-Mannagetta
Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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