Origin artist books and performances
From April to June 2021
The exhibition is on, you can visit the Book Salon according to the actual Covid 19 pandemic regultations for Berlin. Please contact us for an appointment!
The Crystal Ball Book Salon features original book art, artists’ books and performances. The salon has a fireplace, a carpet and comfortable seating on which you can rest in a pleasant atmosphere and look at the artistically designed books. You can visit the salon individually or by household, according to the currently valid hygiene rules. Here on our website we´ll show you the performances of the participating performance artists recorded in the salon.
im Avignon, Julia Appelt, Marion Bösen, Herve Cabin,
Françoise Cactus, Claudia Christoffel, Stefan Demming,
Roland Eckelt, Evita Emersleben, Gabi Garland, Elke Graalfs,
Marco Goldenstein, Henrik Jacob, Manfred Kirschner, Andreas Kotulla,
Miriam Jadischke, Lydia Karstadt, Patricia Lippert, Julia Neuenhausen, Sigrun Paulsen,
Wolfgang Müller/ Ogar Grafe, Monika Müller-Kroll, Ulrike Kötz,
Isolde Loock, Javier Lozano, Namosh, Pia E. van Nuland, Sigrun Paulsen,
Magnús Pálsson, Gabriele Regiert, Inken Reinert,
Stefan Ruf, Berit Schneider, Frank Schoppmeier,
Bea Schlingelhoff, Veronika Schumacher, Kathrin Schädlich,
Michael Schädlich, Peter Schneckenberg, Spunk Seipel, Annette Stemmann,
Streichelwurst, Rolf Thiele, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Tamara Trölsch,
Treuka, Robert Urban, Oliver Voigt, Heike Walter,
Sabine Wewer, Daniel Wolter and further artists.
Special Gallery Weekend, May ’21
With his song “Bücher lieben dich!” Frank Schoppmeier brings meaningfulness to the book salon, followed by Caren Sielaff, who warns in her song “Datenhintertür” of the dangers of increasing digitalization. Two specials for the Gallery Weekend, May 2021.
On Friday 28 May, Lydia Karstadt, Caren Sielaff and Frank Schoppmeier will perform in front of the gallery:
Book presentation & reading by Manfred Kirschner: “Going crazy in East Germany / Rügen mon Amour”.
Caren Sielaff with her new song: “Berlin Online
and Degustazione-Special: We will open some natural wines from our friends from the Sette Aje in Sicily for you to taste.
Performance #2 Books alone at home!
The book salon has been fully set up for a few days now, but since it seems hardly practical for visitors to embark on a voyage of discovery here at the moment, the books are taking on a life of their own ……
The works Lydia Karstadt has collected in her book Salon are no hot potatoes – but the matter must nevertheless be approached with a little courage. Tackling and opening up requires more than just a brief overview that exposes the works at a calculable distance. Approach with initiative. Ah, here is a stack of photo books. What’s in this box? Unboxing Streichelwurst. Underneath, Unboxing Latin Lovers… Funny, it’s not what I expected at all … ah … Latin for Lovers – that’s what the second reading says … Time slips away, new systems of order emerge and disintegrate. At the end, stretched out on the chaise longue – the flames in the fireplace give a cosy atmosphere …. To be continued.