Galerie Crystal Ball

Silke Thoss – I Am More American Than You

18. 04. -30. 05. 2008
Installation/ Painting
Exhibition opening with performance by the artist
and music of The Cowboy Killers

I Am More American Than You, Silke Thoss, Painting on Wood

The artist Silke Thoss, alias Silky who many also may know from her innovative music projects will realize for her second exhibition in the Crystal Ball an installation, that will transform the whole gallery space into an american shop. Regarding this, the offered products in Silkys „Wal- Art“- Shop are coming out of her self- made, ironically painted parallel world. A one, that is more american, enigmatically bad, than that, we easily associate through our cultural experience with the U.S.A. in general.

Stu Mead – Devil's Milk

11. 03. -11. 04. 2008

Portait by Marielle, Stu Mead, Painting

In his first exhibition at galerie Crystal Ball, the American painter Stu Mead, who lives in Berlin, shows current, sensitively made portraits. The artist chooses his models in the sense of completing his oeuvre and with this strategy is completely in the tradition of old masters. In addition to these surprisingly silent works, a selection of the artist’s erotic series of works is also represented.

With the stylistic means of pictorial ideas, which are partly reminiscent of a pictorial world of wit and erotic leaves of the 1950s, Stu Mead interpolates and provokes our own way of looking at it in detail, thereby debunking the voyeuristic view of our gaze.

Marion Bösen & Anja Fussbach – Warum essen sie denn keinen Kuchen?

7. 12. 2007 – 05. 01. 2008
Installation/ Performance
Exhibition Opening: Performance with facial pastries at the cake buffet

Why don’t they eat cake?, Marion Bösen & Anja Fussbach, Performance

Beside their own positions, in this exhibition, the artists are presenting tarts and cakes who wear the portraits of their artist friends and serve them in their cake performance. The project „eat the poor artist“ refers in a funny way by its cannibalistic aspects to the resorption, reception and social valuation of artistic work anyhow.

Sara Björnsdottir – INTOXICATION

09. 11. -30. 11. 2007
Installation/ Performance/ Exhibition opening with a performance by the artist

Intoxication, Sara Björnsdottir

For the creation of the concept of this exhibition the icelandic artist and performer Sara Björnsdottir used the positive diggestive and mental stimulating profits of red wine. Parallel to this, the resulted intoxication became titelgiving theme of the installation of the gallery space. At the vernissage Sara Björnsdottir will present her newest performance work Enlightenment.

Veronika Schumacher- In Prison For Beeing Vicious

06. 10. – 03. 11. 2007
Installation/ Painting

In Prison For Beeing Vicious, Veronika Schumacher

Veronika Schumacher works with Pop strategies. She´s transforming sujets and images from pulp fiction novels, comics, museum catalogues and popular science books into her drawing work. The artist is creating an iconographic growth of pictures, that captures over the classical borders of defined artwork on ornamental wallpapers, the gallery rooms.

Christian Haake – Less Mess

08. 09. – 02. 10. 2007

Less mess, Christian Haake, Miniature

In miniature installations of spaces, interieurs and processes which consciously deviate in their measurements slightly from realism, the artist creates a detailed image of objects that distinguish our remembrance of things. Christian Nils Haake does not use any corrective measurement or copy for the creation of his miniatures, he builds them purely by his memories. The exhibition presents a new title giving work, a small sized, detailed installation of a messy living room.

Martin Löhr – Meine größten Erfolge

17.8. – 19.8.2007
Exhibition opening with summer festival

Meine größten Erfolge, Martin Löhr, Installation/ Performance

For the three day summer exhibition at gallery crystal ball we show an actual andselfconfident work of the Berlin artist Martin Löhr. „My biggest success“ uses, throughout its setting, the gallery space itself and its medial context, both, in a reduced and effective way for transcendence.
Also at the vernissage, Juwelia Soraya and Zsa Zsa Puppengesicht once beauty dancers, will show their performance „Sambafee“ and give us insight into the Show World of primitive glamour of Berlins celebrated Trash Singers.

Sabine Wewer – Pearls That Were His Eyes

29.6 – 20.7.2007
Exhibition opening with performance by the artist

Pearls that were his eyes, Sabine Wewer, Performance

The works of the artist Sabine Wewer form in her painterly technique of Wu Wei, the conscious reduction of their gesture, a poetic difference from the real, by approaching parallel pictorial spaces that can correspond to cognitive dream images. For the exhibition in Berlin, the artist realizes a performance that works with her language, the texture of her body and its covering.

Henrik Jacob & Andreas Kotulla – Ming

12.05. – 02.6.2007
Exhibition opening with a multi-part performance by the artists.

Ming Gallery, Henrik Jakob, Kneading Painting

The exhibition Ming shows a collaboration based on the mutual offer of exchanging technology and subject. Henrik Jacob, known for his kneading paintings, which put aside the eternity character of painting, Andreas Kotulla, who perforates the thin border of painting in his drawings, have created a series of Mingvases whose sensitive malleable materiality, through their changeability, examines both the pictorial nature of the thing and the image itself.


13. 04. – 05. 05. 2007

In this exhibition, the Crystal Ball Gallery presents a selection of artistic positions on the theme of the end of the world. These artists associate the theme with the imagination of a global catastrophe as well as with personal ideas and their “signs” of an imminent ending visualized by conditioned viewing habits.

Ole Wulfers, Death Soup

Participating artists: Marion Bösen, Sara Björnsdéttir, Ben Cottrell, Stefan Demming, Marcia Farquhar, Anja Fussbach, Grell, Mareike Hube, Henrik Jacob, Andreas Kotulla, J. Maizlish Mole, Christ Off, Veronika Schumacher, Kinki Texas, Silke Thoss, Zoe Thorne, Sabine Wewer, Ole Wulfers

Crystal Ball Berlin