Galerie Crystal Ball

ERDEN. Naturphilosophische Brocken – Book launch

Within Apfelmus/ 16 years of Crystal Ball
Friday, 3th February at 7.30 pm

Erden-Buchcover, (using an image of Elisabeth von Samsonow, Geo Psyche Backup System, Tempera on canvax, 2021)

Extraction regimes, elective affinities, bodily juice analyses, alternative epistemologies of nature: Volume 45 of “Schriften zur Verkehrswissenschaft”, edited by Ivo Gurschler, Andreas Hofbauer, and Alexander Klose, gathers “necessarily fragmentary advances for thinking about nature in times of crisis “

Theory formation turns again to a sphere which, for lack of another term, continues to be called nature. At the same time, nature returns in the form of floods, droughts, and storms in an ever more urgent way, and people increasingly learn to understand themselves as earthlings. Under these circumstances, radical gestures of decentering into terrestrial constellations emerged as new forms of thinking about nature. The volume collects such, in their totality necessarily fragmentary, advances as four – thrown on the earth and into the unknown – nature-philosophical chunks.

Presentations, projections and audience discussion by and with the authors Salome Rodeck, Tom Turnbull and Daniel Tyradellis, the artist Jenny Michel, the composer Konstantin Schimanowski as well as the editors Andreas L. Hofbauer, Alexander Klose and possible surprise guests.

Followed by the Crystal Ball Bar and record music by dj.Catastrophé

Jenny Michel 2017 Museum Wiesbaden/Bernd Fickert

Schmusen mit Papier-All You Need Is Lost

Das Kunstbuch von Manfred Kirschner erscheint im September 2021

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Schmusen mit Papier – All You Need Is Lost by Manfred Kirschner will be published in September.
A total of 35 handmade photo collages are combined with prose to create an associative reading experience.
Schmusen mit Papier is set in Bremerhaven and links its history with contemporary snapshots of the seaside city. Ytong, the narrator, is supposed to double his friend Harald Baumeister, at an art exhibition in the harbour area of the city. After he has finished setting up the art exhibition, Ytong lets himself drift and, along with many new friends, meets the young, mute “Goethe”, who describes to him in letters a gay love story from 1860 about the emigrant Nicolaus and his lover Matthias.
Schmusen mit Papier deals not only with an absurdly funny description of the art business, exclusion and loss in systemic capitalism, but also with the power of human communication, friendship and solidarity. In the process, the text works with apparent doppelgängers and duplications. In a warm tone, he draws his figures who, connected to each other, make it clear that in personal striving a universal can be recognised which, if we can recognise it in other people, makes us equal and human.

The book is the third part of a collage story for the realisation of which Kirschner received a grant from the Dieckell Foundation and funds from the Bremerhaven Cultural Office. It will be published on 4 September to coincide with the opening of Manfred Kirschner’s exhibition “Goethe was here!” at Galerie Goethe45.

Mongolei – Bilder / Texte / Musik & Autodidaktischer Oberton Workshop


Samstag, 27. Januar 2018 ab 19:00
19:00 Autodidaktischer Oberton-Workshop mit Stefan Ruf
20:30 MONGOLEI – Bilder / Texte: Georg Jansen, Sound & Musik: Max Jansen
21:30 Obertonchor

Photo: Georg Jansen, 2017 

During two longer journeys of Georg Jansen in Mongolia, photos and texts have been created that look at the country and its (few) people from a subjective point of view. Since his return, the author has been trying to put the observations in order and continue writing the texts in order to arrive at a larger picture under the guiding questions: What moves Mongolia today? Is there a zeitgeist in Mongolia? How does the country behave in the age of global consumerism?

Audio sample from the overtone choir after the workshop 


Based on the motto: I can do that too! Stefan Ruf, after a short preparation period, gives an idea of how to shape the articulation apparatus in oder to bring to sound some overtones.

Manfred Kirschner – Plastik Revue

Plastic Revue, opening on Sun. 26th. January at 6 p.m.
Galerie M, Marzahner Promenade 46, 12679 Berlin

Plastic Revue Manfred Kirschner
Plastik Revue, Manfred Kirschner, Installation

The work of Manfred Kirschner is characterized by its conscious diversity. Often the expectations and the relationship of the artist to the audience, the subject of the works in the fields of drawing, video, painting and performance. Since 2009, M.K. a new emphasis on painting, in which, in addition to colours and glitter, collage, quotations and language are used laconically and arrogantly. Many of the paintings have painted eyes and their titles are looking for the “conversation”. It is always about the anerite and the moment of the viewer’s reception. In the presentation for Gallery M, Kirschner refers to the local shopping center “Eastgate”. In a world increasingly full of plastic, his installation humorously asks about our needs, our future lives, and puts painting and video in context with a spatial installation of various plastic bags from around the world that cover the gallery’s walls like a color-intensive collage. At the opening, Kirschner will also present a performance on the topic of shopping: The Miracle Of Shopping. At the finissage at the end of March, the title-giving “Plastik Revue” will start, with performances and musical performances by fellow artists by Manfred Kirschner.

Pension Berlin – Eröffnung

Pension Berlin, Tel: 0176 – 78518421
Opening Sat. 10. Dez. 2011

Opening Pension Berlin Frank Schoppmeier
Pension Berlin, Frank Schoppmeier

Frank Schoppmeier worked at Pension Berlin this year. On Saturday, the 10th December we celebrate the official opening of the guesthouse with two exhibitions: the picture shop by Annette Stemmann and Discosee by Manfred Kirschner. The wonderful Miss Laura Bean plays an exclusive swing set on this occasion!

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