Galerie Crystal Ball

Astrid Küver – AK Bildausschnitte

08. 08. – 21. 08. 2008

AK Bildausschnitte, Astrid Küver

Astrid Küvers AK Bildausschnitte, a multiple work in progress has developed parallel to her other work in order to secure her economic working situation. The pieces are knitted out of wool and streched on wooden frames ironically refer to historical art experiences and results in different ways. The obvious comparision with the experimental works on canvas of the sculptor Fontana, where the surfaces were cut and opened up to the three- dimensionality is reminiscent as a direct hint. In contrast to the sculptural gesture of her famous male colleague, wich opened the 2 dimensional pictoral space with a reductive destruction, Küvers works have this transcendence already in her construction plan.

The opened space is contained in the creation and the knitting plan of the AK Bildauschnitt. The passages themselves look like physically usabale motives and sometimes have aspects of penetration. The banal material, the use of common pullover patterns and cuffs are pointing against the male artistic gesture and attitude, wich is searching for fame and exploration. Apart from this Astrid Küvers objects are working even more relevant on the classification and revaluation of actual aesthetic experience.

Hannes Niepold – Lucifer Yellow

06. 06. -11. 07. 2008
Finissage with DJ Mono Michalke and DJ Catastrophe

Hannes Niepold Lucifer Yellow
Yellow, Hannes Niepold Lucifer

Lucifer Yellow could be the name of a super hero out of the world of cartoons. But this title even works for interpretation and reception of the new large scale, grafic works of the artist Hannes Niepold.
Lucifer Yellow is a neon coloured chemical substance, used in brain surgery as well as micro- biology in order to show nerve structures and tiny cell parts.
In difference to that, the artist´s formal metaphor using black and white images wich are created by emptyness and imagination. Empty speech bubbles, blank frames and invisible comments are forming its own style, that correspond in undefined and superficial places without a reconstructable action. With a logic of a night dream, strange constructions, abandoned highway rest stops, horrible woods at night are materialized places for these imaginary story boards- the invisible unknown. Through this accociative structure, it´s provocative collection of blank spaces, the viewer gets the option for a unlimeted interpretation. Hannes Niepolds „Lucifer Yellow“ describes maybe this emanation, to uncover and release the structures and analysis, without telling its inner sense.

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.

Crystal Ball Berlin