Galerie Crystal Ball

Martin Mindermann – Studium der Zeichen

Vernissage on Sunday, 18 March at 16 o’clock
18.3. – 5.5.2018

Look out! – A selection of Raku vessels will be on display on the weekend of 20 & 21 May from 14 – 19 o’clock at Haus Lohmnitz, Langohrzeile 9 in Berlin. The exhibition there also shows paintings and collages by the artist Elke Graalfs and collages as well as a mobile by Manfred Kirschner

Martin Mindermann Raku Brand Keramik
Martin Mindermann, 2017

The artist Martin Mindermann has been working in ceramics in the area of ​​the Raku fire for three decades. He has already set new standards in artistic technique and expression. In the Raku’s historical technique, the glowing vessels are taken out of the oven, placed in straw or shavings and also moved in the renewed fire. The burned, black, sooty vessels unfold in the purge of soot, their stirring characteristic secrets. The changing temperature boosts cause glaze cracks, the so-called Krakelé. On the one hand, controlled by the artist and natural coincidence underlying technology that works like a language. Crackle, coloring and body play in a changeable aesthetic interaction creating a unique object. The artist often stages volumes and bodies with pictorial surfaces. Here he inserts patterns and striking visual structures in current works. These are contemplative forms or series that he finds and studies in everyday life. He translates floral objects, such as seed pods, figural outlines, reflections, even patterns on car parks or tablecloths, onto the glaze using photography and drawing. They form a complex aesthetic creation that works in the virtuose interaction of the various levels and their setting similar to painting. Moreover, it seems as if the emerging images with the vessel have received their intended body. Martin Mindermann knows how to convey the inherent contemplation of his ideas and studies in a very convincing way. One can hardly escape the intensity and radiant power of his works and, as a viewer, can easily enter a calm, deep vision.


Fuck Your Selfie! #4 – Portraitsalon

FYS Volume # 4 – the wonderful portrait salon with music and performances – from 29 May to 2 June 2018 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Portrait of Samantha, Paper on canvas, 30 x 30 cm, Lydia Karstadt, 2018 

Visit the legendary salon this year, sit and have your unique portrait produced in direct communication with an artist.
Saturday 2 June, Portrait – Party from 20 hrs

Performers: Charlene, Rias Berlin, Goldthroat, Mireille & Matthieu, Lydia Karstadt and other surprises

With: Jim Avignon, Ioana Alexe, Francoise Cactus, Natascha Frioud, Gabi Garland, Maike Hartwig, Mareike Hube, Elke Graalfs, Lydia Karstadt, Manfred Kirschner, Anett Lau, Caren Sielaff, Stu Mead, Mini Mo, Berit Schneider, Gisela Wrede, Caren Sielaff and others

 

Arielle C. Schuberti – Ich bin Ich

Vernissage with performance, Fr. 8 February 2018 at 8 p.m.

Look out! The exhibition was destroyed and disposed of at the vernissage, in a performance by the artist. Please note the upcoming documentary publication about this: “Ich bin ich – Coming son. You can still purchase a few fragments of the works.

La Tour Eiffel, Installation/ Detail, Arielle C. Schubert, Berlin 2018
La Tour Eiffel, Installation/ Detail, Arielle C. Schuberti, Galerie Crystal Ball Berlin 2018

Arielle Charlotte Schuberti studied Lingiustics, Veterinary Medicine and Art at various international universities for a few semesters at a time because she wanted to optimize her studies more objectively, as she says. This strategy is typical for the artist, whose character works more than her impetus. Her artistic approach is therefore determined by a very high degree of subjectivity and a conscious, naïve egocentricity. The thematic fields; emotion, Paris, relationships and fashion are constantly interwoven in her works. The use of lipstick, glitter and powder is her trademark, an almost piled up, narcissistic expression, which moves to the edge of non-art and ugliness. In doing so, the artist masterfully knows how to overstep the balance, thus exercising a sublime criticism of the star cult and artistic elevation in the art context. On the one hand, the resonance of her work radiates beyond the boundaries of her mere, banal working materials. On the other hand they are pure and unmistakable. With her artistic position she sets a counterpoint and thus successfully moves out of the shadow of her equally polarizing, famous father. In the first exhibition of her works in Berlin, Arielle C. Schubert is also showing installations from last year for the first time.

Arielle Charlotte Schuberti a passé plusieurs semestres à étudier la linguistique, la médecine vétérinaire et l’art dans diverses universités internationales, car elle cherchait à optimiser ses études de manière plus objective, dit-elle. Cette stratégie est typique de l’artiste, dont le personnage travaille plus sur son élan. Son approche artistique est donc déterminée par un très haut degré de subjectivité et ainsi quun égocentrisme conscient et naïf. Les thèmes comme les émotions, Paris, les relations amoureuses et la mode sont les principaux sujets inspirants son travail. L’utilisation de rouge à lèvres, de paillettes et de poudre à farder sont sa marque de fabrique résultant une expression narcissique pure, qui va au-delà du non-art et du laid. L’artiste sait comment transcender avec brio son équilibre et exerce ainsi une critique sublime du culte de la star et du rehaussement artistique dans le contexte de l’art. D’une part, la résonance de son travail dépasse les limites de ses matériaux de travail banal. D’un autre côté, ils sont purs et indéniables. Avec sa position artistique, elle établit un contrepoint et sort avec succès de l’ombre de son célèbre père, tout aussi polarisant. Arielle C. Schuberti présenteras lors de sa première exposition à Berlin des installations crées lors de l’année écoulée. L’exposition “Ich bin Ich” ainsi que la biographie de l’artiste sont des inventions du groupe d’artistes français “Pas de Costmes” qui a quitté Berlin en 2018. Et c’est d’ailleur toute l’absurdité avec « Pas de Costumes » qui jouant sur les ambivalences vont jusqu’à faire croire qu’Arielle aurait supposé la création de ce groupe d’artistes. Le soir du vernissage fera également lieu de tournage.

Trailer: Arielle C. Schubert – Ich bin Ich

The exhibition “Ich bin Ich” including the artist’s biography is an invention of the French artist group “Pas de Costumes” who actually left Berlin in 2018. But exactly this can never be said for “Pas de Costumes”, it could be more about the ambivalence of this state of affairs, since one could again assume that Arielle invented this group of artists.


Silky – Don´t think  about it!

     

Vernissage on Fr. 2 February 2018 at 19:00
Finissage with musical performance on So. 11 March at 5 p.m.

Yeah, Silke, sculpture 

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About 11 years ago, in March 2007,  Crystal Ball Gallery opened with an exhibition by the artist and musician Silke Thoss aka Silky. With “Don’t think about it!” Silky shows in her fourth presentation at Crystal Ball, a space related installation, an extraordinary set design, made of painted objects – pictorial, illuminated signs and billboards. In the interplay of language, light effects, sound and fog, they simulate an urban external advertising situation. The billboards, which are known from many films, metropolitan situations, are iconographically occupied by the artist with ironic references and meanings. Within the space, these communicate in an associative collage.

Silky’s humorous strategy in the implementation of her ideas creates a smart lightness that works in a laconic and sublime way. She owns an extraordinary position in the art business, as she does not impose any elitist attributions. In a time when social energies are special, this work can be considered as real fortune. Therefore I am very happy to be able to show Silky in the jubilee year of the gallery!

The exhibition will also feature smaller multiples by the artist.

 


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.


SUPEROLIVE!

Vernissage: Fr. 1. Dez. 2017 19:30 Uhr
Italian breakfast, 2. Dez. 2017 13 – 15 Uhr
Superolive Auktion, Do. 14. Dez. 2107 19:30 Uhr

Flyer, Gemälde von Berit Schneider

Moderated by Frank Schoppmeier, Kinomuseum Berlin

We are looking forward to a brilliant super olive! For the moderation we could win the director of the Kinomuseum Berlin, Frank Schoppmeier. The evening will be framed by an encore of the performances of Rias- Berlin and Françoise Cactus, Mireille & Matthieu and other artists.

With: Rias, Françoise Cactus, Evita Emersleben, Gaby Garland, Renate Goergen, Elke Graalfs, Lydia Karstadt, Manfred Kirschner, Patricia Lippert, Vito Neto Masi, Mireille & Matthieu, Berit Schneider, Veronika Schumacher, Juwelia St.St., Teresa, Silke Thoss, Barbara Wagner und Lisa Wischeropp.

Rias, Françoise Cactus, Evita Emersleben, Gaby Garland, Renate Goergen, Elke Graalfs, Manfred Kirschner, Patricia Lippert, Vito Neto Masi, Mireille & Matthieu, Berit Schneider, Veronika Schumacher, Juwelia St.St., Teresa, Silke Thoss und Barbara Wagner.

In the Olive, we recognize the culture-creating base of Mediterranean civilization, and its importance goes far beyond the nutritive value of its rich juice. For thousands of years the oil has worked in spiritual anointings as much as it enlightened the temples and hearts. It became the sign of new beginning and in their groves were held powerful and groundbreaking speeches. The Superolive becomes the cipher of geographical, cultural and – today more important than ever – social contexts.

Superolive, Mireille & Matthieu, Performance, 2017

On our vernissage everything comes together, firstly a constantly growing group of people from Berlin who appreciate the extraordinary olive oil of Saverio Ciaccio, secondly Saverio himself – and this year in particular, Berlin artists, each with its own aesthetic position contribute to decipher the olive.
As a Roman architect, Saverio has always been busy with constructions – in addition, SUPEROLIVE is working with the construction of new social relationships, through which a participatory design of European landscapes becomes possible. The artistic statements on the subject are diverse and opens up the thematic perspective, the production of a direct authentic, sustainable trade, a mindfulness of the essential, in a lustful, ironic and poetic way. The entanglement, as well as the organization of these elements determining our lives comes to an exemplary oppositional sketch, which changes something for the positive, at least for the participating people. We would be happy if you join us!

The gallery Crystal Ball and Saverio Ciaccio invite you to the great SUPEROLIVE. We look forward to seeing you!
Lydia Karstadt

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Return of Superolive, Manfred Kirschner, 2017

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Weihnachtsoliven, Manfred Kirschner

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Vernissage 1.12.2017

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Superolive, Schaufenster

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Superolive – Friedenszeichen, Patrizia Lippert

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Superolive, Schaufenster

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Olvia Boots, Silky, Acryl, Holz

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von links nach rechts: Werke von Silky, Malerei – Vito Neto Masi, Skulputr – Juwelia, Malerei

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Olivenölflasche – Etikett, Gaby Garland

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Ankunft der Superolive 2017

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Olive Man, Silky

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Friedrich, Vito Neto Masi, Skulptur

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Walk in the Park, Manfred Kirschner

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Superolive, Gaby Garland

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Superolive – Schaufenster

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Le Feu Rock Fuis

15th. July – 30. September 2017
Finissage on Sat. 30 September at 8 p.m. and extended until 21 November 2017

Crystal Ball is getting crazy or it ever was. Maybe you already seen it this summer, but you can still get in and into it ! “Le Feu Rock Fuis” is the first exhibition worldwide that officially publishes its ending and begins in a way with its last day, the Finissage. Crystal Ball is enlighted to present you another artistic, dadaistic coup: The last days of an arbitrary absurd exhibition salon that lasted for two months in summer 2017 and will now be a one day exhibition. Only the visitors and some of the participating artists knew about it. The artist of the exhibition are: Stefan Demming, Juwelia St. St., Manfred Kirschner und Caren Sielaff.

So you are now invited to see what had happened lately and also what is coming up soon. The “Feu Rock Fuis” will contain delighted performances and a special presentation of one of our next actions: Superolive! There you can taste the sensational supertasty Oliveoil from our italien friends ! We will have a sneak preview on “Superolive”, its accompaning artists and the wonderful Oil. Buy and order and dance with us!


presense performance workshop

14th. – 17th.  september from 2 to 7 p.m.
Head: Manfred Kirschner

Chalk performance

crystal ball gallery offers a performance workshop in three parts from autumn 2017 onwards. In the first workshop basic techniques and effects of performance are developed. Emanating from meditative techniques of perception and presence, the body, the movement, the voice and thus the action are developed as acts of an individual performance in which you can formulate yourself. The basicworkshop also includes physical work and theory of performative practice. the performances are also continued with personal materials such as subjects, themes and settings. optionally they can be shown later in the gallery in a presentation.


Fuck Your Selfie! #3 – Portraitsalon

3. to 7. July 2017, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Performances, music and portrait salon

With many well-known artists: Ioana Alexe, Francoise Cactus, Hervé Cabine, Brezel Göring, Elke Graalfs, Maike Hartwig, Mareike Hube, Lydia Karstadt, Jenny Löbert, Rudi Paris, Gabriele Regiert, Berit Schneider, Frank Schoppmeier, Veronika Schumacher, Gisela Wrede and others!

Potrait of Teresa, Lydia Karstadt, Collage on Canvas, Berlin, 2017

Collage Garage 2.0

Collage Garage/ 11.4. – 27.4./ Tue., Wed., Thu., 3 to 7 p.m.
Vernissage: 30.4., 7 p.m./ Exhibition until 14 May 2017

Gabor, Gabi Garland, 24 x 18 cm, paper/pencil on cardboard, Brooklyn, 2016

Collage Theory, Practise & Exhibit your works at Crystal Ball Gallery

Gallery Crystal Ball presents an open participatory project based on an idea by Gabi Garland, Eunice Kim and Lydia Karstadt from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The gallery becomes an open studio by you ! Create your works,
participate in collage theory and then present your works in a gallery exhibition.


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