Galerie Crystal Ball

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.


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.

Django Knoth – No Mercy Portraits

Portrait Salon: with opening on 17. February at 7 p.m. – until 26 February. daily 2 – 7 p.m. Exhibition opening on Sun. 4. March at 7 p.m. to Sun. 2. April

No Mercy Portrait # 102 Oli Knoth – Galerie Crystal Ball Berlin

In February Django Knoth will be guest at Crystal Ball with his unique portrait photographs. He will transform the space into a Photo Portrait Studio where every visitor is able to get his/her personal “No Mercy” image. After a week of working out, the Pictures will be exhibited in an upcoming show. Through his special technique of using a paper negative and a long exposure time, vivid tableaus emerge, from which we seem to look from a long gone time. Scattering the smallest movements of the still portrayed faces produces their liveliness, while the red pigmentation leads to a darker reproduction of the face according to Django; the so-called “coal mine look”. These pitiless circumstances of the artist’s process, which throw us into the tableaux like a time journey without mercy, are  inspiring and in this form also unique in photography. Don´t miss it!

Roland Eckelt – Best in Show

Vernissage with film installation on 27. January 2017 at 7 p.m.
to 10. February 2017, projection daily 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Best in Show - Roland Eckelt
Best in Show, approx. 12 mins german/English, Filmstill, Roland Eckelt, 2017

With Best in Show, Roland Eckelt presents his same titled video installation in the shop window of the gallery. The film shows in a playful and subtle way dictatorial, human domination over animals – here exemplarily in the absurd procedure of the competition for the best of its breed, the so-called Best in Show. Sculptural and aesthetic artistic strategies such as color and form theory are mirrored by the artist in the video work in the breed- or paddle-breeding and unmask it in a subtle visual way .

Best in Show

Introspective # 1

Opening on the Sat. 3. December 2016 at 7 p.m.

Rügen, mon Amour! Manfred Kirschner, 45 x 75 cm, paper on canvas, 15 parts, 2016

With works by Ioana Alexe, Ueli Beetschen, Lena Braun, Francoise Cactus, Gabi Garland, Brezel Göring, Roland Eckelt, Elke Graalfs, Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Gabriele Regiert, Manfred Kirschner, Oli Knoth, Gabriele Konsor, Patricia Lippert, Veronika Schumacher, Caren Sielaff, Berit Schneider, Juwelia St.

At the end of the year and the beginning of the new year Crystal Ball is presenting her first Introspective . Introspective # 1 shows a selection of artistic works whose expression and aesthetic form, clearly point to an inner show or even internal mental as well as emotional processes. The exhibition is intended to examine the aspect of a hidden hint in the structure of the work of art that shifts the interpretation perspective in the form of a transmitter into the imaginable and with this also into one’s own inner perspective.

Gabriele Regiert – Großer Vorhang für kleine Bilder

Vernissage at Fr. 15th. July 2016 at 8 p.m.
to 26. August 2016, 8 p.m.: Finissage with performances by Lydia Karstadt, Rias in the evening, Oliver Voigt and a DJ set by Erochica Bambou

Late Curtain Box Gabriele Rules Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin
Late Curtain Box, Gabriele Regiert 2016

Gabriele Regierts Art shows a special presence, which is created by a virtuoso language of her objects. The artist’s installations, superstructures and objects create a free effect that also moves outside the classical art context. One could claim that they operate contrary to conventional conventions of attention and awareness or set counterpoints through their phenomenology. Their reading and reception is rather performative, because one seems to create a way of seeing the objects and in the installations. Some works sometimes seem unfinished or even accidental, and certain interventions allow us as viewers to wander into hypothetical assumptions. Has the built-in hardboard in the object been designed by the artist or has it been painted by a child before? Is it created or staged? The equality of materials as affect supports a special presence in limbo. It is the presence of the lapidary and the trivial, the forgotten, placed on the road, of the retired thing, which conquers its new meaning. This is precisely the creation, the talent of the artist governed to create a meaningful openness in a long-lasting work process. Contrary to the unambiguousness of an artist’s design, or even a stricter, market-oriented concept, it increases the freedom of works of art in an immanent manner and makes them disappear for us, partly materially. They show a lost functionality, a more reminiscent form, better establish an association, to something intangible, which nevertheless appears and appears. Things themselves are fleeting and unstable, almost spiritualized in their intermediate world. It is also unclear where the work ends or begins. Where is it unique? Where is it equivalent or belongs to something? Irretrievable original becomes material. Own and foreign painting is torn into stripes and weaved into new surfaces or pulled over wooden bodies and enters the room. Own and found. The collected, the left, the processed parts, the tracks and workpieces communicate. The old with the new. The secret and the obvious. The relationships, the connections of things. The archive says: “A big curtain for small pictures”. Gabriele Regiert is a responsible collector and archivist, a precise and unimpressed artist. Your things get to their ideal place at the right time. In the context of material, they occupy a place in this world that suits them and also explains it intuitively. Especially amusing and downright ingenious when a new series of works for the exhibition in Crystal Ball again play “works of art”. Some wooden parts, screwed together, screwed and sawn in, form a wooden body and reach into the room sculpturally. They are true performers. They are not only bodies, but they also embody.

Gabriele Regiert – Remise en Ordre, Installation

Crystal Ball Berlin