until 11.11. | #1548ARTatBerlin | Circle Culture Gallery shows from 14th September 2017 the exhibition “CHILDHOOD AND OTHER GRAPHIC WORKS” by the artist Julian Schnabel.
On the occasion of this year’s Berlin Art Week, Circle Culture is delighted to present graphic works by American artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. The two-part exhibition will be on display at Circle Culture, Gipsstraße 11 and at Hotel de Rome, and will be opening on two evenings. This first exhibition of the gallery with Julian Schnabel also marks the return of Circle Culture to its place of origin in Berlin-Mitte. This place will be revitalized as a main location for exhibitions, round tables and cultural projects in a wide spectrum.
Graphic works represent an impressive compendium within the oeuvre of Julian Schnabel, which he continues with the current works for the first time after 18 years. As in his paintings, they reflect the diversity and intrinsic creative urge of the artist, who constantly applies surprising printing techniques and materials.
Characteristic for Julian Schnabel‘s expressionist work is the free experimentation with different materials, techniques and also citations. His complex overpaintings are characterized by associative, encyclopedic- seeming visual worlds, which Schnabel borrows and alienates artistically. The results are intertextual embedded works of art with a deliberately open character. Often they tell about the hidden, the fragmentary yet seemingly all-connected, while moving along an emotional and irrational level with an expressive intensity.
Julian Schnabel (*1951 in New York City) has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally, including Kunsthalle Basel; Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Pace Gallery, New York; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museu de Arte de Sao Paolo. His work is part of important collections all over the world, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York und Bilbao; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Schnabel’s interest in the ‘making of things’ has led him into the realms of other practices including filmmaking. In 1996 Schnabel wrote and directed the feature film Basquiat about fellow New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The film was in the official selection of the 1996 Venice Film Festival. Schnabel’s second film, Before Night Falls, based on the life of the late exiled Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas, won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Coppa Volpi for best actor, Javier Bardem, at the 2000 Venice Film Festival. In 2007 Schnabel directed his third film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Schnabel received the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards, where the film won Best Film in a Foreign Language. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was also nominated for four Oscars. That same year, 2007, he made a film of Lou Reed’s Berlin concert at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. His most recent film, Miral, a polemic film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, won the UNESCO as well as the UNICEF award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Miral was shown at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.
Reception at Hotel de Rome: Friday, 15th September 2017, 5 to 7 p.m. With acoustic live music by Frida Gold. | Behrenstraße 37 | 10117 Berlin
Exhibition period: Thursday, 14th September to Saturday, 11th November 2017Zu Circle Culture
Image caption: Julian Schnabel, Childhood (4), 2016, carbon print on etching paper / Pigmentdruck auf Kupferdruckpapier, Copyright Julian Schnabel Studio.
Exhibition: Julian Schnabel – CHILDHOOD AND OTHER GRAPHIC WORKS – Circle Culture Gallery | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin