Announcement // Circle Culture Expands With New Potse 68 Space

Berlin-Art-Link-Potse68-Installation-View-Circle-CulturePotse. 68 – Installation View; copyright photo Uwe Walter 2013; courtesy of Circle Culture Gallery

Long-standing Berlin gallery Circle Culture recently opened a new outpost on Potsdamer Straße’s ‘Gallery Mile,’ in a 560 square-metre warehouse building. The inaugural exhibition in the new space – Potse 68. (named after the gallery’s location) – features the work of 23 international artists, 10 of whom are new recruits to the Circle Culture gallery team.

Berlin-Art-Link-El-Curiot-Circle-CultureEl Curiot – “Encuentro de Chak-tzu y las Estrellas” (2013), acrylic on canvas 51 x 71 cm; copyright photo Uwe Walter, 2013; courtesy of Circle Culture Gallery

Gallerist Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer was a creative in the punk and skateboard scene of the 90s. He and his Hamburg-based business partner Dirk Staudinger established Circle Culture as a project space for artistic subcultures in 2001. The pair wanted to present ‘urban’ artists in a non-traditional way, showcasing all the facets of what urban art could encompass, including abstract works, highly conceptual murals and installations.

Some of the highlights of the inaugural exhibition include Maya Hayuk‘s large, colourful mural, created specially for this show and Mexico City-based artist Curiot‘s hallucinogenic paintings of fantastical creatures. Aaron Rose‘s vibrant graphic designs add a playful element to Potse 68.

The massive new exhibition space provides an opportunity for Circle Culture to expand their representation of established and emerging artists. Their previous location in Mitte will be re-purposed as a shop for art editions and multiples.

Berlin-Art-Link-Potse68-Circle-CultureAaron Rose – “Bon Vivant Nr. 1” (2013), acrylic on cotton shift dress 88,9 x 61 cm; copyright photo Uwe Walter, 2013; courtesy of Circle Culture Gallery

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Additional Information

CIRCLE CULTURE
“Potse 68.” – GROUP SHOW
Exhibition: Nov. 9, 2013 – Jan. 8, 2014
Potsdamer Straße 68 (click here for map)

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Blog entry by Alison Hugill in Berlin; Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.


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