Event DetailsMay 16, 2019, 7:00PM – June 1, 2019, 6:00PM
C1 kunstraum at BertaSchönhauser Allee 187
10119 Berlin, Germany
CIRCLE1 is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition ”Off the Derech” by the artist Benyamin Reich.
Opening reception May 16th at 19:00
The event is taking place in the new pop up space of C1 located in Mitte (Schönhauser Allee 187).
An Israeli artist Benyamin Reich, who has lived in Berlin since 2009, says, “Nowadays, everyone has mixed and borrowed identities. Many Israelis in Berlin want a bridge of sorts to a new world.” Reich, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, is a good example: raised in a Haredi family in B’nei B’rak (where his father was a Hasidic rabbi), he came out, became an artist, went to Berlin for a group show at the Jewish Museum, and never left.
Since his early days in Germany, Reich has been interested in the subterranean aspects of the dynamic between Germans and Jews of the “third generation” (the grandchildren of survivors and perpetrators). The characters in “OTD” are caught somewhere between past, present, and fantasy. They remind us that the long reach of history is both overpowering and faint, legible and invisible.
(text by Maia Ipp)
The opening of OTD by Benyamin Reich will be accompanied by a performance of Nitsan Bernstein. Nitsan Bernstein is a Hebrew-Gypsy cabaret singer, song-writer and performer. Born and raised in Jerusalem and lives in Berlin
In 2017 she released her debut album “HEBREW ACCENT”. Check out Nitsan’s album available on Bandcamp: