In ancient cultures certain animals, rituals, moral attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, sicknesses or even bodily fluids were all considered unclean. Still today, collective preconceived opinions or feelings, either favorable or unfavorable, have a great impact on society and the individual.
SomoS Art House dedicates its June 2014 program to the theme of “uncleanliness”.
Unclean presents works by international visual artists, performers, film makers and lecturers that deal with issues of self-identification and/or social exclusion based on common taboos and prejudices.
The exhibition concept is inspired by David Wojnarowicz’s film “Fire in My Belly” as excerpted for Rosa von Praunheim’s “Silence = Death” documentary.
The expressions range from reflections on bodily taboos; societal value systems; media representations of violence and sexuality; to feminist, queer and transgender positions that question gender roles and self-image.
Exhibiting artists: Walter Bruno Brix (DE), Janos Brückner (HU), Roland Farkas (HU), Frédéric Fontenoy (FR), Che-Yu Hsu (TW), Javier Lozano (DE/ES), Tom Melsen (NL), Luke Munn (NZ), Ileana Pascalau (DE/RO), Elena Tejada-Herrera (PE).
Exhibition Duration: June 7 – 29, Tuesday – Saturday, 2-6 pm
Opening: June 6 at 7 pm with performances by Anna Natt (USA), Richter/Meyer/Marx (D)
June 28 at 7pm:
Unclean in Motion, Film Screenings
Participating filmmakers: Rosa von Praunheim (DE), Claus Ankersen (DK), Jane Chang Mi (USA), Marcella Ernest (USA), Kiera Faber (USA), Roland Farkas (HU), Jeremy Newman (US), Josip Horvat (SI)
Performance by Josip Horvat (SI)
Header image: Frederic Fontenoy – Alkama #006