MANAMI UETAKE – IMAGINING SOMETHING UNKNOWN
Mixed-Media Video Installation
February 26-29, 2020, 2-7pm, and by appointment
SomoS presents the mixed-media video installation Imagining Something Unknown, in which Japanese Artist Manami Uetake ponders the (im)possibility of remembering and recounting the Fukushima disaster. Uetake’s work deals with individual and collective trauma, and how its memory can be meaningfully processed, both privately and publicly, officially and unofficially, a challenge to commemoration culture at large, and a subject topical in Germany as well.
IRIA DO CASTELO – FANTASTIC BEINGS
Workshop: Saturday/Sunday March 7 & 8, 11am-5pm
Results Presentation, Artist Talk: Tuesday March 10, 6-9pm
In the Fantastic Beings workshop, Spanish multidisciplinary artist Iria do Castelo will teach you how to build a human-like sculpture using plaster bandages, homemade papier-mâché, clay and found objects. The workshop is designed to give an opportunity for participants to improve their creative process and explore new paths of sculpture and assemblage together with an established and experienced artist.
Includes the public display of the Fantastic Beings workshop participant’s final results on Tuesday, March 10, 6-9pm, with Iria speaking about the workshop process; her work; and about the small Artist-in-Residence project she organizes in Spain. (Free entry.)
AN EVENING WITH DANIIL GALKIN
March 12, 2020, 6-9pm
SomoS invites you to an evening with noted Ukrainian visual artist Daniil Galkin, who comes to Berlin for a period of research, supported by the new EU-funded program House of Europe. Using video and print, Daniil will present us with an introduction to his current art project which explores the relation between ideology/normativity and playgrounds.
JIYEON KIM – AFTER THE FLOOD
March 18-21, 2020, 2-7pm
Opening Reception: March 17, 6-9pm
In the exhibition After the Flood, Berlin-based South-Korean painter Jiyeon Kim shows how the digital realm invigorates the art of portraiture.
EMI BRENER – UNDER THE SKIN
March 25-28, 2020, 2-7pm
Opening Reception: March 24, 6-9pm
The exhibition Under the Skin by multidisciplinary artist Emi Brener explores human vulnerability and intimacy through an innovative combination of painting and embroidery.
FUTURELESS – GROUP EXHIBITION
April 2-18 2020, 2-7pm
Opening Reception: April 1 2020, 6-9pm
Pushing at the limits of imagination, the Futureless group exhibition presents the myriad possibilities of queer/feminist futures within our increasingly digitized and ecologically precarious planet. The exhibition is accompanied by an exciting program of performances, lectures and screenings.
Applications for SomoS Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program 2020 are now accepted. Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and residents will be accepted on a rolling basis. A new AIR possibility for April is currently available.
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SomoS is happy to welcome several new artists to its Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program.
Noor Bhangu is a Toronto-based curator and scholar of South Asian descent. Her work involves cross-cultural encounters and diasporic belonging. During her curatorial residency, she will develop her upcoming group exhibition.
Emi Brener is an Uruguayan visual artist working in mixed media works combining painting and embroidery, that convey moments of human intimacy.
Jiyeon Kim a South-Korean Berlin-based painter who investigates the increasing popularization and transformation of portrait culture in digitally influenced society.
Alicia Savage is a fine art photographer and artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is a reflection of historical influences mixed with contemporary culture, presented in a poetic format.
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian filmmaker Magenta Baribeau is working on feminist documentaries about childfree women and nonparents and the societal prejudice they face.
Tokyo-based Japanese artist Manami Uetake works with photography, video and text. Her work deals with individual and collective trauma, and how its memory is processed personally, and publicly.