JAN VERBRUGGEN – THESAUROS – THE TREASURY
Solo Exhibition – Painting/Interactive Installation
Opening Reception: January 3 2020, 6-9pm
Welcome speech by Lotte Ysenbrandt, Deputy General Delegate to the Government of Flanders.
Exhibition Duration: January 4-18 2020, Tue-Sa 2-7pm
Entry as always free.
With the debut exhibition on SomoS’ 2020 program, we start the year on an experimental and democratic note, presenting Belgian visual artist Jan Verbruggen‘s solo exhibition Thesauros, The Treasury. Representing the results of Verbruggen’s artist residency at SomoS in Berlin, the show traverses the fields of painting and participatory installation. Viewing his artistic role as similar to that of a cartographer, Verbruggen’s paintings establish what can be thought of as an associative map, that can be shaped and reshaped by viewers, who are invited to create the exhibition as they see fit.
Supported by the Flemish Government.
THE ZERO – JUAN PABLO CÁMARA & ZANDER PORTER
Performance / Vorspiel Festival
Friday, January 24th 2020, 7-9pm
The performance entitled The Zero by artists Juan Pablo Cámara and Zander Porter is presented as part of the 2020 “Vorspiel,” the preliminary program leading up to the Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture. The Zero unites the physical realm with the digital where the presence of technology interferes with rehearsed and improvised human interactions between the two male-embodied performers.
Entry as always free.
P2P ART PROJECT FEEDBACK SESSION
Hosted by Curator and Scholar Noor Bhangu
January 14th 2020, 7-9pm, SomoS hosts a new edition of our regular Peer to Peer Art Project Feedback Sessions, this time moderated by SomoS Curator-in-Residence Noor Bhangu. Participation is free, RSVP required.
OPEN CALL FUTURELESS
QueerFeminist Group Exhibition
Deadline: January 26, 2020, Midnight
For the upcoming Futureless group exhibition, taking place between April 1 and 9 at SomoS Berlin, the SomoS curatorial team is calling for ephemeral installations, durational art pieces, performative lectures/projects as well as discourse-based work and other art forms that deal with topics related to queer/feminist futures.
SomoS is happy to welcome several new artists to its Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program.
Supported by a grant from the Flemish Government, Belgian visual artist Jan Verbruggen joins SomoS as he is taking a sabbatical from his academic position teaching Painting and Drawing at the Rijks Hoger Onderwijs voor Kunst RHoK Academie Brussels, to work on a solo exhibition that is part of an ongoing project Thesauros, The Treasury.
Japanese artist Manami Uetake is based in Tokyo and works within the mediums of photography, video and text. Her work deals with individual and collective trauma, and how its memory is processed personally, and publicly in memorials.
London-based Irish interdisciplinary artist with a background in photography, Alannah Louët‘s themes include the importance of the otherworldly and the occult to female history, Catholicism’s violent record, and domestic and reproductive labor.