RECONFIGURING THE MEME MACHINE
Solo Exhibition by Bianca Tainsh (AU)
September 19-22 2018, daily 2-7pm
Reconfiguring the Meme Machine consists of a series of workshops and rituals conducted by Australian artist Bianca Tainsh during the month of September as she concludes her residency at SomoS in Berlin, Germany.
The project aims to “reverse the tide on mass consumerism” by engineering a “Memetic Virus” – a concept that jumps from mind to mind. The result will be a series of ritualistic ceremonies, adopting a blend of many different cultish associations, accumulating in an exhibition of her research and work towards this goal, opening on Tuesday September 18th, 2018.
THE OUTSIDE WORLD MUST NOT COME IN
Paintings and Videos by Alexei Gordin
September 26-29, daily 2-7pm
Opening reception: Tuesday September 25th, 6pm
SomoS presents a solo exhibition of paintings and videos by Estonian visual artist Alexei Gordin, winner of the 2017 Baltic Young Painter Prize. In his paintings, images of the idealized sphere of the professional art world are appropriated as a stage for absurdist fictional situations underlining the artist’s view of its sterility and lifelessness. In the exhibition’s narrative, Gordin puts forward the abandoned space as an antagonistic element.
PEER TO PEER PROJECT FEEDBACK SESSION
for artists, curators and creative practitioners
Moderated by Pascal Glissmann
We are happy to announce that the Peer to Peer Project Feedback Sessions are starting again at SomoS! This ongoing series is open to artists and curators of any background who would like to get some feedback on their work. We are very happy that media designer, artist, scholar Pascal Glissmann hosts the first two sessions, the second one taking place Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 6:30pm.
Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger
Syed Shoaib Mahmood
Todd Reece Johnson
Cho Hyan Soo
Seung Joon Choi
NEW RESIDENT ARTISTS
We are happy to welcome Californian artist Sophia Zarders to SomoS’ Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program. Zarders is an illustrator and comic artist who combines diverse media. Her main project during her stay, is to write and illustrate a multi-media graphic novel, which deals with issues such as generational trauma, partnership, and discovery.
Multimedia artist and educator Linda Post (Texas) joins SomoS from September 2018. She plans to work towards an interactive installation containing video, sound, and performance. This residency takes place within her sabbatical year.
Also spending some of his sabbatical time at SomoS is media designer, artist, scholar and founder of “studio subcologne,” Pascal Glissmann. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
Multimedia artist Marguerite Harris (France) returns to Berlin to work on new metal sculptures from her ongoing series “Worlds in Collision” at the Metal Studio of the BBK Kulturwerk.
Alexei Gordin is the winner of the 2017 “Young Painter Prize,” one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries, uniting Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists. Part of the prize is a Summer 2018 sojourn as Artist-in-Residence at SomoS in Berlin.
Bianca Tainsh is a visual artist and curator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is known for her meticulously conceptualized and executed multi-disciplinary installations. Her work positions itself within contemporary paradigms such as culture, science, consumerism, politics, history, the Internet and the links between them, encouraging the viewer to reflect on current societal dilemmas.