Topic: Meme

Portrait of Berlin-based South-Korean artist Jiyeon Kim speaking about her work, sitting in her atelier.

From Selfie to Story

In this SomoS artist interview, we present South-Korean artist Jiyeon Kim who divides her time between Seoul and Berlin. She speaks about portraiture in the digital era, and the relation between online images and real life painting. The interview was conducted during Kim’s artist residency at SomoS early 2020, and published at the occasion of her solo exhibition Meme Paintings, June 9th until July 18th 2020.

Opening reception of "Reconfiguring the meme machine" by Bianca Tainsh at SomoS Arts, Berlin showing the Australian artists conducting a ritual; reading a text while a group of overall-clad young disciples stands by more or less patiently.

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine

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 artist residency at SomoS in Berlin, Germany. The project, which aims to “reverse the tide on mass consumerism” by engineering a “Memetic Virus” – a concept that jumps […]

Rule 34

During the Berlin Pornfilmfestival, October 23-27th 2013, which, after Panorama, has become the city’s largest platform for narrative, documentary and experimental cinema about sexuality and identity, SomoS presents Rule 34, a group exhibition of similarly innovative artistic positions. In internet folklore, Rule 34 stipulates that anything thinkable can be made into porn, or probably already […]