Tropicana 404

Fabian Schröder, Phntm Beach, Luiza Schiavo, Tata Christiane, Owen McCann, Betty Böhm, Thiago Dezan

15.01.2015   - 14.02.2015

With “Tropicana 404,” SomoS presents a group show featuring artists that peel away the veneer of sublime tropicalia to reveal the uncanny nature of a purely symbolic paradise.

By juxtaposing components of leisure, holiday, and celebration with indications of avarice and artifice these artists manage to achieve an unsettling balance of sensation and cynicism.

Mimicry and deception permeate these works, exposing the illusive nature of paradise and the melancholy disquietude that this realization generates.

Participating Artists:
Fabian Schröder – Photography
Phntm Beach – Installation
Luiza Schiavo – Painting
Tata Christiane – Costume
Owen McCann – Photograph
Betty Böhm – Installation
Thiago Dezan – Film

January 20th, 19h: Alter Angle Presents Tata Christiane
in Butoh Beach, an a capella Butoh performance

Opening: January 15th, 19h RSVP
Visiting Hours: January 16th – February 15, Tues-Sat 14h – 19h, or by appointment

Finissage/Cinema Conversación screening: 14th February
Doors: 19h
In a new installment of SomoS’ screening/talk series “Cinema Conversación”, we are presenting the documentary “Seven to One”. Brazilian photographer and independent filmmaker Thiago Dezan shows a critical and sensitive view on the protests during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Cinema Conversación: Thiago Dezan