SomoS Art House dedicates its June 2014 program to the theme of “uncleanliness”. As part of this, from June 6 – 29, 2014, the Unclean exhibition will take place. Visual artists, performers, lecturers and others are invited to make proposals.
In ancient cultures certain animals, rituals, moral attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, sicknesses or even blood were all considered unclean. Still today, collective preconceived opinions or feelings, either favorable or unfavorable, have a great impact on society and the individual.
SomoS is looking to give space for artworks and performances dealing with the issues of self-identification and/or social exclusion based on common taboos and prejudices such as body image, sexual orientation, beliefs or disabilities.
Read more: http://www.somos-arts.org/unclean-project-call-art/
From Cuteness to Knowingness
group exhibition during Pictoplasma Festival feat.
Hiroki Otsuka, Kinya Hanada, Hoji Tsuchiya, Kurihara Takuya, Shou
30.04.2014 – 17.05.2014
During the Pictoplasma Festival, SomoS present drawings, painting, collage, video and performance by a selection of Japanese artists. A liberated application of graphic techniques, and a fresh interpretation of themes like heritage, pop cultural characters and self-presentation characterize the artists’ work.
More info: http://www.somos-arts.org/cuteness_to_knowingness/
Liis Koger – Paintings
Opening April 21st, 2014 at 3pm.
22.04.2014 – 28.04.2014, daily from 2-6pm
The first solo exhibition in Berlin by Estonian painter and poet Liis Koger, organized and curated by Simson Gallery.
Painting and poetry are connected in many ways. If one looks at poets/artists like Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, William Blake or Pablo Picasso, it becomes clear that being a poet adds an extra dimension to other artistic expressions the poet might choose. Liis Kogers’s paintings are distinguished by a high level of lyricism and introspection; the classic abstract Nordic painterly tradition of artists such as Per Kirkeby is given a contemporary and mature interpretation.
Read more: http://www.somos-arts.org/liis-koger-paintings/
Electric Renaissance II
Stefano Castronovo & Donato Del Giudice
exhibition, until 18.04.2014, Tue-Sa, 2-6pm
Offering “the combination of a genuine expression of NYC Pop sensibilities with masterly classical techniques,” the installation includes photography, painting, silkscreen situated between Classicism and Pop-art. The exhibition project is a collaboration by 80’s Downtown NYC legend Stefano and SomoS’ artist in residence Donato Del Giudice.
More info: http://www.somos-arts.org/electric-renaissance/
SomoS published a fanzine at the occasion of Electric Renaissance II, it features artists pages by the artists Stefano Castronovo & Donato Del Giudice; an interview with the artists by Joanna Fatorelli, editorial assessor at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazi, and an exclusive essay by Ryan Dohoney, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University, USA, on composer-performer Julius Eastman’s creative collaborations in New York City’s music scene in the 1970s and 1980s.
More info: http://www.somos-arts.org/fanzine-launchartist-talk-electric-renaissance-ii/