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B-LA-M Festival: Xchanging Perspectives

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - June 29 @ 9:00 pm CEST

SomoS proudly presents a group show as part of the B-LA-M festival entitled Xchanging Perspectives. In this exchange, artists from artspaces El Quinto Piso, based in Mexico, and Artbug, based in Los Angeles, alongside artists from SomoS, will engage in a spirited intercultural conversation. The exhibition opens on Friday, June 28th, and is on view from the 29th to the 30th. An artist talk will take place on the 29th at 7 pm.

The B-LA-M festival commences in Berlin, with art spaces from Los Angeles and Mexico City gathering at 18 art spaces in Berlin for a 3-way cross-cultural artistic exchange. The artists arriving at SomoS are from Artbug, a Los Angeles-based gallery, and El Quinto Piso, a collective from Mexico City. They utilize various mediums, including painting, drawings on paper, video installations, and embroidery.

Artbug artists from Los Angeles, Chicome Itzcuintle Amatlapalli, David Serrano, and Carlos Rittner explore a wide array of intersecting themes such as queer Mesoamerican indigeneity and spirituality, metaphysics, heritage, and decolonization.

The El Quinto Piso collective from Mexico City offers a multifaceted approach through mostly small-scale works and a video piece. The collective engages with socio-cultural issues such as consumerism, decolonization, violence, and sustainability, expressed in a vibrant, dynamic style.
In addition, the artists representing SomoS Arts in Berlin are the current Artists-in-Residence: Caroline Douville, Shoora Majedian, Rieko Tsuji, and Meghan Marie Malar. They work in painting, installation, and video, addressing identity, diaspora, female solidarity, alternative families, and decolonization, reflecting the city’s international artistic discourse.

The event will commence on June 28th with the opening and performance at 6:00 pm. There will be a panel discussion on June 29th from 7:00 pm until the evening conclusion at 9:00 pm. The panel comprises Paula Bènard, Carlos Rittner, Caroline Douville, Meghan Marie Malar, Shoora Majedian, and Rieko Tsuji. The exhibition will be on view until 30th June.

Come join us for this free art exhibition, showcasing over 20 artists’ work!


June 28 @ 6:00 pm CEST
June 29 @ 9:00 pm CEST
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SomoS Arts
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