november, 2019

06nov(nov 6)2:00 pm17(nov 17)7:00 pmGALLERY // mpathische Tribunale

Event Details

SomoS presents the he first group exhibition by Berlin artist collective DIE KETTE.

Featuring David Maars, Andreas Schwarz, Tata Christiane, J.Jackie Baier, Reinhard Kleist, Miriam Glinka, Thomas Korn, Bertil Thomas, Florian Trümbach featuring Ben Bela & Marianne Enzensberger, Gabriele Gysi, Thomas Götz von Aust, Miriam Glinka, Emmanuelle Hubaut, Filomena Nightingale

Painting, Drawing, Photography, Comics, Sculpture, Installation, Performance.

In the “Empathic Tribunal“ group exhibition at SomoS, members of the Berlin artist group „Die Kette“ (“the chain”) may interchangeably act as judge, jury or defendants. 

Not ones to apply any kind of victor’s judgement or dire Stalinist reckoning however, the group casts a rather gentler but not uncritical gaze on today’s society and its inhabitants, as they weigh and consider their themes, looking at them from unexpected angles and allowing varying narratives. 

Inspired by Berlin’s long history of artist collectives, salons and clubs, “die Kette” rejuvenates such traditions, creating a nourishing and supportive multigenerational network in which the various disciplines influence each other. Using a wealth of creative ingenuity and energy, absurdist exaltation, poetics and perceptiveness, the group draws on the traditions of painting, drawing, photography, comics, sculpture, installation, and performance, united by an interest in sub-, club-, and pop culture. 

In the exhibition, queer, trans, feminist sensibilities may converge with political and aesthetic impulses, the various elements chained together in a fragmented but wholly contemporary narrative of urban life. 

Ultimate judgement is suspended in this empathic tribunal however, with the proof consisting of many varying points that all articulate their own truth convincingly, we may all get away with probation.


6 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 17 (Sunday) 7:00 pm


SomoS Art House

Kottbusser Damm 95 10967 Berlin