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Somos shows the exhibition RE- The power of Re-enactment | 26.10.-29.10.2022

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The group exhibition “RE-“, organised by Nicole Beck during her curatorial residency at SomoS, features works by Branislav Jankic, Dana Melaver, Keemon Williams, Luce Nguyễn-Hunt, Lucia Tường Vy Nguyễn, Luka Mahmuljin Udovičić, Philippine de Salaberry, Reina Takeuchi and Roslyn Orlando. The exhibition “RE-” includes video, photography, sculpture, performance and installation, offering the viewer a multidisciplinary exploration of re-creation in the field of contemporary art.

Image caption: Roslyn Orlando – 36,000 Words Under a Gemini Moon, 2019 Three channel video, 41’28” video still

Re-constructions of history and memory in the field of contemporary art are inherently subjective – they move somewhere between factual and fictional, archival and imaginary, accurate and inaccurate. These creative re-creations do not aim to do justice to the past, but rather to the present. What is revealed, uncovered and changed through such personalised re-interpretations of history? How can the re-creation of our past help us to better understand our present?

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Luce Nguyên-Hunt and Keemon Williams, David and Venus, 2021, Video, 13 minutes, 17 seconds, photographic prints Courtesy the artist.

These are the questions curator Nicole Beck asks in the upcoming group exhibition “RE-“. With this exhibition, Nicole Beck aims to illuminate the power of artistic re-creation to open up new ways of engaging with and healing past experiences. Through physical embodiment and material manipulation, the exhibiting artists repossess stolen histories, heal open wounds and discover personal truths.

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Dana Melaver – Telegrafenberg, 2022 Paper, medium gloss gel, toner powder, plastic tubing, artist tape, filament, adhesive, 530 x 154 cm

About Nicole Beck

Nicole Beck (1996) is an emerging Australian curator, arts worker, and producer, currently based in Berlin. Nicole’s work is guided by her interest in fostering community and connection through contemporary art, performance, and music curation. Encompassing her curatorial and audience engagement philosophy is an attitude of care, friendship, and focused inquiry.

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Branislav Jankic – Portrait of the Deity (Ritual Supplication) (series) 2014 – ongoing, 101.6 cm x 57.8 cm

About SomoS

SomoS is a non-commercial artist-run art space with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects, intergenerational community, and diversity. SomoS’ engaged schedule of exhibitions, artist residencies, performances, and art events is free to the public and aims to spark interest, discussion, cooperation and understanding, as it activates art’s unique positive uniting potential. 

More information: https://www.somos-arts.org/


Vernissage: Tuesday, 25 October, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibition dates: Wednesday October 26 – Saturday 29 October

SomoS Arts
Kottbusser Damm 95
10967 Berlin 

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