SOMA ART SPACE BERLIN

Performance Unlimited | Nicola Fornoni

Opening
Performance
19:00 - 22:00  25. May. 2019
SOMA Art Space

Show

15:00-17:00  WED-FRI  26. May - 06. June 2019

 
‘Performance Unlimited’ is the long-term curatorial project by SOMA Art Space Berlin and is supported by Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Berlin.

Curator : Nabi Nara
Curatorial Assitant : Mujung Tsai


The project Performance Unlimited proudly presents artist Nicola Fornoni (IT)'s performance 'The Beginning.'

Nicola Fornoni has been exploring and performing performance art since 2013. Intending to wake up the cause of body-positivity, Nicola uses the art form of performance to express the healing of oneself through body movements, showing various discourses between his body and himself.

'The Beginning' tells a story between machines and the physicality of human, the power from within the body, and the spiritual belief in one's own. In the age of machines, our bodies have become a passive apparatus that facilitated by the convenience of automatic devices. By maneuvering the feathers with his breath and strength under the contrast to electric fans, Nicola tries to divulge into bodies' relationship with machines also the concept of lightness and weight as an epitome of his daily struggle--where does one stand when one needs the assistance of device on a regular basis.

Performance Unlimited | Anna Berndtson



‘Performance Unlimited’ is the long-term curatorial project by SOMA Art Space Berlin and is supported by Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Berlin.

Curator : Nabi Nara
Curatorial Assitant : Mujung Tsai


Opening
Performance
16:00 - 22:20 ( 6 Hours ) 08. June. 2019
SOMA Art Space



Show. 15:00-17:00 WED-FRI  09. June - 16. June 2019. Liegnitzer str. 35 10999


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A Moment in Time

Time is a construct of man. We are the only animal on the planet that has left our subjective sensation of time and put this temporal measurement into mechanic or electronic units. We are aware of the limited time we have at our disposal and our own mortality. Expressions like “wasting time” and “time is money” show how important time can be in our society. Dealing with time in this way looks at not just the passing of time but also the meaning of time and questions about, if we use our time in a meaningful way.

You are invited to SOMA Art Space Berlin to choose the time you want to spend with Anna Berndtson for an individual experience of time, a one to one moment in the performance.

The public can come and go throughout the duration of the performance.

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Photo : video still ©Anna Berndtson  Anna Berndtson Hourglass 2017 Live Performance 6 hours

Performance Unlimited | Roland Walter

Opening   19:00 - 22:00   13. April. SAT. 2019
Performance Roland Walter & Belen Mallol
SOMA Art Space
Liegnitzer str. 35 10999
www.somaartspace.de

‘Performance Unlimited’ is the long-term curatorial project by SOMA Art Space Berlin and is supported by Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Berlin.

curator : Nabi Nara

curatorial assistant : Mujung Tsai

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Die Menschen nennen mich behindert,
und sie haben recht, das bin ich auch.

Gott nennt mich seine gute Schöpfung,
und ER hat recht, das bin ich auch.

Die Menschen nennen mein Leben kostspielig,
und sie haben recht, das ist es auch.

Gott sagt, mein Leben ist wertvoll,
und ER hat recht, das ist es auch.

Die Menschen nennen mich unproduktiv,
und sie haben recht, das bin ich auch.

Gott sagt, ich bin ein Brückenbauer
zwischen Behinderten und Nichtbehinderten,
und ER hat recht, das bin ich auch.

Die Menschen nennen mein Aussehen abstoßend,
und sie haben recht, das ist es auch.

Gott sagt, mein Lachen ist schön,
und ER hat recht, das ist es auch.


Photo : Andreas Maria Kahn

SOMA had a research trip to the South Korea's most northeasterly part, Kangwondo in September, 2018. 

Exhibition 'Unwall' will held at Kunstquatier Bethanien Nov. 2019

'Intimacies and Imagined Futures'

video & performance practices




Intimacies and Imagined Futures —video and performance practices

An exhibition presented by SOMA Art Space and GAX

 

Intimacies and Imagined Futures features the work of nine international and Berlin-based Asian diasporic artists working in video and performance. Visually compelling, at times loud and humorous, and at others emotionally jarring, the exhibition explores how these artists engage with the intimacies of the diasporic and transnational body, self, and everyday in relation to identity, site, memory, trauma, stereotype, and imagined stories. The works shown in Intimacies and Imagined Futures revolve around counternarratives of resistance that render visible multiple fragments of the present and open up possible visions for the future.

 

Artists: 

Jia Chang,  Matt Huynh, Việt Lê,  kate-hers RHEE, Ming Wong,

Biho Ryu,  Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo,  Jane Chang Mi,  Gao Yuan


Co-curated by Nabi Nara, Alexandra Chang, and Francesca Tarocco



Preview :

21. June

for 2-Day working session presented by HKW, ICI Berlin,

the Centre for Transcultural Analysis at Carleton University (CTCA), and GAX


Performance :

Việt Lê



About GAX:

The exchange brings together scholars, curators, and artists at global sites with a group of core collaborative scholars from participating partner institutions each year and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the expanding field of Global Asias Visual Cultures.


Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place. The many targeted working sessions allow for smaller group discussions to work through important issues and think about possible projects and collaborations.

http://apa.nyu.edu/projects/nyu-global-asiapacific-art-exchange/


 

A collaboration of SOMA Art Space Berlin and GAX (Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange), an initiative of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Thanks to support from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost and Arts Council Korea (ARKO).


 

'Dragonfly' is the long-term curatorial project and is generously supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin.

                                             01. March - 30. June  2018

 

 Artist :

Kai Oshima, Indrani Ashe, Hye Young Kim,

Christine Cheung, Hanae Utamura, Hye Ja Kim, Nina Eunhee Hong

 

Curator : Nabi Nara

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