Film Screening and solo exhibition by Jen Liu


WHAT: film screening and solo show by Jen Liu – curated by Lawinia Rate
WHEN: Exhibition Opening – 16.august 2016, 6-9 pm
With Film Screening and Q&A Session – 7-8 pm
Exhibition Duration – 16.-27. August 2016
Opening Hours – Tue to Sat, 2-7pm (Free Entry)
WHERE: Somos Art House – Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin, 1.OG

From August 16- 27, 2016 SomoS presents a solo exhibition presenting large-scale watercolors and video by emerging New York-based visual artist Jen Liu. The show is curated by Lawinia Rate, organizer of the popular and thought-provoking Queer film event series “Attaque(e)r le visible” taking place at La Mutinerie in Paris, France. This occasion is centered around Jen Liu’smost recent project “The Pink Detachment.” “The Pink Detachment” project constitutes an important reflection on historic, political, social and gender issues. Jen Liu’s vivid style is activated to propose questions about the nature of capitalism, ideology, propaganda and advertising, and power relationships, not least of which appear in gender dynamics. Both her paintings and film get at the uneasy question of whether gender equality in the workforce is actually any kind of equality in an oppressive (capitalistic) regime. At the start of the opening evening, a screening Liu’s film “The Pink Detachment” (HD Video, 2015) will take place from 6-7pm. The artist will be present and conduct an Question & Answer session after the screening. From 7-9pm, SomoS invites guests to consider Liu’s works onpaper, which are exhibited in the exhibition space from August 17-27.

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