Saturday, September 18, 2010

'Sister Sister City' / Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles

Thomas Solomon Gallery | Thomas Solomon Gallery@Cottage Home

Still from "I Can Sing" by Ferhat Özgür, 2008, courtesy of the artist.

Thomas Solomon Gallery @ Cottage Home is pleased to present an evening of new video works from Berlin on Saturday, September 18, 9:00 PM.
"Sister Sister City” is a video screening of works brought to Los Angeles from Berlin, two cities in continual states of renewal. The population of Berlin is constantly transforming and there are few areas in the city where one will not see construction cranes shaping the skyline. Also exhibiting a quickly evolving cityscape, Los Angeles (via Hollywood) is perpetually reinventing and borrowing from itself in the production of media. Using popular culture as a point of departure, each artist in the screening investigates methods of repetition such as sequels, copies, remakes, versions, and covers. The works implement imitation and duplication through the use of performativity and appropriation. They hold up a mirror, however faded, distorted, or far away, to LA's image-media diaspora.

“Sister Sister City” is organized by Lindsay Lawson, a Berlin-based artist formerly living and working in Los Angeles.

The list of artists:
Petra Cortright, Martin Kohout, Oliver Laric, Lindsay Lawson, Dafna Maimon, Ferhat Özgür, and Anne de Vries.

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