Berlin! 18.09.20 – Futureless: Queer Feminist Exhibition @SomoS

#SaveTheDate – The Futureless group exhibition, featuring the work of 14 international artists, presents visual art, performances, and experimental installations, imagining what a queer and feminist vision of the future may look like for our increasingly ecologically precarious planet. www.somos-arts.org

Participating Artists: Anna M. Szaflarski – Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox – Fallon Mayanja – Heather Renée Russ – Joanne Newman – Maria Kulikovska with Uleg Vinnichenko – Maxine Puorro, Hannah Levin & Helah Cooper – Niya B – Zhen Guo – Zoë Marden

A generation of artists is emerging who view the dreams of economic progress at their end. Coupled with the clear damages to the globe inflicted by humanity on the environment, this pervasive loss of perspective leaves us in a “futureless” state. It is in this void that queer/feminist visions may become not only increasingly relevant but also more articulate.

The artists participating in the Futureless group exhibition build upon an important history of queer/feminist futurism. With this history in mind, the presented works speculate on the precariousness of national and ecological realities; the dwindling boundary between domestic and public life; and the interconnected and vast fields of mythology and technology. In this way, various worlds, or rather universes, emerge from the artworks, performances, workshops and lectures that are presented during Futureless; worlds that detail imaginative proposals for queer/feminist futures, with fiction and reality appearing in unentanglable and exciting forms.

WHAT: Futureless, Group Exhibition curated by Oliver Dougherty
WHEN: September 18th-October 10th, 2020, Tuesday-Saturday 2-7 pm, entry free
RSVP required by emailing somos@somos-arts.org or through the website form on www.somos-arts.org

WHERE: SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.0G, 10967 Berlin (U8 – Schönleinstraße)

Program:

“Symbiotic Storytelling”, Online Performance/Readings Evening: Tuesday, September 29 Zoë Marden, Mermania: Tales of Tentacularity (Tentacles of COVID Capitalism), lecture/performance Niya B, Hollow Spaces, performance Clay AD, Metabolize, If Able, readings and meditations.

About curator Oliver Dougherty
Oliver Dougherty is a Berlin-based Australian curator and artist whose work builds from the idea that human and non-human life is composed in a collaborative ecosystem. From this assumption, Dougherty’s curatorial work moves between the realms of the virtual and ecological, contemplating the precarious position of humanity on the planet through queer-feminist approaches. Dougherty is currently pursuing an MA in Spatial Strategies from Weissensee Academy of Arts Berlin.