New art from Los Angeles and Berlin
A group exhibition organized by Short House at artillerie
22 August–12 September 2009
Opening reception: Friday, 21 August 2009, 7–10 pm
Opening times: Friday and Saturday, 2–5 pm
Special hours during the Kolonie Wedding Art Walk on 28–29 August: 7–10 pm
Other viewings by appointment: email@example.com
Short House has teamed up with artillerie to present Home Grown, a group exhibition featuring new work from emerging Los Angeles- and Berlin-based artists. Acknowledging the nomadic nature of today’s art practitioners, Short House’s Berlin debut gives artists from these two sister cities a platform to meet, mix and exchange.
Home Grown takes up themes of mobility, transience and translation. Varying from video, photography and sound to sculpture and drawing, the works presented in the show examine the urban landscape, geographical identity and characteristics of interpretation.
Short House is a transient art space and project that focuses on building opportunities for its community. Started in L.A. in 2007 by Michelle Chong and Ian Henderson, the artists utilized their home and organised artist workshops, exhibited artists’ work and produced a concert of original works by up-and-coming composers and sound artists. In 2009 Short House joined Berlin’s Kolonie Wedding, a non-profit organization aimed at presenting experimental work from emerging and international artists.
artillerie is an interdisciplinary arts venue committed to experimentation in visual arts, performance, film, literature and music. Located in Berlin’s gritty yet vibrant Wedding district, artillerie is a project run by a non-profit group of art activists and volunteers.