One Night Only screening of new video from Berlin

Thomas Solomon Gallery is pleased to present "Sister Sister City," a program of new video works from Berlin.  The event will take place on Saturday September 18, 2010 beginning at 9:00 PM at Thomas Solomon Gallery@Cottage Home, 410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

“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.

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

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