NOT SO A WHITE CUBE — LAGE EGAL hosts PØST
Mehrnoosh Eskandar, Elmira Iravanizad,
Yeganeh Malouhi, Reza Monahan,
Omid Orouji, Azar Pajuhandeh,
Cima Rahmankhah, HK Zamani
Curated by Pierre Granoux & HK Zamani / PØST
In the framework of B-LA CONNECT
— 20 Art Spaces from Los Angeles in exchange with 22 Art Spaces in Berlin
Opening Friday, 7.6 2019, 7 — 10pm
8.6 — 22.6 2019, Fri — Sat, 3 — 6pm
LAGE EGAL [GW34/35] Greifswalder Str. 35, 10405 Berlin
LAGE EGAL is kindly supported by ArtButler,
Exhibitionary, Le Flâneur
On the occasion of B-LA CONNECT, LAGE EGAL will host PØST (1995-present), a subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, where over five-hundred exhibitions have been hosted. PØST is an experimental system suggesting that existing support systems are lacking, and there’s need for a flexible venue for exhibition. It proposes a resistance toward fixed ideas, arguing a system is always in need of reconsideration, reinvention, and growth. An organic support system, its strategies continues to shift in an introspective manner.
B-LA CONNECT is a platform to promote the cooperation and interlinking between the two sister cities’ creative communities. B-LA CONNECT understands itself as an international cultural exchange on a grass-roots level. It brings together members of different art spheres and scenes from both cities. New opportunities for interacting and connecting with each other are created and extended locally inside and transnationally between the two cities.
In the sense of a positive globality B-LA CONNECT seeks to advance the cultural partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles. B-LA CONNECT wants to celebrate urban diversity, show presence and stand against reactionary forces. Berlin and Los Angeles share the urban self-image of being the world in small, a place of cultural diversity and individual freedom. In light of the rising authoritarian and regressive currents worldwide the two cities stand for a liberal and cosmopolitan openness towards the world.
B-LA CONNECT wants to build bridges where others erect walls.
(Exhibition views by Elmira Iravanizad & Pierre Granoux)