B-LA CONNECT is an initiative to promote the cooperation and interlinking between the two sister cities’ creative communities.

In June 2019, twenty art spaces from Los Angeles exhibited in 22 art spaces from Berlin. The interdisciplinary program included art exhibitions, film screenings, performances, talks, and more. This July, 2022, the Berlin art spaces travel to LA for a return visit with staggered openings throughout the city in 22 different art spaces, a film night at the Goethe-Institut LA, and a performance evening on the rooftop of The Bendix Building.

B-LA CONNECT sees 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.

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TSA Los Angeles | HilbertRaum

Group Exhibition: 09 – 24.07.2022

Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA is proud to present CRACK UP, a group exhibition featuring Carl Baratta, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Eli Cornejo, Mathias Deutsch, JOKAklubi (performance group with Niina Lehtonen Braun, Mirka Raita, Tellervo Kalleinen), Liz Nurenberg, Jackie Rhines, Eva Schwab, Katya Usvitsky, Daniel Wiesenfeld, and Clemens Wilhelm.

All is not well on the mothership, things are getting out of hand, moving closer to multiple system failure, on the verge of a complete breakdown.

Meanwhile, there is still fun to be had in these times of crisis, right?

So let’s crack up while the world is cracking up!

The artist collectives HilbertRaum, Berlin and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, LA are reunited once again since B-LA CONNECT first took place 2019 in Berlin. Did anyone mention the pandemic? The works presented by the artists in CRACK UP are highly personal and subjective takes on the current state of affairs. The media and aesthetic approaches are extremely varied and diverse, yet or maybe because of this they interact and communicate with each other to create new levels of meaning.

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