NUESTRO BARRIO - Yes We're open is a collaboration of Neurotitan Schwarzenberg FERAL Somosmexas and NOT YOUR SOAP.
It's an exchange project between the independent art scenes in Mexico City and Berlin. An artistic collaboration and mutual engagement in order to share ideas, knowledge and experiences, to expand the understanding and identify new opportunities for action and empowerment of the independent scene.
After a 3 weeks residency of the Mexican artists Mariana Magdaleno, Roberto Flores Garcia, Jorges Rosano Gamboa and Jesus Lopez we are happy to present the final works and installations created in the frame of NUESTRO BARRIO - Yes We're Open #2. Afterwards the exhibition can be visited until 20 August within the regular opening hours. Our surprise act will spice up the evening with finest salsa and cumbia tunes.
Both in Berlin and in Mexico City the independent scene plays a crucial role in the development of contemporary art. Often it is precisely through the independent scene and its autonomous character that stimulus and experience of new forms of art expression, as well of resistance to economic pressures, arise. Even though there is an established twinned relationship amid the two capitals, the contact between the independent art scenes is still very limited.
Nuestro Barrio Project is supported by the Goethe Institute Mexico and the Program Mexico Alemania, as well by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations). As cultural workers affected by displacement processes we want to deal with the links between economic interests and cultural policy. It is our concern, in the context of the project, to investigate the role of economic companies in the current political and economic crises and conflicts in Latin America, especially of urban development in Mexico City, and to give a platform to critical voices.
The independent non-profit exhibition institution neurotitan leads thus further a 2015 well-tested format; Yes We’re Open. An open gallery that provides a workspace and room for invited artists, collectives and projects, and thus challenges and expands conventional exhibition formats.
The artistic exchange involves exhibitions, workshops, lectures, discussions and collectively developed art interventions that thematically deal with a social and fair urban development and seek artistic answers to the (spatial) displacement of independent cultural and artistic projects.
for further information and the program please check: www.nuestrobarrio.de