B-LA CONNECT, bringing together creative minds from Berlin and Los Angeles

We spoke with Daniel Wiesenfeld, B-LA CONNECT director, and Carl Baratta, director of the LA art space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, about the B-LA CONNECT program and the relationship between the sister cities of LA and Berlin.

Photo by Hilbertraum / Tiger Strikes Asteroid

 

B-LA CONNECT, an interdisciplinary program of art exhibitions, film screenings and more, brings together the Los Angeles and Berlin creative communities. During B-LA CONNECT, artists from 20 LA art spaces are collaborating with Berlin-based artists in 22 spaces across the city.

We spoke with Daniel Wiesenfeld, B-LA CONNECT director, and Carl Baratta, director of the LA art space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, about the program and the relationship between the sister cities of LA and Berlin.

“Berlin and LA on the surface look so different, but there are similarities,” Wisenfeld says. “If you look at the arts’ scene, it’s not centralized. It’s not like it’s institutionalized. It’s more like it’s fermenting in all these different areas, and you don’t really know about each other. And you don’t know what’s popping up here or there — which makes it mysterious, exciting and kind of chaotic.”

B-LA CONNECT runs in Berlin until June 23. Check out our Instagram takeover by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Hilbertraum, all day today

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