Letters from Berlin, Track 16 Gallery, 9.7.-23.7.2022, Los Angeles, USA

part of B-LA Connect


L’oiseau présente and Botschaft, both exhibition projects from Berlin are delighted to be hosted at Track 16 Gallery for B-LA CONNECT, the exchange between Berlin and Los Angeles project spaces. 

"Letters from Berlin" brings together two artist project spaces from Berlin, mainly abstract positions. Works chosen to be taken across the ocean, to be carried in a suitcase. Like letters or like pictures from the old homeland, across to the foreign country, which you carry with you because they mean a lot to you. Only here it is not memories, but different artistic attitudes and perceptions, independent positions that come together again and are related in a new way.

with Kirstin Arndt, DAG, Thomas Draschan, Manuela Fersen, Frank Maier, Rainer Neumeier, Manfred Peckl, Nicola Staeglich, Anke Völk.


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.