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Goethe-Institut Los Angeles:: INSIDE|OUTSIDE Exhibition Opening Event

By Tequila Mockingbird

Photos by Karin Lindberg Freda

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/11/24 – Here’s to another splendid evening in the city of the Angels. Karin and I were having dinner at the world-famous Cat and Fiddle restaurant on Highland enjoying our fish and chips and steak and Guinness pie when suddenly an Instagram livestream from the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles summoned us to the art exhibit and community event INSIDE|OUTSIDE.

We didn’t think twice, asked the waiter for to go packages, and there was a trail of smoke as we went through the door downtown on a street filled with local flavor of Agua frescas, and pupusas and corn being roasted on the other side of MacArthur Park. We entered the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles for a community gathering featuring the lowbrow art of friends’ and neighbors’ currently or previously incarcerated loved ones, an amazing DJ, people dancing and vendors and food.

We pounced on and were warmly greeted by creative director, graffiti and street art aficionado, curator, photographer and artist, Stefan Kloo, aka Lord Jim (now that’s another story!) who gave us an outline on the upcoming shows at the expansive and welcoming space that he shares with two other non-profit organizations. Boy, are we glad we went and we’re looking forward to the upcoming shows. Will keep you abreast of the happenings at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles as and when they happen. INSIDE|OUTSIDE was a fantastic low rider car ready to bounce and so are we.

From Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: “Curated by Homies Unidos, the interdisciplinary exhibition INSIDE|OUTSIDE seeks to raise awareness about the challenges faced by immigrants entangled in the criminal justice system. Many of these individuals, at risk of deportation upon release, leave behind children and families who suffer their absence deeply. In presenting the work and poetry of currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, INSIDE|OUTSIDE gives voice to their stories through their work, revealing their struggles, hopes, and dreams. This powerful showcase and the accompanying programs delve into the dual realities of being confined within prison walls and marginalized on the fringes of society upon release, confronting the harsh aspects of deportation, including the potential for re-incarceration in their home countries.

Serving the Pico-Union, Westlake, and Koreatown communities, Homies Unidos presents trauma-informed and culturally competent art, education, and leadership development activities tied to social justice advocacy programs.”

The exhibition can also be viewed during events and at the following times:

During Office Hours: Feb 8th, 2024 – March 8th, 2024
     Tuesday–Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Fridays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Secure, free Parking is available at Metro/Retail parking structure with rear entrance to the Goethe-Institut located at
674 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057


Karin Lindberg Freda


Music, street, portrait photographer, artist, independent publisher whose work has been shown in exhibits & publications including:

Museums and Galleries

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa), Long Beach, California

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), Los Angeles, California

Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles

Pop Obscure Gallery, Los Angeles, California

LAB Art, Los Angeles

Gallery 211, Santa Ana, California

House of Trestles, San Clemente, California

Area: Lugar de Proyectos, Cayaugas, Puerto Rico

Matucana 100 Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile

Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Hot Rod, LA, Beverly Hills, California

Project Angel Food, Los Angeles, California

The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Neon Moon, Claremont, California

LA Punk Museum

Publications and Websites

Google Cultural Institute

Huffington Post

Art of the State (UK)

Brooklyn Street Art


Bass Musician Magazine



Punk Like Me! Liner notes for a revolution that almost happened (photographer and publisher as Lost Word Press)

MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles

The Phantom Street Artist (Joey Krebs) Exhibition Catalog

Currently developing a book of the Virgenes of Los Angeles

Various performing and visual artists’ media