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Anthony Lister’s solo show until 20.10.2018

Anthony Lister‘s solo show at Urban Spree Galerie – “Sneaky Bit In” – which opened last week in Berlin, will be on display for 1 month until 20.10.2018 and will be our flagship exhibition during the Berlin Art Week (26-30.09.2018).

 

 

The exhibition is the outcome of 3 weeks of an intense residency in Berlin, during which the Australian artist produced a painting cycle based around the 1973 cult movie “The Holy Mountain” by Alejandro Jodorowski and incorporating mythological & biblical elements, as well as clear references to Picasso and Damien Hirst. Lister has been obsessively confronting himself to Picasso during the last 6 months and his new production marks a step away from his most famous cycles (superheroes, ballerinas), albeit retaining some aspects of the recent flower cycle (sunflowers in the “Pan As Pimp” painting), and incorporating some lister-esque elements and details, which makes a Lister painting a Lister painting.

3 very large paintings (each 280 x 300 cm) compose the backbone of the exhibition, including a revisitation of Picasso’s “Les demoiselles d’Avignon” (“Pan As Pimp“). 3 medium-sized portraits of women complete the painting cycle. Besides this new series of paintings, Lister produced a sculpture and a short movie hacking the Jodorowski film by incorporating the artist’s face, voice-over, subverting it, self-editing on his cell phone.

 

In addition to the exhibition, Anthony Lister painted the Urban Spree Artist Wall (15 x 8 m). The mural tells of an alternative narrative to the painting “Tearing at the Bit” whereby the two characters of the ram and the tiger are being cast in a different manner, as well as in the painting style, this time reminiscent of Egon Schiele, painted only with a small roller fixed on top a a 6m extension pole. a paint-fueled fire extinguisher, and touches of spray paint.

The residency itself implies a lot of uncertainties as the artist is brought out of his comfort zone and the creative alterations, urgency, and risk-taking thereof are part of the process. For this residency, Lister created a studio full of references, sketches, citations, while numerous canvases were laid on the floor and painted, expanding the initial corpus set by the 3 major paintings. None of these paintings made it to the exhibition but were an essential part of the creative process and part of the artist’s universe for a part of the journey.

 

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00-19:00 or by appointment (galerie@urbanspree.com).

The catalogue of the show is available here.

The video has been filmed and edited by Gabriel Sousa (Devir Producoes, Sao Paulo) while photographs are shot by Gabriel Sousa and Lara Beins.

Great article/recension by BSA here.



Italo Festival Berlin 2018

ITALO FESTIVAL BERLIN 25.08.2018

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After the success of 2017’s event we are back again for another summer time bonanza at Urban Spree. Come down and enjoy Italo Disco, Cosmic Jams and more alongside the best Italian treats, all in the heart of Berlin. Apérol, Pasta, Limoncello and much more, is waiting for you! We’ll also host a joint indoor event later in the evening with extra special guests.

* 100% all day Italo Disco and more
* Open air venue
* Italian food & product stalls
* Free entry from 12pm – 8pm

Food Vendors

– Roma Food
– Pizza a Pezzi
– Kuchen Von Gaia
– PIC NIC 34
– Orlando Berlin
– Manifest
– Duo – Sicilian ice cream
– More TBC

DJs:

– Italo Fest DJs
– Of Paradise DJs
– Söhnchen Alessio

Indoors (from 9pm)

– Shedbug (Of Paradise / Lobster Theremin)
– Dwell 303 (Of Paradise)
– Rudolf C (Salt Mines / X-Kalay)
– Paul P
– Fade
– VG(+) (RDK Island)

 

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Die Neuen Schweden 2018

DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN returns this summer for the 4th time!
On Wednesday 29th of August, we are hosting a showcase at Urban Spree with three newcomer bands from Sweden.
The entrance is free for everyone.

20.00 DOORS
21.00 Queen C

22.00 OX

23.00 Melby

Together with Swedish educational institute Sensus Musik, we invite three Swedish up-and-coming bands to Berlin for three days at the end of August, take them on a fantastic and interesting music industry crawl through the city and as the absolute highlight, present a showcase evening with them.

DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN will take a close look behind the scenes of the Berlin music industry and meet local tour operators, labels, agencies, radio stations, and journalists. As this is an educational project, the young musicians will also take part in workshops to learn useful tips & tricks regarding press work and profiling. The highlight of these exciting days is the showcase called DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN, which the bands will play on August 29th as a free event at Urban Spree.

This year, for the first time, an exclusively for DIE NEUEN SCHWEDEN assembled booking group has selected the three Swedish artists out of 123 applicants. The booking group consists of:

Annett Scheffel (Musikexpress)
Melanie Gollin (FluxFM)
Daniel Gerhardt (SPEX)
Erin Coleman (Paper and Iron Booking)
Torben Hodan (Diffus Magazine)
Nina Howden & Steffi von Kannemann (Nordic by Nature)
Fabian Zwedberg & Johan Svanberg (Record Union)

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Urban Spree at UAF Paris 2018

Urban Spree returns for the third consecutive year to the Paris Urban Art Fair from 12th to 15th of April 2018.

 

We will be presenting a duo show with two Berlin-based artists represented by the gallery, Hendrik Czakainski (GER) and Tavar Zawacki (USA). Both artists will be present during the Fair.

 

One of the highlights of the Urban Spree booth will be the presentation of a triptych by Hendrik Czakainski (see below). This artwork in 3 framed panels has a size of 288 cm long by 160 cm high. The german artist is known for his 3D surreal visions of urban and industrial settlements, prone to chaos, uncertainty and destruction, however reaching a formal and hypnotic abstracted beauty.

 

Urban Spree Prints will also release a limited edition 15-colour screen print set of the triptych work, masterly crafted at the Urban Spree Studios by Dolly Demoratti. This release is exclusive to the fair and will be launched at the Opening.

Urban Spree will also be presenting 6 new medium-sized works on canvas (120 x 90 cm) by Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE. A further step away from his iconic “arrow” motive towards geometric abstraction and hard-edged painting, Tavar’s new works are subtle trompe l’oeil and variations perfectly executed in a muted color range. We will also introduce a new series of resin cut-out works from the Californian artist.


 

Tavar will sign copies of his book Metamorphosis – published by Urban Spree Books in September 2017 – on Saturday 14.04 at 16:00 on the Urban Spree booth.

 

We will also show some calligraphic works on paper by Bisco Smith and Jonas “Sun7” Bournat.

 

 

URBAN ART FAIR | PARIS 2018 LE CARREAU DU TEMPLE
4, Rue Eugene Spuller
75003 Paris, France

12 >15 avril 2018



Urban Spree at Outdoor Festival 2018 in Rome

Urban Spree will participate to the upcoming edition of the Outdoor Festival in Rome.

Powered by nufactory, Outdoor festival 2018 is the largest multidisciplinary festival in Italy dedicated to urban cultures, with conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and markets.

The Festival’s main theme for this 8th Edition is around the notions of “heritage” and “disobedience”, coupled with the historical perspective of revisiting the legacy of the French student revolts of May 68 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

Urban Spree is invited in the arts section to present the works of the Berlin graffiti and parkour crew “Berlin Kidz” with an exhibition consisting of different materials, videos, photographs and artefacts.

The Festival is located at the Mattatoio Testaccio, in the center of Rome.

Outdoor Festival will take place from April 14th, 2018 to May 12th, 2018 in Rome.