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Ben de Biel: « Berlin 1990-1994 »

Berlin Mite. 1994 © Ben de Biel

 

Dans le cadre de la manifestation BLN+ organisée à Lille en partenariat avec l’Aéronef, Urban Spree Gallery présente en mai une exposition du photographe berlinois Ben de Biel.

Ben de Biel est le photographe de la mutation accélérée du quartier phare de Berlin-Est, Mitte (le Centre, le Milieu). Artiste bohème, activiste squatteur, patron de club, Ben est une figure légendaire du Berlin post-chute du Mur.

Depuis les années 1990, Ben photographie au jour le jour les changements qui s’opèrent dans son quartier de Mitte et les archive par année.

 

Alexanderplatz. 1990 © Ben de Biel

 

Son travail le situe au croisement de la photographie documentaire (au sens d’Atget), du travail de mémoire, mais témoigne aussi de la vitalité de la bohème berlinoise des années 1990, bohème qui a façonné le Berlin d’aujourd’hui, entre club culture et libertarisme.

Crew Club IM Eimer 1993 © Ben de Biel

 

Intitulée « Berlin 1990-1994 », l’exposition que nous présentons à l’Aéronef de Lille retrace 4 années de la vie de Mitte, de celle de Ben aussi, et offre ainsi un fascinant témoignage du Berlin des années 90, après la chute du Mur et avant le temps des désillusions. Vernissage le mercredi 15 mai 2013 à 18h00 en présence de l’artiste.

 

Urban Spree Gallery est une galerie indépendante berlinoise centrée sur les cultures, les pratiques et les mutations urbaines. Implantée au cœur de Berlin dans un vaste complexe post-industriel, la galerie revendique une approche artistique de terrain et privilégie les pratiques vernaculaires, en exposant notamment des artistes issus du street art et de la photographie urbaine, artistes contemporains en prise directe avec la ville, sa topographie, ses méandres et cicatrices, son passé, son présent et son avenir.

www.urbanspree.com/blog/gallery

Ben de Biel, né en 1963, est un photographe documentariste berlinois, spectateur engagé et chroniqueur des mutations berlinoises des années post-Mur.

www.bendebiel.com

 



Berlin Wonderland 2nd Edition

After being sold out and unavailable since more than a year, the 2nd edition of the documentary photobook “Berlin Wonderland” has just been released by the original publisher bobsairport, and is now available at Urban Spree Berlin and on our website.

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Berlin Wonderland, subtitled “Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996”, is a self-published monograph and testimony on the post-Cold War Berlin. With 200 photographs from 7 photographers that were active in those years of enchantment, mainly pictures from Ben de Biel, the book is a first-hand testimony about the vitality of the Berlin bohême in the 90’s, the squat movement, a counter-culture that largely structured what represents Berlin today, a state-of-mind between club culture and libertarianism.

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Ben de Biel’s original photographs are available for sale at Urban Spree Galerie here



Berlin Wonderland, holding back the years

To start the month of June, we are looking back at the golden and rough years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall, with an exhibition of 50+ black and white photographs linked to the release of the self-published book “Berlin Wonderland” (bobs airport/Gestalten).

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Berlin Wonderland is a grassroots testimony on the post-Cold War Berlin from artists and activists that were living the rebirth of Berlin in those years of re-enchantment. The exhibition displays a selection of 50 iconic photographs -out of the 200 pictures that make the book- from 7 photographers who were part of this period, living an era of freedom in the Haupstadt.

berlin_wonderland_front_04The exhibition is mainly focused around the central figure of Ben de Biel.

Ben de Biel is at the crossroads of documentary photography (in the same vein as Atget), vernacular photography & memorial work. It is also a prime testimony about the vitality of the Berlin bohême in the 90’s, the squat movement, a counter-culture that largely structured what represents Berlin today, a state-of-mind between club culture and libertarianism.

The photographic exhibition, “Berlin Wonderland”, will be held at Urban Spree Galerie Berlin on 05-08 June 2014. On this occasion, the book will also be signed by the photographers and be available for sale.

In addition, Ben de Biel’s original photographs are available for sale at Urban Spree Galerie and online here

Photographs by Ben de Biel, Hendrik Rauch, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Stefan Schilling, Hilmar Schmundt, Andreas Trogisch, and Rolf Zöllner.

More information about the exhibition in our Events section here. And you can buy the book here.

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Berlin Wonderland: Photography Exhibition

Urban Spree Galerie will be looking back at the golden years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall, with an exhibition of 50+ black and white photographs linked to the release of the self-published book “Berlin Wonderland” (bobs airport/Gestalten).

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Berlin Wonderland is a grassroots testimony on the post-Cold War Berlin from artists and activists that were living the rebirth of Berlin in those years of re-enchantment. The exhibition displays a selection of 50 iconic photographs -out of the 200 pictures that make the book- from 7 photographers who were part of this period, living an era of freedom in the Haupstadt.

The exhibition is mainly focused around the central figure of Ben de Biel.

Ben de Biel is at the crossroads of documentary photography (in the same vein as Atget), vernacular photography & memorial work. It is also a prime testimony about the vitality of the Berlin bohême in the 90′s, the squat movement, a counter-culture that largely structured what represents Berlin today, a state-of-mind between club culture and libertarianism.

The photographic exhibition, “Berlin Wonderland”, will be held at Urban Spree Galerie Berlin on 05-08 June 2014. On this occasion, the book will also be signed by the photographers and be available for sale.

In addition, Ben de Biel’s original photographs are available for sale at Urban Spree Galerie and online here

The monograph “Berlin Wonderland” is published and edited by the new Berliner imprint bobsairport, founded by Anke Fesel and Chris Keller.

“Berlin Wonderland”: Photographs by Ben de Biel, Hendrik Rauch, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Stefan Schilling, Hilmar Schmundt, Andreas Trogisch, and Rolf Zöllner.

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www.berlin-wonderland.de 

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Wahlkampfauftaktparty der PIRATEN zur Europawahl

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Der Countdown läuft – noch 82 Tage bis zur Europawahl und die Piraten laden zur ultimativen Auftaktveranstaltung ein:

Neben den Spitzenkandidaten Julia Reda und Fotios Amanatides stellen sich auch die anderen zehn Europawahlkandidaten der Piratenpartei Deutschland vor. Außerdem wird der gesamte Bundesvorstand anwesend sein.

Vorläufiges Programm:
Begrüßung und Grußwort des Bundesvorsitzenden der Piratenpartei
Vorstellung der EU-Spitzenkandidaten der PIRATEN
Vorstellung der drei EU-Wahlkampfthemen
Vorstellung der Plakatkampagne zur Europawahl

Anschließend wird gefeiert! Ben de Biel, Pirat und prägende Größe des Berliner Nachtlebens, sorgt für die passende Musik.

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(Julia Reda, Fotios Amanatides)

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