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Berlin Calling” Book Launch Party and Discussion

The American, Berlin-based author Paul Hockenos will present his latest book Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin (The New Press) at Urban Spree Galerie on June 17, 2017.

An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the wall Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 “peaceful revolution” in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It’s the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day.

In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin’s highly politicized undergrounds—including playwright Heiner Müller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation—Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today.

Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over.

Paul Hockenos is an American journalist and author who writes for The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. He has held prize fellowships with the American Academy in Berlin, the European Journalism College, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books, including Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic, and lives in Berlin.

“Can unruly artists change the world? Or do they just provide the soundtrack to history? The Berlin of the 1980s is famous for two things: a wild counterculture and the surprising end of the Cold War. Paul Hockenos, who knows the city inside out, brings them together in a fast-paced, sometimes astonishing story of underground clubs, squatters, and dissidents.” Brian Ladd, author of The Ghosts of Berlin.



Berlin Calling” Book Launch Party and Discussion

The American, Berlin-based author Paul Hockenos will present his latest book Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin (The New Press) at Urban Spree Galerie on June 17, 2017.

An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the wall Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 “peaceful revolution” in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It’s the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day.

In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin’s highly politicized undergrounds—including playwright Heiner Müller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation—Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today.

Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over.

Paul Hockenos is an American journalist and author who writes for The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. He has held prize fellowships with the American Academy in Berlin, the European Journalism College, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books, including Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic, and lives in Berlin.

“Can unruly artists change the world? Or do they just provide the soundtrack to history? The Berlin of the 1980s is famous for two things: a wild counterculture and the surprising end of the Cold War. Paul Hockenos, who knows the city inside out, brings them together in a fast-paced, sometimes astonishing story of underground clubs, squatters, and dissidents.” Brian Ladd, author of The Ghosts of Berlin

 

18:00 Opening of Berlin photographer Stefan Schilling exhibition on Mitte 1990

18:30 Open discussion with Paul Hockenos led by Felix Denk of Dummy magazine

19:00 – Planet’s former DJ Disko Daniel Bier on the console

 

 



Berlin Calling in Heerlen

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to be associated with “Berlin Calling”, a Berlin-themed and graffiti oriented Group Show at the Encore Concept Gallery in Heerlen in the Netherlands.

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Powered by Heerlen Murals, the show opens on Sunday, August 28th and features Berlin-based artists such as Base 23, Bruce, Mina, Chrisse Kunst, Felix Gephart, Matthias Gephart, Low Bros, Stohead, Untune and Poet.

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Berlin Calling

Encore concept gallery

Pancratiusstraat 48, 6411 KC Heerlen

28.09 – 02.10.2016



Berlin Feminist Film Week 2015: The Silent Revolution: Women in Islam

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On a fifth day of this year’s festival we will turn to Morocco and the documentary Casablanca Calling. Anti-islam is ever so present in the Western media and this program aims to increase the understanding for Arab women’s everyday life as well as highlight the relation between feminism and Islam.

Casablanca Calling is the story of a quiet social revolution in Morocco. In a country where over 60% of women have never been to school, a new generation of women have started work as official Muslim leaders. They are called Morchidats or spiritual guides.

We have invited Prof. Wendy Meryem Kural Shaw, in her lecture “How Change Happens: Visions of Feminism between Here and Elsewhere” she will tell us more about women’s rights in North Africa:

The global struggles for racial and gender equality emerging from French revolutionary thought developed within a modern context of colonialism which mapped hierarchies of East and West onto other regions. As a primary site of French colonial domination, North Africa became a site in which the struggle for national independence and that for women’s rights became deeply intertwined. Wendy Shaw will consider the state intervention engaged through the Mordichat program explored in this documentary film within the context of women’s rights in North Africa from the painting of Eugene Delacroix, Pablo Picasso, and Houria Niati; the analysis of Franz Fanon; and contemporary European equations between women’s rights and the veil.

Turkish writer Göksu Kunak has shared a text with us which will be distributed to all guests to interpret in silence.

Event Info:
Date: Tuesday 10th of March 2015
Time: 8.30pm (Doors from 7.30pm)
Venue: Urban Spree (Revaler Str 99, Friedrichsain)
Tickets: €6

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Light Asylum – Special Intimate Summer Show

aufnahme + wiedergabe presents:

Light Asylum (US / Mexican Summer) / Berlin outdoor summer intimate show

At once brutal and romantic, Light Asylum exists in that space where industrial gives way to goth, where the city meets the outer regions under the cover of night. Calling Shannon Funchess a commanding lead singer is an understatement; there is a heaviness and attack in her vocal delivery that is downright sinister. This is contemporary synth pop to a tee that comes to life during their revered live performances.

DJs:
Venus Fatale
aufnahme + wiedergabe

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99/Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

Tickets:
www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de/tickets



Tché Ruggi: Deep

Urban Spree and A7MA (Sao Paulo) present an exhibition in Urban Spree Galerie’s Ecke of new works by Sao Paulo based artist Marcelo Ruggi a.k.a. Tché.

Tché created some of the works of his series “Deep” as an Urban Spree Resident Artist in March 2018.

Tché Ruggi and “Submercidade”, his latest series, is the result of a profound dive into “Sea of Perceptions”, his first body of works, when he had the chance to meditate and seek deeper meanings. In the midst of darkness, his forms reflected silvered lights and unveil this submerged city.

Time made the triangular geometries defragment and unraveled what was behind their pyramidal assemblies, finding a new universe of possibilities to explore. “Deep” portrays the current moment of the artist who in his deep immersion, looks at the light and returns towards the surface. Exploring his sensations, senses and memories, he deciphered the “Enigma” and reached the maturity expressed in dynamism and gesture, in his representative aquatic structures.

Text: Enivo
Translation from Portuguese: Marina Zumi

 

About the artist:

In 2004, Tché visited an old house in ruins. The mud and the aggressive action of nature over the construction’s remains seemed like saying , “do not paint in here”.

The space, where in and outside were in harmony as a chess game. The sky was part of the roof and the ground was the soil. The artist waited for an omen.

The sunset arrived touching the destroyed windows, cutting it self through the broken pieces of glass and projecting its own paint of light and shadow over the surfaces as an invisible event, drawing on the walls calling the night.

From this day, the geometry of the shapes projected by the light, small triangles, pointed shapes, hard waves, dry cuts, they all became raw material for the artistic process.

Tche adopted the fragments of this mysterious answer to spread it little by little on his repertory casted in iron, overlaying the layers, pressured on paint, magnetizing fields. It was built the enigma of an impossible pyramid.

Tche Ruggi, graduated at Faculdade Belas Artes de São Paulo, on 2009.

On 2008, he was one of the founders of Atelier 132, that originated the “Coletivo 132”, a collective of graffiti artists. Tche has done exhibitions in Austria, Germany and Brazil. On 2012, he founded with his partners the A7MA Space of Art and Culture, which is growing until today and hopefully for a long time.

 

Opening: Thursday, May 29th
19:00 – 22:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin