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Top 5 street art & graffiti books of 2016

2016 saw a number of excellent book releases related to street art and graffiti in an ever expanding universe of specialized publications. Berlin-based gallery and bookshop Urban Spree chose 5 outstanding books published in 2016.

 


Wall Writers – Graffiti in Its Innocence

Edited by Roger Gastman

Published by Gingko Press

c01 Wall Writers fills an important gap in the segment of the historical approach to graffiti as it seeks to document the very origins of modern graffiti and wall writing at the source – New York City and Philadelphia in the late 1960s – and features in-depth research and interviews with major pioneer writers such as Taki183 and Cornbread with a lot of previously unpublished photographic archive.

Wall Writers explores graffiti’s foray into mainstream society in a period of social turmoil and tries to replace it in the culture of the time and up to its current status of a greater acceptance by the society as a popular art form. Alongside the 2012-published “bible” curated by Andrea Caputto “All City Writers“, Wall Writers is a reference book and research on the topic of the origins of the movement.

Wall Writers is also a documentary film written by Chris Pape and directed by Roger Gastman, released in 2016.

 


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by Boris Tellegen / Delta

Published by A Paper Book

15034715_1785472801691571_2663648574205591552_n8697 by the dutch writer & artist Boris Tellegen a.k.a. Delta is a comprehensive time-travel journey encompassing 11 years of black book production. The black books are sketchbooks where a writer sketches, pastes photographs of his pieces, polishes his style and makes research for future pieces. Those notebooks, oscillating between training and memorabilia, are rarely seen by the public and are however an essential part of the writer’s style evolution.

Boris Tellegen started graffiti in 1984 at 14 in Amsterdam and caught the virus while visiting the USA with his father and discovered Seen, Quik, Blade… and later Bando in Paris.

“Between 1986 and 1997, I kept a black book. It was an A4-sized book with a hard cover in which I made sketches and pasted photos of my own grati work. Particularly in the early years, I had the book with me wherever I went. The black book allowed me to show other writers what I’d done. Not everything made it into the book, only the work I was proud of. Gradually, the function of the book changed from portfolio to personal logbook. The black book stayed at home more and more often and I began pasting all kinds of stu in it. However, instead of using suitable glues to paste the photos and sketches, I used poor quality glue such as rubber cement, blue 3M photo mount and adhesive tape. My first book, a Daler, had paper of reasonable quality. When this was full in 1992 I bought another sketchbook. The paper of this one was of very poor quality and yellowed very quickly. Gradually the books began to fall apart. With this publication I intend to give my black books a longer life. For that reason, I have not made a selection of my work, but instead every page from both black books is photographed and accompanied by annotations in the back.”

The book is a luxury object with a thick leather cover and biographical notes where the artist traces the origins of his graffiti style as well as moments and cities which were critical to his formative years.

 


Conor Harrington: Watch Your Palace Fall

Published by Heni Publishing

conor-harrington-227x300Released by a british art publisher usually specialized in Francis Bacon or Gerhard Richter’s monographs and catalogues raisonnés, Watch Your Palace Fall is a well-deserved achievement for the London-based Irish street artist and painter, whose original graffiti practice evolved to street art and wall painting to a work more focused on studio paintings, influenced by the movement and gesture of graffiti, classical painting from the Siècle d’Or and modern english painting.

The monograph is organized between outdoor works and indoor pieces and is a comprehensive and high-quality book retracing Conor Harrington’s career to date, and is a good example of a successful trajectory from street art to contemporary art circles.

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Saeio 2009 – 2014

Published by Editions Peinture

saeio-2009-2014Earlier in the year, French independent publishing house Editions Peinture published the first monograph of the French post-graffiti artist Saeio.

Spanning 5 years of street works from the member of the Parisian PAL Crew, the books distinguishes itself by an elegant and sober layout (rightfully inspired by the seminal CAP Crew book of 2007), and the originality of the paintings. Saeio’s graffiti style and paintings are redefining the practice of wall painting, tagging, and the way public spaces are utilized.

Saeio is blurring the lines of graffiti, deconstructing patterns, and fostering a modern and innovative approach of the genre.

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Ericailcane 2000-2015: “Come Quando Fuori Non Piove”

Published by Z000 Press

ericailcane-2000-2015-come-quando-fuori-non-pioveEricailcane 2000-2015 is the first anthology of all the wall paintings by Ericailcane.

Ericailcane is an Italian street artist and painter versed in anthropomorphic, poetic and fairytale wall painting style. Often associated with Blu, Ericailcane brings a sense of wonderment to street painting and the book is an artistic tour de force that follows 15 years of activity with over 250 murals in more than 20 countries.

 

 

 

 



Amazing X-M4rk3t Vol. 002

After last year’s success, the AMAZING X-M4RK3T returns to Urban Spree for a second edition on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

The AMAZING X-M4RK3T is a Christmas market for the digital age with workshops, geek vendors, VR exhibition, music & food.

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Powered by Europe’s premier indie video games festival AMAZE., the market is a place where you can warm your cold hands on hot circuits and blowing GPU fans, where you find mysterious objects from the depth of NET and other fabricated paraphernalia of connected madness: 3d-printed characters, home-brewed experimental videogames, DIY synths, 4 dimensional board games, digital toys, robots, hacked software on worn out USB sticks, collections of love songs for your cyberboyfriend, wearables, implants, postcards from VR, magazines, tiny pieces of paper with unknown URLs, fanzines, comics, illustrations, paintings, books, clothes and food.

 

//Workshops

-12:00 Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi.

Info and registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLo4fyHOd8GMgxvnpz4023BhwpMTX4lh2IFPI2v1owmzs42w/viewform?c=0&w=1

14:00 DIY synth making with LeafAudio .

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Info and registration here: http://leaf-audio.com/workshop/108_diy-synth-workshop_berlin/en/menu_id:57

 

//Vendors

Numode Custom Lego Building Sets

-YAIR KIRA 3D printed christmas goodies on spot

-Fab Lab Berlin

-Laser cut jewelry creations by Marika Graczyk

Ozobots

-@aaartgames presents: Spektrum Crush Zine and Virtual Afterlife Performance Project

Tetratetris

BerlinGameScene

Exploding Shed DIY synth kits

-3D printed necklaces by Clit-O

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//Videogame and Virtual Reality Exhibition

Curated experiences- A MAZE. style

 

//Music

15:00 Live: piano performance by Liburn Jupolli

Liburn Jupolli is an Albanian musician from Kosovo. From the age of 12 he began to compose and to study music theory and composition taking private lessons in parallel with piano studies. Finished primary and high school of music in piano studies and 2 years of composition with prof. Zeqiria Ballata at the University of Prishtina. Since 2004 he has written music for theater, film,animation, visual and conceptual productions in the Balkans, and has written works for instrumentalists and ensembles from Kosovo and abroad. He also works on design and remodeling of new instruments, and since 2010 he finished in 5 original instruments. Continued studies in composition in Paris at the “Jacques Ibert” Conservatory in the class of Stéphane de Gérando and electroacoustic composition at the CRR de Paris in the class of Denis Dufour. Currently he is in Master studies at CRI-Centre de Recherche Interdiciplinaire in Paris. 

-DJ set by Basco

 

//Food

-Audio cooking performance by The Singing Kitchen at 12:30

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-Fresh waffles

 

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Date: Sunday December 4, 2016,
Time: 12:00-20:00
Location: Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, Berlin
Entrance fee: 3 Euro (Kids under 6 for free)



Amazing X-M4rk3t Vol. 002

After last year’s success, the AMAZING X-M4RK3T returns to Urban Spree for a second edition on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

The AMAZING X-M4RK3T is a Christmas market for the digital age with workshops, geek vendors, VR exhibition, music & food.

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Powered by Europe’s premier indie video games festival AMAZE., the market is a place where you can warm your cold hands on hot circuits and blowing GPU fans, where you find mysterious objects from the depth of NET and other fabricated paraphernalia of connected madness: 3d-printed characters, home-brewed experimental videogames, DIY synths, 4 dimensional board games, digital toys, robots, hacked software on worn out USB sticks, collections of love songs for your cyberboyfriend, wearables, implants, postcards from VR, magazines, tiny pieces of paper with unknown URLs, fanzines, comics, illustrations, paintings, books, clothes and food.

//Workshops

-12:00 Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi. 

Info and registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLo4fyHOd8GMgxvnpz4023BhwpMTX4lh2IFPI2v1owmzs42w/viewform?c=0&w=1

14:00 DIY synth making with LeafAudio .

leaf-audio-4262

Info and registration here: http://leaf-audio.com/workshop/108_diy-synth-workshop_berlin/en/menu_id:57

//Vendors

Numode Custom Lego Building Sets

-YAIR KIRA 3D printed christmas goodies on spot

-Fab Lab Berlin

-Laser cut jewelry creations by Marika Graczyk

Ozobots

-@aaartgames presents: Spektrum Crush Zine and Virtual Afterlife Performance Project

Tetratetris

BerlinGameScene

Exploding Shed DIY synth kits

-3D printed necklaces by Clit-O

lego-turntables-dj-setup-2

//Videogame and Virtual Reality Exhibition

Curated experiences- A MAZE. style

//Music

15:00 Live: piano performance by Liburn Jupolli

Liburn Jupolli is an Albanian musician from Kosovo. From the age of 12 he began to compose and to study music theory and composition taking private lessons in parallel with piano studies. Finished primary and high school of music in piano studies and 2 years of composition with prof. Zeqiria Ballata at the University of Prishtina. Since 2004 he has written music for theater, film,animation, visual and conceptual productions in the Balkans, and has written works for instrumentalists and ensembles from Kosovo and abroad. He also works on design and remodeling of new instruments, and since 2010 he finished in 5 original instruments. Continued studies in composition in Paris at the “Jacques Ibert” Conservatory in the class of Stéphane de Gérando and electroacoustic composition at the CRR de Paris in the class of Denis Dufour. Currently he is in Master studies at CRI-Centre de Recherche Interdiciplinaire in Paris. 

-DJ set by Basco

//Food

-Audio cooking performance by The Singing Kitchen at 12:30

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-Fresh waffles

Date: Sunday December 4, 2016,
Time: 12:00-20:00
Location: Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, Berlin
Entrance fee: 3 Euro (Kids under 6 for free)

 

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Krake Festival 2015 Art Exhibition

For the whole week of the Krake Festival, the Krake team has set up an art exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie.

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The following works will be exhibited or performed:

DESTRUCTIVE OBSERVATION FIELD by Robert Henke

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A bright mul­ti­color laser beam points at a black reflec­tive sheet of plas­tic hang­ing freely from the ceil­ing. Most of the light is absorbed by the plate, turned into heat. A small part is reflected to a white screen on the oppo­site side of the room. The heat cre­ates defor­ma­tions and induces struc­tural changes of the sur­face of the plate, which leads to dynamic and com­plex reflec­tion pat­terns. The laser beam scans over the sur­face of the plate in slow ran­dom move­ments and leaves traces of destruc­tion. The light pat­terns on the pro­jec­tion screen make the process vis­i­ble.
By adding more and more imper­fec­tions to the sur­face of the plas­tic plate, the result­ing pat­terns become increas­ingly more inter­est­ing until a cer­tain thresh­old is reached after which the process seems to reverse. More destruc­tion leads to less inter­est­ing results, end­ing ulti­mately after a long time with just a dif­fuse reflec­tion of light. The instal­la­tion becomes blind.

Special thanks to LaserAnimation Sollinger, Berlin, for their support.

MR-808 by Moritz Simon Geist

Sonic Robots per­form elec­tronic music — with mechanic robots! The wardrobe-sized MR-808 is a robotic drum instal­la­tion, which fea­tures eleven sounds of the infamous elec­tronic drum machine “TR-808”, which were replaced by mechan­i­cal actu­a­tors and phys­i­cal tone generators.

MUSIC VIDEO LOUNGE by THE29NOV FILMS

the29nov films films create a cosy situation for you to relax and have a glimpse into their endless archive of independent music videos.

DISCO GHOST by Julia Drouhin

This French artist liv­ing in Tasmania/Australia cre­ates choco­late records with hits from dead musi­cians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.

Performing on Tuesday daytime and Saturday night only.

TESELA by ARISTIDES GARCIA (LASAL)

This interactive mapping sculpture is based on geometry exploration, and how using this path can disrupt our perception. Graphical patterns, visual illusions, dynamic geometry tesselations are algorithmically generated in realtime by the system with the help of the observer. 103 paper pyramids as a canvas to play with, changing the shape constantly like in an illusory metamorphic dream.

Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.

KLANGWELLE by CHRISTIAN LOSERT

An installation featuring 10 motorized pendulums including 10 loudspeakers at their ends to discover the structure and spatial impact of dynamic waves within an audiovisual area.

Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.

STILL DISCO/INVITATION by Anna-Luella Zahner

You are invited to experience a surreal club situation and become part of a seemingly social situation, which won’t develop as expected.
Since the installation can only be entered alone, please expect waiting time.

Performing on Friday daytime only.

The following artists will be show­ing their work on Urban Spree’s wall dur­ing the week.

Monday
Andrea Fami­lari /// FAX (Undog­ma­tisch)
https://vimeo.com/famifax

Wednesday
Vj Chuu (Cozy Peo­ple United)
http://chuuu.xxxxxxxx.jp/

Thursday
Mar­tin Steb­bing
http://w33.tv/

Friday & Saturday
Lunch­meat
http://www.lunchmeat.cz/en/portfolio/index.html

Saturday
Mahir Duman aka Vj Pop­kins
https://vimeo.com/popkins



All In A Day's Work 2 | DIY & Craft Workshops "Make Your Own Xmas Gift"

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Druck Berlin is very excited to announce that due to the success of the first edition of “All in a Day’s Work” in October, they will be throwing another Workshop Day at Urban Spree, on Sat Dec 13 – just in time for Christmas!

5400802With over 25 professional artists & makers giving interesting & unusual workshops, you are sure to find something to pique your interest – and to make the perfect gifts for your loved ones!

Join us from 12:00 and spend the day learning exciting new skills:

Plaster Casting – Hand Stamped & Waxed Paper Making – Color Kite Making – Palette Carpentry – Brooklyn Style Up-Cycling – Screen Printing – Tattooing – 3D-Printing – Pendant Jewelry Making – Make a Heart out of Brass or Copper – T-Shirt Screen Printing –  Paint a Mug – Polaroid Transfer – Leather Wrap Around Cuff – Crochet A Bow Or Make a Necklace – Flip Book – Upcycled Dreamcatcher – Create Melt and Pour X-MAS Soaps…

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