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Bisco Smith: “Journey” until 21.04

Bisco Smith’s solo show “Journey” will be on display until 21.04.2018 at Urban Spree Galerie.
 The NYC-based visual artist has spent a 3-week residency at Urban Spree prior to the opening of his show. During his stay in Berlin, he created a whole new series of works on canvas, inks on paper and some installations.

 

“Journey” brings the visitor to the universe of Bisco’s largely freestyle and calligraffiti-inspired black-and-white visual beats. 

 

 

Bisco’s roots lie in hip hop, graffiti, and street art. He works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and his style can be characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

 

We will be releasing an exclusive hand-pulled 18″ x 24″ screen print made at Urban Spree on Wednesday, March 14th at 12:00 (noon) NYC time and 17:00 German time.

 

The catalogue of works exhibited can be downloaded here.

 

Please contact the gallery for any further information on the works.

 

instagram: @biscosmith

 

Bisco Smith: Journey
Art residency + Solo Show
Exhibition: 09.03.2018 – 21.04.2018
Tu-Sa. 12:00-19:00


Opening of “Journey”, Bisco Smith’s Residency and Exhibition

Urban Spree Galerie is inviting the NYC-based visual artist Bisco Smith (b.1980) for a 3-week Art Residency at Urban Spree.

 

 
During his Berlin residency, Bisco Smith will be creating a whole new body of large scale works that will culminate in a solo show in the galerie from 08.03.2018 to 21.04.2018.
 
“Journey” will bring the visitor to the universe of Bisco’s largely freestyle and calligraffiti-inspired black-and-white visual beats. 

 

 
Bisco’s roots lie in music, graffiti, and street art. He works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and his style can be characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

 

 
His work is regularly exhibited in major markets and is collected by both national and international collectors.

 

instagram: @biscosmith

 

Urban Spree Galerie presents:

 

Bisco Smith: Journey
Art residency + Solo Show

 

Opening: 08.03.2018 19:00-23:00
Exhibition: 09.03.2018 – 21.04.2018
Tu-Sa. 12:00-19:00

 

 

 

 

Urban Spree – Revaler Str. 99 – 10245 Berlin


Bisco Smith: Journey

 
Urban Spree Galerie is inviting the NYC-based visual artist Bisco Smith (b.1980) for a 3-week art residency at Urban Spree.

 

 
During his Berlin residency, Bisco Smith will be creating a whole new body of large scale works that will culminate in a solo show in the galerie from 08.03.2018 to 21.04.2018.
 
“Journey” will bring the visitor to the universe of Bisco’s largely freestyle and calligraffiti-inspired black-and-white visual beats. 

 

 
Bisco’s roots lie in music, graffiti, and street art. He works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and his style can be characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

 

 

 

His work is regularly exhibited in major markets and is collected by both national and international collectors.

 

instagram: @biscosmith

 

Urban Spree Galerie presents:
Bisco Smith: Journey
Art residency + Solo Show
Opening: 08.03.2018 19:00-23:00
Exhibition: 09.03.2018 – 22.04.2018
Tu-Sa. 12:00-19:00
 
Urban Spree – Revaler Str. 99 – 10245 Berlin


GUO – Daniel Blumberg and Seymour Wright –

GUO ARE DANIEL BLUMBERG AND SEYMOUR WRIGHT

GUO is a multidisciplinary duo formed of Daniel Blumberg and Seymour Wright. Their third album ‘GUO4’ will be released in September on Mute Records.

GUO are due to perform on the occasion of the closing night of the super successful HYPER! A JOURNEY INTO ART AND MUSIC exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg on August 4, 2019.

One day later, on August 5, 2019, GUO will give their FIRST EVER concert in Berlin at Urban Spree as part of situation 56, that will be embedded in a rare DJ set by Max Dax (Very Unimportant People Lounge / VUP Lounge).

Don’t you dare miss the hottest concert in town.

“Was passieren kann, wenn die Herangehensweise des Freejazz auf die Zugänglichkeit von Pop und eine an der bildenden Kunst geschulte Praxis treffen, dafür ist „Minus“ ein Fanal, eine regelrechte Markierung des Jahres 2018.“ – Spex

“Caustic, scratchy fire music” – The Wire

“Glorious slabs of noise“ — Victor Schonfield

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Daniel Blumberg is an artist and musician from London. He is currently exhibiting at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg and recently exhibited his debut solo show at Union Gallery in London. Blumberg’s acclaimed album on Mute, ‘Minus’, was released last year.

Seymour Wright is a musician and writer, currently working in London. Wright’s work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique. Recent collaborations have included projects with footwork founder RPBoo and drummer Paul Abbott (as the XT duo)

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Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest – Berlin

(Video of Lady Daisy who will perform at our after party)

It’s a Pussy Powered Protest!

Shameless Berlin is a showcase of some of the best known and most prolific alternative comedy acts in the scene. Through cabaret, comedy, music, burlesque and puppetry, the artists tackle sexuality, immigration, queerness, body politics and power.

From Colombia, Lebanon, Australia and the USA, these power femmes deliver a vulvacious smack to the funny bones with a special blend of razor sharp wits and juvenile jokes.

Entry includes our high energy 1 hour show plus an after party with live music, DJs and special international burlesque headliners!

***PUSSY POWERED PROTEST***
Liliana Velásquez dominatrix turned kabarettist
Duckie L’Orange queer puppeteer
Carmen Chraim high-energy comedy
Crystal Tassels glamorous showgirl brat

***SPECIAL GUESTS***
Purdy Hölsom tasteless twangy musical songbird
Gorjeoux & the Corsetts queer ukulele with a voice as sweet as cherry pie
Batsauce spinning 45s

***AFTER PARTY***
The Wynstrumentt Live harmonica loop wizard
Lady Daisey & Batsauce Seductive live vocals with smooth summer beats

TICKETS
Presale €5 / 10
On the night €8 / 12

20:00 Doors
20:30 Gorjeoux & the Corsetts
20:45-21:45 Pussy Powered Protest – early show
21:45-22:45 Vinyl DJ Batsauce spinning 45s
22:45 Purdy Holsom
23:00-24:00 Pussy Powered Protest – late show
24:00 – After party with Wynton Kelly Stevenson, Batsauce & Lady Daisy LIVE

ARTISTS

Liliana Velasquez M. has crossed borders all her life. Raised in Miami Medellin and New Jersey there is no role she cannot play and her comedy reflects this extravagant mix in her Latina-tude, Catholic guilt and American dreaming. As an adult, Liliana recklessly explored NYC, slipping in and out of different art forms, costumes, and jobs. She has so many outrageous stories to tell, it would horrify her proud parents, Only now do they admire her comedic outlook on so many mistakes. Always hungry for new challenges, Liliana soon found other platforms for the performance that is her life: Berlin Neukölln. She is proud to be queer and not perfect and enjoys waking up in the afternoons.
As if that isn’t enough, she is also leading lady at Freudian Slip Club, producing hundreds of shows in Germany every year.
http://freudianslipclub.wordpress.com

Duckie L’Orange is a Berlin based performance artist with a twist.
She does weird and wacky interactive performances for kids, and equally wacky but significantly dirtier shows for adults. She’s been all around town like a hipster on a vintage bicycle – from performing at the Sydney Opera House, barking in a steam punk carnival with Antigua i Barbuda at Sydney Festival, touring Germany with the Puppetry Slam Berlin to creating shows in the jungles of Kalimantan and Timor Leste.
www.duckielorange.com

Crystal Tassels, “The American Brat Queen,” is a burlesque artist, chanteuse, and fetish performer from Seattle, USA. After making her burlesque debut in South Korea, Tassels spent six years performing in the USA and Canada and is now based in Berlin. When she’s not singing or stripping, you’ll usually find her impersonating her cat.

Carmen Chraim is a beloved comedian in the Berlin English comedy scene. After five years of performing stand-up comedy, she is now recognized on the train by strangers at least 20 times a year! She performs mainly in Berlin but also manages to leave her bubble and delight many boring German cities (both West and East). She’s also had her name pulled from a bucket for at least four NY open mics; flyered and performed tirelessly for an entire month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and found performing on stages in Amsterdam and Warsaw to be very enjoyable.
And now you’re asking yourself, “Great, but where is she from?” Born and raised in Lebanon, she wins over crowds with her high energy presence & rapid-fire anecdotes. Thanks to her Middle Eastern background, passion for hummus, deep experience with corporate Germans and sarcastic political views, she’s often seen as an alternative Arab success story that hasn’t yet been discovered by the media.

Purdy Hölsom is a singer-schlongbiter, rapper wrong-righter. She is a comedy musician from North Carolina (US). She’s a four-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2018, her “Gay Money” music video was screened at the Palm Springs Film Fest & the Berlin Music Video Awards. She recently performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest, and learned that Scotland is very, very cold.Holsom has released two albums, Purdy Holsom (2014) and Vageezus: Voice of a Generation (2016), several singles, and nine music videos (depending on what you count).

Gorjeoux is a Corset wearing, KitKat loving, Ukulele playing, Gorgeous, Queer, Non Binary Femme Goddess who likes to play around with new imaginings, queerifications and mashups of pop songs.

Wynton Kelly Stevensonn is a musical storyteller with a twist. His musical journey is crafted with vocals, harmonica, beats and live looping. Sponsored by Hohner Music he has been touring and living in Europe for 10 years.

Lady Daisey is a soul/funk singer who spent her childhood touring the U.S. with her parent’s band. Raised on the road, home-schooled and surrounded by music, it was natural for her to blossom into the artist that she is. Since then, she’s been following her musical path and developed her own playful style, ranging from sultry love songs to powerhouse feel-good old-school soul. Lady Daisey has played venues and festivals around the globe, spreading her message of love and positivity, soulfully presented over head noddin’ Batsauce beats. A small woman with a huge voice, Lady Daisey is sure to grab the attention and steal the hearts of everyone within ear’s reach.

She’s opened for Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Chali 2na, Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, the Perceptionists. She’s rocked festivals around the world alongside the Roots, Method Man, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Muse, Typical Cats, Souls of Mischief, Zion I. Lady Daisey’s voice can also be heard on recordings with Qwazaar, Typical Cats, Asamov and Marc Hype.

Batsauce is a musician/producer/DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. Following his well received EP & LP with Qwazaar, Batsauce debuts his instrumental intergalactic love saga entitled “Starcrossed.” Batsauce is also one-third of the Smile Rays (along with Paten Locke & Lady Daisey). He has worked with Mr. Lif , Akrobatik, The AB’s, Paten Locke, Lady Daisey, Surreal, Dillon, Chop, Boog Brown, and MassInfluence. Not to mention, the likes of Bahamadia, George Clinton, Vinnie Paz, and Dumbtron have appeared on his tracks. As well as an avid beatmaker, Batsauce is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He resides mostly in Berlin, when he isn’t couch-surfing elsewhere.

Cover image by Toby K

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Firefriend + Vuelveteloca

Firefriend (Brazil) and Vuelveteloca (Chile) on their journey towards Fuzz Club Festival in Eindhoven, they decided to stop in Berlin town for their first time to deliver what they do at their best. This double Concert will Psych your mind away!

An evening like few others…
Promoted by Drrk’s Secnd & Sandra Fiz .

Firefriend (Cardinal Fuzz Records) (Brazil) —> Listen
“There was a thread in American music in the late 1960s that someone untangled across the U.S., then stretched over to Europe, where it took root in 80s shoegaze. It ties together bands as disparate as the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, and the Jesus & Mary Chain. It’s noise rock or math punk or psychedelic or shoegaze or doom: It’s the down-tuned sound of chaos and beauty, and while no one was looking, it also worked its way through the Americas and took root in Brazil under the name Firefriend.

Vuelveteloca (Fuzz Club Records) (Chile) —> Listen
Chilean rock band formed in Santiago in 2006. They’re recognised for their explosive and powerful live show. Along their five albums, you can hear some psychedelic rock, stoner, krautrock and space rock.Throughout their work , they have released Vuelveteloca (BYM 2007), Jinete Galáctico (BYM 2010), Días de Calor (BYM 2012), Pantera (BYM 2015) y Sonora (Fuzz Club 2017). They’ve played some international festivals like Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia, Monkey Week (Spain) and Festival En Orbita (Chile), sharing stage with bands as Spiritualized, Dandy Warhols, Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers and Pond, among others. In 2017 the band released their fifth and critically acclaimed album Sonora, with London label Fuzz Club Records, and are preparing shows around the world, including Levitation Festival in Austin.

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