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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

 

 



Special Berlin Edition of TATOOINE at Urban Spree

flyer01-tatooine-berlin-800After Beijing in September, Tatooine, curated by the Paris-based collective Jekyll et Hyde, will ink Urban Spree during a memorable Halloween night!

Since 3 years, the Tatooine team has been travelling and collecting « flash tattoo » illustrations from a wide range of renowned illustrators and street artists, who, although being quite open to the tattoo culture, are not professional tattoo artists and therefore their rad designs are seldom seen adorning human beings.

It is therefore a rare occasion to discover some awesome tattoo art by 30  great artists in the exhibition part and have the opportunity to get it tattooed by professional local tattoo artists.

Each design is being inked only once.

Exhibited artists: 4th Dimension, Amandine Urruty, Bafcat, Dave Shillinglaw, Diskorobot (Klub7), Erber, Erosie, FBS, Fred Menace, Fortifem, Gino, Great, Husk mit navn, ILK, Jay Howell, Jon mac Nair, Keno, Kidcash (Klub7), Neli0, Niark, Nicolas Barrome, Otto Baum (Klub7), Sébastien Touache, Steffie Brocoli, THTF, XVLF, Mark Head, 45Rpm, Samuel Eckert…

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler x Warschauer
Friday, October 31st, 2014
18:00-24:00
 
The Complete Flash Tattoo Portfolio (.pdf) is available on request => contact@urbanspree.com
More info on the Events Page here and on the FB Event there.



Tatooine: Berlin Edition // Tattoo & Illustration Night

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Special Berlin Edition of TATOOINE at Urban Spree! 

After Beijing in September, Tatooine, curated by the Paris-based collective Jekyll et Hyde, will ink Urban Spree during a memorable Halloween night!

Since 3 years, the Tatooine team has been travelling and collecting « flash tattoo » illustrations from a wide range of renowned illustrators and street artists, who, although being quite open to the art, are not professional tattoo artists and therefore their dope designs are seldom seen on human beings.

30 artists from the Tatooine roster will exhibit one flash tattoo illustration in the Urban Spree Galerie with the possibility for the public of being tattooed live! Each design is being inked only once.

After a session in Beijing, China, last September, the collective takes over Berlin for Halloween.

Exhibited artists: 4th Dimension, Amandine Urruty, Bafcat, Dave Shillinglaw, Diskorobot (Klub7), Erber, Erosie, FBS, Fred Menace, Fortifem, Gino, Great, Husk mit navn, ILK, Jay Howell, Jon mac Nair, Keno, Kidcash (Klub7), Neli0, Niark, Nicolas Barrome, Otto Baum (Klub7), Sebastien Touache, Steffie Brocoli, THTF, XVLF, Mark Head, 45Rpm, Samuel Eckert…

DJ Set: TBA

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler x Warschauer
Friday, October 31st, 2014
18:00-24:00

Flash Tattoo Portfolio available on request => contact@urbanspree.com

http://jekyllethyde.fr/

Past examples:

2013 : http://jekyllethyde.fr/2012/07/tatooine-2-inside-the-office-09/
2014 : http://jekyllethyde.fr/2014/09/event-tatooine-special-beijing/

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May 2014: Saucisse Curry

In May 2014, the Wall is dedicated to our first graffiti show of the season, “Saucisse Curry“.

Saucisse Curry introduced in Berlin 9 renowned French graffiti artists, from different crews but united by friendship and the desire to realize a common exhibition. Some of the artworks displayed in the indoor show were already of a collaborative nature with duos such as Ilk & Keno, Bruce & Mina, 2Shy & Sexy, but the wall takes it a step further with every artist involved in the process.

The concept for the Urban Spree Wall was to play on the colors chosen for the show’s poster (so to speak “French colors”) and to realize throw-ups on 3 lines under the banner for the show with a striking impact. Only 2 colors were used + white for the background and the outlines.

Graffiti artworks by: Horfee, Keno, Ilk, Yeemd, Bruce, Mina, 2Shy, Sexy, Tera. DJ Pone as a tribute.

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Saucisse Curry Group Show

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Urban Spree Galerie proudly presents ‘Saucisse Curry’, its first graffiti group show of the season.

Saucisse Curry introduces in Berlin 9 renowned French graffiti artists, from different crews but united by friendship and the desire to realize a common exhibition.

Saucisse Curry or Currywurst is a play-on-words about the famous Berlin specialty from a French perspective. Moreover, it’s a sort of homage from the French homies to the german capital city, its importance in the graffiti world and a personal reference for all the artists.

9 artists will display artworks during a 3 week-span, including Horfee, Keno, Ilk, Yeemd, Bruce, Mina, 2Shy, Sexy as well as a special photographic show by Thorfine who will also sign his new photobook.

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The Urban Spree Artist Wall will be painted by the collective.

Horfee will be specially releasing a new blue zine: “Train Fury #1 is a run of 100 copies, 30 pages, signed & numbered by the artist. Copies will also be available through Horfee’s blog.

Bmz3V7BIIAAtAMEIlk will also release a special handmade zine for the opening, with 2 choices of cover.

DJ Pone (Ed Banger Records) will have a special set during the night.

Opening | 09. May 2014 | 19:00 | free entrance

Exhibition | 09. May – 01. June 2014 | Tuesday – Sunday | 12:00 – 19:00 | free entrance

More info on the Urban Spree’s Event Page here.

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