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Monumenta Leipzig: Intelligence-of-Many

Urban Spree will be associated to the first Monumenta that will happen in Leipzig for 6 full weeks starting on 01.09.

Hosted on the post-industrial grounds of Pittlerwerke, a former ensemble of machinery factories developing 36.000 sqm, the playground of Monumenta will unfold on 6000 sqm of pure industrial bliss with many artists invited in the field of urban art, contemporary art, music, performances, talks and workshops.

Martha Cooper, 1UP Crew, Hendrik Czakainski, Victor Ash, Various & Gould, Marina Zumi, are among the 140 artists invited by the curators Denis Leo Hegic and Jan Fielder for the first edition.

This edition’s main theme is “Intelligence-of-Many”, a collaborative approach to the interactions between the urban landscape and art, urban art and contemporary art, and of course amongst the artists themselves, culminating in the giant installation “Monument-of-Many”.

 

Monumenta 2018 – Intelligence-of-Many
1. September to 13. October 2018
Monumenta in den Pittlerwerken Leipzig
Am Börnchen 2
04159 Leipzig

 

 



Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree with his 3rd solo show “SWITCH-OVER”

Urban Spree Galerie presents “SWITCH-OVER“, the third solo exhibition of the Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski at Urban Spree Galerie.

Hendrik Czakainski’s materia prima is the urban matter captured at different stages of dereliction. Adopting a bird’s eye view, the artist creates large-scale post-architectural panels which are dark anatomical explorations of the urban body.

The artist becomes a forensic architect, collecting evidence of disasters, past, present and future, incorporating them in surreal compositions of large proportions, creating 3-dimensional landscapes which have become void of human presence and frightfully beautiful at the same time. His creations bring us to a state of contemplation and fascination, owing to the combination of shape and colour.

His monumental cuts, holes, and excisions to his fantastic architectural matter reach us beyond the scope of architecture and strip down those man-made artefacts to the minimum, lay them bare, and essentially on the brink of abstraction.

In SWITCH-OVER, the artist distantiates himself from the highly densified housing settlements he has been creating in the past years to pursue a more radical approach. His apocalyptic tableaux give away few clues as to when the mutations happened, what exactly happened, how was it even possible to switch from one state to the next, and which situation we are actually in, leaving the spectator forging his own clues. Are we investigating a foregone reality, are we already processing the next move, or are we trapped in between ?

In his new compositions, we ask ourselves if humanity is still part of the global equation or if the tipping point has been already reached; if a reversal is even possible.

Most works of the show are constructed in two or three parts, creating a dynamic impulse, searching for life in interstitial space, infusing tension, and establishing a mutual dialog, a new social contract of what’s left.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

SWITCH-OVER

Einzelaustellung

Opening: Friday 26.10.2018 at 18:30 (FB Event)

Exhibition Dates: 26.10.2018 – 24.11.2018

Tu-Sa 12 :00-18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 


Galerie Enquiries:

Pascal Feucher: pascal@urbanspree.com

www.urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries:

Wayra Gonzalez: press@urbanspree.com


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Hendrik Czakainski: SWITCH-OVER (extended until 08.12)

Urban Spree Galerie presents “SWITCH-OVER“, the third solo exhibition of the Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski at Urban Spree Galerie.

Hendrik Czakainski’s materia prima is the urban matter captured at different stages of dereliction. Adopting a bird’s eye view, the artist creates large-scale post-architectural panels which are dark anatomical explorations of the urban body.

The artist becomes a forensic architect, collecting evidence of disasters, past, present and future, incorporating them in surreal compositions of large proportions, creating 3-dimensional landscapes which have become void of human presence and frightfully beautiful at the same time. His creations bring us to a state of contemplation and fascination, owing to the combination of shape and colour.

His monumental cuts, holes, and excisions to his fantastic architectural matter reach us beyond the scope of architecture and strip down those man-made artefacts to the minimum, lay them bare, and essentially on the brink of abstraction.

In SWITCH-OVER, the artist distantiates himself from the highly densified housing settlements he has been creating in the past years to pursue a more radical approach. His apocalyptic tableaux give away few clues as to when the mutations happened, what exactly happened, how was it even possible to switch from one state to the next, and which situation we are actually in, leaving the spectator forging his own clues. Are we investigating a foregone reality, are we already processing the next move, or are we trapped in between?

In his new compositions, we ask ourselves if humanity is still part of the global equation or if the tipping point has been already reached; if a reversal is even possible.

Most works of the show are constructed in two or three parts, creating a dynamic impulse, searching for life in interstitial space, infusing tension, and establishing a mutual dialog, a new social contract of what’s left.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

SWITCH-OVER

Einzelaustellung

Opening: Friday 26.10.2018 at 18:30 (FB Event)

Exhibition Dates: 26.10.2018 – 08.12.2018

Tu-Sa 12 :00-18:30

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 

 

Galerie Enquiries :

Pascal Feucher: pascal@urbanspree.com

www.urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries:

Wayra Gonzalez: press@urbanspree.com

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http://www.hendrikczakainski.com

https://www.instagram.com/hendrik_czakainski/

 



Tides from Nebula

Tides From Nebula widmen sich dem Post-Rock. Wie bei vielen Bands dieses Genres haben sie keinen Sänger, die Musik spricht für sich und in den von ihre gemalten Bildern erklimmt man Höhen und erschüttert in brachialen Tälern.
Die Geschichte der vier Polen ist schnell erzählt: Adam Waleszynski (Gitarre), Przemek Weglowski (Bass), Maciej Karbowski (Gitarre, Klavier, Effekte) und Tomasz Stolowski (Drums) formieren sich 2008 zu Tides From Nebula und fangen sofort an, ein Album zu schreiben. Das Debüt “Aura” erscheint schon im Jahr darauf. Im Inland wird es euphorisch gefeiert.
Auch das Ausland nimmt die Platte begeistert auf. So dürfen die vier Jungs verwandte Gruppen wie This Will Destroy You, Oceansize, Ulver und Shrinebuilder supporten. Im September 2009 touren sie zusammen mit Caspian und God Is An Astronaut durch Polen. Ein Jahr später folgt eine Europatournee. Aber im Herzen bleiben sie der heimat verbunden und für “Earthshine” schließen sie sich sogar während derArbeiten am Album in den polnischen Bergen ein. Dementsprechend episch und monumental wurde die Musik.
Ihr letztes Album “Safehaven” erschien letztes Jahr und untermauert abermals ihr starkes Standing und die Grundsätze für die sie in ihrer Musik stehen: Ehrlichkeit. Direktheit, Energie und Erfahrung.


RANCINAN – The Destiny of Men – Caroline GAUDRIAULT

Urban Spree Galerie Berlin presents Gérard Rancinan’s new series of photographs, «The Destiny of Men » from May 13th to May 29th, 2016.

French acclaimed contemporary photographer and visual artist Gérard Rancinan teamed with author Caroline Gaudriault to produce a series of large format photographs conceived as post-apocalyptic « tableaux vivants ».

“Modern Man can be seen as a post-apocalyptic angel, at once Messenger and Punk Demiurge.”

The Party is Over by Rancinan

For Rancinan and Gaudriault, Berlin and Urban Spree represent a perfect communion where his monumental photographs become incarnated, where context and situation add a new dimension to his corpus of works, where decadence and redemption linger in unexpected corners.

After being exhibited in the Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno di Firenze in March 2016 in close vicinity with the Renaissance painters, « The Destiny of Men » at Urban Spree will highlight and reveal a much darker and contemporary vision of the series. Berlin, city of chaos and ruins, city of feast and decadence, is a perfect contextual location for the post-punk dark angels of Rancinan.

Rancinan will also specially produce for the show a monumental 9 x 13 m photograph, affixed outdoor on the Urban Spree « Artist Wall » facing Warschauer Str.

The Feast of crumbs by Rancinan

Gérard Rancinan and Caroline Gaudriault have since many years compared their views on the times in which they live. After working together on several different projects, they deliver their new vision of society and its contemporaries with The Destiny of Men.

No one can escape their nature, but everyone can surpass it. How can we challenge human destiny? It is this question that humanity has, over the course of its evolution, tirelessly attempted to answer.

If we had to represent the immaterial part of Man – his thought, his desire for elevation and self-transcendence, his very curiosity, that intangible essence handed down from one person to another, from a parent to her child, or from a teacher to his pupil – we would, perhaps, look to an ancient iconographical tradition from the Byzantine era, the symbology of the angel. This anthropomorphic representation, which dates back to the mosaics of Saint Sophia in Constantinople, to the “heaven bound” angels of Giotto and to those of Michelangelo freed from a block of marble, has always exerted a great fascination on artists.

Annonciation

With Rancinan, it is always a question of symbolic Man and his fantasies, of his transcendence and transgressions. There is never any angelic moralizing. Man is no choirboy; he has written his history through the force of his ambition and curiosity. He has invented botany, built libraries, seen the Earth from afar, landed a spacecraft on a comet 510 million kilometers from home. All of this is true, even if people still ask the eternal question – how should we raise a child?

Fourteen monumental photographs by Gérard Rancinan and a calligraphic installation by Caroline Gaudriault propose a modern interpretation of the symbology of the angel.

In April 2016, Gérard Rancinan shot an exceptional series of photographs directly at Urban Spree. Entitled “The Destiny of Men Part II”, the new series will be displayed in other parts of Urban Spree.

A post-apocalyptic angel who combines several different principles: good and evil, ethics and progress, the spiritual and the intellectual. An angel who questions, now more than ever, the meaning that should be given to human history.

Program of the Opening Night

Friday, May 13th

07.00pm – Preview of the exhibition Destiny of Men, Part I

08.05pm – Performance by the dancer Sean

08.15pm – Preview of the exhibition The Destiny of Men, Part II, as a worldwide

exclusivity With a performance by Hugo and Yeta

09.30pm – Video-mapping performance by the artist Stefan Ihmig, member of the RE:SORB artistic group, on the photography “The Party is Over” by Gérard RANCINAN, which was printed at an extraordinary large scale (app. 9mx12m).

09.45pm – Screening of the artistic film “Scarcity of Miracle” created by RANCINAN and Caroline Gaudriault

11.00pm – Concert – Mirco Magnani: “Decompositio Sonata no.3”

– DJ Luna Vassarottide

– Dj Pre Op trans

 

 

Exhibition: May 14th to May 29th, 2016

Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 19:00

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str.99 

10245 Berlin

 

 

Gérard Rancinan

Gérard Rancinan is an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. He started his career in photojournalism, joining the Sygma press agency in 1973 and won six World Press Photo Awards during his career.

His portraits of leading personalities (Fidel Castro, Pope John Paul II, François Mitterrand, Monica Bellucci, Tiger Woods, Yasser Arafat, Bill Gates, etc.) and his photographic “sagas” describing major societal developments have been published on the front pages of magazines like Paris Match, Life Magazine, Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine… In his artistic projects, he usually collaborates with writers, journalists, thinkers, sociologists, anthropologists and philosophers (Caroline Gaudriault, Virginie Luc, Paul Virilio, Francis Fukuyama etc.).

With his expressionist photography cast as the transposition of a perspective on our times, Gérard Rancinan is increasingly recognized both internationally and in the contemporary art market. He is known, above all, for his monumental photographs.

His photograph, “Batman Girls”, sold for a record price in London in May 2012 at the auction house, Philip de Pury. The sale of Rancinan’s “The Feast of the Barbarians” by the Étude Pillon in Versailles on May 18, 2014 – achieved the highest price of any living French photographer.

His photographic works are present in the world’s leading collections of contemporary art as well as featured in solo and group exhibitions in the world’s most prestigious museums (Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Couvent des Cordeliers, National Portrait Gallery in London, Himalayas Art Contemporary Museum in Shanghai, Le Louvre-Lens, Pinault Foundation, Museo Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Danubiana Contemporary Museum of art of Bratislava, Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, Triennale di Milano, Gemeentemuseum den Haag, Palais de Tokyo, MACBA (Barcelona)…

Gérard Rancinan’s website

 

Caroline Gaudriault

Caroline Gaudriault has published a dozen literary books and essays in French, most of which have been translated into English and, more recently, Chinese.

Caroline Gaudriault contextualizes the thought underpinning the artistic approach that she develops with Gérard Rancinan. In addition to her editorial work, she interviews and works with contemporary thinkers (the philosopher, Francis Fukuyama, Cardinal Barbarin), inviting them to contribute to the process of creation of the duo’s editorial projects.

As a journalist, she has worked for the print press (Le Figaro), as well as for international magazines (Time, Paris-Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, etc.).

She is the editor of the opinion website, Zigzag-blog

 

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