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ONE UNITED POWER / 1UP Exhibition and Book Release at Urban Spree

Urban Spree Galerie presents the first solo show and book release of the iconic Kreuzberger & world-famous graffiti crew ONE UNITED POWER.

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After 10 years of hardcore legendary actions, train bombings and rooftops, 1UP Crew takes over the whole Urban Spree’s compound in Berlin with charismatic outdoor pieces and invest the Galerie floor with an exceptional display of adrenalin-pumped photographs and several large scale installations, all reflecting the diverse skills of the crew members.

H01_60cmB_X_40cmH copy-smallThe show is also the occasion for the crew to publish their first book, 140 pages of pictures from their private archives, self-published, full of behind-the-scenes action, an exceptional volume that is poised to become a milestone in graffiti documentation in the first decade of the 21st century.

 

 

« I AM 1UP »

Opening Date : Wed. 03/09/2014 – 19 :00
Exhibition : Tu-Su : 12 :00–20-00
Revaler x Warschauer / Berlin F-Shain

Freier Eintritt. 

#IAM1UP #1UP #ONEUNITEDPOWER #URBANSPREE

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One Week With 1UP: the exhibition

From 09.05.2018 to 27.05.2018, Urban Spree Galerie hosts “One Week with 1UP”.

“One Week with 1UP” is a unique photographic & art project involving the legendary NYC photographer Martha Cooper, the Berlin-based photographer Ninja K. and the Berlin-based, world-famous vandal graffiti crew 1UP (“One United Power”).

The book and the exhibition “One Week with 1UP” forge a unique bond between the most-known documentary photographer of the graffiti and hip hop scenes since the late 1970s and the world’s largest and fearless graffiti crew of the 21st century.

While the show predominantly exhibits photographs, it also shows for the first time art installations and paintings from the crew.

 

Among these, we can mention a stunning triptych painted in situ with a fire extinguisher filled with black acrylic paint – one of the crew’s outdoor signature tools.

 

There is also an impressive wall sculpture compression (“Letters of Power 2.0”) which is made of thousands of used-in-action spray cans, cut with high pressure water for 24 hours, and covered with thick layers of resin. There are only two similar pieces ever made by the crew: one is on display at the Urban Nation museum in Berlin and the other at Urban Spree Galerie.

The exhibition “One Week with 1UP” represents a unique chance for collectors to acquire original works as well as a historic series of photographs of the crew.

The book “One Week with 1UP” is a unique, behind-the-scenes document and is available at Urban Spree Berlin and online on our webstore.

 

 The catalogue of the exhibition is available via this link: http://bit.ly/2G8JZAL

 

  

 

 

Urban Spree Galerie presents: ONE WEEK WITH 1UP

A Project by 1UP, Martha Cooper and Ninja K.

Exhibition: May 10th, 2018 – May 27th, 2018

Tuesday-Sunday / 12:00-19:00

Free Entry

Info: contact@urbanspree.com

 



Pussy Power

PUSSY POWER is a welcoming celebration of powerful feline artists from all over the world, standing strong together for one night only in Berlin.

The night will be full of fierce raw performances and cosmic dance music.

With a wide range of performance genres; from comedy burlesque to punk new wave action to live intergalactic space hip hop vibes.

The missing link of fem quality performance and cosmic sounds united under one roof with colourful club-kid culture hosted and curated by queen of the underground – Gaff E. Something special happens when strong felines join forces…

Shows start at 9pm

LIVE PERFORMANCES from
VALERIE RENAY
GAFF-E
MAD KATE
T-POW! (WAU WAU SISTERS)
POPPY COX
ANTO CHRIST

DJS
GAFF-E
MOONAGE
ELECTRIC EVELYN

Everybody is welcome and remember to dress UP not down!

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New 1UP T-Shirt Series

t-shirt_power_black_01Berlin’s 1UP Crew returns with an exclusive t-shirt series produced in December 2016. The t-shirts are a new variation of the “I AM 1UP” motive created for the Urban Spree exhibition in September 2014 in black and in white and a special “ONE UNITED POWER” dark grey logo on a black tee.

The t-shirts are available in our Berlin shop on Warschauer Str. and online here.



The Teufelsberg Series

The Teufelsberg Series was engineered as a spin-off  project from the Dubl Trubl collaborative group exhibition at Urban Spree (18 September 2014 – 30 October 2014), which gathered the works of 90 artists, but only artworks resulting from a collaboration with another artist, therefore excluding solo pieces and blurring the lines of style and hierarchy.

The print series stems from the same collaborative spirit, however in a different way: this time, it consists of individual hand painted variations but on the same support, i.e. a hand pulled screen print of a drawing designed by german artist and illustrator Chrisse Kunst and printed in the Mother Drucker Ateliers at Urban Spree. 

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The black-and-white print was offered as a common playground for each artist, with ample white space (blank space has been widened on purpose during the print process and accounts for about 50% of the print), in order for each artist to have enough space to project their universe and vision with minimal existing constraints.

imag0252The project was launched just before the vernissage of the show and all 19 over-painted prints have been collected over time and eventually displayed in the gallery for the finissage of the show on October 30th.

Among the different drawings of Chrisse Kunst, Teufelsberg retained our attention owing to its incredible and multi-layered story: this iconic West Berlin dreamscape starts in 1945 when the US Army decided to destroy with explosives the foundations of a nazi Technical University in the Grunewald Forest, west of Berlin, near the ominously-named Teufelssee (The Devil’s Lake).

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 However, the walls were so thick (8 meters of reinforced concrete) that it proved impossible to blow away. In order to erase the remnants of this nazi symbol, the Americans decided to use the site as a wasteland and piled up the rubble of 25.000 destroyed houses from Berlin, resulting in a 120-meter high, all artificial hill, actually the highest “natural” elevation of the city. The name “Teufelsberg” (Devil’s Mountain), derives from the name of the nearby lake and cast an ominous and mysterious glow on that area.

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Furthermore, in the 1960s, the NSA built on top of the plateau a hearing station to spy on the Soviets and East German administration . These are the buildings portrayed in the print, nowadays abandoned and decayed, and known as a famous graffiti spot, which is the present-day connection to our story.

A million thanks to our crew of Teufelberg warriors who participated in the project:

1UP/One United Power Crew | 44flavours | Andrew Gillman Aeon & Billy | Ben Thé | Dave the Chimp | Dscreet | Ebot |Eoin | Malarky | Mark McClure | NTDC (Nothing To Do Crew) | Paul Insect |Pure Evil | Rylsee | Reka | Thierry Noir & Christiaan Nagel | Timba Smits | Twoone

The artworks of the series are available in Urban Spree Berlin or on our website here.

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I AM 1 UP

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From the 3rd September to the 14th September 2014, Urban Spree Galerie presents the first solo show and book release of the iconic Kreuzberger & world-famous graffiti crew ONE UNITED POWER.

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After 10 years of hardcore legendary actions, train bombings and rooftops 1UP Crew takes over the whole Urban Spree’s compound in Berlin with charismatic outdoor pieces and invest the Galerie floor with an exceptional display of adrenalin-pumped photographs and several large scale installations, all reflecting the diverse skills of the crew members.

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The show is also the occasion for the crew to publish their first book, 140 pages of pictures from their private archives, self-published, full of behind-the-scenes action, an exceptional volume that is poised to become a milestone in graffiti documentation in the first decade of the 21st century. We invite you to the vernissage of this exceptional event happening on Sept. 3rd, starting at 19 :00.

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« I AM 1UP »:

Opening Date : Wed. 03/09/2014 – 19 :00
Exhibition : Tu-Su : 12 :00–20-00
Freier Eintritt.

Revaler x Warschauer

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1535748569981713

#IAM1UP #1UP #ONEUNITEDPOWER

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