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Urban Spree participates to Berlin’s first “Urban Art Week”

From 05 to 12 September 2018, Urban Spree will be part of the first URBAN ART WEEK, a new format for the Urban Art movement, which will be launched throughout Berlin. The Opening Night will happen at Urban Spree on the 05/09.

The Urban Art Week presents a comprehensive program and insights into the participating locations and projects under one roof. The format serves both to make Urban Art visible and to mediate, as well as to improve networking between local actors.

The URBAN ART WEEK provides insights into the locations and work of the participants, who present their own program for the URBAN ART WEEK. This gives visitors the opportunity to get to know Urban Art, Street art and Graffiti Writing within one week. The art program includes numerous exhibitions in galleries, project rooms, art spaces and institutions as well as performances, live painting and artistically designed walls.

A supporting program accompanies the URBAN ART WEEK: workshops by experts offer professional training and useful information for the daily work of artists and cultural workers. The two-day film program shows experimental films, portraits and documentaries about the French and German scene. Daily Street Art tours by local experts give visitors an insight into Urban Art in Berlin. Artists offer workshops for all ages to try out different techniques.

In Berlin, Urban Art has become an integral part of the cityscape, and large murals and surprising interventions in urban space can be found regularly. The city and its marketing is also adorned with the colourful paintings of its Urban Art artists, as is the local creative industry. But is there a dialogue between the scene and the city? Where is the line drawn between professional art and exploitation through increasingly fast-moving advertising purposes? Do we still have to ask the question whether Urban Art is art at all? The first URBAN ART WEEK pursues these thought-provoking impulses. In addition to discussions with representatives from city politics and local art institutions, the scene meets at workshops and symposia to discuss the concept of Urban Art and its own self- image. The week should leave something behind for the Berlin scene, it should convey a lasting value to the fast-moving Urban Art and create a basis for future communication.

Urban Art in Berlin has been around for decades and the media attention for it has increased. Berlin’s claim as an Urban Art Mecca is not only demonstrated by the last major exhibition projects with record attendance. The many small and independent art venues, project spaces and freelance artists who have been active in Berlin since the 1980s, have created the breeding ground for the subversive Berlin mix, that now makes the capital so attractive. URBAN ART WEEK is committed to their recognition and networking and ennobles the local scene with a gold medal – because Urban Art has actually earned this here for a long time. The program booklet with a city map, a website and a broad publicity campaign in German and English will accompany the week from 5 to 12 September 2018.

Further information under www.urbanartweek.de



Urban Spree Galerie at Urban Art Fair NYC

Urban Spree Galerie will be participating to the 1st Urban Art Fair in New York City from June 29th to July 3rd 2017 in the Spring Studios in Manhattan.

After the successful edition of the Paris Urban Art Fair, Urban Spree Galerie is proud to participate to the NYC edition and introduce their artists to the NY and American audience.

Artists exhibited in NY in the Urban Spree booth have all exhibited at the gallery in the past years and include: Kid Cash, Hendrik Czakainski, Klone Yourself, Michal Škapa, Rafael Sliks, Sun7, Thomas Gosset aka Toums, and Yeemd.

If you are interested to meet us in NYC, please get in touch: galerie@urbanspree.com



Urban Spree Galerie in Paris for Urban Art Fair

Urban Spree Galerie returns to Paris for the Urban Art Fair. After a successful first edition in 2016, Urban Spree will attend the Fair from 19 to 23.04.2017 with a dual presentation.

On the one hand, Hendrik Czakainski will present a selection of recent artworks as well as an large installation in the public space of the fair.

On the other hand, we’ll introduce the work of Norman Behrendt to the Parisian audience with a selection of analogue photographs from his award-winning photographic series “Burning Down the House“.



Urban Spree Galerie at the Paris Urban Art Fair

From April 22nd to April 24th 2016, Urban Spree Galerie will participate to the first Urban Art Fair in Paris alongside a roster of 30 international urban arts galleries.

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The artists of the gallery have a strong street practice, and are (with a few exceptions) living and working in Berlin, a city celebrated for its artistic cosmopolitism and strong urban arts DNA.

The artists presented by the gallery for the Urban Art Fair represent a new generation of street artists, whose imaginary is often rooted in comics, video games and remix culture (Mafia_Tabak), who deconstruct graffiti towards abstraction (Kid CashMik ShidaMichal Škapa), who create whole imaginary cityscapes (Hendrik Czakainski), paint delicate huge murals (Twoone) or build tiny elements (Joshua Smith) but also well-known pioneers such as ABOVE.

In addition to his masterpiece “120.630” – exhibited for the first time in Paris – Hendrik Czakainski will also exhibit a sculpture in the public area of Le Carreau du Temple.

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We cordially invite you to visit the Urban Spree booth at the Urban Art Fair.

From the 22nd to the 24th of April 2016 / 11am – 8pm

CARREAU DU TEMPLE / 4, Rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris

Subway M3 Temple / M3, M5, M8, M9, M11 République

Tickets: http://bit.ly/22IS4AO