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Various & Gould: Identikit Generator

In 2007, the Berlin-based artist duo Various & Gould launched the Identikit series, a reflection on multiple identities, through a choice of faces & words composing endless variations and contradictions.

10 years later, the duo is invited by the Leipzig Book Fair 2018 to introduce an updated version of the series, focused on Europe and its numerous crises and issues.

This project discusses the topic of immigration, identities and clichés. Identities are highly complex and always diverse whereas clichés are the embodiment of simplification.

To visualize this issue, Various & Gould have chosen a technique known from children’s books. Portraits of prominent personages and words are horizontally cut into strips enabling to rearrange them in endless variations. There are numerous different options – some make sense, some do not, but most invoke images confronting the viewer with own stereotypes and clichés.

The duo has developed a digital version, where users can compose their own motives and then publish online. So far, the version uses only german words but an english version should be available soon.

You can access the generator here: http://variousandgould.com/identikit-generator/



Urban Spree at La Vallée in Brussels

From 01.09 to 04.09.2016, Urban Spree is invited by La Vallée in Brussels to celebrate their first anniversary over 4 days with a group show curated by Urban Spreeworkshops by our Urban Spree resident artists, a neon installation and a mini book- and print- shop.

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La Vallée is a cultural center located in Brussels-Molenbeek with 6000 sqm, exhibition rooms and 70 artist residencies.

For the Group Show, we have selected 18 artists, including 3 Urban Spree resident artists (Andrea Wan,  Johannes Mundinger, Rylsee). Most artists are Berlin-based artists, and artists whom we feel really close and have worked together on several projects. If the show has obvious street & graffiti roots, most artists have evolved into more abstract & contemporary territories.

Artist Line-up: Andrea Wan, Charlie Anderson, Hendrik Czakainski, Jan Kaláb, Jim Avignon, Johannes Mundinger, Kid Cash, Klone, Low Bros, Mafia Tabak, Michal Škapa, Norman Behrendt, Onio, Rylsee, Mik Shida, Sosek, Twoone, Various & Gould.

Andrea Wan - Sensations - Ink on Paper - 50 x 70 cm - 2016

Andrea Wan – Sensations – Ink on Paper – 50 x 70 cm – 2016

Norman Behrendt will exhibit in the mezzanine space of La Vallée as a solo show his photographic series “Burning Down the House” while Rylsee, Kid Cash & Various and Gould will travel to Brussels to prepare site-specific installations & wall paintings. Last but not the least, Jim Avignon will play for the opening night with his one-man band & visual show Neo-Angin. Expect some workshops with our artists on Saturday 03.09.

With the Urban Spree BXL pop up shop, we will also bring a selection of our Berlin shop, books, t-shirts and screen prints, a special street corner by Sneeer (Rylsee’s new clothing line) for the belgian public to discover.

La Vallée x Urban Spree

01.09 – 04.09

Opening on 01.09 at 19:00

www.urbanspree.com

www.lavallée.com



Urban Spree at La Vallée

From 01.09 to 04.09.2016, Urban Spree is invited by La Vallée in Brussels to celebrate their first anniversary over 4 days with a group show curated by Urban Spree, workshops by our Urban Spree resident artists, a neon installation and a mini book- and print- shop.

LaVallee-poster-english

La Vallée is a cultural center located in Brussels-Molenbeek with 6000 sqm, exhibition rooms and 70 artist residencies.

For the Group Show, we have selected 18 artists, including 3 Urban Spree resident artists (Andrea Wan,  Johannes Mundinger, Rylsee). Most artists are Berlin-based artists, and artists whom we feel really close and have worked together on several projects. If the show has obvious street & graffiti roots, most artists have evolved into more abstract & contemporary territories.

Andrea Wan - Sensations - Ink on Paper - 50 x 70 cm - 2016

Andrea Wan – Sensations – Ink on Paper – 50 x 70 cm – 2016

Artist Line-up: Andrea Wan, Charlie Anderson, Hendrik Czakainski, Jan Kalab, Jim Avignon, Johannes Mundinger, Kid Cash, Klone, Low Bros, Mafia Tabak, Michal Škapa, Norman Behrendt, Onio, Rylsee, Mik Shida, Sosek, Twoone, Various & Gould.

Norman Behrendt will exhibit in the mezzanine space of La Vallée as a solo show his photographic series “Burning Down the House” while Rylsee, Kid Cash & Various and Gould will travel to Brussels to prepare site-specific installations. Last but not the least, Jim Avignon will play for the opening night with his one-man band & visual show Neo-Angin. Expect some workshops with our artists on Saturday 03.09.

With the Urban Spree BXL pop up shop, we will also bring a selection of our Berlin shop, books, t-shirts and screen prints, a special street corner by Sneeer (Rylsee’s new clothing line) for the belgian public to discover.

La Vallée x Urban Spree

01.09 – 04.09

Opening on 01.09 at 19:00



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

 

 



URBAN SPREE BOOK RELEASE: “WILD”

Urban Spree Books invites you to the release party of our first curated book, just in time for Christmas.

“WILD” is an exploration of wilderness in illustration, uniting 33 illustrators and artists from the Urban Spree universe in an oversized black-and-white, 30 x 40 cm book.

“WILD” is the first book curated and published by Urban Spree Books, the first in an upcoming series of thematic large format books.

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Join us for the release event and meet the artists!

Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin
Saturday, December 10th, from 18:00
Hot Drinks powered by Winterspree

WILD is available online here. First 25 copies will be signed by as many artists as possible during the release event in Berlin on December 10th.

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Participating artists:

Thomas Gosset (Cover)
Victor Ash
Julia Benz
Klone Yourself
Boris Pramatarov
Kid Cash
Fresh Max
Knarf
WESR
Tamar Moshkovitz
Billy
Tine Fetz
Base23
Mik Shida
Twoone / Hiroyasu Tsuri (Urban Spree Wall)
Bene Rohlmann
Andrea Wan
Zero Cents
Hendrik Czakainski
Diskorobot
Dolly Demoratti
Look (The Weird)
Rylsee
Jim Avignon
Johannes Mundinger
Mafia Tabak
DXTR
Vidam
Addison Karl
Tavar Zawacki / Above
Onio
Various & Gould
Michal Skapa



Urban Spree Book Release: “Wild”

Urban Spree invites you to the release party of our first curated book, “WILD”.

“WILD” is the first book curated and published by Urban Spree Books, the first in an upcoming series of thematic large format books.

p1010841

“WILD” is an exploration of wilderness in illustration, uniting 33 illustrators and artists from the Urban Spree universe in an oversized black-and-white, 30 x 40 cm book.

p1010851

The book will be released in Berlin at Urban Spree on December 10th, 2016 with most of the artists of the book present for signature and talks. The book is available at Urban Spree in Berlin and on the Urban Spree webstore here.

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Join us for the release event and meet the artists!

Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin
Saturday, December 10th, from 18:00
Hot Drinks powered by Winterspree

Participating artists:

Thomas Gosset (cover)
Victor Ash
Julia Benz
Klone Yourself
Boris Pramatarov
Kid Cash
Fresh Max
Knarf
WESR
Tamar Moshkovitz
Billy
Tine Fetz
Base23
Mik Shida
Twoone / Hiroyasu Tsuri
Bene Rohlmann
Andrea Wan
Zero Cents
Hendrik Czakainski
Diskorobot
Dolly Demoratti
Look (The Weird)
Rylsee
Jim Avignon
Johannes Mundinger
Mafia Tabak
DXTR
Vidam
Addison Karl
Tavar Zawacki / Above
Onio
Various & Gould
Michal Skapa