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WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY: A BERLIN GROUP SHOW

From 28.04 to 01.05, the Berlin-based art association THE ART UNION presents WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY, a group show featuring artworks by 58 Berlin based artists at the Urban Spree Galerie.

The title of the exhibition is a humorous reference to the official Gallery Weekend Berlin, which takes place at the same time. Urban contemporary art is one of Berlin’s defining characteristics, but will hardly be on display at the official Gallery Weekend whose official map doesn’t even cover the area where Urban Spree is located, albeit quite central. THE ART UNION aims to bridge this gap by presenting diverse artistic perspectives following the idea of ONE CITY – ONE WEEKEND – ONE GALLERY – 58 ARTISTS.

The exhibition WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY is thematically created along the lines of different subgenres and styles of this young genre of art in a non-representative way. The work of all the artists presented in this group show can be found in public spaces, as well as in galleries. Other binding elements are their global citizenship and their generational experience. While all the artists shown at WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY. are Berlin-based, not all of them are German. Some artists originate from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Japan and Canada, while others come from the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, the USA and the UK. Apart from a few exceptions, all were born after 1980. The exhibition aims to display the richness of urban contemporary art in Berlin. Female artists will not be marginalized, but are in fact a vital part of the group show WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY.

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44Flavours – ABOVE – Addison Karl – Alaniz – Andrea Wan – Anna Taut – BASE23 – Bene Rohlmann – Bert Van Wijk – Billy – Björn Heyn – BLO – Bruce – Christoph Rode – Dave the Chimp – Duncan Passmore – DXTR – Ed Bats – EMESS – Falk Land – Felix Gephart – Gogoplata – Herr von Bias – James Bullough – James Reka – JAW – Jim Avignon – Johannes Mundinger – Joseph Loughborough – Julia Benz – Kenan Kera – Klub7 – Lake – Look – Low Bros – Mario Mankey – Matthias Gephart – Mina – MKMX – MYMO – Niels de Jong – Nils Leimkühler – Pablo Benzo – PlusMinus3 – Polina Soloveichik – Quintessenz  – Rein Vyncke – Rylsee – Sandra Rummler – Stand der Dinge – Sokar Uno – TWOONE – Untune – Various & Gould – Vidam – Wesr – XOOOOX – ZEBU

 

About THE ART UNION

The non-profit association THE ART UNION is run by key players in the fields of art and culture with expertise in the communication of art, art funding and visual communication. Daily working practice has exemplified a gap between artists, their audience and the art market, which is difficult to overcome. THE ART UNION intends to build a bridge between these aspects and create formats to professionalize artists and initiate discourses within the scenes. The organization of exhibitions and participation in festivals are as much a vital part of the concept as are artist residencies, funding and exchange programmes.

THE ART UNION was founded in 2015 and will receive an entry in the National Register of Associations in the first half of 2016.

www.the-art-union.de

 

WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, April 28th, 19:00

Exhibition:

Friday, 29th of April: 12 -19 h

Sunday, 1st of May: 12 – 18 h

Free entry

 



WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

The Art Union is proud to present WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY a group exhibition featuring artworks by 58 Berlin-based artists. 

ONE CITY – ONE WEEKEND – ONE GALLERY – 58 ARTISTS

44Flavours – ABOVE – Addison Karl – Alaniz – Andrea Wan – Anna Taut – BASE23 – Bene Rohlmann – Bert Van Wijk – Billy – Björn Heyn – BLO- Bruce – Christoph Rode – Dave the Chimp – Duncan Passmore – DXTR – Ed Bats – EMESS – Falk Land – Felix Gephart – Gogoplata – Herr von Bias – James Bullough – James Reka – JAW – Jim Avignon – Johannes Mundinger – Joseph Loughborough – Julia Benz – Kera – Kenan – Klub7 – Lake – Look – Low Bros – Mario Mankey – Matthias Gephart – Mina – MKMX – MYMO – Niels de Jong – Nils Leimkühler – Pablo Benzo – PlusMinus3 – Polina Soloveichik – Quintessenz – Rein Vyncke – Rylsee – Sandra Rummler – Stand der Dinge – Sokar Uno – TWOONE – Untune – Various & Gould – Vidam – Wesr – XOOOOX – ZEBU

THE ART UNION: WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

– A Group Show at Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin –

Opening: Thursday, April 28th, 2016, from 19:00h

Exhibition: April 29th to May 1st, 2016

Open Friday to Saturday, 12:00 – 19:00h 

Sunday 12:00 – 18:00h



Urban Spree 3-Year Birthday: Pop Up Xmas Art Market!

On the occasion of the 3-year birthday of Urban Spree, we invite you to a special weekend of Xmas festivities on December 5th & 6th!

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For the first time, and to coincide with its 3-year anniversary, Urban Spree creates the first pop up Christmas Art Market in Berlin.

free entry event, the Christmas Art Market is not a traditional art market.

All the Urban Spree good spirits converge to bring you the best of the gallery, concert room and drinks on that special occasion (even more special as we never celebrated a birthday before, so you are warned!!)

Starting on Saturday, the Galerie will offer you a Xmas pop up art store designed by Urban Spree and our Resident Artists with a lot of invited artists in our circle of friends. Meet your favorite artists and shop for Christmas with Jim Avignon, Andrea Wan, Dave the Chimp, Johannes Mundinger, Klub7, Twoone, Rylsee, Addison Karl, Chrisse Kunst, Tine Fetz, Vidam, ZEBU, Bene Rohlmann and many others! 
Veronique & Pascal will welcome you to our unique art market with activites where you can shop for Christmas in ultimate Urban Spree style!

Spice up your Winter! To commemorate our birthday, fight the treacherous cold and celebrate the glorious alliance of art and drinks, Freddy is delighted to invite you to the launch of a limited edition hot winter drink that we have been secretly elaborating in the past months with our partner OSTMOST and our artist friends!

The exclusive artworks are contributed by Above, Andrea Wan, Ben Thé, Fresh Max, Johannes Mundinger, Low Bros, Rylsee, Toums, and Twoone.

Winterspree is a Limited Artist Edition, certified 100% BIO, 100% vegan, 100% Urban Spree!

Last but not the least, Nico and his team are revving up the sound system and will bring you the best of the sound we’ve been working on with our Urban Spree DJs and friends all day, with live acts and DJs all night. Good vibrations, we want to see smiles all over the place!

 

FREE ENTRY! 

 

POP UP ART MARKET 

Saturday 5.12 + Sunday 6.12

12:00-20:00

 

WINTERSPREE DRINK LAUNCH

Saturday 5.12

18:00

 

CLUB NIGHT

Saturday 5.12

22:00

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Proper Octopus Label Release Show

unnamedProper Octopus Label launch and single release show.

With newly released material  and live shows from A.S. Fanning and Candice Gordon and support from LeVent and Dj Billy Acid [Dead Combo]. Live visuals by Valquire Veljkovic.

Candice Gordon will release a new single ‘Smoke In The Air‘ through Proper Octopus Records on the 13th of November 2015.

“She’s possessed of a voice like poisoned black molasses trickling down the side of a jewel encrusted goblet held in the gnarly claw of Beelzebub himself” – Hotpress

“Agreeably bonkers slice of horror themed garage rock raucousness” – The Guardian UK (single review)

“Catch her before the trenderatti are all over her like a rash” – The Mirror UK

Berlin based Candice grew up in Dublin but hails originally from Botswana. Bohemian folk influences, garage rock qualities reminiscent of the 60s, 70s and 90s with a modern day production make Candice’s exquisit sound and delivery. She already worked with the likes of Shane MacGowan, also sharing a stage with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kurt Vile, and the Horrors, has toured extensively, as well as released singles and videos over the last couple of years receiving great press from the likes of the Guardian, Daily Mirror Nylon as well plays on BBC Radio 1 and XFM.

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Smoke in the Air, occupies a rich and epic sonic space, with hypnotic guitar riffs throughout coupled with Candice’ haunting rich vocals. Her vocals reminding of handful of impressive female artists from Nico to PJ Harvey to Mazzy Star. Smoke In The Air is the first single off Candice’s debut album Garden of Beasts set for release in the new year.

A.S. Fanning is a singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, living in Berlin.

His first release is the single ‘Carmelita’, a stark and haunting picture of the darker side of Dublin City.v

Fanning’s songs are often lyrically driven, taking inspiration from Irish literary tradition and folk music as well as from 60s psychedelia and gothic rock n roll.

He now lives in Berlin and is releasing his first single with a debut solo album in the works. The self-produced ‘Carmelita’ is released on November 13th on Proper Octopus Records. Available digitally from usual outlets and on 7-inch vinyl from select stores.

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