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Frankie hi-nrg mc | Berlino

Frankie hi-nrg mc, la leggenda del rap italiano, arriva per la prima volta a Berlino per due appuntamenti imperdibili.
Il 6 febbraio il suo live act presso il club Urban Spree ed il 7 febbraio presso Istituto Italiano di Cultura per la presentazione del suo libro “Faccio la mia cosa”.

6.2 Live act @ Urban Spree (opening: BJRG)
Apertura ore 20
Inizio ore 20,30
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2sYSNIL

7.2 Presentazione libro “Faccio la mia cosa” @ Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino. Modera l’incontro il giornalista Mattia Grigolo.
A seguire, solo su iscrizione, workshop di scrittura creativa con l’artista a cura de Le Balene Possono Volare)
Inizio ore 18 – ingresso gratuito
Info: iicberlino@esteri.it
Info e iscrizioni workshop di scrittura creativa: lab.lebalene@gmail.com

Frankie hi-nrg mc (Francesco Di Gesù) è nato a Torino nel 1969.
E’ un rapper, autore e compositore. Ha anche maturato ottime
esperienze come fotografo e videomaker.
Ha all’attivo 5 album su etichetta RCA ed il sesto “Essere Umani”
è uscito come indipendente per la propria discografica Materie
Prime Circolari.
Autore di alcuni dei rap più importanti della storia musicale
italiana, tra cui ricordiamo “Fight da faida”, “Potere alla parola”,
“Libri di sangue” (1993), “Autodafè”, “Quelli che benpensano”
(1997), Raplamento” (2003); nel 2008 ha partecipato al Festival della Canzone Italiana di
Sanremo con “Rivoluzione” e nel 2014 con “Un uomo è vivo” e “Pedala”, scelta dalla RAI come
sigla del 97° e 98° Giro d’Italia e contenuta in “ESSERE UMANI”, il primo album da
indipendente della propria etichetta Materie Prime Circolari.
La sua canzone “Quelli che benpensano” (1997) ha vinto il premio “Canzone dell’Anno” di
Musica! di Repubblica.
La canzone “Fight da faida” (IRMA record, 1992) è stata votata come “Migliore Canzone Rap della Storia della Musica Italiana” dal mensile Rolling Stone.
Ha scritto ed eseguito brani per artisti del calibro di Fiorella Mannoia, Raf, Mimmo Locasciulli ed in ambito internazionale con RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) e Nas.
Ha supportato dal vivo artisti come David Bowie, Beastie Boys, Run DMC.
Ha collaborato con artisti teatrali come Vittorio Gassman, Franca Valeri, Arnoldo Foà, Paola Cortellesi e nell’ambito della musica contemporanea si è esibito con il M°Alvin Curran ed il M°
Fredric Rzewski. É coautore insieme a Marco Paolini di #ANTROPOCENE
Ha scritto e diretto – tra gli altri – i videoclip di “Quelli che benpensano”, “La descrizione di un attimo” e “Due destini” (Tiromancino – Virgin 2001), insieme a Riccardo Sinigallia.
Ha condotto parte della stagione 2004 di Brand:new per il canale MTV e presenta il programma “Street art” sul canale SkyArte HD (2013).
Come attore ha recitato tra gli altri in “Paz!” (Renato De Maria, 2001) ed “I più grandi di tutti” (Carlo Virzì, 2012).
Affermato street photographer, nel 2015 ha realizzato la mostra monografica “Metrapolis”
Nel 2019 è uscito “Faccio la mia cosa” (Mondadori, Strade Blu), il suo primo libro.

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Frankie hi nrg mc is one of the first and most appreciated italian rapper. Since 1991 he recorded 6 albums, wrote 1 book and collaborated with cinema and tv industry.
Hits like “Quelli che benpensano” and “Fight da faida” have influenced the entire italian rap scene.
He collaborated with artists like the american rappers NAS and RZA and italian musicians like Niccolò Fabi and Roy Paci.
In Berlin he will perform live in Urban Spree and present his first book “Faccio la mia cosa” at Isttituto Italiano di Cultura.

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First Show of 2020: “WALLS” A Collective Exhibition Featuring 30 International Artists

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from the comics & street art scenes to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Painting on a fragment of a wall

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos).

 

Philippe Echaroux – Amazonia, Petit Chef – c-print mounted on Alu Dibond, 84 x 150 cm, 2016

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Bault – Rond Point de la Tour de Babel, Acrylic on Canvas

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

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WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

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Info: galerie@urbanspree.com

Download the Press Kit: 
https://www.urbanspree.com/press/

Facebook Event:
https://business.facebook.com/events/603236363595075/

List of available artworks (posted regularly): 
https://www.artsy.net/show/urban-spree-galerie-walls



Street Sects / Trepaneringsritualen / Spit Mask live in Berlin

[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:

Street Sects (USA) live
The Flenser
www.streetsects.bandcamp.com

Trepaneringsritualen (SWE) live
Cold Spring / TESCO ORGANISATION GERMANY
www.trepaneringsritualen.bandcamp.com

Spit Mask (US) live
[aufnahme + wiedergabe]
www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.bandcamp.com/album/you-may-feel-some-pressure

Urban Spree (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99/Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

Tickets: https://aufnahmeundwiedergabe.bigcartel.com/product/street-sects-trepaneringsritualen-spit-mask-22-10-urban-spree

www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de

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On Art Run

Join On for the second European edition of Art Run at Urban Spree! For one exclusive evening, use the power of On running shoes to discover the best outdoor art pieces of Berlin and get prepared for a memorable after-party with live art, live music, streetfood and drinks.

Check in and bag drop @ % Arabica Berlin Kreuzberg- 5:30 to 6:30 PM
– Enjoy your % Arabica welcome juice
– Get your special edition race bib
– Lace up a pair of On’s demo shoes
– Prepare for an incredible community experience

The Run: 6KM – 6:30PM

– Discover the specific connection of art and running with our ambassador Laurent Petit, the founder of Urban Art Run
– Discover the specific connection of art and running
– Run by the hidden gems of Berlin’s worldwide’s art pieces
– Pause to capture that selfie with new friends

After-party – 7 to 9:30PM @ Join Urban Spree Gallery
– Food and drinks on us during the whole evening!
– Surprise art-focused performance
– Explore the art exhibition from Marina Zumi at Urban Spree Gallery
– Get your exclusive and personal screen print give away
– Celebrate with live music and shake your legs to the beat

The Details
– Sign-up early; space is limited
– Not intended to be a race or an official 6KM run. Instead, plan on a casual stroll with friends!
– 1 EUR per kilometre will be donated to Active Giving

Please sign-up here: https://www.on-running.com/events/on-art-run-berlin

#ONARTRUNBERLIN

Meeting Point: % Arabica Berlin Kreuzberg, Reichenberger Strasse 36, 10999 Berlin, Germany

After Run Party: Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany



2019 Edition of the Berlin Seafood Festival on 25th and 26th May

The 2019 Edition of the Berlin Seafood Festival returns to Urban Spree on May 25th and 26th, 2018.

Curated by Urban Spree, the Berlin Seafood Festival is a culinary meeting of raw & fresh seafood produce coupled with Berlin’s finest street seafood vendors.

Create your own plate of street seafood, savor a grilled fish on demand, discover oysters from the French West shores, special mussels dishes, chilean ceviches, a Mediterranean twist, and other natural delicacies paired with our selection of natural wines and german craft beer.

The Berlin Seafood Festival invites a selection of top-notched Berlin street cuisine vendors who will create a culinary travel experience.

Save the date!

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Urban Spree Biergarten

RAW Gelände, Friedrichshain

Saturday 25.05 + Sunday 26.05

12:00-22:00

Free Entry

 



Praha-Berlin Barter in cooperation with Trafo Gallery

In March/April 2019, Urban Spree Galerie invites Prague-based Trafo Gallery for a group show and gallery exchange.

“Praha-Berlin Barter” will take place from 28.03.2019 to 21.04.2019 and will display the works of 8 prominent Czech artists from the Trafo gallery.

Curated by Trafo Gallery Director Blanka Čermáková, the group show oscillates between contemporary urban arts (Jan Kaláb, Michal Škapa), pop surrealism (Jan Vytiska), contemporary drawing, sculpture, digital art, animation (Jakub Janovský, Michal Cimala, Jakub Nepraš), and geometric abstraction paintings (Robert Šalanda, Ira Svobodová). All artists have been involved in the old Trafacka space in Prague before its destruction and are actively involved into the new Trafo Gallery.

This group exhibition marks the first exchange between 2 independent European galleries sharing the same values and a similar history.

Trafacka was created in 2006 as a gallery and residential space located in an old power station in an industrial district of Prague.
After a couple of years, the place was occupied by more than 100 living and working artists in 36 studios, exhibiting in Trafo Gallery. More than 200 projects took place over the course of 8 years, until the place was finally destroyed in 2014. In 2016, the gallery managed to relocate in a former slaughterhouse (Vietnamese market of Prague, across the river from the historical center). Trafo Gallery was reborn with a 200 sqm gallery space and 4 artist studios. The artist-run gallery presents six exhibitions and six books per year with a focus on the new contemporary Czech art scene and the genres of street art, sculptures, abstraction painting, and digital art.

In the words of Blanka Čermáková, Director of Trafo Gallery: “One exhibition per year is a sort of barter with international projects and galleries which this year leads us to Berlin, city of art, angels and friends. Eight artists based in Prague, united with a long term bond to Trafo Gallery and our history, – Ira Svobodová, Jan Kaláb, Jakub Nepraš, Michal Cimala, Michal Škapa, Jan Vytiska, Robert Šalanda and Jakub Janovský – represent strong personalities and different art expressions. Ira Svobodová paints exact architectural compositions and builds perspective with colors and shadows, Jan Kaláb, a well known artist to Urban Spree with strong street art roots and perfect color and shapes styles, Jakub Nepraš shape sculptures as a platform for his vivid videocollages of microscopic worlds of nature and human babylons, Michal Cimala composes sculptures made often from collected material to existentialist compositions. Graffiti legend Michal Škapa works with urban scenery, apocalyptic and architecture destruction or using expressive colors when writing his crypted rune texts on canvases. Jan Vytiska is a painter of zombie romantic and surrealistic stories often based in forest neighbourhood or in postapocalyptic times. Robert Šalanda works with paper collages of abstract color shapes and transpose it to canvases where playfully upgrades new compositions with gradient colors. Last but not least Jakub Janovský is recognizable with his figurative drawings and often black and white coloring, silicon, enamel or airbrush outlines and ironic reflecting of society problems and characters.

All of these artists, whether picturing abstract motives, displaying the view of their world around or in their visions, are the subatomic particles bonding Trafo Gallery fluidum together. Without them, Trafo Gallery would never exist”.

In May 2019, Urban Spree’s artists will be hosted in Prague by Trafo Gallery.

 

Praha-Berlin Barter

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening: Thursday, 28.03.2019 from 19:00

Exhibition: 29.03.2019 – 21.04.2019

Tu-Su: 12:00-19:00

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Info & Catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com