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Onmens

ONMENS from Belgium /// 21.09. /// URBAN SPREE

http://onmens.be/
http://www.facebook.com/onmensbaar

“Belgiums most explicit electronic music group” (HUMO)
“Onmens furnish post-punk riffs with spooky electronics. One of the most promising Belgian Noise rock bands – The shape of punk to come.” (The Guardian)

“Witruimte” klingt wie ein Drogentrip von The Prodigy” (Fuze Magazine)

“ONMENS zelebrieren textlich Selbstzerstörung und Zerrissenheit und unterstreichen diese gekonnt in ihren Arrangements. Was ONMENS auszeichnet ist das Fektum, alles andere als retro zu sein. Sie sind der authentische Klang eines No-Future-Lifestyles, der selten in Klangwelten, sondern eher in rauschhafte Fluchtversuche übersetzt wird.” (Legacy)

“Langsam sollte doch mal jemand Nachforschungen anstellen, ob und was in Belgien an kreativitätsfördernden Zusatzstoffen in Belgien dem Grundwasser beigemischt wird. Es ist doch nicht mehr normal, was in diesem kleinen Land so alles an großartigen Musik-Acts entsteht und gedeiht. Mit der Antwerpen-Schule um dEUS oder gar dem Export-Erfolg Triggerfinger hat Onmens klangtechnisch allerdings wenig zu tun. Das hier ist elektronisch getriebener Noise-Rock auf höchstem Niveau.“ (Visions Magazine)

“Will man es dennoch mit Namedroppings versuchen, dann vielleicht so: Irgendwo zwischen Anne Clark, The Prodigy, EBM, Sonic Youth’scher Gitarrenarbeit, den Aphex Twin, Einstürzende Neubauten, Atari Teenage Riot, Alec Empire und Clawfinger entführen die beiden Belgier den geneigten Hörer in eine ihm weitestgehend unbekannte Welt.” (Medienkonverter)

TAKE A LIFE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5e13TiCQe8

TASTE FOR SLANDER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkXMvIr5kcQ

POSTURING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVWguxGu-Kw



“Girl Power” Berlin Movie Premiere

Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers.

Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.

The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

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However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s “second life”. Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpioand followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.

The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.

The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english

Screen prints & Tshirts will be available on the projection’s night.

Urban Spree
Revaler x Warschauer

Doors 19:30

21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie

21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie

22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power

23:00 – 23:50 Low Society

Entry: 6€



“Girl Power” Berlin Movie Premiere + Low Society + Toys

Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers. 

Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.

The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

1016862_10152387057341576_47539520851571821_n

However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s “second life”. Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpio and followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.

The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.

The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english

Screen prints will be available on the projection’s night.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

Urban Spree
Revaler x Warschauer

Doors 19:30

21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie

21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie

22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power

23:00 – 23:50 Low Society

Entry: 6€



Graffiti Without Graffiti: a Photobook by The Grifters co-published by Urban Spree

We are happy to announce that on the Opening Night of our next exhibition “Graffiti Without Graffiti“, we’ll be exclusively releasing in Berlin the first monograph published by the notorious collective The Grifters.

Derived from a 10-year practice, GwG is a visual travelogue where the collective distances itself from the traditional iconography associated with graffiti and attempts to delineate the surroundings of it, the lansdcapes, tension, preparation, lifestyle, how to live in the background and disappear in the foregound, to reveal what is usually hidden to the profane.

Graffiti without Graffiti is self-published and co-published by The Grifters and Urban Spree in a collector’s Limited Edition of only 500 signed & numbered copies, published exclusively for the exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie. The book features photographs and artworks from 1992 Collective, BADYEAR85, Eewan, Good Guy Boris, James Hattrick & Thorfine.

200 pages, hardcover, housed in a black book slipcase. 21×26 cm.
Exclusive Internet Presale: Monday, July 13th, 10:00 GMT+1 on www.urbanspree.com
Official Release Date:  Thursday, July 16th, 19:00 at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin
#GraffitiWithoutGraffiti #TheGrifters #UrbanSpree



Upcoming Exhibition: “Graffiti without Graffiti” by The Grifters

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URBAN SPREE GALERIE is proud to present its next exhibition, “Graffiti Without Graffiti”, a solo project by the European collective “The Grifters”.

THE FIRST PHOTO-BLOG BY THE GRIFTERS popped up on the Internet almost ten years ago, a project drawn from the psyche of a focused Eastern European. With the help of his friends, armed with nothing but point and shoot film cameras, The Grifters began documenting and reporting on the lifestyles of the people that surrounded them. Punctuating these reports with humor and irony, sarcasm and provocation, all the while captured with beautiful photography, The Grifters revealed a wholly new perspective on the current generation. The Grifters took an approach that nobody else was taking at the time, by portraying everything surrounding the act of graffiti, whilst avoiding the resulting graffiti itself. Highlighted by this approach is the realization that there are many more interesting moments and emotions to capture, other than only graffiti…
The Grifters started out as a graffiti-like blog with an alternative and fresh point of view, taking pride in their selection of the most prolific graffiti writers. Within a few short years it had developed into something much bigger than just one photographer’s journal. The Grifters, in establishing one of the most recognizable Internet platforms for urban culture, opened a door for a whole new way of documenting and presenting the stories of people who were once labelled as outcasts. They developed these narratives into something philosophical, romanticized and sophisticated. The Grifters not only showed the darker side of society through their beautiful photography and video, but also added a sense of morality, by way of the provocative messages and quotes that we see in their publications…

IN MAY 2014, AFTER BEING SET UP BY THE FRENCH VANDAL SQUAD, the creator and head of The Grifters was sent to prison, accused of crimes including Terrorism and Conspiracy. Good Guy Boris was to spend four months remanded in custody in the largest European prison, for merely filming people doing graffiti and posting this on the Internet. This “low blow” on behalf of the police, gave way to The Grifters rising even more in popularity.

VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE AWARE that during the time Boris spent in prison, he invited four new people to join the platform of The Grifters. This was the first step taken in developing The Grifters into an art collective. He called upon other young and talented photographers, an illustrator and a writer to join with him to form the collective that The Grifters is currently comprised of today, namely the 1992 CollectiveBadYear85EewanGood Guy BorisJames Hattrick & Thorfine. Quickly after the return of Boris from his “holidays”, The Grifters had organized a series of successful exhibitions in Paris, the capital of art and fashion, and their next target is establishing a milestone before the birth of their latest form of evolution – The Grifters Journal.

GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI
The name of the exhibition reveals the rationale behind the evolution of The Grifters. This work is a comprehensive and psychoanalytical dissection of the experiences found in the graffiti culture and lifestyle, without the graffiti itself, effectively mirroring the credo of The Grifters. This exhibition is the embodiment of something that The Grifters have been documenting and doing, for almost a decade. The highlight of this exhibition is the limited edition book “GRAFFITI WITOUT GRAFFITI”, a landmark in the saga of The Grifters, and the first project released by them as an art collective. Each artist has been challenged with a task, to use only 36 pages to show us graffiti without the ability to depict the graffiti itself.The mix of exclusive footage, confrontational illustration and sophisticated text, helps reveal the charade surrounding Graffiti culture. This photbook will be the closest explanation to date of what The Grifters is truly about, with a limited edition print run of only 500 copies. The book will be presented exclusively during the exhibition “GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI” held at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin, Germany. Save the date of 16 July 2015 at 19h and join The Grifters for this milestone exhibition and book release, where you will have the chance to meet the artists and enjoy the good vibes that The Grifters bring with them wherever they go.

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

http://www.urbanspree.com
http://www.thegrifters.org

Vernissage: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 in the presence of the artists
Exhibition: July 17th – July 31st – 12:00-19:00 and by appointment
Info/Catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com



The Grifters: Graffiti Without Graffiti

Graffiti_without_graffiti_exhibition-and-book-release-the-by-thegrifters-urban-spree-berlin_1024x1024THE FIRST PHOTO-BLOG BY THE GRIFTERS popped up on the Internet almost ten years ago, a project drawn from the psyche of a focused Eastern European. With the help of his friends, armed with nothing but point and shoot film cameras, The Grifters began documenting and reporting on the lifestyles of the people that surrounded them. Punctuating these reports with humor and irony, sarcasm and provocation, all the while captured with beautiful photography, The Grifters revealed a wholly new perspective on the current generation. The Grifters took an approach that nobody else was taking at the time, by portraying everything surrounding the act of graffiti, whilst avoiding the resulting graffiti itself. Highlighted by this approach is the realization that there are many more interesting moments and emotions to capture, other than only graffiti. The Grifters started out as a graffiti-like blog with an alternative and fresh point of view, taking pride in their selection of the most prolific graffiti writers. Within a few short years it had developed into something much bigger than just one photographer’s journal. The Grifters, in establishing one of the most recognizable Internet platforms for urban culture, opened a door for a whole new way of documenting and presenting the stories of people who were once labelled as outcasts. They developed these narratives into something philosophical, romanticized and sophisticated. The Grifters not only showed the darker side of society through their beautiful photography and video, but also added a sense of morality, by way of the provocative messages and quotes that we see in their publications.
IN MAY 2014, AFTER BEING SET UP BY THE FRENCH VANDAL SQUAD, the creator and head of The Grifters was sent to prison, accused of crimes including Terrorism and Conspiracy. Good Guy Boris was to spend four months remanded in custody in the largest European prison, for merely filming people doing graffiti and posting this on the Internet. This “low blow” on behalf of the police, gave way to The Grifters rising even more in popularity.
VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE AWARE that during the time Boris spent in prison, he invited four new people to join the platform of The Grifters. This was the first step taken in developing The Grifters into an art collective. He called upon other young and talented photographers, an illustrator and a writer to join with him to form the collective that The Grifters is currently comprised of today, namely the 1992 CollectiveBadYear85EewanGood Guy BorisJames Hattrick & Thorfine. Quickly after the return of Boris from his “holidays”, The Grifters had organized a series of successful exhibitions in Paris, the capital of art and fashion, and their next target is establishing a milestone before the birth of their latest form of evolution – The Grifters Journal.
GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI.
The name of the exhibition reveals the rationale behind the evolution of The Grifters. This work is a comprehensive and psychoanalytical dissection of the experiences found in the graffiti culture and lifestyle, without the graffiti itself, effectively mirroring the credo of The Grifters. This exhibition is the embodiment of something that The Grifters have been documenting and doing, for almost a decade. The highlight of this exhibition is the limited edition book “GRAFFITI WITOUT GRAFFITI”, a landmark in the saga of The Grifters, and the first project released by them as an art collective. Each artist has been challenged with a task, to use only 36 pages to show us graffiti without the ability to depict the graffiti itself. The mix of exclusive footage, confrontational illustration and sophisticated text, helps reveal the charade surrounding Graffiti culture. This book will be the closest explanation to date of what The Grifters is truly about, with a limited edition print run of only 500 copies. The book will be presented exclusively during the exhibition “GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI” held at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin, Germany. Save the date of 16 July 2015 at 19h and join The Grifters for this milestone exhibition and book release, where you will have the chance to meet the artists and enjoy the good vibes that The Grifters bring with them wherever they go.

 

THE EXHIBITION
From 16 to 31 July The Grifters will occupy the space of Urban Spree to expose artworks and installation to expand the story of the book – “GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI”.
The opening night and the book release will take place on 16th from 19h, in presence of the artists.
You can request the exhibition catalogue by emailing to galerie@urbanspree.com

 

THE BOOK – GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAFFITI*

Graffiti without Graffiti is self-copublished by The Grifters and Urban Spree in a collector’s Limited Edition of only 500 signed & numbered copies, published exclusively for the exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie. The book features photographs and artworks from 1992 Collective, BADYEAR85, Eewan, Good Guy Boris, James Hattrick & Thorfine.

200 pages, hardcover, housed in a black book slipcase. 21×26 cm.

The book can be ordered on the Urban Spree webshop here and in our store in Berlin.

#GraffitiWithoutGraffiti #TheGrifters #UrbanSpree