arte/Tracks was at the Opening of Martha Cooper’s exhibition “One Week with 1UP” at Urban Spree Galerie, documenting the Berlin 1UP Crew. They have now released a 6′ portrait of Martha Cooper with images from the show as well as some historical perspective and of course an interview about her Berlin experience.
It is available in French hereabove and in German as well (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQFXFGLG6b4).
“One Week with 1UP” is an exceptional exhibition of photographs and artworks by Martha Cooper, 1UP Crew, and Ninja K. to coincide with the publication of the book “One Week With 1UP”.
The show is only the second exhibition ever made by the legendary Berlin-based vandal graffiti crew 1UP after their first show at Urban Spree in 2014 – “I Am 1UP”.
This time, the Kreuzberg crew embarks NYC-based legendary documentary photographer Martha Cooper and Berlin-based photographer Ninja K. in a series of underground actions, through tunnels, rooftops, featuring high pressure fire extinguisher tags, roll-downs, roll-ups, street bombings, whole cars and backjumps…
“One Week with 1UP” is a first-hand and behind-the-scenes account of the most important European crew of the 21st century.
Urban Spree Galerie presents: ONE WEEK WITH 1UP
A Project by 1UP, Martha Cooper and Ninja K.
Opening: May 9th, 2018, at 19:00 – open end
Exhibition: May 10th, 2018 – May 27th
Tuesday-Sunday / 12:00-19:00
On Friday August 15th 2014, Urban Spree, Urban Nation, Mobile Kino & W – Doubleyou team up to bring you an exceptional event with the open air projection of Everybody Street, a fascinating documentary on New York City street photography featuring some of Urban Spree’s all-time favorite photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Joel Meyerowitz, and legendary graffiti & hip hop photographer Martha Cooper.
If you are familiar with the Urban Spree bookstore concept, you know that our hand-picked selection of photobooks is all about street photography, postindustrial sites, urban decay, street art and the underground… So, when Mobile Kino came with the idea of an outdoor screening of this great documentary about NYC street photographers, we were thrilled with the idea, mostly that the film happily blends the genre between street photography in its documentary/classical way with the street art/graffiti scene.
Both the film director –Cheryl Dunn, and Martha Cooper will be exceptionally present for the screening and thereafter.
Cheryl Dunn, who has been documenting the streets of NYC for over two decades, will address the audience through a Q&A session.
1300 images of Martha Cooper will be projected on different screens in a unique gallery installation.
Martha Cooper’s pioneering book (co-authored with Henry Chalfant), ‘Subway Art’, will be available in the bookshop.
Friday, August 15th, 2014
Urban Spree Gallery // Doors 20:00 // Film starts 21:30
Interview with Cheryl Dunn: http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/16732/1/cheryl-dunn-everybody-street
Urban Nation, Mobile Kino and Urban Spree are teaming up to present an open air screening of ‘Everybody Street’ with special Q&A with director Cheryl Dunn and also including an exclusive photography installation from Martha Cooper.
Urban Nation have collaborated with special guest Martha Cooper and selected over 1300 images that will be presented in the Urban Spree gallery. Mobile Kino will present an open air screening of ‘Everybody Street’ followed by a Q&A with director Cheryl Dunn.
“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.
Featuring: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Boogie, Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.
Entry From: 20:00
Film Starts: 21:30
Afterparty: 23:00 – End
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
“Keep Smiling” is a 14-colour screen print based on the most iconic photograph of the Martha Cooper exhibition “One Week With 1UP” in a limited edition of 100 hand-pulled screen prints.
This highly technical art edition was crafted by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studios) and is released for the closing of the exhibition “One Week With 1UP” at Urban Spree Galerie.
In addition to the regular “Black Smiley” print, we offer 4 variations in a very limited run of 5 prints per edition: gold, chrome, mint, and pink.
The prints are available on the Urban Spree website here.
The screen-print produced for the Opening of the exhibition – “1UP Letters” – is still available here.