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Screening: ‘Trans X Istanbul’

On May 28th, Mobile Kino in cooperation with Schwules Museum will organize an outdoor screening at Urban Spree of the documentary movie « Trans X Istanbul » followed by a panel discussion in turkish and german with Maria Binder and Ebru Kırancı. The screening in in VOST (turkish subtitled in english).

Thousands of Trans*Women live in the big cities of Turkey. Crimes against Trans*Women are mostly not investigated. Ebru, a Trans*Woman from Istanbul fights against the displacement and murder of her companions. She wants to change Turkish society with humour, self-irony and political acumen. She meets Margarethe, a 85-year-old German retired nurse and establishes with her an retirement home for Trans*. The film shows how hate crime works as a system. Urban transformation of Istanbul and the protests around the Gezi Park in 2013 resonate throughout the film.


The entry is free.

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Documentary screening: Rafea – Solar Mama



Join us for the screening of the documentary Solar Mama on May 27th at Urban Spree. If the weather allows us, this screening will take place outdoor.

« Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border.
She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters.
Even when she returns as the first female solar engineer in the country, her real challenge will have just begun.
Will she find support for her new venture? Will she be able to inspire the other women in the village to join her and change their lives? And most importantly, will she be able to re-wire the traditional minds of the Bedouin community that stand in her way? »

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Open Air Screening of 'Everybody Street' with a photographic installation by Martha Cooper

10568799_829139180443138_3864849568536326862_nOn Friday August 15th 2014, Urban SpreeUrban NationMobile 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.

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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 Dunnhttp://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/16732/1/cheryl-dunn-everybody-street





WEDNESDAY 16.06 from 18:00 to 00:00 (Happy Hour on De Dee De and drinks until 20:00)

THURSDAY 17.06: from 17:00 to 00:00

FRIDAY 18.06: from 16:00 to 03:00

SATURDAY 19.06 + SUNDAY 20.06: from 13:00 to 03:00


WEDNESDAY to FRIDAY 14:00 to 18:30

SATURDAY: 13:00 – 18:30






CONTACT US: contact@urbanspree.com


Urban Spree is a 1700 sqm artistic space in Berlin-Friedrichshain dedicated to urban cultures through exhibitions, artist residencies, DIY workshops, concerts, an art store and a large Biergarten.

Within Urban Spree, the Urban Spree Galerie is a 400 sqm independent contemporary urban art space. Set in a 70.000 sqm postindustrial compound in the heart of Berlin, the gallery benefits from its large urban grassroots ecosystem and offers its invited artists and photographers an ideal space for experimentation through ambitious on-site residencies. The gallery curates independent art shows on a monthly basis, which most likely include the painting of the whole compound and its flagship “Artist Wall“, a 15 m long x 8 m high wall surface facing Warschauer Str., one of the busiest arteries of Berlin, counting 100.000 visitors/day. Artists who painted the wall in the past include Above, Klone, Zevs, Broken Fingaz Crew, Twoone, Low Bros, Nychos, 1UP Crew, Rylsee, m-city, Johannes Mundinger, Jim Avignon, Mik Shida, Anthony Lister, Daze, Lars Wunderlich and many more.

The Urban Spree Bookshop is located in the gallery and displays a hand-picked, organic selection of street art, graffiti and photography books whose common thread is a vision of cities, post-industrial & decayed spaces. The shop includes a large selection of screen prints made by local & international street artists whom we personally know. The Print Shop also offers an array of locally-designed and produced screen printed T-Shirts. To accompany our rich selection of zines and self published books, we launched Urban Spree Books at the end of 2016 as a new venture to promote self-publishing.

Artist Residencies are at the core of our artistic ecosystem. A mix of permanent, medium term and guest studios, the residencies irrigate by their creativity and artistic contributions what Urban Spree is about. Currently, our residents include Rylsee, Daniel Hahn, Johannes Mundinger, and the screen printing activities of Dolly Demoratti’s Mother Drucker.

Regular DIY workshops such as the monthly Make Your Own Sign powered by Rylsee and Klub7’s Otto Baum, engage our guests in creative activities.

Urban Spree’s Concert Room is dedicated to live music with a high level programming and a large musical spectrum from garage, psych rock to cutting-edge electronic music. In addition, Urban Spree organizes the Urban Spree Summer Sessions, showcasing the best street musicians that Berlin has to offer every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in the Biergarten.

Urban Spree is home to many festivals and events, such as the Pictoplasma Festival, Krake Festival, ComicInvasionBerlin, Berlin SeaFood Festival, Amaze Festival, Midsommar Festival, Druck Berlin Festival, Berlin Graphic Days, outdoor screenings, diner events and many more.

The Biergarten is the place to chill in summer with its own selection of local and german craft beers, wine, soft drinks, and great coffee added in June 2020 in partnership with Silo Coffee.

Resident street food container units provide our guests with homemade street food around the clock. 

Please kindly note that the gallery doesn’t consider at the moment submission of portfolios and exhibition projects. Contact: galerie@urbanspree.com

For all questions pertaining to the rent of Urban Spree for festivals, conferences, caterings and workshops, or for any general queries, please write to contact@urbanspree.com

For all questions relative to musical programming, please write to booking@urbanspree.com. We don’t reply to booking requests submitted through social networks.

Press and Communication : contact@urbanspree.com

For internship applications, please write in english or german to internships@urbanspree.com. A good level of german is compulsory for applying to a gallery’s internship.

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Urban Spree – Revaler Strasse 99 – 10245 Berlin – Germany

Office Phone Number: +49 30 740 78 597

Mobile Kino presents: Holy Motors

1005100_624069950950063_1992483971_nMobile Kino presents: Holy Motors. A film by Leos Carax.

« Join Monsieur Oscar on his rollicking, soulful journey by limousine through the streets of Paris as he transforms into multiple characters for a series of mysterious “appointments”. Melding monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, anime, Léos Carax’s mirthful, mind-bending masterwork is a ravishing fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. »

Outdoor Screening

Entry from: 21:00

Film starts: 21:45

Film Lenght: 115 min

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RANCINAN – The Destiny of Men – Caroline GAUDRIAULT

Urban Spree Galerie Berlin presents Gérard Rancinan’s new series of photographs, «The Destiny of Men » from May 13th to May 29th, 2016.

French acclaimed contemporary photographer and visual artist Gérard Rancinan teamed with author Caroline Gaudriault to produce a series of large format photographs conceived as post-apocalyptic « tableaux vivants ».

“Modern Man can be seen as a post-apocalyptic angel, at once Messenger and Punk Demiurge.”

The Party is Over by Rancinan

For Rancinan and Gaudriault, Berlin and Urban Spree represent a perfect communion where his monumental photographs become incarnated, where context and situation add a new dimension to his corpus of works, where decadence and redemption linger in unexpected corners.

After being exhibited in the Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno di Firenze in March 2016 in close vicinity with the Renaissance painters, « The Destiny of Men » at Urban Spree will highlight and reveal a much darker and contemporary vision of the series. Berlin, city of chaos and ruins, city of feast and decadence, is a perfect contextual location for the post-punk dark angels of Rancinan.

Rancinan will also specially produce for the show a monumental 9 x 13 m photograph, affixed outdoor on the Urban Spree « Artist Wall » facing Warschauer Str.

The Feast of crumbs by Rancinan

Gérard Rancinan and Caroline Gaudriault have since many years compared their views on the times in which they live. After working together on several different projects, they deliver their new vision of society and its contemporaries with The Destiny of Men.

No one can escape their nature, but everyone can surpass it. How can we challenge human destiny? It is this question that humanity has, over the course of its evolution, tirelessly attempted to answer.

If we had to represent the immaterial part of Man – his thought, his desire for elevation and self-transcendence, his very curiosity, that intangible essence handed down from one person to another, from a parent to her child, or from a teacher to his pupil – we would, perhaps, look to an ancient iconographical tradition from the Byzantine era, the symbology of the angel. This anthropomorphic representation, which dates back to the mosaics of Saint Sophia in Constantinople, to the “heaven bound” angels of Giotto and to those of Michelangelo freed from a block of marble, has always exerted a great fascination on artists.


With Rancinan, it is always a question of symbolic Man and his fantasies, of his transcendence and transgressions. There is never any angelic moralizing. Man is no choirboy; he has written his history through the force of his ambition and curiosity. He has invented botany, built libraries, seen the Earth from afar, landed a spacecraft on a comet 510 million kilometers from home. All of this is true, even if people still ask the eternal question – how should we raise a child?

Fourteen monumental photographs by Gérard Rancinan and a calligraphic installation by Caroline Gaudriault propose a modern interpretation of the symbology of the angel.

In April 2016, Gérard Rancinan shot an exceptional series of photographs directly at Urban Spree. Entitled « The Destiny of Men Part II », the new series will be displayed in other parts of Urban Spree.

A post-apocalyptic angel who combines several different principles: good and evil, ethics and progress, the spiritual and the intellectual. An angel who questions, now more than ever, the meaning that should be given to human history.

Program of the Opening Night

Friday, May 13th

07.00pm – Preview of the exhibition Destiny of Men, Part I

08.05pm – Performance by the dancer Sean

08.15pm – Preview of the exhibition The Destiny of Men, Part II, as a worldwide

exclusivity With a performance by Hugo and Yeta

09.30pm – Video-mapping performance by the artist Stefan Ihmig, member of the RE:SORB artistic group, on the photography “The Party is Over” by Gérard RANCINAN, which was printed at an extraordinary large scale (app. 9mx12m).

09.45pm – Screening of the artistic film “Scarcity of Miracle” created by RANCINAN and Caroline Gaudriault

11.00pm – Concert – Mirco Magnani: « Decompositio Sonata no.3 »

– DJ Luna Vassarottide

– Dj Pre Op trans



Exhibition: May 14th to May 29th, 2016

Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 19:00


Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str.99 

10245 Berlin



Gérard Rancinan

Gérard Rancinan is an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. He started his career in photojournalism, joining the Sygma press agency in 1973 and won six World Press Photo Awards during his career.

His portraits of leading personalities (Fidel Castro, Pope John Paul II, François Mitterrand, Monica Bellucci, Tiger Woods, Yasser Arafat, Bill Gates, etc.) and his photographic “sagas” describing major societal developments have been published on the front pages of magazines like Paris Match, Life Magazine, Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine… In his artistic projects, he usually collaborates with writers, journalists, thinkers, sociologists, anthropologists and philosophers (Caroline Gaudriault, Virginie Luc, Paul Virilio, Francis Fukuyama etc.).

With his expressionist photography cast as the transposition of a perspective on our times, Gérard Rancinan is increasingly recognized both internationally and in the contemporary art market. He is known, above all, for his monumental photographs.

His photograph, “Batman Girls”, sold for a record price in London in May 2012 at the auction house, Philip de Pury. The sale of Rancinan’s “The Feast of the Barbarians” by the Étude Pillon in Versailles on May 18, 2014 – achieved the highest price of any living French photographer.

His photographic works are present in the world’s leading collections of contemporary art as well as featured in solo and group exhibitions in the world’s most prestigious museums (Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Couvent des Cordeliers, National Portrait Gallery in London, Himalayas Art Contemporary Museum in Shanghai, Le Louvre-Lens, Pinault Foundation, Museo Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Danubiana Contemporary Museum of art of Bratislava, Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, Triennale di Milano, Gemeentemuseum den Haag, Palais de Tokyo, MACBA (Barcelona)…

Gérard Rancinan’s website


Caroline Gaudriault

Caroline Gaudriault has published a dozen literary books and essays in French, most of which have been translated into English and, more recently, Chinese.

Caroline Gaudriault contextualizes the thought underpinning the artistic approach that she develops with Gérard Rancinan. In addition to her editorial work, she interviews and works with contemporary thinkers (the philosopher, Francis Fukuyama, Cardinal Barbarin), inviting them to contribute to the process of creation of the duo’s editorial projects.

As a journalist, she has worked for the print press (Le Figaro), as well as for international magazines (Time, Paris-Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, etc.).

She is the editor of the opinion website, Zigzag-blog


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