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Sign Painting: MYOS Workshops are back

Rylsee and Otto Baum’s joint creative workshop “Make Your Own Sign” returns to Urban Spree for the first session of 2017 on Saturday, March 18th.

Book the workshop directly on the MYOS website and learn the basic techniques of Lettering & Sign Painting from a full-day workshop. Limited Availability.

 

 



Berlin Sound Painting Orchestra: Drei Ensembles in Birnenform

1911153_579801285493193_883970087316977126_oA musical and scenographic live composition directly inspired by the absurd world of the fabulous Erik Satie.

Three evenings:

Friday 22th of May 20h30
@KLUNKERKRANICH (Karl-Marx-Straße 66, Berlin)

Saturday 23th of May 20h30
NK (Elsenstraße 52, 2.Hinterhaus, Etage 2, Berlin)

Sunday 24th of May 18h30
@URBAN SPREE (Revaler Str. 99, Berlin)

The Berlin and the Swedish Soundpainting Orchestra devote themselves to the musical and literary œuvre of Erik Satie. By means of Soundpainting language they explore the radical and humorous aesthetics and deliver a complex conception of this eccentric composer. Inspired by the absurd theater, the production design is made up of a mixture of the fashion and art of the fin de siècle as well as contemporary influences.

Hada Benedito: Soundpainter, Musical director.
Jennifer Rahfeldt: Soundpainter, Scene director.

Swedish Soundpainting Orchestra
http://tsso.se/
Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra
www.berlinsoundpaintingorchestra.jimdo.com

Soundpainting is a multidisciplinary live composing sign language created in 1974 by Walter Thompson. The language comprises today more than 1200 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter to indicate the type of material desired of the performers.

Berlin Sound Painting Orchestra´s line up:

Makiho Yoshida – Violin
Penelope Gkika – Violin
Adam Goodwin – Double Bass
Antti Virtaranta – Double Bass
Did Aski – Alto sax
Federico Eterno – Alto sax / Clarinet
Jonathan Lindhorst – Tenor Sax / Clarinet
Kriton A. Beyer – Harmonium
Charlotte Barnett – Voice
Bianca Gépoint. – Voice
Rieko Okuda – Piano
Adrian David Krok- Drums
Bob Meanza – Electronics
Benedito Hada – Soundpainter

The Swedish Soundpainting Orchestra´s line up:

Bruno Faria – Flute player and soundpainter
Cecilia Skog – visual artist
Britta Jonasson – dancer
Rasmus Alkestrand – clarinet
Lennart Nilsson – trombone
Nina Hansen – actor
Jason Rahfeldt – guitar
Karina Lernestål – actor
Åsa Wirling – visual artist
Jennifer Rahfeldt – Soundpainter

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Sign Painting Workshop with Mike Meyer & Ash Bishop

L1001401Last November, Mike Meyer (USA) and Ash Bishop (UK) were in Berlin for the Premiere of the well attended “Sign Painters” movie at Urban Spree and delivered at the same occasion a very successful brush lettering/sign painting workshop for 2 entire days.

After the success of this initial workshop, Make! Skilled Hands are luckily organizing a second session with the same duo of craftsmen. The 2-day session will be held once again at Urban Spree and we advise you to book your seat fast as the attendance is limited and the demand high.

All info are on the Make! Skilled Hands’ blog here.

 

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Make Your Own Sign: a creative workshop in typography and sign painting techniques

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Make Your Own Sign‘ is a new monthly creative workshop with Otto Baum (KLUB7 Artist Collective) & Rylsee (Urban Spree Resident Artist), hosted by Urban Spree, Berlin.

The objective of the full-day workshop is to acquire the basic techniques of typography & sign making and return home with your own creation!

The first workshop of the season will be on Nov. 9th. Courses are held in english.

Bookings & Info: MakeYourOwnSign@gmail.com



“Here Comes the Bad News”: New Solo Show with Jim Avignon

Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for his second solo show “Here Comes the Bad News”, 2 years after « Permanent Jetlag ».

In his only exhibition in Berlin for the year 2019, Jim Avignon describes the mood in the world and in Berlin in particular with his usual wit.

Gentrification, Global Warming, Surveillance Capitalism, Alt Right… here comes indeed the bad news. His paintings are a mash-up of cartoony figuration, expressionistic composition, – a maximum of expression with a minimum of lines.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output. His art works like pop music in DIY mode.

According to the legend, the artist became stranded in the Provence city of Avignon at some point in the ’80s when his car unexpectedly broke down. He resorted to painting Dali images onto pavements, gradually raising money to repair his car. The name stayed.

In the early 90s, he became an ubiquitous painter of the techno movement, designing makeshift clubs and Love Parade trucks.

By creating a colorful flood of affordable, rapidly-produced works, Jim disrupts the well-oiled art market and pervades it with black humor and self-irony. Avignon’s images caricature the modus operandi of the art market and are also aimed at people who are bored or deterred by the gold-framed aura of so-called high art. “Good Artists Go To The Museum, Bad Artists Go Everywhere”.

 

Jim Avignon

“Here Comes the Bad News”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Friday, August 09th, 2019

Exhibition: 09.08.2019 – 08.09.2019

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Info and catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com