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“One Week with 1UP”: Opening at Urban Spree

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 solo Berlin 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.

The Opening Night will start at 19:00 with the vernissage of the exhibition and the release of the book in presence of Martha Cooper. A new screen print, “Letters of 1UP“, as well as the brand new tees & hoodies will be also released.

Open end outdoor party with Beathoavenz, That Fucking Sara, Sara Wave. At 21:30, special video release. On top: 1UP Flash tatoos in partnership with our resident Amor de Madre #Berlin & African cuisine by DeDeeDe.

 

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, 2018

Tuesday-Sunday / 12:00-19:00

Info: contact@urbanspree.com



1UP, Martha Cooper & Ninja K.: ONE WEEK WITH 1UP

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

Info: contact@urbanspree.com



“One Week With 1UP” Book Trailer

One Week with 1UP” is the second published book by and about the legendary Berlin-based vandal graffiti crew 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 in a first-hand account.

Here is the official trailer of the book:



New 1UP “Bangkok Ghost Tower” T-Shirts and Hoodies

Berlin-based 1UP Crew is now releasing their first t-shirts and hoodies of 2016.

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Just one week after the release of the Bangkok Ghost Tower Limited Edition Screen Print, the Crew makes now available a new series of t-shirts and hoodies with the Bangkok Ghost Tower motive, based on a photograph taken by the crew after the spraying action. The new line is exclusively available at Urban Spree.

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The spectacular original 1UP rooftop bombing originally dates from 2011 and was the first large scale graffiti on the abandoned and decaying tower and as well remains the highest elevation graffiti in Bangkok.

The 50-storey high Sathorn Unique Tower, said to be haunted, cast an ominous spell on the city skyline and has become an unofficial urbex spot, rightfully crowned by the Berlin-based crew.

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Find the new series and the other 1UP products on the Urban Spree webstore here.



New Screen Print by 1UP Crew

Bangkok Ghost Tower‘ is a 2-colour screen print produced by the 1UP Crew in February 2016 based on a photograph taken by the crew after the action. The run comes in a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies and can be purchased at Urban Spree in Berlin or on our website.

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The spectacular original 1UP rooftop bombing originally dates from 2011 and was the first large scale graffiti on the abandoned and decaying tower and as well remains the highest elevation graffiti in Bangkok.

The 50-storey high Sathorn Unique Tower, rumored to be haunted, cast an ominous spell on the city skyline and has become an unofficial urbex spot, rightfully crowned by the Berlin-based crew.

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This is the first 1UP screen print released since the ‘I AM 1UP’ solo show at the Urban Spree Galerie held in October 2014.

The 2 original large format photographs below related to the Bangkok action which are from the book & exhibition ‘I AM 1UP’ can also be purchased by writing to: galerie@urbanspee.com

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Urban Spree Galerie presents « Burning Down the House »

unnamed « Burning Down the House » — subtitled “A photographic study of Berliner graffiti writers 2007—2012 – is Norman Behrendt’s new solo show in Germany at Urban Spree Galerie.

Norman Behrendt’s photobook won the Dummy Award 2013 at the prestigious Kassel Fotobookfestival and was published in January 2015 to successful acclaim by Seltmann + Söhne as the 700 copies of the first edition were rapidly sold out.

Urban Spree Galerie is now proud to present in Berlin the exhibition « Burning Down The House » from June 5th to July 4th, 2015.

The photograhic series offers an intimate and unusual foray into the most secretive artists of the german metropolis.

Graffiti writers belong to a fast track, invisible legion of subway, train yards & street roamers who usually operate without anyone in sight, a nocturnal secret society shrouded in mystery and whose anonymity is vital for their self preservation.  Their name travels widely across the whole city train lines but their identity is never revealed.

burning-down-the-house-03“To be a writer is a big secret. It’s the biggest secret that I keep from my parents. You don’t tell many people, you only tell people who you can trust. There’s a big impulse to maintain secrecy.”
– Duko.

Over a period of 5 years, Behrendt has gained a prime access to graffiti writers, train and rooftop burners, exposing the mundane portraits of the many anonymous writers of Berlin.

burning-down-the-house-02Behrendt’s “tour de force” is to depict the inner face of this closed society without showing much of graffiti itself, staying away either from the usual adrenaline, action-driven iconography or the documentation process, but rather opting for the portrait, photographing young men in an environment and background that they have specifically chosen, taking out the excess and drama, leaving the quintessence of the writer.

Portraits come along sometimes with more scenic backgrounds, but mostly writers chose to expose something different, during the usual routine of daily life, in students’  apartments, sometimes even in the countryside, probably not far from train lines, maybe where the writers started to paint for the first time. With the portrait, there is something deeper that can here be touched, where the background sometimes reveals more of the personality and drama of the writer than the portrait itself.

untitledThe exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie includes more than 40 portraits, including a unique series of Polaroid portraits that were sent to the writers and returned to the author with some add-ons, drawings, interventions, cut-outs and whose series adds to the show the point of view of the writers themselves and offers a low fi “contrepoint” to the main portrait series.

 At Kassel Fotobookfestival, the jury observed: “This dummy impressed the jury the most as it felt that not only had a great deal of work gone into photographing and compiling the extensive book as a whole, but that its »packaging« perfectly suited its subject matter on Berlin graffiti writers, i.e. in that the paper used for the cover was based on the design of the seating material used in Berlin S-Bahn trains. A well-conceived and striking object!

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage : Friday, June 5th, 19 :00
Exhibition : June 6th to July 4th

Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 / 19:00 or by appointment

Contact: Pascal Feucherpascal@urbanspree.com