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Urban Spree and Hura Collective present: ERBEN: VLASY

… The king remained as if the sword had stab his chest through. He didn’t sleep until morning; he wondered what and how, to so that it did not happen what he heard here …

Prague-based puppet theater and performance crew Hura Collective presents in Berlin at Urban Spree a puppet performance from the cycle of dark adaptations of the fairy tales of K.J. Erben.

K. J. Erben (1811-1870) was a Czech folklorist and writer of fantasy prose from the 19th century in the wake of the Gebrüder Grimm.

VLASY means “hair” – referenced in the performance as the three golden hair, and accounts for the first part of the story HAIR – EYES – DEATH based on the stories from K. J. Erben.

The King, who loved to chase game the woods, eventually, after a number of evil deeds, he longed to chase for the game forever. Hand of destiny, drowned Princess, revived skeleton, shadows, live sounds on the springs and bells in the tradition of family puppet theaters.

Prague-based Hura Collective, mostly through the “Echt Street Puppets” project and the leadership of Hza Bažant, is the main driving force behind the renewal of the czech millenary tradition in puppet mastery, bringing the art to a larger scale with some puppets ranging in the 4 to 5 meters range.

The theater performance is wordless, so it is suitable for all public. However due to a dark theme and supernatural elements, we advise it may not suitable for children under 8.

The premiere of the event will be launched in Prague on 01.12.2018 (http://www.jatka78.cz/cs/inscenace/erben-vlasy) and will premiere in Germany on Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

 

Hura Collective presents:

ERBEN: VLASY

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Friday 14.12. 2018 at 18:00 (estimated duration: 55 minutes)

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – und Magistrát Hlavního Města Praha.

 

 

 

 

 



Bisco Smith x Urban Spree: 2 new t-shirts and hoodies announced

Bisco Smith designs 2 exclusive t-shirts and hoodies for Urban Spree.

Following his Residency in Berlin earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based calligraffiti artist adds his signature handstyle to our Artist Series.

The series is limited to a run of 50 hoodies and 50 t-shirts only.

They are manually screen printed in-house at Urban Spree in Berlin.

The back motive reads “Urban Spree” in a complex, free flow handstyle which is the trademark of the American artist, while the front medallion represents a simplified version of the motive – also called “throw-up”. The black hoodies and t-shirts are printed with a gunpowder shimmering water-based grey ink.

The Urban Spree Artist Series is a limited edition of screen printed calligraphic t-shirts and hoodies in collaboration with graffiti and visual artists.

The series will be available on our website on Thursday, November 29th at 12:00 (noon) NYC time and 18:00 in Berlin.

 



Jan Kaláb: new print release with Urban Spree

Urban Spree Prints will be releasing a silk screen print designed by Jan Kaláb on Saturday 24.11.2018 on the occasion of the czech artist’s book presentation and signing at Urban Spree Berlin.

Edited by Urban Spree Prints and masterly printed by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studio), the print is a 6-colour hand pulled screen print on Hahnemühle 300 g/sm paper and comes in a very limited edition of 18 prints, signed and numbered. The outer layer of the print is printed with a subtle green hologram glitter.

9 prints are reserved directly for the Berlin book event whereas 9 other prints are available by subscribing to the Urban Spree newsletter at the bottom of this page until Saturday 24.11.2018 at 12:00 (noon). Subscribers will be then informed about the ordering process.

 



Hendrik Czakainski returns to Urban Spree with his 3rd solo show “SWITCH-OVER”

Urban Spree Galerie presents “SWITCH-OVER“, the third solo exhibition of the Berlin-based visual artist Hendrik Czakainski at Urban Spree Galerie.

Hendrik Czakainski’s materia prima is the urban matter captured at different stages of dereliction. Adopting a bird’s eye view, the artist creates large-scale post-architectural panels which are dark anatomical explorations of the urban body.

The artist becomes a forensic architect, collecting evidence of disasters, past, present and future, incorporating them in surreal compositions of large proportions, creating 3-dimensional landscapes which have become void of human presence and frightfully beautiful at the same time. His creations bring us to a state of contemplation and fascination, owing to the combination of shape and colour.

His monumental cuts, holes, and excisions to his fantastic architectural matter reach us beyond the scope of architecture and strip down those man-made artefacts to the minimum, lay them bare, and essentially on the brink of abstraction.

In SWITCH-OVER, the artist distantiates himself from the highly densified housing settlements he has been creating in the past years to pursue a more radical approach. His apocalyptic tableaux give away few clues as to when the mutations happened, what exactly happened, how was it even possible to switch from one state to the next, and which situation we are actually in, leaving the spectator forging his own clues. Are we investigating a foregone reality, are we already processing the next move, or are we trapped in between ?

In his new compositions, we ask ourselves if humanity is still part of the global equation or if the tipping point has been already reached; if a reversal is even possible.

Most works of the show are constructed in two or three parts, creating a dynamic impulse, searching for life in interstitial space, infusing tension, and establishing a mutual dialog, a new social contract of what’s left.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

SWITCH-OVER

Einzelaustellung

Opening: Friday 26.10.2018 at 18:30 (FB Event)

Exhibition Dates: 26.10.2018 – 24.11.2018

Tu-Sa 12 :00-18:30

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

 


Galerie Enquiries:

Pascal Feucher: pascal@urbanspree.com

www.urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries:

Wayra Gonzalez: press@urbanspree.com


http://www.hendrikczakainski.com

https://www.instagram.com/hendrik_czakainski/



Urban Spree Summer Sessions w. Laura Guidi Trio

Our last Summer Session of the season! Let’s enjoy latesummer melancholia together…

Vibes provided by

Laura Guidi Trio

Bab al-Jinan will offer the delicious and popular meal, Falafel, in a way your mouth never tasted before, and other light vegan meals. Get your nourishment!

Inside we will have Off The Radar Booking at Urban Spree presenting K-the-I? with some live electronica and live rap in a way that has hardly been offered so far.
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Let’s celebrate the end of the season with sensational outdoor live-music and the best vibes & bites.

See you in the beergarden!
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The Urban Spree Summer Sessions are acoustic live concerts that happen every Friday & Saturday late afternoon in our fabulous beergarden. We will host live performances from the best Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B and street bands Berlin has to offer. After sunset we take the party inside for the MILK ME club nights with secret DJ’s to keep you dancing all night long.

Come and join us for smooth outdoor vibes with the best of Berlin’s street musicians, alongside selected local street food vendors varying each week.

Let’s celebrate summer together and see us in the garden!

TATTOOSHOP will be open by Amor de Madre #Berlin

 

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Off The Radar Booking at Urban Spree

Off The Radar Booking presents:
Serengeti from the legendary label Anticon and K The I???.

The alternative Hip Hop artist Serengeti from Chicago/Illinois, a member of Sisyphus along with Son Lux an Sufjan Stevens.
With his Serengeti solo show he brings his sharp depature from most mainstream Hip Hop to Europe. Serengeti has been active since the early aughts and is known among cerebral rap nerds for his seemingly flippant insight, hilarious characters and sloppy perfectionism.

K The I ???
The grand sympathetic is live electronica and live rap in a way that has hardly been offered so far.
One of the strongest voices and most powerful (underground) rappers of our time, all beats are self-produced and constantly improvised at the shows. The work of art K-The I ???, is
headnicker sound for advanced!

 

 

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