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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

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Press Enquiries:

Wayra Gonzalez: press@urbanspree.com


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Hell’O Collective opens “Balance” at Urban Spree Galerie

Starting on Friday 01.06 at 19:00, Urban Spree Galerie invites you to the Opening of “Balance“, a solo presentation of new works by the famed belgian duo Hell’O Collective in our main galerie space and their first solo show in Germany.

Running in parallel with their 10-year retrospective museum solo show at the BAM in Mons (“Enjoy the Show” at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium, until 29.07.2018), “Balance” brings a brand new series of paintings on canvas and on paper to the Berlin audience.

For the Brussels-based duo, “Balance” reflects upon the constant search of the equilibrium between shape, color, and momentum in their painting practice and the need to achieve a new balance occurred as a renewed necessity after the hefty preparations for the museum show

Hell’O will also sign their new complete monograph “Untitled Oddyssey“, published in early May by CFC Editions.

Hell’O is a belgian artistic duo consisting of Antoine Detaille and Jérôme Meynen, active in murals as well as studio works and installations.

Several characteristics of their art indicate a filiation with the middle-age universe close to Jerome Bosch: an elegant and precise graphism, a taste for multiple, intertwined universes, and abundant references to a corpus of grotesque iconography, albeit perfectly mastered. Abstracted human bodies are among the many recurrent elements that are present in their paintings together with abstract, geometric signs, creating an overall rich personal mythology.

Urban Spree Prints will also release 2 screenprints specially made by the duo for the occasion.

 

Hell’O Collective

“Balance” 

Opening: Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 19:00

Exhibition: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin



La Vallée/BAF at Urban Spree

Urban Spree invites our Brussels-based friends from LaVallée and Brussels Art Factory for a week-end long mini festival in Berlin focused around arts, music, workshops, and performances!

Opening on Friday 01.06, we start the evening with the Opening of “Balance”, a solo presentation of new works by the famed belgian duo Hell’o in our main galerie space. Running in parallel with their retrospective museum solo show at the BAM in Mons (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium), “Balance” brings a new series of paintings on canvas and drawings on paper to the Berlin audience. Hell’o will also sign their new monograph “Untitled Oddyssey”, published early May by Maison CFC – éditions & librairie. Urban Spree Prints will also release 2 screenprints specially made by the duo for the occasion.

The Brussels-based collectives Farm Prod and Ice Screen will display recent original works and prints in our Galerie “Ecke” and run various screen printing workshops during the weekend.

Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet from the collective Antivj will present “Mécaniques discursives”, an immersive installation mixing etchings, prints and video projections.

On Saturday evening, the visual and street artist Vincent Glowinski a.k.a. BONOM and the drummer Teun Verbruggen will present their performance “Duo à l’encre” in our garden. Bonom will sign his 2 published monographs on Saturday in our bookshop.



Urban Spree at Outdoor Festival 2018 in Rome

Urban Spree will participate to the upcoming edition of the Outdoor Festival in Rome.

Powered by nufactory, Outdoor festival 2018 is the largest multidisciplinary festival in Italy dedicated to urban cultures, with conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and markets.

The Festival’s main theme for this 8th Edition is around the notions of “heritage” and “disobedience”, coupled with the historical perspective of revisiting the legacy of the French student revolts of May 68 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

Urban Spree is invited in the arts section to present the works of the Berlin graffiti and parkour crew “Berlin Kidz” with an exhibition consisting of different materials, videos, photographs and artefacts.

The Festival is located at the Mattatoio Testaccio, in the center of Rome.

Outdoor Festival will take place from April 14th, 2018 to May 12th, 2018 in Rome.



Naughty Xmas Market at Urban Spree

We are very pleased to welcome you to the first edition of the Naughty Xmas market, an entirely new christmas shopping experience where you can treat yourself and loved ones to a generous range of amorous gifts in a safe and friendly market environment.

Hosted within the multi faceted arts collective of Urban Spree, The naughty Xmas market fuses traditional aspects of christmas markets with hands on activities. Join us in the main hall where we will present over 20 sex positive vendors, food stands and themed drink stations, before taking part in one of our many pro sex and sexual educational activities and screenings.

Held over 2 days on the 16th and 17th of December from 14:00 – 22:00, 3 euro entry, 18+

The naughty Xmas market in an all gender inclusive event, where our guests can decide to see and take part in new things in a safe hedonistic environment.

After hours, the Naughty Xmas market will take on a new life as we transform the market into an erotic themed afterparty to stimulate your senses and fulfil your every desire as you dance the night away.

Saturday After Party from 22:00 – 06:00

More attractions TBA on the wall of this event.

Artwork credit: Benedikt Rugar
Design credit: Diego Scaro
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Maulwürfe live at Urban Spree

Urban Spree proudly presents Maulwürfe in a unique concert night!

After many months of lying around in their caves eating earthworms, copulating, assulting badgers and preparing for Phillipe Quesne’s theatre piece “Welcome to Caveland”, the giant moles (or Maulwürfe as they are known in this part of the world) will take a small break from their interspecies transgressions to grace us with a unique psychedelic massacre of (mole) sounds.

Leaving us asking the question?, how much mole is in a human, how much human is in a mole, and of course, how many humans can we fit inside that giant mole?…

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The concert at Urban Spree will be complementing their theater show at Hebbel am Ufer/HAU : “Der Maulwurf macht weiter. Tiere / Politik / Performance” from 26 to 30 of September 2017.

 

Born in 1970, Philippe Quesne received his education in Visual Arts. For 10 years he designed sets for theater, operas and exhibitions. In 2003, he created the Vivarium Studio Company, and directed his first show, « La Démangeaison des ailes », based on the acts of taking off and falling down.

(photo by Victor Tonelli/ArtComArt)

Philippe Quesne hunts the marvelous, the tiny, and pushes to the extreme experiences of our daily lives as well as the relationship between mankind and nature. As he did as a child, collecting insects, he now works and studies small communities under his microscope. The scenography is used as an ecosystem in which he immerses his actors into. His shows, such as La Démangeaison des ailes (2003), Des expériences (2004), D’après nature (2006), L’Effet de Serge (2007), La Mélancolie des dragons (2008), Big Bang (2010), Swamp Club (2013), Next Day (2014), compose a repertory that tours all over the world. In addition to his work for the theater, he creates performances and interventions in public spaces or natural sites, and displays his installations in the context of exhibitions.

Since January 2014, Philippe Quesne is the co-director of Nanterre-Amandiers, National Dramatic Centre.

In 2016, he created Caspar Western Friedrich at Kammerspiele in Munich and Welcome to Caveland ! at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.