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Arabs Do It Better

Arabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية

19.01.2019 | Saturday
١٩.١.٢٠١٩ | يوم السبت

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

DOORS OPEN : MIDNIGHT
افتتاح الابواب: الساعة ٢٤:٠٠

Entrance: 8 Euros (Tickets at the entrance)
سعر التذكرة: ٨ يورو (الدفع على الباب)

Arabs Do It Better party is back in Berlin on a direct flight from Jaffa for another Electronic Hafla and this time it’s bigger than ever in a new location, 2 floors and amazing line up!
Get ready to dance and sweat until the morning to our special mixture of Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronica, Funk and Classics from all around the world!

Arabs Do it Better راجعين على برلين من يافا الحبيبة لكمان حفلة الكترونية، والمرة هاي اكبر بكتير وفي مكان جديد مع ساحتين رقص واكتر مسطونين! حضروا حالكوا لليلة طويلة من العادي، نرقص، نهز ونلز للصبح مع موسيقى عربية الكترونية، ڤانك وكلاسيكيات من كل انحاء العالم.

MAIN FLOOR | Electronic Hafla
الساحة الرئيسية | حفلة الكترونية
Spatzhabibi (Polychrome Sounds)
DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
MARWAN HAWASH (Arabs Do It Better)

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
Balout krew فريق البلوط (Arab Do It Better)
KATSCHA & show kati (Radio Reudnitz / Minibar) – Leipzig

Visuals by Vero Visuals
www.vimeo.com/zoeyvero + www.instagram.com/zoeyvero

Listen >
Balout krew فريق البلوط > https://bit.ly/2EBJSkp
KATSCHA & show kati > https://bit.ly/2T3Zq4l
Spatzhabibi > https://bit.ly/2zqhInB
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh
MARWAN HAWASH > https://bit.ly/2KLI2hv



Hendrik Czakainski: SWITCH-OVER (extended until 08.12)

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 – 08.12.2018

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

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http://www.hendrikczakainski.com

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

 



Anthony Lister’s solo show until 20.10.2018

Anthony Lister‘s solo show at Urban Spree Galerie – “Sneaky Bit In” – which opened last week in Berlin, will be on display for 1 month until 20.10.2018 and will be our flagship exhibition during the Berlin Art Week (26-30.09.2018).

 

 

The exhibition is the outcome of 3 weeks of an intense residency in Berlin, during which the Australian artist produced a painting cycle based around the 1973 cult movie “The Holy Mountain” by Alejandro Jodorowski and incorporating mythological & biblical elements, as well as clear references to Picasso and Damien Hirst. Lister has been obsessively confronting himself to Picasso during the last 6 months and his new production marks a step away from his most famous cycles (superheroes, ballerinas), albeit retaining some aspects of the recent flower cycle (sunflowers in the “Pan As Pimp” painting), and incorporating some lister-esque elements and details, which makes a Lister painting a Lister painting.

3 very large paintings (each 280 x 300 cm) compose the backbone of the exhibition, including a revisitation of Picasso’s “Les demoiselles d’Avignon” (“Pan As Pimp“). 3 medium-sized portraits of women complete the painting cycle. Besides this new series of paintings, Lister produced a sculpture and a short movie hacking the Jodorowski film by incorporating the artist’s face, voice-over, subverting it, self-editing on his cell phone.

 

In addition to the exhibition, Anthony Lister painted the Urban Spree Artist Wall (15 x 8 m). The mural tells of an alternative narrative to the painting “Tearing at the Bit” whereby the two characters of the ram and the tiger are being cast in a different manner, as well as in the painting style, this time reminiscent of Egon Schiele, painted only with a small roller fixed on top a a 6m extension pole. a paint-fueled fire extinguisher, and touches of spray paint.

The residency itself implies a lot of uncertainties as the artist is brought out of his comfort zone and the creative alterations, urgency, and risk-taking thereof are part of the process. For this residency, Lister created a studio full of references, sketches, citations, while numerous canvases were laid on the floor and painted, expanding the initial corpus set by the 3 major paintings. None of these paintings made it to the exhibition but were an essential part of the creative process and part of the artist’s universe for a part of the journey.

 

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00-19:00 or by appointment (galerie@urbanspree.com).

The catalogue of the show is available here.

The video has been filmed and edited by Gabriel Sousa (Devir Producoes, Sao Paulo) while photographs are shot by Gabriel Sousa and Lara Beins.

Great article/recension by BSA here.



Thisquietarmy Birthday XL

THISQUIETARMY BIRTHDAY BASH XL
MARCH 7, 2018 | URBAN SPREE, BERLIN

So hey, March 7 will mark a personal birthday milestone for me! For the occasion, I’m curating a drone/noise celebratory event of some sort, featuring some friends of mine. A proper schedule & structure will be posted in due time but essentially — there will be improv. solo & crossover sets from the Hypnodrone Entourage:

– HYPNODRONE ENSEMBLE
– SKÅR
– FELIX FLORIAN-TÖDTLOFF
– SIMON GOFF
– AIDAN BAKER
– THISQUIETARMY
with guests for an EPIC jam including ERIK K. SKODVIN, DUCHAMP & more! maybe a drum circle!

HAARP HYSTERIA will get the ball rolling, PURPURA will transition somewhere, and HURE will kick everyone out! INSULTOR DJ (STAALPLAAT) will set the mood before, in-between and after.

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Broken Spine Productions & TQA Records is also realeasing a new Hypnodrone Ensemble tape titled “Hunting Season is Open!” featuring our latest live performance at Jägerklause (Nov. 2017) recorded by Martin Mietke.

Many thanks to the Urban Spree crew for making this possible.

+++ LINKS & STUFF

Hypnodrone Ensemble (Berlin)
https://vimeo.com/104395601
https://calostrorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-shape-of-space

James Welburn (Lillehammer)
https://soundcloud.com/james-welburn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClxCfCP7sqA

Felix-Florian Tödtloff (Berlin)
https://felixfloriantodtloff.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4XgCQa-jtg

Simon Goff (Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/simon_goff

Aidan Baker (Berlin)
https://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EC48E24mM4&t=484s

thisquietarmy (Montreal)
https://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/xwN_7sj9zoQ?t=22m21s

Erik K Skodvin (Berlin)
https://erikkskodvin.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzbsfkqhr1c

Duchamp (Berlin)
https://duchampdronemusic.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb7ds_EfZmo

Alphatrip (Berlin)

haarp hysteria (Berlin)
https://haarphysteria.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiyJxDd6m8

HURΕ (Berlin)
https://hure.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfBBswOfQPQ

PURPURA (Geneva)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkWrQLoB1Vk

Insultor DJ (Staalplaat / Berlin)
https://staalplaat.com/

FB Event