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Krake Festival Day III: Undertow + Vinyl & Synth Market

Vinyl & synth market
with djs, live performances & tombola
Special: Circuit Bending installatation by Moon Armada

nighttime
22:00 B-Movie
movie screening w/ the main protagonist Mark Reeder
line up:
Schwefelgelb – live
The Horrorist – live
PETRA FLURR & 89st – live
Moon Armada – live
Ickmachwelle – live
MAX DURANTE
Mark Reeder
MELANIA .
Bonnie
Chris_Topicdrift
Cristian Marras
Philipp Drube
Polygraphic Hate Alliance
Squallfront
Anna Bolena alias Sunset Motherfucker

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KRAKE FESTIVAL is a festival for challenging electronic music organized by the Berlin based Killekill crew. As the name implies, the festival spreads its tentacles out over multiple days and venues across the city, presenting different styles of music. KRAKE is not about hype, it’s about music, that dares to step off the beaten track, about surprising performances and a down-to-earth attitude, far off the mainstream.

A festival for music lovers.

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The Krake weekend begins on FRIDAY daytime with the legendary Label & Synth Market, a record fair bringing together almost 100 of Berlin’s underground record labels and a small selection of synth brands to present their products in the lively garden area of Urban Spree. Next to DJ sets and surprise performances rounding off the day, the raffle is a chance to win electronic music production equipment and other cool stuff once again. All profit of the raffle will go to Ickmachwelle, a project which aims to empower and teach people with cognitive disabilities to learn how to make electronic music. Ickmachwelle will also perform live directly after the raffle!
FRIDAY night sets the stage for a series of concerts and performances in pure punk attitude! Dig through wild West-Berlin’s archives of the ‘80s with scene expert Mark Reeder and ‘B- Movie’, followed by a Q&A and dj set with and by the protagonist himself. Synth-punk Petra Flurr & 89st is opening for Schwefelgelb, Berlin’s most prolific duo in classic body music tradition, while The Horrorist is gearing up for one of his raging and devastating live performances.
On top of this we are delving deeper into DIY synth art and Circuit Bending throughout the day and night with Lithuanian Moon Armada being one of the most impressive artists in the field. He builds experimental musical devices using doll heads and other objects to create an unreal and spooky atmosphere and has prepared an installation and a performance for our festival.

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Praha-Berlin Barter

In March/April 2019, Urban Spree Galerie invites Prague-based Trafo Gallery for a group show and gallery exchange.

„Praha-Berlin Barter“ will take place from 28.03.2019 to 21.04.2019 and will display the works of 8 prominent Czech artists from the Trafo gallery.

Curated by Trafo Gallery Director Blanka Čermáková, the group show oscillates between contemporary urban arts (Jan Kaláb, Michal Škapa), pop surrealism (Jan Vytiska), contemporary drawing, sculpture, digital art, animation (Jakub Janovský, Michal Cimala, Jakub Nepraš), and geometric abstraction paintings (Robert Šalanda, Ira Svobodová). All artists have been involved in the old Trafacka space in Prague before its destruction and are actively involved into the new Trafo Gallery.

This group exhibition marks the first exchange between 2 independent European galleries sharing the same values and a similar history.

Trafacka was created in 2006 as a gallery and residential space located in an old power station in an industrial district of Prague.
After a couple of years, the place was occupied by more than 100 living and working artists in 36 studios, exhibiting in Trafo Gallery. More than 200 projects took place over the course of 8 years, until the place was finally destroyed in 2014. In 2016, the gallery managed to relocate in a former slaughterhouse (Vietnamese market of Prague, across the river from the historical center). Trafo Gallery was reborn with a 200 sqm gallery space and 4 artist studios. The artist-run gallery presents six exhibitions and six books per year with a focus on the new contemporary Czech art scene and the genres of street art, sculptures, abstraction painting, and digital art.

In the words of Blanka Čermáková, Director of Trafo Gallery: „One exhibition per year is a sort of barter with international projects and galleries which this year leads us to Berlin, city of art, angels and friends. Eight artists based in Prague, united with a long term bond to Trafo Gallery and our history, – Ira Svobodová, Jan Kaláb, Jakub Nepraš, Michal Cimala, Michal Škapa, Jan Vytiska, Robert Šalanda and Jakub Janovský – represent strong personalities and different art expressions. Ira Svobodová paints exact architectural compositions and builds perspective with colors and shadows, Jan Kaláb, a well known artist to Urban Spree with strong street art roots and perfect color and shapes styles, Jakub Nepraš shape sculptures as a platform for his vivid videocollages of microscopic worlds of nature and human babylons, Michal Cimala composes sculptures made often from collected material to existentialist compositions. Graffiti legend Michal Škapa works with urban scenery, apocalyptic and architecture destruction or using expressive colors when writing his crypted rune texts on canvases. Jan Vytiska is a painter of zombie romantic and surrealistic stories often based in forest neighbourhood or in postapocalyptic times. Robert Šalanda works with paper collages of abstract color shapes and transpose it to canvases where playfully upgrades new compositions with gradient colors. Last but not least Jakub Janovský is recognizable with his figurative drawings and often black and white coloring, silicon, enamel or airbrush outlines and ironic reflecting of society problems and characters.

All of these artists, whether picturing abstract motives, displaying the view of their world around or in their visions, are the subatomic particles bonding Trafo Gallery fluidum together. Without them, Trafo Gallery would never exist“.

In June 2019, Urban Spree’s artists will be hosted in Prague by Trafo Gallery.

 

Praha-Berlin Barter

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening: Thursday, 28.03.2019 from 19:00

Exhibition: 29.03.2019 – 21.04.2019

Tu-Su: 12:00-19:00

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Info & Catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com



Naughty Xmas Market at Urban Spree

Wir heißen dich herzlich willkommen zu einer ganz neuen Weihnachtserfahrung! Der Markt ist die perfekte Gelegenheit, dich und deine Lieben mit erotischen Geschenken zu verwöhnen.
Die Haupthalle beherbergt Marktstände, eine Tombola, Informationsstände zum Thema Safer Sex sowie ein Dutzend Performances, Workshops und kulinarische Stände zum sexy Thema
Aphrodisierende Getränke und stimulierende Speisen werden innen wie außen zur festlichen Stimmung beitragen!

In einer Zeit, in der die sexuelle Emanzipation Teil unserer Alltagsgespräche ist, möchten wir diesem Trend Folge leisten und einen Markt präsentieren, der zu erotischen Erkundungen anregt.

In einer Zeit, in der die sexuelle Emanzipation Teil unserer Alltagsgespräche ist, möchten wir diesem Trend Folge leisten und einen Markt präsentieren, der zu erotischen Erkundungen anregt.
Einem traditionellen Weihnachtsambiente mit outdoor Lagerfeuern, Heißgetränken und Food Trucks fügen wir unseren eigenen sexy Touch mit Anbietern von positiven Erotikwaren

Diese Veranstaltung umfasst alle Geschlechtsidentitäten und überlässt den Gästen die Option, in einem ehrlichen, sicheren und genusshaftem Ambiente Neues zu sehen und auszuprobieren.sowie Live Performances, interaktiven Workshops, Late Night Filmvorführungen und passende Tattoosessions im AMOR DE MADRE Tattoostudio auf dem Gelände hinzu.

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

Saturday After Party from 22:00 – 06:00

More attractions TBA.

Artwork credit: Benedikt Rugar
Design credit: Diego Scaro
https://www.facebook.com/benedik.rugar/
https://www.facebook.com/diego.scaro



Krake Day III: undertow w/ ADULT, Group A etc + Labelmarket

ADULT. „Official“. – live –
[mute | ghostly international | thrill jockey]
group A – live –
[group a]
Beta Evers – live –
[nation | bodyvolt]
Alienata
[killekill | discos atónicos]
& many more tba

+ label boutique
+ workshops
+ much more

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On day III of our festival we will host the legendary Krake Label Boutique again, where Berlin labels and crews can represent themselves in the outside area of Urban Spree, while inside the geeks will get their proper delights with DIY-synth building and other workshops. For the night we will turn the whole venue into a big platform for the Berlin scene with showcase slots for most of the labels and their artists. Additionally to that the Gallery Room will host concerts of some of the finest electronic bands we could think of at the moment: Detroit’s one and only electronic wave band ADULT., Munich’s Beta Evers and japanese experimental band Group A. More info to follow soon!

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the rest of the festival:

Mon, 24th of July
Krake Opening
secret location, more info to follow

Wed, 26th of July
Krake meets Lunchmeat Festival
Griessmühle
https://www.facebook.com/events/259912614483570

Fri, 28th of July
Krake Day III & Label Market
Urban Spree

Sat, 29th to Mon, 31st of July
DAY IV & V The Kraken
Griessmühle
www.facebook.com/events/521136288276180

for tickets please go to:
http://www.killekill.com/shop/c-79-tickets/
or: https://krake.bandcamp.com/merch
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Jim Avignon: Here Comes the Bad News

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



Jim Avignon: „Business as Unusual“ Book Release + Concert

4 months after his solo show „Permanent Jetlag„, Jim Avignon returns to Urban Spree Galerie for the special launch of „Business as Unusual, the most complete monograph of the German artist to date, spanning 30 years of an unacademic career in 400+ illustrations.

 

Jim will sign his book and perform unplugged as Neoangin together with Jens Friebe on the grand piano.
 
Doors 18:00
Concert 19:00
Free Entry

 

The painter, illustrator and conceptual artist Jim Avignon is one of the most unconventional characters in the current German art world. Vibrant colours and unpretentious materials, a good dose of wit and an enormous output are his trademarks. For the first time an opulent monograph allows a comprehensive insight into the complex oeuvre of the artist, who has always sought confrontation with the establishment and who could never decide whether he wanted to be pop-art, street-art, Picasso on acid or whether he was simply the fastest painter in the world.
Avignon’s narrative about „things not going as planned“ is full of concise quips and not without a certain delight. He expounds his peculiar relationship with the art market and describes the exhibitions that finally put him on the map as an exceptional artist. We get to read about odd detours into the world of commerce, a stolen bear, paintings that need ironing, call-for-help socks and how a mural almost landed him in jail. Avignon spills the beans about the high and lows of one of the strangest careers the art world has seen in the last 25 years—expect a lot of detail, an ironic undertone and an abundance of images.
 
„Business as Unusual“ is a hardcover, 160 pages, 400 illustrations book published by the local imprint The Green Box with texts written by ATAK, Sandra Prill, and Lars Willumeit.