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WALLS

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from both the comics scene and the street art scene to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Fragment of an antique wall, Pompeii. Courtesy Galerie David Ghezelbash

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos). 

Levalet: „Voie de contournement“, China ink on paper, 70x100cm, 2019

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Enki Bilal. Excerpt from the Portfolio „Die Mauer Berlin“, Futuropolis 1982

 

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

To download the Press Kit: https://www.urbanspree.com/press/



New York Perspectives

Urban Spree Galerie presents New York Perspectives, a duo show featuring Chris „Daze“ Ellis and Joe Conzo, curated by Mode2. The vernissage will be on Friday, November 22nd, at 18:30, in presence of the two artists.

    Through the work of two New York City-born artists, a painter and a photographer, this exhibition is an attempt to show aspects of New York City life, through the eyes and the work of two very different individuals; though both come from a part of its counterculture.

    The drawings and paintings of the artist Chris “Daze” Ellis, and those many moments and people captured by the photography of Joe Conzo show us how the youth that were more in osmosis with the steel, the concrete, the glass, the streets and the city’s subway system, could develop new forms of visual dialogue that could form a bridge between their own social and cultural background, and a movement that would infiltrate the artworld and become a global phenonmenon.

   Coming from different neighbourhoods and cultural backgrounds, both have lived long enough to have witnessed first hand the huge transformations that the city has gone through over these last decades, while their “work”, which was actually their hobby, passion and life pretty much, has documented seminal eras during that time.

  These tumultuous years of cultural flux; of blossoming, blooming, destruction and rebirth, are often overlooked by today’s focus on the “now” of street art, and the way through which this eclipses the very alchemy that gave birth to the way in which artists express themselves in the street today, or the way in which they document city life.

    It is doubtful that much of what is happening today in visual art, music, dance and written or spoken word ever would have happened, if generations of youth in New York City had not lived what they did many decades ago; and we can count ourselves lucky that a few rare individuals happened to be there and have the instinct to document it.

  Here then, are views of New York from two different perspectives, they themselves being a complex accumulation of all of life’s experiences, and how they shape each individual’s understanding of the world around them; and the ways by which they choose to express and share this with us.

Urban Spree Prints will release two 18″x 24″ silk screen prints by Daze on the opening night and online.

The gallery and the curator heartily thank Henry Chalfant for letting us show his documentary movie “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale.”

Poster Artwork by Tyler Askew.

 

“New York Perspectives“

Christopher „Daze“ Ellis / Joe Conzo

Curated by Mode2

22.11 – 21.12.2019

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Opening: Friday 22.11.2019 at 18:30

Exhibition: Tu-Sa – 12:00 – 18:30

Info & Catalogue: contact@urbanspree.com

 

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BIOGRAPHIES: 

 

Chris „Daze“ Ellis

Growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Chris Daze Ellis (b. 1962) was aware from early on of the names and the odd characters that would be dancing along the trains that wove their way through the city. When he started out at the High School of Art & Design in 1976, he found that there was a whole community of very diverse yet like-minded individuals there, also involved with this scene; some of whom would go on to make a name for themselves in the art world.

Being a fan of drawing and comic books already, Daze camouflaged his nighttime activities under his parents‘ gaze, exploring and expanding his visual vocabulary, combining the traditional with the dynamism of a new and challenging environment, with stimulus of its own.

Having mastered the medium and the environment, Daze would go on to shape his own personal vision of the world, looking as much inwards as outwards, in the relationship between the trains and walls, and what he could further explore in the studio. The strength of his successful life as an artist in his own right would develop from then on.

From his participation in his first group show, Beyond Words, at the Mudd Club in 1981, before having his own solo show at Fashion Moda (the historical South Bronx art space that bridged the established art world with the raw talent and energy coming out of New York City), Daze embraced the wide horizon that opened up before him.

From then on, Daze began to show in many different cities around the world, whether it be galleries and museum, in solo shows as well as group formats. He has participated in many public or educational art projects around the world, working with students and communities from South Korea to Brazil via Haiti, while often visiting Europe as well, and contributing to New York mural initiatives like the Leap Arts Program or Thrive Collective.

From his appearances in the film Style Wars, to being an art consultant on the Netflix series The Get Down in 2017, to participating in public painting projects from the Star Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong in 1993, painting an entire Hannover train station with fellow artists Lee Quinones and John Crash Matos, or being commissioned for murals by private clients like the law firm, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington D.C. 2018; Daze has constantly had his hands on a whole range of different projects.

Daze’s paintings have found themselves in many private collections including Eric Clapton, Natalie Imbruglia, and Madonna. His work can also be found in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, NY, Museum of Modern art, NY, The Museum of the city of New York, The Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Yale University art Gallery, New Haven, Addison Museum of American Art at the Phillips Academy, Andover.

Chris Daze Ellis continues to live and work in New York City.

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Joe Conzo

Joe Conzo was born in the Bronx during an era of great upheaval, when the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway was nearing its end, having destroyed the communities that lay in its path, and condemning those parts of the borough around it to social and economic decline. The apocalyptic landscapes of urban devastation, and the high criminality associated to it are emblematic of that era.

President Truman’s Urban Renewal announced in 1949, ruthlessly applied by Robert Moses, targetted the more modest and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods of New York City whose resistance to forced removal would fall on deaf ears, as private developers grabbed the prime lots. The Bronx represented both the laboratory and the collateral damage for these extreme experiments of urban renewal.

And yet, out of what looked like an urban war zone, the city’s youth began to pick up the pieces, and, out of the desolation around them, began to build their own road out of it. Realising that the state was not going to do anything positive for them, their survival instincts eventually kicked in; and out of the gang culture, the drugs, and the sheer nihilism that had reigned for a while over much of the borough, new and greener shoots were beginning to break through.

Joe Conzo’s cultural capital, and that of his peers, was probably key to his survival and his blossoming during those harsh years; grandson of Dr. Evelina López Antonetty, a political activist who played a huge role in developing educational programmes for Puerto Rican children, and son of Joe Conzo Snr., who was in the thick of the huge Latin music scene of that bridged those decades; hanging with all the main players of that era, and having been the biographer of Tito Puente.

While studying at the Agnes Russell School on the campus of Columbia University, he discovered photography, the medium that would enable him to document what went on around him; from the world of latin culture through his father’s connections, to the collision of art forms that would later be called Hip Hop; a word that eclipses the sum of its parts.

Having lived many ups and downs in the eighties, to a rebirth of sorts, Joe Conzo went on to become a qualified medical nurse, then worked for the New York City Fire Department, being among the first responders on 9/11. At some point along the way, he was reunited with the camera, and began shooting again…

Whether as the photographer of rap crew The Cold Crush Brothers, a hugely influential group of MCs from the early days, or just a boy from the Bronx who had a camera and curious eyes, Joe Conzo’s photos provided reference material to Henry Chalfant ’s documentary “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale.”, and were documented in a book called “Born In The Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop”.

His negatives have been digitalised and archived at Cornell University, providing a unique and indispensable resource for those wishing to research the those eras.



Paradox x CPT.OLF 16-19

„Paradox x CPT.OLF 16-19“ – The Exhibition – shows for the first time the exceptional photographs of Cpt.Olf shot during his 4-year stint as resident photographer of Paradox, Berlin’s most secretive pixação writer and urban climber.

In addition to original artworks contributed by Paradox, the show will also display Cpt.Olf’s urban exploration photographs.

 

„CPT.OLF 16-19“ – The Book –  is the companion photobook to the exhibition, published in a limited edition of 500 books.

Published for the first time, the photographs of Cpt_Olf represent a milestone in urban photography as well as a first-hand account of the gest of Paradox.

Links to purchase the book (Regular Edition or Collector Edition with a signed and numbered 15×21 cm digital c-print)

http://bit.ly/Cpt_Olf_16-19_Regular-Edition

http://bit.ly/Cpt_Olf_16-19_Special-Edition

 

 

„CPT.OLF 16-19“ – The Exhibition:

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Opening: Friday 18.10.2019 at 19:00

18.10.2019 – 16.11.2019

Exhibition: Tu-Sa – 12:00 – 18:30



TESS PARKS (A Records)

A native of Toronto, Tess Parks moved to London, England at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before dropping out and deciding to focus on music. Tess managed to make an impression on industry legend Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, albeit the timing of their meeting could hardly have been less ideal; McGee was no longer involved in music and Tess was due to move back to Toronto.

After moving back to her hometown in 2012, Tess formed a band on the advice of Alan McGee and less than a year after their meeting, he returned to music with his new label, ‘359 Music’. Tess became one of his first six signings and released her debut record Blood Hot in November 2013 to excellent reviews.
In February 2014, she began recording with Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe in Berlin and they completed their debut record ‘I Declare Nothing’ in autumn 2014. The record was released on ‘a Recordings’ in June 2015 to stunning reviews and a series of sold out UK and European tours. Tess continues to collaborate with Anton on Brian Jonestown Massacre records, co-writing the title track on their November 2015 EP ‘Pish’, the title track ‘Third World Pyramid’ released in October of 2016, and several songs on ‘Don’t Get Lost’.
The next Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe record is due out in October 2018, following an EP entitled ‘Right On’ due out in the spring.

http://tessparks.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tessparksmusic/

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7PM doors open
8PM support TBA
9PM Tess Parks

 

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Hellas Artbox Berlin: Pop-Up Exhibition

In 2018, for the first time, HELLAS ART BOX will create a group exhibition of 13 artists to highlight and present the current, highly artistic Greek art scene to Berlin based art lovers.  Primarily Greek artists living and working in Berlin will be showcasing their work- paintings, photography, sculpture and video art. HELLAS ART BOX belongs to HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN, the biggest and most vibrant Greek film festival in Europe.
Artists: Christos Bouronikos / Alexander Di Vasos / Abetz und Drescher / Achilleas Gatsopoulos / Filipos Kavakas / Dionisis Kavallieratos /  Lia Kazakou / Ina Kutulas / Sifis Lykakis / Diamantis Sotiropoulos / Kostas Stamoulis / The Krank / Dimitris Tzamouranis.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 24th of January, from 6:30pm – Open End. The Vernissage will be included in the HELLAS FILMBOX Opening Ceremony,  where one needs a ticket from here: https://www.eventim-light.com/de/shop/5a308660d2776f04ed971cef/de/event/5a47ef8abd374d04f65bd4b2
Exhibition: 
Thursday, 25th of January & Friday, 26th of January // 4pm – midnight
Saturday, 27th of January // 11 am – midnight
Sunday, the 28th of January // 11am – 6pm


Eris – An All Female Art Presentation

Eris – An All Female Art Presentation

In ancient Greek mythology, Eris was the Goddess of Chaos – The eldest daughter of Nyx (The dark night) – The rebellious daughter, born of the night & causing discord and strife. Berlin is a city where the multitude of creative scenes converge constantly and we shall be embracing this on the night.

Featuring exhibitions of visual art, performance, photography, music and fashion from an all-female, Berlin based selection of artists.

Entry is via a voluntary donation basis and will be split between the artists.

Gallery opening at 8pm –

Live Art Performances:

9:30pm Viva Lamore
10 – Lello Li
10:30 – Julietta la Doll
11:30pm – Belen Resnikowski
12:30 – Elle Peril

DJs:

8 – 10: Jen Black
10 – 12: S A NN I
12 – 2: Laura de Vasconcelos

Featuring:

Alana Richards
http://alanarichards.co.uk/
Alana Richards presents a new series of figurative portraits. Rather than bestowing a statement or concept, she creates emotional value in her paintings. Using slow-drying oil paint in a traditional manner building up layers, she gives the portrayed a contemporary charisma of mixed messages to the viewer.

Jessine
www.jessine.com
Art is the language spoken of the lonely ones.

Mayliss Salles
A.K.A White Rabbit
mygonzotrip.com
The Chaøs Chrønicles
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as i can be a woman in it”.
Machism, violence, war. The men’s world I living in. In the chaos of the street they may hear the sound of the heels of a women wandering cities around the world. The glamour nomad of the new 20’s I start to be.

Sarahlikesprettygirls
http://Sarahlikesprettygirls.tumblr.com/
Erotic analogue photography by Sarah Zak.

Dionne Kitching Illustration
www.dionnekitching.co.uk
Illustrator and Print maker, Dionnes work is about patterns and nature, and patterns in nature, and our connection to nature.

Belen Resnikowski
Telaraña Radioactiva
Belen Resniowski is a female artist working in Berlin using a selection of different mediums such as collage, video, animation, instalation and mix media with a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Playing with the destruction, transformation and profanation of symbols, as liberating act of catarsis.

Olivia Berger :.
www.olivia-berger.com
Olivia Berger is a Mauritian-German autodidact artist.
A playful mind between realistic and abstract interpretation of mystical and metaphysical thoughts.

Natassja Velociraptor
www.montassj.com
http://montassj.tumblr.com/
https://www.instagram.com/montassj/
A Design Ninja/Visual Viking, inspired by: Film Noir, Femme Fatales, Nordic Mythology, Doom, Cheese and Irony. Most of my work ‘dark-hours-inspired’ art is created with acrylic paint on canvas, salvaged pre-loved skateboard decks, used snowboards and other recycled objects.

Dánae Cuesta
https://www.instagram.com/danae.cuesta/
Shooting exclusively on film, dánae uses photography as a political weapon and the internet as a platform for deterritorialising the segmentation of the public and private space, portraying her friends, lovers and herself in experimental practices in which new spheres of action and subjectivation are created through an exploration of intimacy and desire as a dynamic power that stimulates processes of transformation and reappropiation of the flows of gender.

Julietta la Doll
Drawn to the glamour of old world wonders a wide-eyed Lolita raised in East Berlin took her wanderlust to the road. Creating burlesque and sideshow spectacle performances that embody a variety of inspirations from many timeless fantasies of dangerously desirable women. Fulfilling a dream to runaway and join the circus. Our sideshow sweetheart has more tricks than just unveiling her beauty to command the imaginations of audiences. Exposing secrets separated between fine lines of pleasure and pain.

Viva Lamore
Viva Lamore is a performance artist and published art model from New York City whose bump and grind comes with a twist. A teenage runaway, she lived in a cage in the basement of a theater and worked at Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore as Blade Box Girl and Electric Girl.

Lello Li
https://lelloli-rope.tumblr.com/
Ropemodel, Rigger and Performer from Berlin.

Laura de Vasconcelos
Zona_berlin
soundcloud.com/lauradevasconcelos
From Disco, Post-Punk and Rock to a bassline-driven Techno and House reduced to their essence influenced from mainstream pop via club music in the broadest sense.
Born brazilian, 2007 saw Laura relocating to Berlin to further her focus on DJing tailoring her approach to each show with a meticulous ear. From being lost in reverie, total seriousness, pure delight, wit and grit, Laura is surely one of the most independent, versatile and inspiring characters in today’s club scene.

Jen Black
www.modern-movement.com
www.brave-exhibitions.com
www.endorcism.org
www.jenniferblack.net
JEN BLACK (aka Blix) is the founder of Modern Movement, established in Berlin in 2010. She is also co-founder of Brave Exhibitions (London/Berlin) and endorcism (Berlin). She has been internationally hosting and DJing Cold Wave, Minimal, No Wave, Post-Punk, Experimental and Avant-garde events with live acts and performances since 2008. Her publication Modern Movement is an exclusive document of today’s Berlin underground.

S A NN I
SPRINGSTOFF
soundcloud.com/sanniest
Trans*feminist multi-artist Sanni brings in her new DJ set house and techno mixed with influences that go from classic to indie rock. Self-produced tracks and live vocals included.
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