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Urban Spree celebrates 10 years of the Astronaut Cosmonaut Wall

To mark the 10-year anniversary of the iconic „Astronaut Cosmonaut“ mural painting in Berlin Kreuzberg, Urban Spree Galerie invites the French street artist Victor Ash for a special pop up exhibition.

The exhibition will be centered around the cult figure of the Astronaut with numerous original/stenciled works on paper and a mural at Urban Spree. A series of screen prints is expected to be released as well.

Alongside Blu’s now gone white characters on the Cuvrybrache, Victor Ash’s „Astronaut Cosmonaut“ has achieved a cult mural status for Berlin.

Standing in Berlin-Kreuzberg near Kottbusser Tor and painted during the legendary Backjumps Festival #3 in 2007, the painting of a floating astronaut on 22 x 14 meters strikes a particular chord in Berlin.

For the parisian artist born in 1968 and fascinated by the Cold War, space exploration, graffiti, subcultures & electronic music, Berlin was to become from the mid to late 80s and since then a focal point of his attention, with regular trips to the city alongside artistic projects and residencies.

Victor Ash photographed by Soren Solkaer in 2013

In 2007, the Backjumps Festival – brilliantly curated by Adrian Nabi, gives Victor Ash the occasion to paint a big wall. Victor wants to concentrate and express his past experiences and vision of Berlin, the space race between the USSR and the USA but also the different Berlin subcultures and the desire to escape reality. „I got inspired by the song from David Bowie „Space Oddity“ from 1969 in which he tells the story of a astronaut who gets lost in space and later on with the song „Ashes to Ashes“ in 1981 where Bowie tells us that the spaceman was in fact a junkie on a trip“.

For the artist, the „Astronaut/Cosmonaut“ represents the will to escape to other universes, „like as a little child, I escaped to a fantasy world with my space drawings and as a teenager, I escaped to subcultures to find my identity in the urban environment where I grew up“.

 

 

Urban Spree celebrates 10 years of the Astronaut Cosmonaut Wall

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Opening Reception: 17.11.2017 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.11.2017 to 10.12.2017

Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-18:30 or by appointment

Gallery and Press enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

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www.victorash.net

instagram: victor__ash // #victorash



Urban Spree Summer Sessions Opening Party

With the return of th sun we welcome back Urban Spree Summer Sessions!

Join us for the opening party hosted over 3 floors in our garden and inside floors!

Free Entry from 14:00

Bands
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DJ’s
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Urban Spree Summer Sessions, Kultur & Entspannung.

Freitags, Samstags und Sonntags laden wir die besten Jazz-, Soul-, Funk- und R&B Street Bands die Berlin derzeit zu bieten hat, in unseren Biergarten ein. Dabei sorgt DeDeeDe für das leibliche wohlergehen und frischgezapftes für die Entspannung!

Urban Spree Summer Sessions is a celebration of music, Summer and culture.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will host live performances from the best Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B and street bands Berlin has to offer outside in our fabulous Biergarten. With music, food from our resident restaurant DeDeeDe, Urban Spree Summer Sessions are not to be missed.



Elsiane + Santana ft Ona Tzar

RockSvirke.com & Gibelin proudly present:

elsiane LIVE @ Urban Spree / 28.11.2018
Special Guests: Santana ft. Ona Tzar

Timetable:

19:00 – Doors open
20:00 – Santana ft Ona Tzar
21:00 – Elsiane

28 November 2018

Urban Spree (Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin)

 

*Tickets / Entrance: 11,50/16,- € (Reservix): https://gibelin.reservix.de

**Doors: 19:00 / Start: 20:00

 

ELSIANE was formed in the year 2000, when singer/musician/composer Elsieanne Caplette met drummer Stephane Sotto in his hometown of Montreal. Their instant rapport belied musical and cultural backgrounds which couldn’t have been more different: Sotto, a gifted drummer, was self-taught and instinctive, where Caplette’s multi-instrumentalism and extraordinary keening voice emerged from a classical training in Lima, Peru. Yet for all their divergent experience, the pair’s shared sensibility was undeniable, with common influences passing through jazz, rock, electronic and world music, with an intriguing nod to the Trip Hop of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky—influences which, while pleasingly evident in the ethereal beauty of the music they continue to make together, would be constituted in an entirely unique way.

In early 2017, that studio work will see light in the form of their most ambitious and eagerly awaited works to date: a third album, Death of the Artist.

https://soundcloud.com/elsiane
http://www.elsiane.com

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SANTANA is the Frontman (Singer & Guitarist) from the psychedelic rock band REDLAKE CIRCUS, whose theatrical performances have been igniting stages worldwide, becoming rapidly a must seen live act.

Santana has been well known by his unique psychedelic style of playing guitar; from the mix of groovy Hard Rock riffs, smooth Blues licks & mystic oriental atmospheres, creating hypnotic melodies that will take you into a mind-traveling experience.

“ Santana’s guitar sound will take you into a journey in time & space, a blend of Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd “
– Urban Cultures , NY, USA

“ Mind Blowing Performance “
– Newcomer Szene, Berlin, Germany

https://soundcloud.com/sxantanas/sets/trip-out
www.siulsantana.com

Ona Tzar

Ona Tzar’s vocals traverse us through an emotive kaleidescope. Blending and fusing the likes of noir, trip hop, blues, neo soul, world, and rock, she takes us on an otherworldly voyage deep into the bellies of the ocean, through the guttural hearts of fire, and up into the aerial ethers of the heavens.

https://soundcloud.com/onatzar
www.instagram.com/ona.tzar

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LOW BROS: CON.TXT

The Hamburg-based duo LOW BROS (formerly based in Berlin) is no stranger to Urban Spree, having painted the Wall two times and having been regular guests here.

 

However, „CON.TEXT“ is their first solo show with the Gallery. The starting point of the exhibition is to study the white privilege situation enjoyed in the US (and elsewhere) and – again – highlighted by the death of George Floyd, which triggered a worldwide massive awareness and protests.

„CON.TXT“ opens on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 18:30 in presence of the artists.

 

« With the #BlackLivesMatters movement sweeping the global community, it is now, more than ever, that white people need to acknowledge their responsibility to dismantle oppressive, racist systems. Influenced by the book ‚Exit Racism‘ by Tupoka Ogette & Robin DiAngelo’s ‚White Fragility,‘ Low Bros have partnered with IDB (Institut für diskriminierungsfreie Bildung), Josephine Apraku and Jule Bönkost for this exhibition. As an educational starting point, this exhibition aims to amplify and continue the conversation surrounding white privilege and asks questions of how it can be better utilized in institutions, as well as private & public spaces. While the search for answers is ongoing, the artworks aim is to highlight the problems of unchecked whiteness, especially when it is being recognized as a default perspective in society. By debunking the concept of privileges and problems, the context of this exhibition aims to engage whiteness as an ally to the BIPOC community. Join the conversation to learn, unlearn and relearn about this topic at Urban Spree, Berlin, on 07.08.2020 ».  Anna Ptasinska

 

About the artists: 

Low Bros are a German post-graffiti artist duo made up of brothers Christoph (b.1984) and Florin Schmidt (b.1982). With a background in street culture and an interest in contemporary developments, they explore a self coined ‘Retro-Futuristic’ vibe. From their collective memory of the 80s and 90s, the Low Bros create a vantage point from which to reimagine the present future; a perception which refocuses the conflicts they embody in the modern age. The Low Bros live and work in Hamburg, Germany. 

www.lowbros.de

www.diskriminierungsfreie-bildung.de

Instagram:

@low_bros

@urban_spree

@idb.berlin



AL.Berlin presents: WAEL ALKAK | New Album Release

AL.Berlin is glad and honoured to present:
WAEL ALKAK – NEW ALBUM RELEASE PARTY in BERLIN
Urban Spree 15.2.2019
Starts: 22:00

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Wael Alkak is a Syrian musician, based in Paris. A composer and Electronic music producer who trained in classical knowledge at the Conservatory of Damascus.

He presents this year his new solo album „Alkak Live 2020“, a creation deeply rooted in the old Chaabi music of the Levant and at the same time at the forefront of a new multiform electronic culture. This third album is his most personal, the result of two years of concerts across Europe.

With this new album, Wael Alkak shares a kind of music that tells from his story, inspired by the rythms of traditional dances and Arabic folk songs. His live performances are the accomplishment of a hybrid and experimental musical creation, combining synthesizers and machines with Chaâbi rhythms, and inviting the audience to dance all the way to trance. For the first time, the show will begin with a performance by the artist on Bouzouk.

(Arabic bellow)

★★★

//Line Up//

22:00 (Opening Act) – ♫ Moji & Lu Mia (Live) [Rebellion der Träumer / Geholper & Gestolper]

00:00 ♫ Wael Alkak وائل القاق „Alkak Live 2020“

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وائل القاق موسيقي سوري مقيم في باريس، مؤلف ومنتج موسيقى الكترونية، حاصل على إجازة في الموسيقى الكلاسيكية من المعهد العالي للموسيقى في دمشق.

يصدر هذه السنة أسطوانته الثالثة تحت اسم: القاق لايڤ ٢٠٢٠، إنتاج موسيقي مستقل يبحث في جذور الموسيقى الشعبية في بلاد الشام وما حولها، في نفس الوقت ممزوج مع موسيقات الكترونية مختلفة، وهو نتيجة عمل ١٠ سنوات من التجريب في هذا الحقل عموماً، و نتاج عروضه الحية في أوروبا خلال السنتين الماضيتين خصوصاً.

في وصفه أسطوانته الجديدة، يتبّى القاق ويدافع عن ما يعرف بالالكتروشعبي، الأسلوب الذي أثار جدلاً في أوساط النخبة الثقافية العربية، لكنه – يقول المنتج المستقل – بكل الأحوال أسلوب فرض نفسه ضمن الأوساط الشبابية العربية والغربية، كما فرض نفسه في السوق، مستفيداً من الثورة التكنولوجية التي أتاحت لأي موسيقي أن ينتج ما يشاء ويعبر وينشر بحرية دون الحاجة للمرور بكبريات شركات الإنتاج.

للمرة الأولى، يفتتح القاق الحفل بتقاسيم تقليدية والكترونية على البزق، من روح الموال والأغنية في الأسطوانة.

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Chat Noir – Hyperuranion Live

Chat Noir – Hyperuranion Live

Hyperuranion pushes further the boundaries of Chat Noir’s cross-genre journey to reshape their signature electro-acoustic sound into a sophisticated punchy music that borrows from the club culture as much as from the alternative rock and ambient traditions.

Chat Noir :

Luca Fogagnolo – Bass
Michele Cavallari – Keys
Daniel Calvi – Guitar/Synth
Giuliano Ferrari – Drums

Tickets here

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