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ABGESAGT // In der Fremde / Pictures from Home — Photobook Launch Event

Urban Spree and Hatje Cantz invite you to the indoor/outdoor photobook launch of Romeo Alaeff’s, “In der Fremde: Pictures from Home,” published by the esteemed German arthouse publisher, Hatje Cantz.

Romeo Alaeff is a Berlin-based artist from Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Berlin eight years ago, he began a long-term photographic series about migration, belonging, and the universal search for home. Through haunting, cinematic images of Berlin, he charts a new city topography in the context of a complex family history spanning from Yemen to USSR, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Israel/Palestine, and the United States.

The photobook « In der Fremde: Pictures from Home » is composed of eerie nightscapes and Kiezszene in familiar Berlin neighborhoods, but, as the oxymoronic title suggests, strangeness and unfamiliarity lurk in the shadows.

The nocturnal photographs are framed by inspiring essays from Romeo Alaeff, Yuval Noah Harari, Eva Hoffman, Joseph Kertes, Rory MacLean, Christian Rattemeyer, and Charles Simic.

The artist will present his new photobook at Urban Spree, which will unveil an outdoor exhibition consisting of three mural-size photographs (300 x 200 cm) and a series of medium format photos disseminated throughout the garden. The photographer will sign his book and engage with the audience in partnership with the publisher.

The exhibition will be on display in the garden until January 23, 2021.

 

Saturday, November 7th
17:00 – 21:00
Outdoor Event / Free Entry

https://romeoalaeff.com
https://www.hatjecantz.de
https://www.urbanspree.com

Romeo Alaeff, « In der Fremde: Pictures from Home:

Hardcover, 180 pages.
Editor: Nadine Barth
Graphic Design: anschlaege.de
44 Euro



Hendrik Czakainski: Nonpoint Sources

« Imagine that you are a raindrop. It begins to rain and you hit the ground and flow across streets, parking lots, yards, construction sites, farm fields… Along the way, you pick up litter, oil, grease, metals, rubber, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other things left behind. All of these pollutants mix with the rain and flow away as nonpoint source pollution. » (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency).

 

 

In Hendrik Czakainski’s previous exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie, « Switch Over » (2018), the famed « invisible hand » of Adam Smith finally achieved its predictable self-strangulation and hinted towards the obliteration of the age of Anthropocene. His powerful works laid bare the rusted skeletons of what was once qualified as habitat. A post-architectural world – and beyond -, in which life subsided on the fringes, a derelict, abstract  and borderless Universum, morbidly fascinating.

For « Nonpoint Sources« , his 4th solo show at Urban Spree, Hendrik Czakainski fills his large wall sculptures with the particles and raindrops of our contaminated civilization, building his imaginary constructions only to let them succumb to the invisible and poisonous streams that run through it. Huge fracture lines dislocate high density environments, Earth is scorched beyond repair, structures are flooded with colored poisons that irrigate the veins of our industrial civilization.

We do not only see the structures, we see the flooding and the elements, we see how the artist skillfully paints and distorts the structures he so patiently erected.

 

Hendrik Czakainski

Nonpoint Sources

Solo Show 

Berlin Art Week Opening: Wednesday 09.09.2020 at 18:00 in presence of the artist

Exhibition Dates: 09.09.2020 – 10.10.2020

Wed-Fri 14:00-19:00 (Sa: 12:00-19:00)

 

Urban Spree Galerie

RAW Gelände

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

S+U Warschauer Str.

Info & Catalogue: contact@urbanspree.com

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

https://www.instagram.com/urban_spree/



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



URBAN BEERGARDEN: ANDREW CLARISTIDGE DJ SET

Andrew is a multi talented artist who works with musicians, fashion designers, choreographers, visual artists and brands such as Jean Michel Jarre, Agnès B., Jenny Packham, Torbjorn Roland, Anthony Burrill, Bugatti cars, Adidas, Puma & Intel. He was also involved in different acclaimed projects like Sex In Dallas, Los Massieras and Strangelets. He made remixes for Jimmy Somerville, Sebastien Tellier, Koudlam and Miss Kittin.

He will play tonight for you in the Urban Spree Beergarden, from 5pm on!



URBAN BEERGARDEN: ANDREW CLARISTIDGE DJ SET

Andrew is a multi talented artist who works with musicians, fashion designers, choreographers, visual artists and brands such as Jean Michel Jarre, Agnès B., Jenny Packham, Torbjorn Roland, Anthony Burrill, Bugatti cars, Adidas, Puma & Intel. He was also involved in different acclaimed projects like Sex In Dallas, Los Massieras and Strangelets. He made remixes for Jimmy Somerville, Sebastien Tellier, Koudlam and Miss Kittin.

He will play tonight for you in the Urban Spree Beergarden, from 5pm on!



Urban Spree Summer Sessions

Join us in the sun for a week of music, food, and drinks. With an eclectic range of artists supplying great sound vibes for the entire week.

On top, the Urban Spree Shop will be open with a selection of prints and books we’ve been building during the stay-at-home period.

Space is limited, as respecting the corona guidelines and your safety is of paramount importance to us. Urban Spree’s outdoor area is however vast and tables have been repositioned according to the regulations and we believe we offer a safe experience to everyone.

We greatly look forward to seeing you all and hosting you once again!

MILK ME presents:

Wednesday – TV Eye Gardenfest
Thursday – Emmanuelle 5
Friday – Jimmy Trash
Saturday – Memory Dance *Teaser at Urban Spree Garden
Sunday – New Beat Sunday in the Urban Spree Garden

Finger Food by DE DEE DEE
& a selection of great coffee 🌼

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HOUSE RULES

– Attendance list: Each guest must leave their full name, address, and contact information. The collected data will be deleted after four weeks.
– A minimum distance of 1.5 meters between tables, persons, and staff.
– The tables must not be moved
– Mouth and nose masks must be worn as soon as you leave the table and when entering the Shop area
– Leave the table only when you need to go to the toilets
– A limited number of people per table (1.5m distance per person)
– No self-service, our staff will take your requests and bring your order
– Entry with donation

📸 by Sam Sesemann

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