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Japanese Sake Festival Berlin 2017 Summer Edition

All You Can Drink Sake Tickets (Second Early Birds): 18€


Wir freuen uns riesig, euch hiermit für unser zweites Japanisches Sake Festival am 16. September begrüßen zu dürfen. Neben mehr als 10 verschiedenen Sake Sorten verteilt auf 5 Ständen, haben wir auch diesmal 7 weitere Stände voller leckerer japanischer Köstlichkeiten für euch vorbereitet, die nur darauf warten, probiert zu werden.

Bezüglich des Sakes haben wir uns für das All You Can Drink Sake System (Nomihoudai) entschieden. Mit dem zugehörigen All You Can Drink Sake Ticket könnt ihr für einen fairen Preis ohne Limit zwischen 18 und 23 Uhr alle Sake Sorten nach Lust und Laune durchprobieren und habt anschließend freien Eintritt zu unserer Clubnight.

Diese Tickets sind online erhältlich und können, falls noch nicht ausverkauft, in limitierter Menge auch noch an der Tür gekauft werden. Mehr Infos zu den Tickets und Details zu unserem Konzept findet ihr unter der englischen Beschreibung.


Unser Konzept: Sake Revolution
Nach vielem Reisen und Testen diverser Sake Sorten sind wir nun mächtig stolz, euch dieses Mal eine größere Auswahl an verschiedenstem Sake zu präsentieren, die garantiert für jeden etwas dabei hat.

Wer schon mal Sake in Berlin probiert hat weiß, wie teuer eine Flasche sein kann. Da der Import und Steuern anfallen, sind die Preise hier um einiges höher als in Japan. Uns liegt es am Herzen, unsere Kultur und unsere tollen Erfahrungen mit Sake trotzdem mit den Menschen in Europa zu teilen und nach langen Überlegungen und der Frage nach der besten Umsetzung kam uns die Idee, typisch japanische « All You Can Drink (Nomihoudai) » Tickets einzuführen. Mit diesen Tickets könnt ihr ohne Scheu diverse Sorten ausprobieren und so eure ganz eigene Vorliebe für Sake entwickeln. In Berlin wollen wir den ersten Stein unseres kulturellen Vorhabens legen und hoffen, dass ihr Teil unserer Sake Revolution werdet!



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Jim Avignon: Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree is proud to invite you to a special summer program around the Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon. 

In the first part, Urban Spree Galerie will show « Permanent Jetlag« , a new solo show by Jim Avignon, his first exhibition since 2 years in the german capital. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 30th and the exhibition will run until July 23rd.

In the second part, « Spectacular » is a special music festival over 4 days designed & curated by Jim Avignon, Urban Spree, and Sylvie Astii with live performances in the Galerie on a custom-built stage designed by Jim and in the Concert Room. The Festival will be on July 5th to July 8th.

The exhibition « Permanent Jetlag » and the music program « Spectacular » illustrate and combine the two facets of Jim Avignon, a recognized visual artist, musician and performer through his moniker Neonangin.

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.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition „Permanent Jetlag“ at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition „Permanent Jetlag.” Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‘painter of the techno scene’. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening Reception: 30.06.2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 01.07.2017 – 23.07.2017

Finissage on 23.07.2017 from 16:00 with the artist

Tu-Su / 12:00 – 19:00

Galerie Enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



The most extensive show of the 13. Pictoplasma Festival is held at Urban Spree, with works by the 22 alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2016.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.



May 10-14, 2017

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00



Featuring the works of:


Ana Jiménez (SP)


Ana Jiménez is a Spanish game artist, currently based in Berlin. Her main field of experience is in casual games for companies like Digital Chocolate or King. ‘Mercrominah’ is Ana’s alter ego—a personal project she started when spending a year in Sweden. The project has meanwhile acquired quite a following in social networks, and Ana hopes it will continue to make people laugh for a long time.

Anna (PL)


Anna is a Polish illustrator and designer based in London, and a fan of mixing digital and traditional techniques. She is interested in visual structures, life drawing and the expression that different tools imply. It can be a brush, a potato stamp or drawing software—each unfolds its particular aesthetics.

Brian Neong San (MU)


Brian Neong San is a character animator and designer. Born in Mauritius, he currently lives in Australia; as digital nomad, he is often found freelancing remotely from other places. This mobility inspires his inventive work, and he is passionate to bring characters to life through motion, emotion and storytelling. Frequently referred to as a digital character puppeteer, Brian delivers the artistic creation and animation of 2D characters for short films, motion graphics and interactive projects.

Camilo Vanegas (CO)


Camilo Vanegas is an animation artist from Colombia based in California. He holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, and a MFA in Character Animation from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. For Camilo, exploring the characters’ personalities and how they deal with their internal conflicts has been the main source of inspiration. He currently works at Supergiant Games, where he has created characters for ‘Transistor’ (2014) and ‘Pyre’ (2017).

Christina Reck (DE)


Christina Reck is an art director based in Berlin where she works in digital advertising. She developed a huge fascination for drawing and painting at an early age, and illustration became her favorite form of expression while studying communication design. In her professional work, she focuses on digital design and infographics. Her personal work is more experimental, she is exploring different styles and techniques, both digital and analogue.

Eloi Costilludo (SP)


Eloi Costilludo is a video artist from Barcelona, where he works as video producer and VJ at legendary Razzmatazz nightclub. He started his career as computer engineer and graphic designer for the Barnamob collective for urban performance. Today, he is mainly producing video installations, and exhibits regularly in galleries.

Erika del Pino (UY)


Erika del Pino is a theater designer from Montevideo, where she encounters and plays with strange and rare characters. Inspired by animals and taxidermy, her creations are born from her inner world to explore the sensation of a distorted reality. She believes that everything that once had life can live again—transformed, deformed.

Ifiyenia Kamperi (GR)


Ifiyenia Kamperi is a painter and illustrator working in her studio in Athens. Her work ranges from painting and printmaking to comics, fanzines and doll making. She draws inspiration from her cats and dogs, politics, rockumentaries, the subconscious and life’s banality. Ifiyenia is co-founder of the drawing collective Urban Pencils, she has been featured in exhibitions and illustrated books, taught art to children and produced crafts under the brand Birds On Lemons.

Inga Seidl (AT)


Inga Seidl is an Austrian graphic designer and illustrator. For a decade, she has been running her independent corporate design agency for clients with an environmental focus. Inga has a strong relation to nature, where she spends as much time as she can. Obviously, her character design is influenced by her life long experience with animals— and especially horses.

Janine Krieg (DE)


Janine Krieg aka Jane War creates art to communicate with the world. Currently based in Munich, she works in post-production for movies, TV and advertisement, both in 2D and 3D. Jane is haunted by crazy creatures, which make her see characters everywhere. Her personal illustration and animation is all about her emotions, and as she stays curious to explore different styles and media.

Jon Dunleavy (UK)


Jon Dunleavy is a director of animated films, working in multiple genres with a particular love for characterizing. His narrative themes range from greed to comic tragedy and phone-based love triangles. His films have been honored with awards from the British Animation Awards to the Cannes Short Film Corner.

Kami Goertz (CA)


Kami Goertz is a self-taught multidisciplinary fiber artist who creates plush characters and soft sculptures for humans to enjoy. Forest walks and gardening, moods, textures and animals (real or imagined) all inspire her creative process. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Canada as well as published in magazines focusing on the creation of plush toys.

Larissa Honsek (DE)


Larissa Honsek aka Novemberkind is a Berlin-based graphic designer, photographer and illustrator exploring the intersections of these fields. Her tribe of bright and colorful characters is born from experimenting with a multitude of mixed media: clay sculpting, photography, digital and analogue collage, painting, drawing, printing, scanning… Larissa is currently working as a graphic design freelancer, and she is the co-founder of NiNo kreativ, a small company that produces kids stationary and creative school supplies.

Negyedy Virág (HU)


Negyedy Virág is currently studying animation at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Her passion is character design, and she finds it very exciting to bring her creations to life in animated form. She likes to experiment with different media and techniques, and she is committed to learn as many things as possible while searching for her place in the world.

Oliver Téllez (MX)


Oliver Téllez is an architect and illustrator from Mexico City, who has liked to spend his time drawing and day dreaming since childhood. He is keen to create wild places with saturated imagery in order to test the behavior of his characters—and understand his own. Oliver usually incorporates elements of architecture into his illustrations as his interest extends to constructing visions of time and space.

Paulina Rasińska (PL)


Paulina Rasińska is an artist from Warsaw, living and working in Antwerp. After graduating at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in animation and photography, she focused on creating picture books for children. Until today, children are her favorite audience, whose knowledge and sensibility she aims to expand. She finds her strongest inspiration in the world of curiosities nature provides, and she loves telling stories about animals and plants.

Sabina Karasegh (AT)


Sabina Karasegh is an Austrian graphic designer and artist. Informed by her hometown Vienna and its particular attitude she always looks for recurrent patterns in every day life and correspondences between the micro- and macrocosm. Her graphic prints transform perspectives into black and white, working out contours and considering the white spaces.

Silvia Panicali (IT)


Silvia Panicali is a multifaceted creative talent born in Italy. Always looking for new forms of visual expression, she tries to represent the growth of her personality and her feelings by looking at them from the point of view of a child. Silvia has been strongly influenced by Belgian comics thanks to her mother’s origins, and she developed her style starting from photography and moving later to illustration and 2D animation.

Sjors Houkes (NL)


Sjors Houkes is a Dutch illustrator and voice over artist living in Berlin. As a film scholar interested in all aspects of visual culture he curated, promoted and exhibited independent video games and animation. These elements have found their way into his own work. Besides occasionally making games, voice acting or writing, most of his creative time is spent drawing: His honest ink and watercolor drawings are inspired by people, videogames, the beauty of nature and the quirks of the human mind.

Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat (DOM)


Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat is a Dominican illustrator and animator, with a profound love of telling stories. He sees his work as magic-realism, evoking his surreal experience of growing up in the Caribbean. His world is personal and intimate, with characters full of colors and textures, drawn into situations outside of their comfort zone.

Zarella Solís (PER)


Zarella Solís is a graphic designer from Lima. Her toys, designs and art pieces are handmade with the traditional techniques of sewing, embroidery and textile application. The intention of her work is to further the interest in and appreciation for crafts in the digital age.

Zeynep Solakoglu (TUR)


Zeynep Solakoglu is an artist and illustrator based in Istanbul. She is inspired by mythologies, fairytales, and indigenous stories from all parts of the world. She believes they all represent universal themes and connect us holistically, so when people look at her work, they will all find parts of themselves. Zeynep has been drawing characters and writing stories since she was a child, and she likes the idea of having one part of her in every character, evolving with them as years pass.


Post-Pictoplasma Character Club Night

The Post-Pictoplasma Character Club Night returns to Urban Spree on Saturday 13.05 for the party climax of the Pictoplasma Festival. Everyone is invited to shake off the overload at the closing party, with one of Debruit’s rare performances in Berlin—a wonky fusion of Congolese sound systems, weird L. A. block parties and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks, all powered by a fat hip hop engine. Opening acts are live performances from Maxwell Farrington and François Club, DJ sets by Henning Specht (Hypnolove) and Le Feu will take the raving crowd through the night.


François Club (FR)

François Club creates a type of rétro-futuristic music, with 80’s style sonorities, somewhere between Sébastien Tellier and Elli et Jacno.



Maxwell Farrington (AUS)

A psychedelic crooner, inenarrable dandy, eloquent clown, Maxwell Farrington touches everything with his warped genius and laisser faire punk attitude–from raw folk to lo-fi experimental, from burlesque pop to the most refined sappy dance music.



Debruit (FR)

Debruit is a musical explorer who imagines alternate worlds and the way they would sound. He plays with time and disparate sounds, moulding static dimensions and geographical borders into new asymmetrical audio-forms. His style is a no hold barred assault through dark Congolese sound systems, downtown L.A. block parties gone wrong, haze filled Kingston recording studios and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks; all powered by a fat hip hop engine, resulting in what can only be described as the heaviest wonky fusions you will hear all year.



Henning Specht (DE)

Henning Specht is a Berlin-based DJ and composer, founder of the bands Hypnolove and France. He has worked on soundtracks, composed original music for exhibitions, and sound designed fashion shows. Expect your full dose of disco!



LeFeu (FR)

LeFeu is DJ and producer of electronic music, and collaborates with She’s Drunk through their SABRINA project.


Sommerloft: Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks sind aus der Rockszene Chicagos nicht mehr wegzudenken und gehören spätestens seit ihrer dritten und gefeierten Platte « Down In Heaven » im vergangenen Jahr zu einem der besten amerikanischen Indie-Rock-Acts. Irgendwo zwischen 1968 und heute angesiedelt, verbinden sie die Rolling Stones, Stooges und Pixies mit Ty Segall, Tame Impala und The Strokes. Psychedelische Sounds über Garagen-Rock, punkige Gitarren zu poppigen Melodien, gnarzende Refrains, Hooks, die innerhalb von Sekunden in den Herzen der Hörer versinken, sind das Markenzeichen des Quintetts.

Twin Peaks sind wandlungsfähig und überraschen ihre zahlreichen Fans mit immer neuen Wendungen und Volten – und lernen dabei offensichtlich nur von den Größten: Ein Song wie « Holding Roses » ist ganz offensichtlich Tom Petty gewidmet, während in anderen Stücken schon stimmlich Lou Reed gewürdigt wird. Eine Platte von Twin Peaks ist ein Parforceritt durch die Geschichte des Rock’n’Roll aus der Sicht von fünf besten Freunde Anfang 20, die sich schon seit der Grundschule kennen. Mit ihrem Talent für Melodie und Harmonie setzen sie dabei immer neue Akzente.

Das kommt ihnen vor allem bei ihren Live-Auftritten zugute. Wenn Twin Peaks mit erschreckender Präzision ihre Songs noch lauter spielen, in Richtung Punk aus der Garage drehen und noch gewagtere Experimente durchführen, dann wird aus der Band eine Wundertüte voller Sounds. Im Juli unterbrechen Twin Peaks ihre ausgedehnte Festival-Tour, um kurz im Sommerloft vorbeizuschauen.

SOMMERLOFT präsentiert:
Twin Peaks
Support: Strand Child
19. Juli 2017
Urban Spree
Einlass 20h
Beginn 21h



** SOMMERLOFT 2017 **

Wir lassen Fümpf ungerade sein:

… zum so vielten Mal nämlich steigt 2017 das Sommerloft. Intime und nicht gerade alltägliche OpenAir- & Indoor-Konzertabende bei fairen Ticketpreisen – unplugged oder verkabelt, solo oder mit Band .. Indie, Folk, Songwriter, Hip Hop, Avantgarde, Punk. Der « Summer-Hangout » der großen Stadt, das OpenAir-Gefühl vor der Haustür, wird in diesem Jahr wieder an zwei verschiedenen Orten stattfinden. Einerseits im Garten des ://about blank am Ostkreuz, andererseits im & am Urban Spree auf dem RAW-Gelände.

An beiden Orten gilt: nicht nur gemütlich und akustisch, mit Singer/Songwritern, Weltmusik, der einen oder anderen noch unentdeckten Perle, sondern auch lauter und elektronischer, experimenteller und bunter als bislang – schließlich ist 2017 eine Primzahl. Also große Namen und Geheimtips gleichauf, und mit lokalen Acts, denen Support-Vorzug gegeben wird.

Parole: Euphorie & Knutschen. ♥


Sommerloft: The Lytics

Ganz so wie im normalen Leben gibt es im Hip-Hop kaum etwas Wichtigeres als Familie. Nahezu kein anderer Act verkörpert dieses Gefühl von Bruderschaft besser als The Lytics aus Kanada. Die Brüder Andrew und Anthony Sannie werfen sich seit ihrer Kindheit die Reime hin und her – ihr Cousin Mungala Londe macht ebenfalls mit. Die Beats kommen vom großen Bruder Alex Sannie, der in den Anfangstagen der Band alle Beats und Songs in seinem Schlafzimmerstudio baute.

Nachdem die Jungs 2016 schon eine erfolgreiche Europa-Tour mit Stopps beim Haldern Pop Festival, Deichbrand, A Summers Tale, Hip Hop Open Austria und sogar Supportshows für Jurrasic 5 gespielt haben, kommen sie diesen Sommer wieder. Im Juni/August freut man sich auf Kanadas freshesten Hip Hop Export in Deutschland. Mit im Gepäck haben sie ein noch unbetiteltes Album, welches zum Teil vom Beastie Boys-Gründungsmitglied Mike D produziert wurde. Halt machen werden die Jungs unter anderem beim Traumzeitfestival, Maifeld Derby, Chiemsee Summer und Highfield Festival. Und natürlich im Berliner Sommerloft. Familie und so.

SOMMERLOFT präsentiert:
The Lytics
25. Juni 2017
Urban Spree
Einlass 19h
Beginn 20h



** SOMMERLOFT 2017 **

Wir lassen Fümpf ungerade sein:

… zum so vielten Mal nämlich steigt 2017 das Sommerloft. Intime und nicht gerade alltägliche OpenAir- & Indoor-Konzertabende bei fairen Ticketpreisen – unplugged oder verkabelt, solo oder mit Band .. Indie, Folk, Songwriter, Hip Hop, Avantgarde, Punk. Der « Summer-Hangout » der großen Stadt, das OpenAir-Gefühl vor der Haustür, wird in diesem Jahr wieder an zwei verschiedenen Orten stattfinden. Einerseits im Garten des ://about blank am Ostkreuz, andererseits im & am Urban Spree auf dem RAW-Gelände.

An beiden Orten gilt: nicht nur gemütlich und akustisch, mit Singer/Songwritern, Weltmusik, der einen oder anderen noch unentdeckten Perle, sondern auch lauter und elektronischer, experimenteller und bunter als bislang – schließlich ist 2017 eine Primzahl. Also große Namen und Geheimtips gleichauf, und mit lokalen Acts, denen Support-Vorzug gegeben wird.

Parole: Euphorie & Knutschen. ♥