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Luna Park’s Book Signing at Urban Spree

Brooklyn-based photographer Luna Park will be in the Urban Spree Bookshop on Saturday, August 5th to discuss and sign her latest book « (Un)sanctioned« .

The Book Signing will take place from 18:00 to 20:00.

Subtitled « The Art on New York Streets« , the book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform.

Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer is a graffiti and street art photographer, curator and librarian, passionate about documenting urban artforms and supportive of all creative endeavors to redefine public space. She has presented her observations on street art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and guest lectured for the History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti course at Long Island University. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

For those who can’t attend the event, you can order a signed copy on the Urban Spree website here.



Yuto Yamada: Berlin/Tokyo II

Urban Spree Galerie presents ‘Berlin/Tokyo ll’, a photographic exhibition by Berlin-based Japanese photographer Yuto Yamada, opening on 17.11.2017 in our Galerie Ecke.

Berlin/Tokyo ll opens on the same night as Victor Ash’s 10-year Anniversary of the Astronaut Cosmonaut wall and will run until 10.12.2017.

 

Berlin and Tokyo are the two favorite topics of urban photographer Yuto Yamada and the subject of this exhibition one year after presenting his “Berlin/Tokyo” series at Urban Spree: Berlin as the city where he now lives and works since several year and the city of his childhood and youth, Tokyo.

In his ongoing series ‘Berlin/Tokyo’ he takes us on a journey to the dirty, abandoned side of Berlin with all its graffiti, destruction and decay, in absolute contrast with the modern and shiny photos of Tokyo’s illuminated cityscape, a stunning and surreal opposition.

‘BERLIN / TOKYO II’ is a photographic journey and modernist tale of two apparently opposed metropolises, the hi-tech Tokyo and the lo-fi Berlin.

 

Yuto Yamada: Berlin/Tokyo ll

Urban Spree Galerie’s Ecke

Opening: Friday 17.11.2017 at 18:30
Exhibition: 18.11.17 to 10.12.2017

Tu-Sa: 12:00-18:30

=> http://yuto-yamada.com/
=> instagram.com/tokio_kid

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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



Frankie hi-nrg mc | Berlino

Frankie hi-nrg mc, la leggenda del rap italiano, arriva per la prima volta a Berlino per due appuntamenti imperdibili.
Il 6 febbraio il suo live act presso il club Urban Spree ed il 7 febbraio presso Istituto Italiano di Cultura per la presentazione del suo libro « Faccio la mia cosa ».

6.2 Live act @ Urban Spree (opening: BJRG)
Apertura ore 20
Inizio ore 20,30
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2sYSNIL

7.2 Presentazione libro « Faccio la mia cosa » @ Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino. Modera l’incontro il giornalista Mattia Grigolo.
A seguire, solo su iscrizione, workshop di scrittura creativa con l’artista a cura de Le Balene Possono Volare)
Inizio ore 18 – ingresso gratuito
Info: iicberlino@esteri.it
Info e iscrizioni workshop di scrittura creativa: lab.lebalene@gmail.com

Frankie hi-nrg mc (Francesco Di Gesù) è nato a Torino nel 1969.
E’ un rapper, autore e compositore. Ha anche maturato ottime
esperienze come fotografo e videomaker.
Ha all’attivo 5 album su etichetta RCA ed il sesto “Essere Umani”
è uscito come indipendente per la propria discografica Materie
Prime Circolari.
Autore di alcuni dei rap più importanti della storia musicale
italiana, tra cui ricordiamo « Fight da faida », « Potere alla parola »,
« Libri di sangue » (1993), « Autodafè », “Quelli che benpensano”
(1997), Raplamento » (2003); nel 2008 ha partecipato al Festival della Canzone Italiana di
Sanremo con « Rivoluzione » e nel 2014 con “Un uomo è vivo” e “Pedala”, scelta dalla RAI come
sigla del 97° e 98° Giro d’Italia e contenuta in “ESSERE UMANI”, il primo album da
indipendente della propria etichetta Materie Prime Circolari.
La sua canzone « Quelli che benpensano » (1997) ha vinto il premio « Canzone dell’Anno » di
Musica! di Repubblica.
La canzone « Fight da faida » (IRMA record, 1992) è stata votata come « Migliore Canzone Rap della Storia della Musica Italiana » dal mensile Rolling Stone.
Ha scritto ed eseguito brani per artisti del calibro di Fiorella Mannoia, Raf, Mimmo Locasciulli ed in ambito internazionale con RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) e Nas.
Ha supportato dal vivo artisti come David Bowie, Beastie Boys, Run DMC.
Ha collaborato con artisti teatrali come Vittorio Gassman, Franca Valeri, Arnoldo Foà, Paola Cortellesi e nell’ambito della musica contemporanea si è esibito con il M°Alvin Curran ed il M°
Fredric Rzewski. É coautore insieme a Marco Paolini di #ANTROPOCENE
Ha scritto e diretto – tra gli altri – i videoclip di « Quelli che benpensano », « La descrizione di un attimo » e « Due destini » (Tiromancino – Virgin 2001), insieme a Riccardo Sinigallia.
Ha condotto parte della stagione 2004 di Brand:new per il canale MTV e presenta il programma « Street art » sul canale SkyArte HD (2013).
Come attore ha recitato tra gli altri in « Paz! » (Renato De Maria, 2001) ed « I più grandi di tutti » (Carlo Virzì, 2012).
Affermato street photographer, nel 2015 ha realizzato la mostra monografica “Metrapolis”
Nel 2019 è uscito “Faccio la mia cosa” (Mondadori, Strade Blu), il suo primo libro.

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Frankie hi nrg mc is one of the first and most appreciated italian rapper. Since 1991 he recorded 6 albums, wrote 1 book and collaborated with cinema and tv industry.
Hits like “Quelli che benpensano” and “Fight da faida” have influenced the entire italian rap scene.
He collaborated with artists like the american rappers NAS and RZA and italian musicians like Niccolò Fabi and Roy Paci.
In Berlin he will perform live in Urban Spree and present his first book « Faccio la mia cosa » at Isttituto Italiano di Cultura.

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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