In July 2016, Urban Spree Galerie inaugurates a new format: the Urban Spree Art Residency.
During 3 weeks, Urban Spree invites Twoone (Hiroyasu Tsuri) to transplant his atelier directly in the galerie, in order to create artworks that will be constructed directly in the space, and with the possibility for the public to watch and engage with the artist. With the Residency idea, we wish to be as close as possible to the creation process, open the studio, and develop site-specific installations as all artworks will be necessarily influenced by the space, with a propension to work on larger formats. Outdoor paintings created simultaneously will resonate and echo indoor work as the Residency spills over the boundaries of the gallery to merge into the whole space.
The Berlin-based Japanese artist will create a series of artworks on glass, neon, canvases, and prints. Unplanned collaborations with visiting artists can as well happen, depending on who’s coming to Berlin in the next 3 weeks.
The Art Residency follows an inverted process: the public is welcome to witness the process from the very beginning. We want to foster a dynamic approach, create bridges between the artist and the audience, offer the opportunity to see an exhibition created in situ, step by step, climaxing into the opening. In this process, the opening of the show will happen on the last day of the show.
Beginning of the Residency: July 6th Tu-Sa 12:00 – 18:00
Opening of the Show: July 23rd, 19:00
Last Day of the Show: July 24th, 12:00-19:00