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Berlin- Praha Barter

After the first exhibition, titled « Praha Berlin Barter » (March/April 2019) which was hosted by Urban Spree in Berlin, the gallery is this time being hosted by Trafo Gallery in Prague in a new group exhibition called « Berlin Praha Barter« .

Berlin Praha Barter

Preview: 16.05.2019
Exhibition: 17.05. – 23.06.2019

Curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree)

In this second round, we have invited 11 visual artists of the Urban Spree family to exhibit artworks at Trafo Gallery:

 The artists are representative of the new Berlin scene that emerged since the Fall of the Wall, starting with the precursor – Jim Avignon – quite known for his painted decors of many of the Berlin squatted clubs of the early 90’s and large historic murals (East Side Gallery) and whose remixed cubist/pop art/Neue Sachlichkeit aesthetics are iconic of the Berlin art scene.
Going along the figurative trail, Marion Jdanoff (half of the duo Palefroi) develops a highly poetic and fairytale-like universe, fueled with middle age tales, strange characters, fabled animals in a rich palette of colors. Fabian Warnsing paints large-sized canvases in a faux-naïf style, creating still life paintings, urban landscapes and everyday scenes.

The graphite drawings of Lars Wunderlich are part of a series from 2017 titled « East German Realities », whereby the artist applies his process of distortion and glitches to scenes witnessed in the Eastern parts of Germany where nationalism is still a vivid reality.

Sebas Velasco explores the remnants of the Eastern bloc in a series of oil paintings and drawings based on scenes from Yugoslavia and elsewhere, Plattenbau, old cars, graffiti, and neon hotel signs. An urban/architecture thematic which has been magnified over 20 years by EVOL with his stencils on outdoor electric boxes and on cardboard.

Going further, Hendrik Czakainski creates 3D large-scale post-architectural panels which are radical anatomical explorations of the urban body. His works are impressive, immersive, chaotic urban scenes captured from above, on a bird’s eye view perspective.

Besides figurative and architecture-inspired works, a strong line at Urban Spree has always been « post-graffiti abstraction », i.e. using the codes, techniques, roots, flow and philosophy of graffiti, where the letter becomes an abstraction, a substance.

While Stohead is closer in some instances to the true form of the letter (calligraphy, handstyle, overwriting), he has always experimented beyond it, trying to deconstruct and dissolve the Letter in a post-graffiti approach. Theresa Volpp‘s practice is more focused on the very subject of abstract art and bears only a faint distance to graffiti, although some form of automatic writing exists in her work, in a pre-graffiti way, as if abstract art is trying to reconnect with a certain flow but before the invention of graffiti..

Christian August creates multiple layers of grey colors by erasing, scratching, repainting, and finally achieving a wall texture (in the scratchy meaning of Dubuffet and Brassaï in the early 20th century), then completing his work by a stunning dash of ultramarine color, the artist’s persistent signature. Johannes Mundinger has also strong roots in wall painting and creates delicate abstract works in subdued tones, large shapes and blocs, stunning and contemplative abstract landscapes.

Oscillating between abstract and figurative art, Berlin Praha Barter shows a diversity of approaches and styles, seemingly loosely connected but united by an undercurrent practice of wall painting and shared values.

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Urban Spree Galerie was created in Berlin-Friedrichshain in 2012 as a 400 sqm « artist-run » space with the objective of discovering and promoting the emerging international wave of post-graffiti painters and artists, with a strong focus on local talents.

The gallery is an essential part of Urban Spree, a 1.700 sqm independent multi-cultural complex comprising a Biergarten, a concert room, a bookshop, 5 artist studios, a screen printing studio, itself set in a 70.000 sqm postindustrial creative compound in the heart of Berlin (R.A.W.).

The gallery benefits from its large urban grassroots ecosystem and offers its invited artists an ideal space for experimentation through ambitious on-site residencies and monthly exhibitions that usually involve painting the outside walls of the compound.

It is armed with these values of generosity and openness, shared with Trafo Gallery, that we together decided to initiate a gallery exchange.

https://www.urbanspree.com
instagram: @urban_spree
facebook: Urban Spree

 

Thanks to all Trafo Gallery supporters: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hlavního

města Prahy, Art District 7, Radio 1, Protisedi.cz, ArtMap and Wine4You.

Trafo Gallery, Hala 14, Pražská tržnice, Bubenské nábřeží 306/13, Prague 7, tram
no. 1, 12, 14, 25, metro Vltavská (300m),

Open Wed–Sun 3–7pm, Sat 10am–7pm,
www.trafogallery.cz ,

IG: trafo_gallery,

FB: trafogalerie



ADM SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY

ADM Solidarity Festival Saturday

 

Join us for the closing party ADM Solidarity festival in order to help raise money for 130 people evicted from their homes on the 7th of January 2019 –

Multi Subcultural Art Fair opening, featuring the sculpture garden. Mechanical installations by Luka Minotti (CH), Bastiaan Maris (NL), Robocross Machines (D/UK), and more.

Arson Art by Eddie Egal (Berlin) , Bands, Dj’s, circus and theatre performances along with a sub cellar cinema, all presented over three stages at Urban Spree.

For full information about the ADM and the festival itself, visit the festival website – http://www.adm-soliparty-berlin.de/

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Martial Canterel

[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:

Martial Canterel live
[US, Dais Records / Wierd Records]
www.martialcanterel.bandcamp.com

Martial Canterel’s Sean McBride is the progenitor of American cold synth sounds of the 21st Century. He began under the moniker Moravagine before he started releasing limited edition cassettes and playing Brooklyn dives as Martial Canterel in 2002. Since then, McBride’s bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty fairwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerth’s Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBride’s sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterel’s recent releases (You Today, Refuge Underneath) have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fanbase. McBride’s influence can be heard in scores of bands in the Wierd cadre and beyond (he is also one half of the Weird Records duo Xeno and Oaklander). Through the collision of a uniquely humanistic means of production via live analogue synthcraft expertly paired with vocals and lyrics that reflect the pitfalls and pleasures of our age, Martial Canterel provides a visceral kick best felt on the dancefloor, amidst a flurry of flesh in motion.

DJs:

Philipp Strobel [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
Thenia Af. [Grausame Töchter]

Urban Spree (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99/Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

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ADM SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL SATURDAY (DAY 3)

ADM Solidarity Festival Saturday

 

Join us for the ADM Solidarity festival in order to help raise money for 130 people evicted from their homes on the 7th of January 2019 –

Multi Subcultural Art Fair opening, featuring the sculpture garden. Mechanical installations by Luka Minotti (CH), Bastiaan Maris (NL), Robocross Machines (D/UK), and more.

Arson Art by Eddie Egal (Berlin) , Bands, Dj’s, circus and theatre performances along with a sub cellar cinema, all presented over three stages at Urban Spree.

For full information about the ADM and the festival itself, visit the festival website – http://www.adm-soliparty-berlin.de/

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ADM Solidarity Festival Friday (Day 2)

Second day of the ADM Solidarity Festival

Join us for the second day of the ADM Solidarity festival in order to help raise money for 130 people evicted from their homes on the 7th of January 2019 –

Multi Subcultural Art Fair opening, featuring the sculpture garden. Mechanical installations by Luka Minotti (CH), Bastiaan Maris (NL), Robocross Machines (D/UK), and more.

Arson Art by Eddie Egal (Berlin) , Bands, Dj’s, circus and theatre performances along with a sub cellar cinema, all presented over three stages at Urban Spree.

For full information about the ADM and the festival itself, visit the festival website – http://www.adm-soliparty-berlin.de/

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ADM Solidarity Festival Opening

Opening night of the ADM Solidarity Festival

Join us for the opening night of the ADM Solidarity festival in order to help raise money for 130 people evicted from their homes on the 7th of January 2019 –

Multi Subcultural Art Fair opening, featuring the sculpture garden. Mechanical installations by Luka Minotti (CH), Bastiaan Maris (NL), Robocross Machines (D/UK), and more.

Arson art by Eddie Egal (Berlin) , Bands, Dj’s, circus and theatre performances along with a sub cellar cinema, all presented over three stages at Urban Spree.

For full information about the ADM and the festival itself, visit the festival website – http://www.adm-soliparty-berlin.de/

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