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No More Crew: Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner, Michal Škapa

NO MORE CREW

KALÁB / PASTA / ŠKAPA

A strong trio. Grew up together. Long-standing friendships. Shared experience. Rocket engines. Parallel beginnings. Trajectories that have diverged over time, but remain firmly connected, consecrated by the code of graffiti. The No More Crew brotherhood.

An exhibition built around the confrontation of its participants – a trio of friends, all distinct figures, and not only in terms of the Czech art scene. The mutual confrontation comes at no risk. Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa are equals. What they share is tenacity, ambition, drive, vigor, audacity, humor, and every now and then also a wall, as well as mutual friends and their common age. What distinguishes them is their approach, form, tools, the venues of their solo exhibitions, the locations of their respective studios, and the number of their children.

With the soul of an architect, Jan Kaláb easily conquers the third dimension not only in his murals, but also in his canvases. He has grown to embrace the painter within, and although his forte is the creation of objects he has been chiseling away at geometric abstraction, discovering spaces interior and without, regardless of the clichéd expression “that’s been done.”

The same could be said of Pasta Oner. It is possible to cite the clearly visible sources of inspiration, identify the specific paraphrases. Yet one must also take into account the force and accuracy with which he mirrors the conservative Central European mindset. How spot-on is his commentary on the bad habits of consumerism, or the directness with which he tackles the large format through his short post-pop messages.

Michal Škapa, by contrast, works with the moment of replication, the multiplication of a graphic element, with a hand patently the descendant of an expert graffiti artist. His style is ornamental, rhythmic, abstract and concrete at the same time. He is the draughtsman of his canvases, the transmitter of symbols, creator of expansive mural-format comics with unsettling subject matter.

The exhibition No More Crew at Urban Spree Galerie presents a trio of disparate and yet splendidly and mutually complementary artists. Their work defies being simply the result of the overused epithet “drawing on street art”, and at the same time any confrontation with their work requires such a label. Space, place, city, symbol, sign. Something for everybody.

 

No More Crew

A solo group show by Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa

Opening Reception on Thursday, May 18th at 19:00

Exhibition: May 19th to June 11th,

Tu-Su: 12:00-19:00

press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

gallery enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com



DUAL ROYAL 2#

after the first try of bringing to berlin this hardcore showdown, we decided that band battles are fucking fun and we gonna keep on doing it!! but this time, more colorful and funny than the 1st showdown.

gurl power round 1!
female fronted hc punk bands have much more juice than hc dudes. (nothing personal, we love dudes)
HERE IS !

strach VS szrama

at the second round we have 1 really fresh n’ powerful new band, apears to be from tel aviv, just released their first glorious album! who dare to share with them the stage?!

love your witch VS ????????

lets make it easier and more fun and open the possibility for the audience to choose who gonna match the battle!

THIS NIGHT we make with full intention to bring a new vibe and energy to the underground hc konzerts scene, with new concepts and inspirations from around the world, and bring us more together on our funny side!!

dress code: WE DONT CARE. ur pretty anyways. just dont be shy to look gorgeous or just rediculous since all the crew gonna look like a bunch of clowns and weirdos! like a custom party??!? lets try and see what we got!

any intention of supporting this party gonna keep it alive and make it better, nothing gonna stop us because we deserve the best!

doors: 22:00
showdown: 23:00

for all the working class heroes, dont worry the night is not long, u can arrive home in a decent hour and get all of it!

with love, fantasticore productions.

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Arabs Do It Better Berlin • 18.01.20 • Urban Spree

Arabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية

18.01.2020 | Saturday
السبت | ١٨.١.٢٠

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

DOORS OPEN : MIDNIGHT
افتتاح الابواب: الساعة ٢٤:٠٠

Entrance: 10 Euros (Tickets at the entrance)
سعر التذكرة: ١٠ يورو (الدفع على الباب)

ELECTRONIC HAFLA FLOOR
ساحة الحفلة الاكتروني
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DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
Mehmet Aslan (FLEETING WAX / HAMAM HOUSE)
MARWAN HAWASH (Arabs Do It Better)

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
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Paloma Colombe (Paris/Alger – Panafrican Beats)

It’s too dark and cold outside this time of the year and we all deserve a nice portion of some warm beats to heat us up. So we are preparing a very special fiesta for you Berliners with a very special dj guests.

In the ELECTRONIC HAFLA FLOOR the Arabs Do It Better crew – Marwan Hawash & David Pearl will host a very special guest, one of our favorite eclectic selectors, music diggers, producers and Dj’s:
MEHMET ASLAN (FLEETING WAX/ HAMAM HOUSE)
Coming to take the dance floor and dive into a journey full of trippy sounds from the east, full of percussion and warm synths with the right strings.

In SOULKEBAB FLOOR we’re excited to host Paloma Colombe, coming to us from Paris/Alger with her special mix between old & new, organic & electronic tunes, from funk and disco beats to the Mediterranean rhythm.

ساحة الحفلة الاكتروني
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دافيد پيرل
مهمط اصلان
مروان هواش

ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
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پالوما كولومب (پاريس/الجزائر)

الطقس بارد برا والشمس تركتنا لفترة، فحضرنا ليلة خاصة اتدفينا في هاي الفترة مع مسطونين/ات مميزين ومميزات في برلين!

في الساحة الالكترونية فريق ‘الارابز’ رح يستضيف احد المنتجين والمسطونين المفضلين في ساحات الرقص:
مهمط اصلان (فليتينج واكس / حمام هاوس)، رح يوخدنا إلى رحلة سطونة موسيقية في عالم الإيقاع البديل والحديث مع أصوات الكيبورد والأوتار الشرقية.

في ساحة ال-‘صول كباب’ – موسيقى على اسطوانات (مش بس) من عالم الفانك، الديسكو، الالكتروني والاورغاني. رح نستضيف المسطونة ‘پالوما كولومب’ (الجزائر/پاريس) لكل الليلة!

Listen • استمعو
MEHMET ASLAN >
https://bit.ly/2SiSzqC + https://bit.ly/2SkWP8T
PALOMA COLOMBE >
https://bit.ly/2EFOyEF + https://bit.ly/2ZjA8TZ
MARWAN HAWASH > https://bit.ly/2oNWwUJ
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh

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WALLS

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from both the comics scene and the street art scene to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Fragment of an antique wall, Pompeii. Courtesy Galerie David Ghezelbash

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos). 

Levalet: « Voie de contournement », China ink on paper, 70x100cm, 2019

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Enki Bilal. Excerpt from the Portfolio « Die Mauer Berlin », Futuropolis 1982

 

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

To download the Press Kit: https://www.urbanspree.com/press/



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.



Arabs Do It Better Berlin • 19.10.19 • Urban Spree

rabs Do It Better
Electronic Hafla • حفلة الكترونية

19.10.2019 | Saturday
١٩.١٠.٢٠١٩ | يوم السبت

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

DOORS OPEN : MIDNIGHT
افتتاح الابواب: الساعة ٢٤:٠٠

Tickets at the entrance
10 euro
الدفع على الباب

ELECTRONIC HAFLA FLOOR
ساحة الحفلة الاكتروني
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DAVID PEARL (Arabs Do It Better)
Hadi Zeidan (Beirut Electro Parade)
MARWAN HAWASH (Arabs Do It Better)

SOUL KEBAB FLOOR | Funky sexy vinyls
ساحة السول كباب | موسيقى على اسطوانات
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O-wais (Recordat)

The summer is long gone but Arabs Do It Better are bringing the sun back to Berlin with yet another warm and shiny party with the best electronic tunes from the Middle East and beyond spread on 2 floors featuring exciting guests.

In the ELECTRONIC HAFLA FLOOR the Arabs Do It Better crew – Marwan Hawash & David Pearl will host our very special guest:
Hadi Zeidan (Beirut Electro Parade)
who will take us to a special musical trip through his influences and futuristic Middle eastern sounds from his birth town Beirut.

In SOULKEBAB FLOOR dedicated to vinyl music, from funk and disco beats to the Mediterranean rhythm. In charge by o wais (Recordat).
The person behind and in front of the series of recording sessions, a collective and a record label for DJs and electronic music producers from across the Mediterranean.

Get ready to dance and sweat until the morning!


الصيف يمكن خلص، بس فريق ‘ارابز دو ات بطر’ راجعين ومرجعات معنا الشمس لبرلين مع حفلة الكترونية مع اجدد موسيقى من الشرق الاوسط والمنطقة، مع ساحتين رقص وموسيقيين برفعوا الراس!

في الساحة الالكترونية فريق الارابز دو ات بطر – مروان هواش ودافيد پيرل رح يستضيفوا عازف ومسوطن مميز:
هادي زيدان (Beirut Electro Parade)، اللي رح يوخدنا لرحلة موسيقية بتأثير عالمه الموسيقي من الشرق الاوسط وبالاخص مكان الولادة – بيروت.

ساحة الSoulKebab رح تتخصص لموسيقى على اسطوانات من عالم الفانك، الديسكو، الكلاسيكيات والايقاع الشرقي مع جامع الموسيقى الرائع O-Wais (Recodat).
ابراهيم هو مؤسس ‘ركوردات’, سلسلة جلسات تسجيل موسيقية، فريق مبني من عدة مسوطنين ومنتجي موسيقى الكترونية.

حضروا حالكو لليلة ملانة رقص وحب للصبح!

Listen • استمعو
HADI ZEIDAN > https://bit.ly/2kIKCwA
O-WAIS > https://bit.ly/2m2O0SY
MARWAN HAWASH > https://bit.ly/2oNWwUJ
DAVID PEARL > https://bit.ly/2C82Xeh

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