Vor Mitternacht: 5 €
Nach Mitternacht: 7 €
Beginn: 22:00 Uhr
Ende: 06:00 Uhr
Before Midnight: 5€
After Midnight: 7€
Kevin Rangel [Sleepless Musik]
Vor Mitternacht: 5 €
Nach Mitternacht: 7 €
Beginn: 22:00 Uhr
Ende: 06:00 Uhr
Before Midnight: 5€
After Midnight: 7€
Kevin Rangel [Sleepless Musik]
« Imagine that you are a raindrop. It begins to rain and you hit the ground and flow across streets, parking lots, yards, construction sites, farm fields… Along the way, you pick up litter, oil, grease, metals, rubber, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other things left behind. All of these pollutants mix with the rain and flow away as nonpoint source pollution. » (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency).
In Hendrik Czakainski’s previous exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie, « Switch Over » (2018), the famed « invisible hand » of Adam Smith finally achieved its predictable self-strangulation and hinted towards the obliteration of the age of Anthropocene. His powerful works laid bare the rusted skeletons of what was once qualified as habitat. A post-architectural world – and beyond -, in which life subsided on the fringes, a derelict, abstract and borderless Universum, morbidly fascinating.
For « Nonpoint Sources« , his 4th solo show at Urban Spree, Hendrik Czakainski fills his large wall sculptures with the particles and raindrops of our contaminated civilization, building his imaginary constructions only to let them succumb to the invisible and poisonous streams that run through it. Huge fracture lines dislocate high density environments, Earth is scorched beyond repair, structures are flooded with colored poisons that irrigate the veins of our industrial civilization.
We do not only see the structures, we see the flooding and the elements, we see how the artist skillfully paints and distorts the structures he so patiently erected.
Berlin Art Week Opening: Wednesday 09.09.2020 at 18:00 in presence of the artist
Exhibition Dates: 09.09.2020 – 10.10.2020
Wed-Fri 14:00-19:00 (Sa: 12:00-19:00)
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
S+U Warschauer Str.
Info & Catalogue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call For Rain presents the Australian Bushfire Fundraiser.
Tornado Wallace (Running Back, Animals Dancing).
Damiano von Erckertt b2b Beluga (Pond Life)
Alison Swing (Dig Deeper LA, Renate).
Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange (live).
Moses Mawila (LOWMONEYMUSICLOVE).
Call For Rain invites Berlin to gather and dance for the relief of those affected by the bushfires in Australia.
We are currently witnessing the most horrific & catastrophic bushfires to plague the planet.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged, over 10 million hectares of land have been ravaged, and over 1 billion animals have been estimated to have been killed as a result. Thousands are displaced. Our death toll continues to rise.
This isn’t a national crisis. It’s a global crisis.
For centuries, cultures have practiced rituals in order to Call For Rain, and now we invite you to join us on this evening to come together and dance, and to take part in a collective effort to raise funds for those at the forefront of fighting the fires that continue to burn Australia.
We would like to mention our sister-event that takes place in Tel Aviv, on 01.02.2020 at Sputnik bar. Stay tuned for more details regarding this. We stand for the same cause.
100% of proceeds from this event will be distributed to the following charities;
CFA: Country Fire Association Victoria. (A volunteer & community based fire & emergency services organisation).
Wildlife Victoria. (A wildlife rescue and sheltering association committed to rescuing, rehabilitating & providing equipment for the rescue of wildlife during the bushfires).
We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land; past, present and future. We recognise their connection to land, water & culture.
We would like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present, & emerging, as well as all those affected by the catastrophic bushfires.
Artwork by Yago Dzugala
⊙ ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. ⊙
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic space rock band, the core of which formed in 1995. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians, but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with only a few core members and frequent guest musicians.
The band has released albums frequently on a number of international record labels as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label, which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.
“In a non-stop stream of thrilling noise, they segue from supercharged stomp-rock, through doomy choral chanting and frazzled go-go, to a thundering melee of atonal freakouts. Then on to a pulsating, echo-drenched disco-rock groove, which morphs into a motorik rhythm too rapid even for the autobahn, works itself into a squalling frenzy, breaks cover as a kind of galloping, syncopated, Underworld-with-rabies affair, and flows into a long, chiming trance number climaxing in a collective instrumental howl.” – David Bennun
⊙ SUNN TRIO ⊙
(Phoenix – Arizona)
Described as deep spirited, Arabic-music-tinged free jazz-punk and harsh exotica, Sunn Trio’s ever-evolving ensemble digests a number of genres, spitting them back out in creative destruction. Carrying on a long tradition of sun-beaten Phoenix punk, Sunn Trio evokes the sweltering and hallucinatory Arizona desert. Echoes of Sonny Sharrock, John McLaughlin, and Sir Richard Bishop can be heard in Joel Robinson’s fiery blurs of guitar. Imagine the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 in full force, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze. Founded by Robinson in 2010, the ever-changing band has been constantly recording and releasing material, with a recent LP, Fayrus, on Germany’s Unrock Records.
“Wielding Indo-Arabian saz and white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a ‘safe’ environment.” – Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls
« There’s a woozy, heatstroke feel to the band’s innovative blend of surf rock, free jazz, mystical drone, and world music. Consistently recording and releasing material via self-distributed cassettes, the Trio’s sound mutates in concert, with fantastic flurries of distorted guitars butting up against mantric psychedelic saxophone runs and looping bass. » – Jason Patrick Woodbury
⊙ STEREOCILIA ⊙
(Bristol – Britain)
Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. in the past he has shared a stage with acts including: Gnod, Daniel Lanois, Ex-Easter Island Head, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Ben Frost, Josef Van Wissem, Yuri Landman, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Machinefabriek, ThisQuietArmy, Noveller, and performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s guitar Orchestras. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film.
Spring of 2019 saw the release of Stereocilia’s 4th album, and second for Brighton label, Drone Rock Records.
⊙ STURLE DAGSLAND ⊙
(Stavanger – Norway)
Sturle Dagsland is a Norwegian artist and musical outfit from Stavanger, Norway, consisting of the brothers Sturle Dagsland and Sjur Dagsland, that play otherwordly experimental Avantgarde Neo-Classical Indie-Folk beyond any description.
They have toured extensively all across the world at festival’s such as Secret Solstice, Sled Island, Fiestas del Pilar, Tallinn Music Week, Fusion Festival, South by Southwest, Canadian Music Week, Oslo Jazzfestival, and more. In 2015, they made their North American debut at Sled Island in Canada.
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⊙ smash racism, sexism, genderism, homophobia, nationalism, fascism, drugism, religionism, lookism, borders (on the maps & in the minds), genres, scenes, image, trend, hype & any other brainwashit ⊙
Pixx ist dabei das musikalische Alter Ego von Hannah Rogers aus Chipstead – einem Ort im Süden Londons, an der Grenze zwischen Vorort und ländlicher Idylle. In eine Musik-liebende Familie geboren und inspiriert von der riesigen Plattensammlung ihres Vaters, wurde sie schon in jungen Jahren ermutigt ihre kreative Ader auszuleben und ihr Talent blieb nicht unentdeckt. Schon im Alter von 16 Jahren schrieb sie sich mit den ersten eigenen Songs an der renommierten The BRIT School ein, an der schon Künstler wie Adele, Amy Winehouse und King Krule zuvor die Schulbank gedrückt hatten. Erst nach dem Abschluss begann Hannah darüber nachzudenken ihre Musik auch zu veröffentlichen. Inspiriert von Künstlern wie Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell und Aphex Twin, arbeitet Hannah alleine an ihren Stücken, die sie unter dem Spitznamen ihrer Großmutter, Pixx, veröffentlicht.
Nachdem sie mit 4AD ein Label-Zuhause fand, veröffentlichte Pixx mit 19 ihre erste EP „Fall In“. Bestehend aus vier Folk-Songs, durchsetzt von Rodgers ganz eigenem, sehr persönlichem Songwriting über Herzschmerz und Selbstbeobachtung wurde die EP von Kritikern wie der Sunday Times („One oft he most arresting debuts oft he year“) gefeiert und brachte Pixx Slots auf dem Glastonbury und dem Latitude Festival ein, sowie im Vorprogramm von Acts wie Daughter, Glass Animals oder Lush!
Während sich die Welt um sie herum im Aufruhr befindet, sucht Rodgers in sich selbst nach Inspiration. Ihre Albträume aus der Kindheit, sowie spätere nervenzerrende Träume, schienen ihr perfekt als Metaphern zu den aktuellen Themen, um etwas Halt und Kontrolle zu finden, in einer anscheinend aus den Fugen geratenen Zeit. Anstatt über einfachen persönlichen Verlust zu schreiben, schreibt sie daher aus der Perspektive eines sozialen Kommentators, der sowohl in seinen Träumen, wie in der Wirklichkeit von immer mehr Unbehagen heimgesucht wird.
Im Juni 2019 kehrt die 23-jährige Britin zurück mit ihrem neuen Album “Small Mercies”.
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« .
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 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.
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.
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,