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« Berlin Calling » Book Launch Party and Discussion

The American, Berlin-based author Paul Hockenos will present his latest book Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin (The New Press) at Urban Spree Galerie on June 17, 2017.

An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the wall Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 « peaceful revolution » in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It’s the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day.

In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin’s highly politicized undergrounds—including playwright Heiner Müller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation—Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today.

Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over.

Paul Hockenos is an American journalist and author who writes for The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. He has held prize fellowships with the American Academy in Berlin, the European Journalism College, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books, including Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic, and lives in Berlin.

“Can unruly artists change the world? Or do they just provide the soundtrack to history? The Berlin of the 1980s is famous for two things: a wild counterculture and the surprising end of the Cold War. Paul Hockenos, who knows the city inside out, brings them together in a fast-paced, sometimes astonishing story of underground clubs, squatters, and dissidents.” Brian Ladd, author of The Ghosts of Berlin

18:00 Opening of Berlin photographer Stefan Schilling exhibition on Mitte 1990

18:30 Open discussion with Paul Hockenos led by Felix Denk of Dummy magazine

19:00 – Planet’s former DJ Disko Daniel Bier on the console



LOW BROS: CON.TXT

The Hamburg-based duo LOW BROS (formerly based in Berlin) is no stranger to Urban Spree, having painted the Wall two times and having been regular guests here.

 

However, « CON.TEXT » is their first solo show with the Gallery. The starting point of the exhibition is to study the white privilege situation enjoyed in the US (and elsewhere) and – again – highlighted by the death of George Floyd, which triggered a worldwide massive awareness and protests.

« CON.TXT » opens on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 18:30 in presence of the artists.

 

« With the #BlackLivesMatters movement sweeping the global community, it is now, more than ever, that white people need to acknowledge their responsibility to dismantle oppressive, racist systems. Influenced by the book ‘Exit Racism’ by Tupoka Ogette & Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility,’ Low Bros have partnered with IDB (Institut für diskriminierungsfreie Bildung), Josephine Apraku and Jule Bönkost for this exhibition. As an educational starting point, this exhibition aims to amplify and continue the conversation surrounding white privilege and asks questions of how it can be better utilized in institutions, as well as private & public spaces. While the search for answers is ongoing, the artworks aim is to highlight the problems of unchecked whiteness, especially when it is being recognized as a default perspective in society. By debunking the concept of privileges and problems, the context of this exhibition aims to engage whiteness as an ally to the BIPOC community. Join the conversation to learn, unlearn and relearn about this topic at Urban Spree, Berlin, on 07.08.2020 ».  Anna Ptasinska

 

About the artists:

Low Bros are a German post-graffiti artist duo made up of brothers Christoph (b.1984) and Florin Schmidt (b.1982). With a background in street culture and an interest in contemporary developments, they explore a self coined ‘Retro-Futuristic’ vibe. From their collective memory of the 80s and 90s, the Low Bros create a vantage point from which to reimagine the present future; a perception which refocuses the conflicts they embody in the modern age. The Low Bros live and work in Hamburg, Germany.

www.lowbros.de

www.diskriminierungsfreie-bildung.de

Instagram:

@low_bros

@urban_spree

@idb.berlin



Orsten Groom: Chrome Dinette

Du 23 Octobre au 23 Janvier 2021, la galerie berlinoise Urban Spree est heureuse d’offrir au peintre Orsten Groom sa première exposition personnelle en Allemagne, « CHROME DINETTE ».

Veuillez noter qu’en application des règles de confinement en vigueur dans le Land de Berlin, la galerie reste ouverte en Novembre 2020 aux horaires habituels ainsi que sur rendez-vous.

 

 

 

Artiste radicalement indépendant et autogéré, Orsten Groom s’est imposé en quelques années comme un acteur incontournable de la jeune scène picturale française, entre milieux alternatifs et institutions muséales.

Sa première rétrospective a été présentée cette année au centre d’art contemporain ACMCM de Perpignan (France) – à seulement 37 ans.

L’exposition berlinoise réunit près d’une quarantaine d’oeuvres, présentées en deux sections :

– le grand ensemble rupestre de 17 toiles « CHROME DINETTE » (accompagné de son proverbial Divan), ronde démente sur les liens unissant Sigmund Freud et Moïse par Égypte antique et caniches malades interposés – sous l’égide de Frank Zappa;

– Une vaste sélection récapitulative de grands formats emblématiques de l’artiste, véritable parcours «subconscient» aux allures de sarcophage pariétal.

 

ORSTEN GROOM: « TOPSY CHOW CHOW »  (CHROME DINETTE SERIES): 160 x 215 cm – Mixed Media – 2020

 

La peinture d’Orsten Groom se présente comme « Art pariétal post-historique ».

Le fameux artiste allemand Jonathan Meese a dit de lui : « Orsten Groom vient des grottes et du Moyen-Âge et garde l’histoire vivace dans l’art actuel. Il vient du futur ».

Fresques au fatras apocalyptique saturées de créatures tirées du Styx de l’oubli par enquêtes talmudiques délirantes, récapitulation carnavalesque de l’histoire depuis le flot des origines et l’histoire de l’art, sa peinture rugit sur de grandes toiles peuplées de figures enchevêtrées par mythologies et archétypes grotesques, Danses macabres glanées par un détective archéologue de la langue.Sa matière est dense, volcanique, habitée comme les foies antiques d’un rituel divinatoire.

« Ce trouble est semblable à celui que j’éprouve dans les grottes de Lascaux ou Chauvet, devant les tableaux du Greco ou de Picasso ou encore au XXe siècle devant l’oeuvre essentielle de Gérard Gasiorowski », comme l’écrit Olivier Kaeppelin, commissaire de sa récente exposition parisienne POMPEII MASTURBATOR – Pour laquelle le Parc archéologique de Pompeii en personne s’est fendu d’une plainte.

Orsten Groom a subi en 2002 un anévrisme qui l’a laissé amnésique et épileptique. Il est diplômé de l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris en 2009 et du Fresnoy en 2011. Il est lauréat de plusieurs prix : Prix l’art est vivant (2019), Prix de Peinture de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts (2016) et Prix de Peinture Antoine Marin (2015). Le célèbre fabricant de peinture Marin fabrique une couleur à son nom, le Rose Groom.

Il est également musicien, auteur de recueils de poèmes cubistes anglais, cinéaste (Prix du jury pour son film BOBOK au festival Côté-Court 2011) et depuis 2012 auteur du cycle vidéo Les Ballets Russes.

Il a collaboré avec les commissaires et auteurs Olivier Kaeppelin et Paul Ardenne, le cinéaste Guy Maddin, le traducteur et poète André Markowicz, ainsi que l’écrivain Boris Wolowiec.

 

ORSTEN GROOM: « MÂÂT » – 210 x 140 cm – Huile et Glycero sur toile

Implantée en plein coeur de Berlin, La galerie Urban Spree est depuis plus de 8 ans une référence incontournable des arts urbains, entendus comme manifestation d’un art post-pariétal, qui inscrit le graffiti au coeur de sa pratique, sur grande échelle.

Ich bin der Dreck unter deinen Walzen / Ich bin dein geheimer Schmutz Und verlorenes Metallgeld / Ich bin deine Ritze und Schlitze / Ich bin der Autor aller Felgen Und Damast Paspeln / Ich bin Eier aller Arten / Ich bin alle Tage und Nächte / Ich bin der Chrome Dinette / Und du bist mein Sofa. – Frank Zappa

CHROME DINETTE est Divan ardent, Sphinx psychanalytique et Langue malade du Dieu Imprononçable.

 

ORSTEN GROOM: CHROME DINETTE

« Divan, Divan, Weisst du, Wer Ich Bin? »

23.10.2020 – 23/01.2021

Vernissage: Vendredi 23.10.2020 à partir de 18:30 en présence de l’artiste

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Contact, info & catalogue: Pascal Feucher (pascal@urbanspree.com)

Horaires: Mercredi-Samedi 14:00-18:30

Ouverture dimanche 24.10.2020 (14:00-19:00)

 

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/orsten_groom/

FB https://www.facebook.com/orstengroomglues/

WIKIPEDIA https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsten_Groom

 



Urban Spree Summer Sessions

Join us in the sun for a week of music, food, and drinks. With an eclectic range of artists supplying great sound vibes for the entire week.

On top, the Urban Spree Shop will be open with a selection of prints and books we’ve been building during the stay-at-home period.

Space is limited, as respecting the corona guidelines and your safety is of paramount importance to us. Urban Spree’s outdoor area is however vast and tables have been repositioned according to the regulations and we believe we offer a safe experience to everyone.

We greatly look forward to seeing you all and hosting you once again!

MILK ME presents:

Wednesday – TV Eye Gardenfest
Thursday – Emmanuelle 5
Friday – Jimmy Trash
Saturday – Memory Dance *Teaser at Urban Spree Garden
Sunday – New Beat Sunday in the Urban Spree Garden

Finger Food by DE DEE DEE
& a selection of great coffee 🌼

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HOUSE RULES

– Attendance list: Each guest must leave their full name, address, and contact information. The collected data will be deleted after four weeks.
– A minimum distance of 1.5 meters between tables, persons, and staff.
– The tables must not be moved
– Mouth and nose masks must be worn as soon as you leave the table and when entering the Shop area
– Leave the table only when you need to go to the toilets
– A limited number of people per table (1.5m distance per person)
– No self-service, our staff will take your requests and bring your order
– Entry with donation

📸 by Sam Sesemann

FB EVENT



Urban Spree Summer Sessions

Join us in the sun for a chill weekend of music, food, and drinks. With an eclectic range of artists supplying great sound vibes for the entire weekend.

On top, the Urban Spree Shop will be open with a selection of prints and books we’ve been building during the stay-at-home period.

Space is limited, as respecting the corona guidelines and your safety is of paramount importance to us. Urban Spree’s outdoor area is however vast and tables have been repositioned according to the regulations and we believe we offer a safe experience to everyone.

We greatly look forward to seeing you all and hosting you once again!

MILK ME presents:

Thursday with Lobotomy
Friday with Billy Idle (Disco Bizarre)
Saturday with Andrew Claristidge
Sunday with Jimmy Trash

Finger Food by DE DEE DEE
& a selection of great coffee 🌼

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HOUSE RULES

– Attendance list: Each guest must leave their full name, address, and contact information. The collected data will be deleted after four weeks.
– A minimum distance of 1.5 meters between tables, persons, and staff.
– The tables must not be moved
– Mouth and nose masks must be worn as soon as you leave the table and when entering the Shop area
– Leave the table only when you need to go to the toilets
– A limited number of people per table (1.5m distance per person)
– No self-service, our staff will take your requests and bring your order
– Entry with donation

FB EVENT



Urban Spree Summer Sessions

Join us in the sun for a chill weekend of music, food, and drinks. With an eclectic range of artists supplying great sound vibes for the entire weekend.

On top, the Urban Spree Shop will be open with a selection of prints and books we’ve been building during the stay-at-home period.

Space is limited, as respecting the corona guidelines and your safety is of paramount importance to us. Urban Spree’s outdoor area is however vast and tables have been repositioned according to the regulations and we believe we offer a safe experience to everyone.

We greatly look forward to seeing you all and hosting you once again!

MILK ME presents music with:

Frinda di Lanco, Franz Scala, Emmanuelle 5, Jimmy Trash, Andrew Claristidge

Finger Food by DE DEE DEE and Mercosy

————————————

HOUSE RULES

– Attendance list: Each guest must leave their full name, address, and contact information. The collected data will be deleted after four weeks.
– A minimum distance of 1.5 meters between tables, persons, and staff.
– The tables must not be moved
– Mouth and nose masks must be worn as soon as you leave the table and when entering the Shop area
– Leave the table only when you need to go to the toilets
– A limited number of people per table (1.5m distance per person)
– No self-service, our staff will take your requests and bring your order
– Entry with donation

📸 by Sam Sesemann

FB EVENT