Urban Spree and Jan Kaláb invite you at Urban Spree Galerie next Saturday 24.11 at 18:00 for the Berlin release of the much-awaited first published monograph of the influential Czech post-graffiti artist.
Published in November 2018 by Prague-based Trafo Gallery on the occasion of the artist’s new solo exhibition in Prague (02.11-20.12-2018), the 320-page book – edited by the artist himself with the support of critic Petr Volf and designer Jan Novák – encompasses the many different aspects of Jan Kaláb’s artistic career, from the early graffiti bombings as CAKES and POINT to his versatile works in public & indoor spaces, murals, sculptures, and paintings.
Signed copies will be available in our Berlin shop and online after the event. Please make your order on our webstore now to reserve a signed copy. All orders placed before 25.11.2018 will receive a signed copy.
In addition to the book signing event, Urban Spree Prints and Jan Kaláb release « Shine Around Blue 1118« , a very limited silkscreen print on Saturday 24.11.2018 at 18:00.
Edited by Urban Spree Prints and printed by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studio), the print is a 6-colour, 70 cm x 70 cm hand-pulled screen print, with vibrant colors and a hologram glitter layer.
The print is edited in a very limited run of 18 prints. 9 prints are reserved for the Berlin event while the remaining 9 prints are available to the subscribers of the Urban Spree newsletter (you can join our newsletter by signing in on the bottom of our homepage and by clicking on any of the sub-categories).
Jan Kaláb: Point of Space
Book Release and Signing
Saturday 24.11.2018 from 18:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
Two years after his solo show at Urban Spree Galerie (« Unterm Nebel » in march 2016), Urban Spree Resident Artist Johannes Mundinger returns to the gallery with a 4-day pop-up retrospective exhibition of his solo show « Flurstück » that was held in December 2017 – January 2018 in the eight room gallery space of the Kunstverein Offenburg Mittelbaden e.V. with more than 30 large scale works on display.
Alongside a large selection of the paintings that were displayed in his native city of Offenburg and which will be shown in Berlin for the first time, Mundinger will release and sign two printed catalogues: « Painted Walls“ (a selection of his best murals painted between 2012-2017) and „Flurstück“ the official catalogue of the exhibition at Kunstverein Offenburg-Mittelbaden.
Johannes Mundinger, born in 1982 in Offenburg, has studied in Münster and Brussels. Since 2011, he lives and works in Berlin. His works have been shown by the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, the Museum Weserburg, Bremen, the Freiburger Kunstverein and numerous galleries.
In 2013, he was awarded the jury price of the Berliner Kunstverein. Since 2012 he is a resident artist of the Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin.
His paintings oscillate between abstraction and figuration, the installation of his work is often determined through site-specific elements, which function as integral aspects of his paintings.
Opening: Thursday, February 8th, from 18:30
Friday – Saturday, 13:00-19:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
official release show for the debut album LIFE ENDS
Risk It (Hardcore – Dresden – Farewell Records)
Deluminator (Pissed Hardcore/Metal – Dresden – Farewell Records)
Tides Denied (Groove Hardcore/Punk – Marsberg)
playing a split set with
doors: 7 pm
first band: 8 pm sharp
Revaler Str. 99
++++ SOUND OF MACHINES, VOCAL CHORDS AND INSTRUMENTS PLAYED BY HUMANS •̀.̫•́✧ ++++
Dame Area (Barcelona, Spain)
Dame Area mixes synths and live percussion, industrialism and tribalism. Their music works as a musical Rorscharch test: some people call them Tribal Wave, others Latin EBM, some say they do pure Krautrock some say that they do Industrial Postpunk.
Their music has been played in the sets of some of the bravest DJs out there including The Hacker, Identified Patient, Vladimir Ivkovic, Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms) or Tommy Tokyo (Group A) among others.
Jean-Luc (France, Suisse)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPRFiS65Nmo
– Jean-Luc is a Berlin-Fribourg-Vienna based band, even though Jean-Luc might be french.
– Jean-Luc doesn’t like clichés, that’s why it’s impossible to find one of him on the web.
– Jean-Luc’s big toenail dug a hole through the fabrik of his right espadrille while dancing drunk in the Spartacus in 1994 to a song from Beate Bartel and Chrislo Haas. Instead of sewing it up, Jean-Luc hang the espadrille to his wall as a reminder to do a hommage to that song one day.
Andrew Claristidge (Berlin)
Listen 🔪 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d14O1-MWFR4
French Dj Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed) oscillates without any frontiers, from Techno to Pop, Ambient to Electro and Psychedelic experiments to New Wave. A Member of Mount Kismet, his new band, the trio just released on Moscoman’s imprint: Disco Halal. Andrew has also an upcoming track in collaboration with Cosmo Vitelli on I’m a Cliché Compilation « Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy: The Sound of I’m a Cliché »
🌑 Vital Function Dj Team opening the night with a kinky slow driven dj set 🌑
Church of Moon – Swamp Conspiracy – DUSTOWN presents
« A Danger Can Of Thounderous Sludgy Headbangs »
FFO: Stoner, Blues, Sludge, Doom, Punk, Psych & Heavy RAWK!
« REDSCALE deliver large in tone and tonnage, bearing enough resonant mass to sate beast king and listener alike. Colosseum-sized chordage, hippodrome-heavin’ hooks and ziggurat-rockin’ rhythms are hammered and tempered in the grand sonic forge, until a set of eight amplified artifacts emerge. High-octane riffage and groovin’ emissions host a vocal conquest that is potent and total, bringing hard rain to a cold dawn and warm song to all there beyond. »
New album FEED THEM TO THE LIONS available on all digital streaming services, limited edition black vinyl in sleeve case with handmade printed labels now available on Bandcamp:
South Grove are four friends that grew up in Athens, who came together in Berlin to share something they love.
The fundament of their live performances is the energy, on which a mixture of stoner rock riffs and blues rhythms breathe through melodic breakdowns that end up tasting soulfully intense.
2ND ALBUM IN THE MAKING FOR RELEASE LATER IN 2020!
Berlin’s HEAVY HEAVY formed in early 2019 by members from the Ukraine, Finland and the US. Inspired by bands like Royal Blood, All Them Witches, Highly Suspect, Death From Above, they set out to rediscover dirty rock music, armed with gritty riffs and thunderous rhythms. DEBUT SINGLE OUT NOW!
20:00 doors (open – not the band!)
21:00 Heavy Heavy
22:00 South Grove
00:00 The Ballroom Bang
feat. DJs Rob Monstar – Säsh Dustown – Gustav Moustache
« BRO – do you even riff?? » – yeth, we spliff ‘n’ riff !!!