Opening on Friday 01.06 at 19:00, Urban Spree Galerie invites you to the Opening of “Balance“, a solo presentation of new works by the famed belgian duo Hell’O Collective in our main galerie space and their first solo show in Germany.
Running in parallel with their retrospective museum solo show at the BAM in Mons (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium), “Balance” brings a brand new series of paintings on canvas and on paper to the Berlin audience.
For the Brussels-based duo, “Balance” reflects upon the constant search of the equilibrium between shape, color, and momentum in their painting practice.
Hell’O will also sign their new monograph “Untitled Oddyssey“, published in early May by CFC Editions, and Urban Spree Prints will also release 2 screenprints specially made by the duo for the occasion.
Hell’O is a belgian artistic duo consisting of Antoine Detaille and Jérôme Meynen, active in murals as well as studio works and installations.
Several characteristics of their art indicate a filiation with the middle-age universe close to Jerome Bosch: an elegant and precise graphism, a taste for multiple, intertwined universes, and abundant references to a corpus of grotesque iconography, albeit perfectly mastered. Abstracted human bodies are among the many recurrent elements that are present in their paintings together with abstract, geometric signs, creating an overall rich personal mythology.
« Balance »
Opening: Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 19:00
Exhibition: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
Urban Spree invites our Brussels-based friends from LaVallée and Brussels Art Factory for a week-end long mini festival in Berlin focused around arts, music, workshops, and performances!
Opening on Friday 01.06, we start the evening with the Opening of « Balance », a solo presentation of new works by the famed belgian duo Hell’o in our main galerie space. Running in parallel with their retrospective museum solo show at the BAM in Mons (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Belgium), « Balance » brings a new series of paintings on canvas and drawings on paper to the Berlin audience. Hell’o will also sign their new monograph « Untitled Oddyssey », published early May by Maison CFC – éditions & librairie. Urban Spree Prints will also release 2 screenprints specially made by the duo for the occasion.
The Brussels-based collectives Farm Prod and Ice Screen will display recent original works and prints in our Galerie « Ecke » and run various screen printing workshops during the weekend.
Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet from the collective Antivj will present « Mécaniques discursives », an immersive installation mixing etchings, prints and video projections.
On Saturday evening, the visual and street artist Vincent Glowinski a.k.a. BONOM and the drummer Teun Verbruggen will present their performance « Duo à l’encre » in our garden. Bonom will sign his 2 published monographs on Saturday in our bookshop.
MAINSTAGE (Indoor venue)
DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK with TAU and Joe Dilworth (Cavern of Anti-Matter and Stereolab)
DJ Oscar Valentine from 8MM Bar
Visuals by CineMata (aka Mattia Grigolo)
17:00 Schlafwagen – First Set
19:00 Schlafwagen – Second Set
Dj Wahid Paradis and Low Bat, food trucks, and much more.
Former lead singer of the legendary and seminal german krautrock band Can, Damo, resident in Köln (De) since the 70s, has been performing since mid ´97 with his project DAMO SUZUKI´S NETWORK around the world with more than 7,000 different musicians in 43 countries. He will bring his project this year at the 3rd edition, and first summer one, of the Interkosmos festival. A festival focused on several forms of music: experimentation, electronic, krautrock, drone, post punk, impro.
Damo will perform with TAU from Berlin.
CUMMI FLU is the latest incarnation of the ever-changing multimedia illusionist Oliver Doerell. Born in Brussels, he was the driving force behind the electronica projects Dictaphone and SWOD, and a sound box in Raz Ohara’s Odd Orchestra.
There was once a pop music genre that was not actually a genre. It emerged in the late nineties and early 2000s. It was called ‘electronica’. This genre was no more a genre than ‘indie’ or even ‘pop’. Electronica was a term simply used to define club music, ambient or noise. It referred to a compartmentalized and, for the most part, friendly listening music that was not good to dance to. As a result, a wide range of musical styles came to be classified under this non-genre just because there was no other suitable classification at the time. And now Oliver Doerell is producing music that sounds like a late electronica manifesto.
BLUE CRIME’s stars have a gloomy shine, inspired by myths and dreams and parallel universes. Earth felt too low; space is the place. They started out as a glowworm in a dark atom shelter, and emerged as eerie moonpop, growing grittier in time. Call it moonpsych, noisefolk, call it earthquakes with guitars and vocal eclipses. Or just feel it, and call it nothing at all. Be it love or hate, dark or light… Blue Crime shows no
mercy for the sober and cold-hearted.
This February Urban Spree hosts the 2018 edition of the Boddinale. The alternative Berlin film festival!
Afterparty curated by Rewind
Ksenia Kamikaza (Riga – Platz für Tanz)
Black Caucasius b2b The Atmorphist (Brussels – Rewind)
ROM 3Ø3 (Volute Records)
Katiusha (Patchwork Oxford, Hiraeth)
Gaël Baisson (Spud Bencer)
The Boddinale runs from 18:00 – 23:00 daily between the 15th and the 25th of February in the gallery space.
Each night we will welcome you into our concert & basement floors for a series of curated afterparties.
Give us some love ♥ on RA!
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
Warmly welcoming you with the coolest artists from Uhhahh records passing by Berlin:
Yanimal (London) – Minimal drummachine experiment.
Nora Way (LA) – Unexpected techno and organic soundwaves.
Isabelle (Brussels) – glitchy & textural electronica
Sibéri / Сибэри (Berlin) – Chillwave.