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Faitiche Record Release (Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek, Andrew Pekkler)

A label launched in 2008 by Jan Jelinek with his mysterious Ursula Bogner release and project, Faitiche has provided a release platform for the prolific artist’s solo and collaborative releases both under his own name, or under his house-oriented Farben moniker. This evening celebrates the new collaborative release Schaum with Masayoshi Fujita.

Since Jelinek’s debut collaboration with vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita, titled Bird, Lake, Objects (faitiche03, 2010), the duo have played improvised concerts around the world. The collaboration sees Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita prepares his instrument with various percussion elements as well as metal objects and toys, while Jan Jelinek layers loops made using small-scale electronic devices.

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The evening also celebrates a recent release by Andrew Pekler, an artist that experiments with found materials, be they samples, instruments or genre conventions. The man behind Sad Rockets and a member of Bergheim 34, Pekler began recording under his own name in the early 2000s. Following releases on labels such as Staubgold and Kranky, his latest work for Faitiche, Tristes Tropiques, is an album of synthetic exotica, pseudo-ethnographic music and unreal field recordings.

The night is rounded out by DJ sets from Jan St. Werner and Mo Loschelder (Heroines of Sound, EMD).

Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars will create a special DJ set based on his “Felder” (fields) album, referring to conceptual frameworks and sound fields. Werner recorded the album in Marfa,Texas, Berlin, and around the world while touring, such that both the album’s sounds, creation and production cannot be tied to a specific setting or time.

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SubRosa + Sinistro

Profound Lore Records gehört zu den geschmacksichersten Labels im anspruchsvollen Metal, kein Wunder also. dass hier solche Acts wie Yob und Agalloch ihr Zuhause fanden. Das nächste Highlight stammt von Salt Lake Citys Experimental-DoomerInnen SubRosa. Die haben sich überlegt: Sludge geht auch ganz anders und revolutionieren nicht nur mit einer ordentlichen Frauenquote sondern auch mit der Auswahl der Instrumente das Genre. Fast könnte man das ganze als Kammermusik of Doom bezeichnen, auf der Bühne stimmen zwei der Bandmitglieder nämlich erst die Violine bevor es losgeht.

“For This We Fought The Battles Of Ages” heißt der neueste Erguss der progressiven Band und knüpft nahtlos an den Vorgänger “More Constant Than The Gods” an, der bereits zeigte wo der Progressive Sludge Hammer hängt.

SubRosa sind durch das viele Touren mit Bands wie Kylesa eingespielter denn je, wir freuen uns sie auf ihrer Headliner Tour im Urban Spree zu haben.

Im Vorprogramm sehen wir die portugiesischen Sinistro, die gerade als der totale Geheimtipp gehandelt werden. A new genre is born!

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WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY: A BERLIN GROUP SHOW

From 28.04 to 01.05, the Berlin-based art association THE ART UNION presents WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY, a group show featuring artworks by 58 Berlin based artists at the Urban Spree Galerie.

The title of the exhibition is a humorous reference to the official Gallery Weekend Berlin, which takes place at the same time. Urban contemporary art is one of Berlin’s defining characteristics, but will hardly be on display at the official Gallery Weekend whose official map doesn’t even cover the area where Urban Spree is located, albeit quite central. THE ART UNION aims to bridge this gap by presenting diverse artistic perspectives following the idea of ONE CITY – ONE WEEKEND – ONE GALLERY – 58 ARTISTS.

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The exhibition WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY is thematically created along the lines of different subgenres and styles of this young genre of art in a non-representative way. The work of all the artists presented in this group show can be found in public spaces, as well as in galleries. Other binding elements are their global citizenship and their generational experience. While all the artists shown at WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY. are Berlin-based, not all of them are German. Some artists originate from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Japan and Canada, while others come from the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, the USA and the UK. Apart from a few exceptions, all were born after 1980. The exhibition aims to display the richness of urban contemporary art in Berlin. Female artists will not be marginalized, but are in fact a vital part of the group show WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY.

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44Flavours – ABOVE – Addison Karl – Alaniz – Andrea Wan – Anna Taut – BASE23 – Bene Rohlmann – Bert Van Wijk – Billy – Björn Heyn – BLO – Bruce – Christoph Rode – Dave the Chimp – Duncan Passmore – DXTR – Ed Bats – EMESS – Falk Land – Felix Gephart – Gogoplata – Herr von Bias – James Bullough – James Reka – JAW – Jim Avignon – Johannes Mundinger – Joseph Loughborough – Julia Benz – Kenan Kera – Klub7 – Lake – Look – Low Bros – Mario Mankey – Matthias Gephart – Mina – MKMX – MYMO – Niels de Jong – Nils Leimkühler – Pablo Benzo – PlusMinus3 – Polina Soloveichik – Quintessenz  – Rein Vyncke – Rylsee – Sandra Rummler – Stand der Dinge – Sokar Uno – TWOONE – Untune – Various & Gould – Vidam – Wesr – XOOOOX – ZEBU

 

About THE ART UNION

The non-profit association THE ART UNION is run by key players in the fields of art and culture with expertise in the communication of art, art funding and visual communication. Daily working practice has exemplified a gap between artists, their audience and the art market, which is difficult to overcome. THE ART UNION intends to build a bridge between these aspects and create formats to professionalize artists and initiate discourses within the scenes. The organization of exhibitions and participation in festivals are as much a vital part of the concept as are artist residencies, funding and exchange programmes.

THE ART UNION was founded in 2015 and will receive an entry in the National Register of Associations in the first half of 2016.

www.the-art-union.de

 

WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, April 28th, 19:00

Exhibition:

Friday, 29th of April: 12 -19 h

Sunday, 1st of May: 12 – 18 h

Free entry

 



WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

The Art Union is proud to present WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY a group exhibition featuring artworks by 58 Berlin-based artists. 

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ONE CITY – ONE WEEKEND – ONE GALLERY – 58 ARTISTS

44Flavours – ABOVE – Addison Karl – Alaniz – Andrea Wan – Anna Taut – BASE23 – Bene Rohlmann – Bert Van Wijk – Billy – Björn Heyn – BLO- Bruce – Christoph Rode – Dave the Chimp – Duncan Passmore – DXTR – Ed Bats – EMESS – Falk Land – Felix Gephart – Gogoplata – Herr von Bias – James Bullough – James Reka – JAW – Jim Avignon – Johannes Mundinger – Joseph Loughborough – Julia Benz – Kera – Kenan – Klub7 – Lake – Look – Low Bros – Mario Mankey – Matthias Gephart – Mina – MKMX – MYMO – Niels de Jong – Nils Leimkühler – Pablo Benzo – PlusMinus3 – Polina Soloveichik – Quintessenz – Rein Vyncke – Rylsee – Sandra Rummler – Stand der Dinge – Sokar Uno – TWOONE – Untune – Various & Gould – Vidam – Wesr – XOOOOX – ZEBU

THE ART UNION: WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

– A Group Show at Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin –

Opening: Thursday, April 28th, 2016, from 19:00h

Exhibition: April 29th to May 1st, 2016

Open Friday to Saturday, 12:00 – 19:00h 

Sunday 12:00 – 18:00h



Discussion: VandalCafe #9 "Murals"

*Vandal Café #9: Ist das Graffiti oder kann das weg?*  vandal9-gif

Ein Vandal Café über die steigende Zahl von Murals in der Stadt, ihre Geschichte, ihre Vereinnahmung und die Frage: Warum sollte man die nicht übermalen? Es gab in den letzten Jahren einen Boom an öffentlicher Fassadenmalerei in Berlin, Dresden und anderswo. Damit einher geht eine Vereinnahmung dieses Mediums für graffiti-ferne Zwecke wie Werbung, Stadt-Aufwertung oder schlicht als Anti-Graffiti-“Graffiti”. Allein in diesem Sommer ließ sich ein Schuhersteller ein halbes Dutzend Fassaden in Berlin für eine „Guerilla-Kampagne“ bemalen. Das wirft Fragen auf: Gibt es überhaupt noch interessante Murals?

Schuldet man den Mural-MalerInnen Respekt? Was soll das mit dem Denkmalschutz? Und überhaupt:Durfte Blu das einfach machen?

Zum Debattieren laden wir ein: Stéphane Bauer (Bethanien/Backjumps), Lake-Oner, Innerfields und außerdem Writer, Recht-auf-Stadt-AktivistInnen und natürlich alle Interessierten.

Zur Verunstaltungsreihe: Im Vandal Café präsentieren sich waschechte ExpertInnen und blutige Laien im Talkshow-Prinzip zu wechselnden Themen rund um Graffiti, Streetart und darüber hinaus. Eingeladen sind alle Interessierten, die einfach mal zuhören oder – noch viel besser – in der Diskussion mitmischen möchten. Der Eintritt ist kostenlos.

Mehr Infos und einen Überblick über die bisherigen Ausgaben der Verunstaltungsreihe gibt’s hier:

http://www.graffitiarchiv.org/ueber-graffiti/vandal-cafe/vandalcafe9-murals/

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The Teufelsberg Series

The Teufelsberg Series was engineered as a spin-off  project from the Dubl Trubl collaborative group exhibition at Urban Spree (18 September 2014 – 30 October 2014), which gathered the works of 90 artists, but only artworks resulting from a collaboration with another artist, therefore excluding solo pieces and blurring the lines of style and hierarchy.

The print series stems from the same collaborative spirit, however in a different way: this time, it consists of individual hand painted variations but on the same support, i.e. a hand pulled screen print of a drawing designed by german artist and illustrator Chrisse Kunst and printed in the Mother Drucker Ateliers at Urban Spree. 

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The black-and-white print was offered as a common playground for each artist, with ample white space (blank space has been widened on purpose during the print process and accounts for about 50% of the print), in order for each artist to have enough space to project their universe and vision with minimal existing constraints.

imag0252The project was launched just before the vernissage of the show and all 19 over-painted prints have been collected over time and eventually displayed in the gallery for the finissage of the show on October 30th.

Among the different drawings of Chrisse Kunst, Teufelsberg retained our attention owing to its incredible and multi-layered story: this iconic West Berlin dreamscape starts in 1945 when the US Army decided to destroy with explosives the foundations of a nazi Technical University in the Grunewald Forest, west of Berlin, near the ominously-named Teufelssee (The Devil’s Lake).

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 However, the walls were so thick (8 meters of reinforced concrete) that it proved impossible to blow away. In order to erase the remnants of this nazi symbol, the Americans decided to use the site as a wasteland and piled up the rubble of 25.000 destroyed houses from Berlin, resulting in a 120-meter high, all artificial hill, actually the highest “natural” elevation of the city. The name “Teufelsberg” (Devil’s Mountain), derives from the name of the nearby lake and cast an ominous and mysterious glow on that area.

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Furthermore, in the 1960s, the NSA built on top of the plateau a hearing station to spy on the Soviets and East German administration . These are the buildings portrayed in the print, nowadays abandoned and decayed, and known as a famous graffiti spot, which is the present-day connection to our story.

A million thanks to our crew of Teufelberg warriors who participated in the project:

1UP/One United Power Crew | 44flavours | Andrew Gillman Aeon & Billy | Ben Thé | Dave the Chimp | Dscreet | Ebot |Eoin | Malarky | Mark McClure | NTDC (Nothing To Do Crew) | Paul Insect |Pure Evil | Rylsee | Reka | Thierry Noir & Christiaan Nagel | Timba Smits | Twoone

The artworks of the series are available in Urban Spree Berlin or on our website here.

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