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Urban Spree Galerie presents Jim Avignon at Berliner Liste

During the Berlin Art Week (14-17 September 2017) and in addition to the « Metamorphosis » exhibition currently on display at the galerie, Urban Spree presents a solo show of Jim Avignon at the Berliner Liste in Postbahnhof.

Under the title « Permanent Hello« , the Berlin-based artist develops the themes of his previous show at Urban Spree called « Permanent Jetlag » around internet and the overconsumption of images around paintings and large-scale interactive installations.

Jim Avignon‘s body of work for « Permanent Hello“ is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses our tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On the one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings and installations serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon‘s fantasy world, interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

 

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‚painter of the techno scene‘. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

 

Urban Spree Galerie presents: Jim Avignon « Permanent Hello »

Berliner Liste

15. – 17. September 2017 | Opening 14. September 2017

Postbahnhof Berlin | Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin

 



Jim Avignon’s solo show and Spectacular Festival in video

Jim Avignon was the guest of honor in July 2017 at Urban Spree Berlin.

The German artist had a successful solo show called « Permanent Jetlag » at Urban Spree Galerie for the whole month and was co-curator of the 4-Day Festival « Spectacular’ with a line-up featuring among others Cheveu, Infecticide, Jacques, Felix Kubin, Gangpol and Mit…

 

The video was shot and edited by Gabriel Sousa of Devir Produções.



The Spectacular Fest

The Spectacular Fest is a special summer outdoor and indoor 4-day music festival at Urban Spree designed by Jim Avignon together with Sylvie Astii and Urban Spree.

Spectacular runs in parallel with Jim Avignon’s solo show at Urban Spree Galerie, « Permanent Jetlag » and cristallizes the multiple talent of the visual artist, a famous Berlin underground musician under the Neoangin moniker.

More than 20 live acts, DJs, and performances will take over the whole Urban Spree, with a special gallery stage built by Jim Avignon, gigs in the concert room and outdoor.

Spectacular aims to bring together the richness of contemporary underground music.

Presales have just been launched with an early-bird Festival Pass, a 4-day Festival Pass or a daily ticket.

Link to presales: http://bit.ly/2rgHAO7

 

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THE SPECTACULAR PROGRAM:

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Wednesday 05.07

LIVE:

Neoangin (Jim Avignon)
Chris Imler
La Parisienne
Noir de Mars

DJ-Sets:

Khan of Finland
Lazer Quest
Sascii

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Thursday 06.07

LIVE:

Gangpol und Mit
Nova Huta
David Chazam
ILL TILL
C_C

DJ-Sets:

Felix K & Matter
Debmaster

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Friday 07.07

LIVE:

Cheveu
Gratuit
The Magic Ray
Pizza Noise Mafia
Mr Marcaille

DJ White Hot
DJ Cheveu de Feu

Performance: Buffet Mutant

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Saturday 08.08

LIVE:

Felix Kubin
Jacques
Manu Louis
Infecticide
USÉ
E.T. (イーティー)
Raaoouuh!
WR2OLD

DJ Sets:
Eric Still
Petula Black Sperm

AND EVERYDAY:

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The Smallest Record Store of the World by Sylvie Astii

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Spectacular food by our resident restaurant DeDeeDe (home & spicy cuisine from West Africa) and Spud Bencer (killer burgers with a French twist)

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Spectacular natural wines by Maxime Boillat, Pierre Lejeune, Olaf Schindler, Nicolas Drouhin

 

Link to presales: http://bit.ly/2rgHAO7