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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

 

 



No More Crew: Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner, Michal Škapa

NO MORE CREW

KALÁB / PASTA / ŠKAPA

A strong trio. Grew up together. Long-standing friendships. Shared experience. Rocket engines. Parallel beginnings. Trajectories that have diverged over time, but remain firmly connected, consecrated by the code of graffiti. The No More Crew brotherhood.

An exhibition built around the confrontation of its participants – a trio of friends, all distinct figures, and not only in terms of the Czech art scene. The mutual confrontation comes at no risk. Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa are equals. What they share is tenacity, ambition, drive, vigor, audacity, humor, and every now and then also a wall, as well as mutual friends and their common age. What distinguishes them is their approach, form, tools, the venues of their solo exhibitions, the locations of their respective studios, and the number of their children.

With the soul of an architect, Jan Kaláb easily conquers the third dimension not only in his murals, but also in his canvases. He has grown to embrace the painter within, and although his forte is the creation of objects he has been chiseling away at geometric abstraction, discovering spaces interior and without, regardless of the clichéd expression “that’s been done.”

The same could be said of Pasta Oner. It is possible to cite the clearly visible sources of inspiration, identify the specific paraphrases. Yet one must also take into account the force and accuracy with which he mirrors the conservative Central European mindset. How spot-on is his commentary on the bad habits of consumerism, or the directness with which he tackles the large format through his short post-pop messages.

 

Michal Škapa, by contrast, works with the moment of replication, the multiplication of a graphic element, with a hand patently the descendant of an expert graffiti artist. His style is ornamental, rhythmic, abstract and concrete at the same time. He is the draughtsman of his canvases, the transmitter of symbols, creator of expansive mural-format comics with unsettling subject matter.

The exhibition No More Crew at Urban Spree Galerie presents a trio of disparate and yet splendidly and mutually complementary artists. Their work defies being simply the result of the overused epithet “drawing on street art”, and at the same time any confrontation with their work requires such a label. Space, place, city, symbol, sign. Something for everybody.

 

Biographies:

Michal Škapa (*1978) alias TRON belongs to the most expressive wave of Czech (Prague) writers with many achievements to his credit. He is engaged in countless graphic activities with the magazines “Free Magazine” and “Upstream”, ranging from festival visuals, books, CD covers for bands, web design, and the creation of original fonts, to the design of posters and invitations to arts events. His graphics projects of the recent period include Names Festival, Kick the Shit! Bitch!, OBR, the Thick-skinned Moviegoers’ Festival for the Aero Movie Theater, IFP, visuals for the Bigg Boss label, etc. In addition to computer graphics, who also produces drawings and airbrush works. He brings his vivid imagination to bear on graffiti and visual effects. Member of CAP, NUTS, DSK a TOYZ!

www.834.cz

 

Pasta Oner is one of the most original figures on the Czech contemporary art scene. Ever a creative mind, Pasta Oner has, in the recent years and in keeping with his graffiti and street art roots which go back to the turn of the millenium, focused on asserting himself within the system of independent and publicly funded galleries. He weds pop-art to cartoon, transcending both categories.

Although he touches, at the core of his philosophy, on the principles of post-production, Pasta Oner stands apart from the current trend of post-conceptualism and blazes his trail in the Czech art world as a media-savvy and widely known, if slightly controversial artist.

The work of Pasta Oner presents an original, ironic commentary on contemporary popular culture. Pasta Oner’s traditional themes of obsession with money, sex, religion, luxury goods and the consumerist notions of beauty are translated into new contexts characterised by the technologisation of life, the increasing speed of information and the short attention-span aesthetics of today’s culture. It is into this world, of which Pasta – like all of us – is a part, that he brings his engaged art.

www.pastaoner.cz

 

When Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, graffiti was not to be seen in the Eastern World. In the nineties, as the country was opening itself to western influences, he became one of the pioneer of the local scene, and founded an iconic crew, the DSK. Sleepless nights around train yards, light tubes at police stations and above all hard work on his style: he went through all the classical steps of a writer’s career. Through Europe, he made a name for himself as Cakes. Next step to the Hall of fame: New York, where he made a big impression by painting whole cars in 2000, alongside with Key and Rome. Around the same time, he found a new way to push his own limits and under the name Point, he sculpted and installed huge abstracts letters in the streets and on the walls. This was another form of graffiti, in daylight, and without a spray, but truthful to the spirit of competition and innovation of the urban scene. Those sculptures lead him to abstraction, a path he’s been exploring through canvas from 2007, using acrylic painting and brushes. In the meantime, this admirer of Kupka graduated from the Academy of fine Arts of Prague – becoming the first Czech writer to do so.

Jan Kaláb had his first solo exhibition in 2008 in Prague. Others solos took place in Romania, Argentina, Germany or in the United States.

www.jankalab.com

 

Škapa, Kaláb and Pasta often exhibited together (for example: 2009 –Storage, Prague, The Chemistry Gallery, 2011 – Boutique, Prague, The Chemistry Gallery, 2011 – Can You Dig It?, Brussels/Belgium, Pragues House) and they organised shows or met many times together at group shows (2008 – City Celebrities, Brno, Moravská galerie in Brno, 2008 – Names (streetart festival), Prague, Trafacka, 2010 – Metropolis, Shanghai/China, EXPO 2010, Czech pavilion, 2010 – Corners, Shanghai, Beijing/China, Source, 2010 – Metropolis, Prague, DOX, 2012 – Possessed by the City, Prague, Galerie hlavního města Prahy – Městská knihovna).

 

No More Crew

A solo group show by Jan Kaláb, Pasta Oner and Michal Škapa

Opening Reception on Thursday, May 18th at 18:30

Exhibition: May 19th to June 11th,

Tu-Su: 12:00-19:00

press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

gallery enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

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Amazing X-M4rk3t Vol. 002

After last year’s success, the AMAZING X-M4RK3T returns to Urban Spree for a second edition on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

The AMAZING X-M4RK3T is a Christmas market for the digital age with workshops, geek vendors, VR exhibition, music & food.

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Powered by Europe’s premier indie video games festival AMAZE., the market is a place where you can warm your cold hands on hot circuits and blowing GPU fans, where you find mysterious objects from the depth of NET and other fabricated paraphernalia of connected madness: 3d-printed characters, home-brewed experimental videogames, DIY synths, 4 dimensional board games, digital toys, robots, hacked software on worn out USB sticks, collections of love songs for your cyberboyfriend, wearables, implants, postcards from VR, magazines, tiny pieces of paper with unknown URLs, fanzines, comics, illustrations, paintings, books, clothes and food.

 

//Workshops

-12:00 Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi.

Info and registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLo4fyHOd8GMgxvnpz4023BhwpMTX4lh2IFPI2v1owmzs42w/viewform?c=0&w=1

14:00 DIY synth making with LeafAudio .

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Info and registration here: http://leaf-audio.com/workshop/108_diy-synth-workshop_berlin/en/menu_id:57

 

//Vendors

Numode Custom Lego Building Sets

-YAIR KIRA 3D printed christmas goodies on spot

-Fab Lab Berlin

-Laser cut jewelry creations by Marika Graczyk

Ozobots

-@aaartgames presents: Spektrum Crush Zine and Virtual Afterlife Performance Project

Tetratetris

BerlinGameScene

Exploding Shed DIY synth kits

-3D printed necklaces by Clit-O

lego-turntables-dj-setup-2

 

//Videogame and Virtual Reality Exhibition

Curated experiences- A MAZE. style

 

//Music

15:00 Live: piano performance by Liburn Jupolli

Liburn Jupolli is an Albanian musician from Kosovo. From the age of 12 he began to compose and to study music theory and composition taking private lessons in parallel with piano studies. Finished primary and high school of music in piano studies and 2 years of composition with prof. Zeqiria Ballata at the University of Prishtina. Since 2004 he has written music for theater, film,animation, visual and conceptual productions in the Balkans, and has written works for instrumentalists and ensembles from Kosovo and abroad. He also works on design and remodeling of new instruments, and since 2010 he finished in 5 original instruments. Continued studies in composition in Paris at the “Jacques Ibert” Conservatory in the class of Stéphane de Gérando and electroacoustic composition at the CRR de Paris in the class of Denis Dufour. Currently he is in Master studies at CRI-Centre de Recherche Interdiciplinaire in Paris. 

-DJ set by Basco

 

//Food

-Audio cooking performance by The Singing Kitchen at 12:30

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-Fresh waffles

 

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Date: Sunday December 4, 2016,
Time: 12:00-20:00
Location: Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, Berlin
Entrance fee: 3 Euro (Kids under 6 for free)



Amazing X-M4rk3t Vol. 002

After last year’s success, the AMAZING X-M4RK3T returns to Urban Spree for a second edition on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

The AMAZING X-M4RK3T is a Christmas market for the digital age with workshops, geek vendors, VR exhibition, music & food.

14910294_10154692055077258_6618181614255604346_n

Powered by Europe’s premier indie video games festival AMAZE., the market is a place where you can warm your cold hands on hot circuits and blowing GPU fans, where you find mysterious objects from the depth of NET and other fabricated paraphernalia of connected madness: 3d-printed characters, home-brewed experimental videogames, DIY synths, 4 dimensional board games, digital toys, robots, hacked software on worn out USB sticks, collections of love songs for your cyberboyfriend, wearables, implants, postcards from VR, magazines, tiny pieces of paper with unknown URLs, fanzines, comics, illustrations, paintings, books, clothes and food.

//Workshops

-12:00 Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi. 

Info and registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLo4fyHOd8GMgxvnpz4023BhwpMTX4lh2IFPI2v1owmzs42w/viewform?c=0&w=1

14:00 DIY synth making with LeafAudio .

leaf-audio-4262

Info and registration here: http://leaf-audio.com/workshop/108_diy-synth-workshop_berlin/en/menu_id:57

//Vendors

Numode Custom Lego Building Sets

-YAIR KIRA 3D printed christmas goodies on spot

-Fab Lab Berlin

-Laser cut jewelry creations by Marika Graczyk

Ozobots

-@aaartgames presents: Spektrum Crush Zine and Virtual Afterlife Performance Project

Tetratetris

BerlinGameScene

Exploding Shed DIY synth kits

-3D printed necklaces by Clit-O

lego-turntables-dj-setup-2

//Videogame and Virtual Reality Exhibition

Curated experiences- A MAZE. style

//Music

15:00 Live: piano performance by Liburn Jupolli

Liburn Jupolli is an Albanian musician from Kosovo. From the age of 12 he began to compose and to study music theory and composition taking private lessons in parallel with piano studies. Finished primary and high school of music in piano studies and 2 years of composition with prof. Zeqiria Ballata at the University of Prishtina. Since 2004 he has written music for theater, film,animation, visual and conceptual productions in the Balkans, and has written works for instrumentalists and ensembles from Kosovo and abroad. He also works on design and remodeling of new instruments, and since 2010 he finished in 5 original instruments. Continued studies in composition in Paris at the “Jacques Ibert” Conservatory in the class of Stéphane de Gérando and electroacoustic composition at the CRR de Paris in the class of Denis Dufour. Currently he is in Master studies at CRI-Centre de Recherche Interdiciplinaire in Paris. 

-DJ set by Basco

//Food

-Audio cooking performance by The Singing Kitchen at 12:30

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-Fresh waffles

Date: Sunday December 4, 2016,
Time: 12:00-20:00
Location: Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, Berlin
Entrance fee: 3 Euro (Kids under 6 for free)

 

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Auktion – Unter Druck Nachtcafé – Kunstspendenaufruf

Auch in diesem Jahr organisiert die Czentrifuga in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Serigraffeur die schon legendäre Auktion zugunsten von Unter Druck.

Im Rahmen der Berliner Kältehilfe bietet Unter Druck in den Räumen des Wohnungslosentreffpunkts im Wedding wöchentlich das Nachtcafe an.
Leider ist nicht absehbar, dass der Bezirk dies finanziert und der Verein ist auf Spenden angewiesen.
Unter Druck feiert in diesem Jahr sein 25-jähriges Bestehen. Entstanden aus einem Theaterprojekt von und mit Obdachlosen bietet der Verein noch heute konkrete Unterstützung für Wohnungslose. Die Arbeit zeichnet sich durch einzigartige Partizipation der Betroffenen aus und ein wichtiger Schwerpunkt ist die vielseitige Kulturarbeit, die vom Bezirk auch nicht finanziert wird.

Zahlreiche Künstler haben uns dieses Jahr erneut unterstütz mit kleine, grosse und grössere Spenden. Ein Teil von den Spenden sind auf dem Katalog zu sehen, mehr Spenden kommen in der Regel last minute, so das die Räume vom Urban Spree voll werden !

Katalog:
https://czentrifuga.poetaster.de/gallery/czentrifuga/unter-druck-kältehilfe-auktion-katalog-0712-2016-1800

Das findet in der Urban Spree Galerie statt, die Werke werden im Vorfeld online präsentiert und vor Ort als Ausstellung gehängt.
Der Erlöss aus der Auktion geht an Unter Druck – Kultur von der Straße e.V. zur Finanzierung des Nachtcafes und der Kulturabeit mit Wohnungslosen.

PROGRAMM:

von Mittag bis 18:00 – Kunstwerke Vorschau bei Urban Spree Galerie

18:00 Djs Peng & Lyon (and also throughout the evening)

18:45 Theater Unter Druck

19:00 Auktion!

20:00 Theater Unter Druck

20:15 Auktion!

22:00 Jeffrey Funt – Flame Pipe Wave Oscillator live industrial installation & performance

22:30 Auktion!

00:00 ENDE

Die Kunstwerke können immer noch abgegeben werden bei:

der Czentri Fuga
markgrafendamm 24c – Fhain

beim Serigraffeur
dirschauer strasse 1 – Fhain
Di. bis So. 12-20 Uhr

oder im Supalife
raumerstrasse 40 – Pberg
Mo. bis Sa. 12-19 Uhr

und auch bei RENATE Comics
Tucholskystrasse 32 – Mitte
Mo. – Mi. und Fr. – Sa. 14-20 Uhr

Danke für deine Unterstützung

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Saturnalia Temple (Black Sea of Power Tour) + Sandy Leather

Saturnalia Temple is a Draconian Magical prophecy that speaks through music. From strings, battery and chants echoes nothing but dedication and timeless traditions. The band is a unique entity in the metal scene, harvesting souls in all corners of the metal world the Temple has slowly etched out their own sovereign area, a domain of hypnotic riffing and dark spiritual dedication, but without masks, theater or pretence.As can be expected of this triumvirate, they again channel the Qliphoth, enhancing the impossible elixir. Black magic metal has gone too far. There is no redemption.

As a band that moves intently and without compromise, their last record To The Other 2015 (Listenable Rec/Ajna Offensive) was recorded and produced in their own studio, Sitra Ahra, in the forests outside Uppsala, Sweden. The, critically acclaimed, debut album Aion of Drakon (2011) took the band to numerous major festivals including Roadburn as well as on both a EU and a US tour. The latest album To The Other brought them on a headline European tour, and several festivals including Chaos Descends, Sonnenwende in the Austrian alps.

http://www.saturnaliatemple.com/
http://www.facebook.com/saturnaliatemple

 

Support:

Sandy Leather

https://www.facebook.com/SandyLeatherWitchRockBand/
https://sandyleather.bandcamp.com/album/sandy-leather