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StillSTAND: A Mural Initiative for Berlin Artists

StillSTAND – Paint the wall of Urban Spree!
A project of Urban Spree and Senor Schnu

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Artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds can apply to design the famous 15 m x 8 m wall of Urban Spree, which will get a new facelift every 14 days from mid-May onwards. Materials and an artist fee of € 500,- are provided to the selected artists. « The role and relevance of Art in the time of Corona » is the subject of this Open Call.

Artists and cultural workers bring new impulses, especially in these times, and make clear how important art and culture are for society.

Conditions:

  1. Residence in Berlin
  2. Maximum 2 artists* per application (collaboration work or split work)
  3. Send a proposal on the topic (max. 1 A4 page explanation, with rough sketch if desired)
  4. Not to have painted the wall before

If you are interested, send your application with the subject weSTILLSTAND to contact@urbanspree.com. Deadline is fixed on the 8.5.2020

The jury of the project: Julia Benz (artist), Johannes Mundinger (artist), Katia Hermann (art historian), Senor Schnu (artist and curator) and Urban Spree.

Many thanks to our active sponsors: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V., Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka and Sophie Schermer. To make this project thrive, we are still looking for new partners to provide material and alleviate production costs. Potential sponsors can contact Pascal: contact@urbanspree.com

StillSTAND – Bemale die Wand von Urban Spree!
Ein Projekt von Urban Spree und Senor Schnu

Künstler*innen jeden Alters und jeglicher künstlerischen Herkunft können sich bewerben, um die berühmte 15 x 8 meter Wand der Urban Spree zu gestalten, die ab dem mitte Mai alle 14 Tage ein neues Gesicht bekommt. Gestellt werden Material und ein Honorar von € 500,–.

KünstlerInnen und Kulturschaffende bringen neue Impulse, gerade in diesen Zeiten und machen deutlich, wie wichtig Kunst und Kultur für die Gesellschaft ist. 
Die Rolle und Relevanz von Kunst in Zeiten von Corona sind Thema des Open Calls.

Bedingungen:

1. Wohnsitz in Berlin 
2. Maximal 2 Künstler*innen per Bewerbung
3. Umsetzungsvorschlag zum Thema (max. 1 A4 Seite Erläuterung, gerne mit grobem Entwurf) und 4. du hast die Wand noch nicht bemalt

Bei Interesse sende deine Bewerbung mit dem Betreff weSTILLSTAND bis zum 8.5.2020 an contact@urbanspree.com

Kuratiert wird das Projekt von: Julia Benz (Künstlerin), Johannes Mundinger (Künstler), Katia Hermann (Kunsthistorikerin), Senor Schnu (Künstler und Kurator) sowie der Urban Spree Galerie.

Ein grosser Dank geht an die Supporter: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V, Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka und Sophie Schermer. Trotz dieser Supporter sind wir noch auf Support sowie Sponsoren angewiesen, um Material sowie Produktionskosten stellen zu können.



First Show of 2020: « WALLS » A Collective Exhibition Featuring 30 International Artists

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists. 

Expanding the historical timeline and geographical scope beyond the Fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago, « WALLS » explores the notion of the wall, from Antiquity to contemporary issues, viewed through the lens of artists committed to the public space and whose work is closely related to walls.

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from the comics & street art scenes to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Painting on a fragment of a wall

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos).

 

Philippe Echaroux – Amazonia, Petit Chef – c-print mounted on Alu Dibond, 84 x 150 cm, 2016

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Bault – Rond Point de la Tour de Babel, Acrylic on Canvas

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

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WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

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Info: galerie@urbanspree.com

Download the Press Kit: 
https://www.urbanspree.com/press/

Facebook Event:
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List of available artworks: 
https://www.artsy.net/show/urban-spree-galerie-walls



Urban Spree releases an Artist Zine with Kid Cash

Kid Cash: Very Necessary. Sketches & Drawings 2015-17 is an artist zine published by Urban Spree Books on the occasion of the solo show of Kid Cash at Urban Spree Galerie (31.03.2017 – 22.04.2017).

The zine is focused on sketches and drawings and functions as a perfect companion to the exhibition as it reveals the artist’s inner paths to abstraction, how rough landscapes, lines and shapes are being abstracted and then incorporated, digested, into paintings.

 

The 60-page book is published as a Limited Edition of 300 copies in an A5 format. The zine is available at the Urban Spree Bookshop in Berlin and on our online shop here.

 



« Very Necessary », a solo show by Berlin-based artist Kid Cash

Urban Spree Galerie is proud to introduce the new body of works by the Berlin-based visual artist Christian August alias KID CASH, one of the most active post-graffiti artists of his generation.

The exhibition, entitled VERY NECESSARY, crystallizes his artistic direction of the last three years and  displays a brand new corpus of works which will be on display at Urban Spree Galerie for the first time.

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The title of the exhibition refers to his primary work in the public space and hints to the necessity for him of showing his artworks in the context of a gallery space.

In the middle of the 1990s, KID CASH started graffiti and to paint on public walls and to analyze surfaces, urban landscapes and architecture. The enthusiasm thereof still inspires his work. The departure point for his imagery are often spontaneous sketches and photographs that result from everyday situations and emotions. The sources of these are very diverse and range from landscapes and still life to letters and quotes from artworks of Picasso, Henri Matisse or Hans Arp. In his artworks, KID CASH transfers something felt into a poetic visibility.

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From line to area, from shape to shape, from shape to line – the action of the body and the dynamics of his body movements play a major role in the compositions of KID CASH’s large-scale artworks which require total commitment and physical strength. The graffiti letters of the 1970s in New York and the German post-reunification subcultures in the 1990s still make an observable impact on his artistic vocabulary. Also, his name derives from common names as KID and CASH within the subculture.

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The choice of materials stems from those which enable KID CASH to work quickly and spontaneously and facilitate his intuitive and energetic modus operandi as acrylic and spray paint, construction materials, wood and canvases. The depicted visual language is dominated by seriality, an important element in KID CASH’s narrative.

About the artist:

Christian August alias KID CASH, born in 1977 in Halle (Saale), Germany, graduated at Burg Giebichenstein University of Fine Arts in Halle as a student in the class of Gerhard Schwarz. Since 1994, KID CASH has been painting on walls and canvases. He is also a founding member of the KLUB7 artist collective which is active since 1998. In 2017, the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt grants him a scholarship. He lives and works in Berlin.

 

VERY NECESSARY

Exhibition: 1st of April – 22nd of April 2017

Opening reception: 31st of March 2017, 18:30 – 22:00

Urban Spree Galerie

TUE – SUN 12:00 – 19:00

Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com

Gallery enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

http://klub7.de/kidcash/

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Urban Spree Galerie presents “Mitosis”, a solo show in the Galerie Ecke by Chilean artist Rommy González

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Mitosis”, a solo show in the Galerie Ecke by Chilean artist Rommy González.

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The Berlin-based Chilean artist Rommy González is displaying a series of new drawings, paintings, and releasing her 3 latest screen prints and 2 risograph prints. Having her past show called “Das Mikro-Makro Leben” at the Chilean Embassy in Berlin on April 2016, now she wants to show her new works inspired by fascinating symbiosis of life, the cells cycle. The artist combines micro landscapes with a visual imaginary, textures, colors and compositions. A biologic-artistic point of view.

 

Urban Spree Galerie (Ecke)

Opening: Wednesday July 20th, 2016 at 19:00

Exhibition: From July 20th to July 28th, 2016, 12:00-19:00

www.rommygonzalez.com