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Lars Wunderlich: What Are We Looking For?

Urban Spree Galerie presents « What Are We Looking For?« , a solo show of new works by Berlin-based visual artist Lars Wunderlich.

« What Are We Looking For? » is a vertiginous exploration of our tech-dominated and image-centric world. Our global course to an endless progress, always more distant from the natural order, over-leveraging our resources, using ever-expanding technology to achieve a deeper exploration and understanding. But what are we really looking for? And do we understand better?

In this conceptual journey which is an acute exploration of modernity, Lars Wunderlich crafts and paints visual collages, replicates portraits generated by algorithms, integrates economic cycles, and juxtaposes different time elements which generate collisions, distortions and glitches, to better highlight the unreal nature of those representations and the danger thereof.

His paintings bear some similarities with the « New Leipzig School », albeit with technology at the core, and aesthetics boosted by Artificial Intelligence and modern faux-semblants. They are representations of non-existing representations, real but fake, distorted, whether by time, space, speed, or truth. A perpetual collision of images.

« It Is And It Isn’t » – Acrylic on Canvas – 172 cm x 137 cm – 2019

Biography:

Lars Wunderlich (b. 1981 in Neubrandenburg, GDR) is a German post-graffiti artist, member of the 9-member street art crew « The Weird » (Nychos, Low Bros, DXTR, Vidam…) under the moniker « Look the Weird ».

Besides spraypainting/wallpainting and graphic design, Lars is an accomplished painter. « What are we looking for? » is his first solo exhibition with Urban Spree Galerie.

Lars Wunderlich

« What Are We Looking For? »

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, April 26th, from 18:30

Exhibition: 27.04.2019-19.05.2019

Opening Hours: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Infos & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com



DUAL ROYAL 2#

after the first try of bringing to berlin this hardcore showdown, we decided that band battles are fucking fun and we gonna keep on doing it!! but this time, more colorful and funny than the 1st showdown.

gurl power round 1!
female fronted hc punk bands have much more juice than hc dudes. (nothing personal, we love dudes)
HERE IS !

strach VS szrama

at the second round we have 1 really fresh n’ powerful new band, apears to be from tel aviv, just released their first glorious album! who dare to share with them the stage?!

love your witch VS ????????

lets make it easier and more fun and open the possibility for the audience to choose who gonna match the battle!

THIS NIGHT we make with full intention to bring a new vibe and energy to the underground hc konzerts scene, with new concepts and inspirations from around the world, and bring us more together on our funny side!!

dress code: WE DONT CARE. ur pretty anyways. just dont be shy to look gorgeous or just rediculous since all the crew gonna look like a bunch of clowns and weirdos! like a custom party??!? lets try and see what we got!

any intention of supporting this party gonna keep it alive and make it better, nothing gonna stop us because we deserve the best!

doors: 22:00
showdown: 23:00

for all the working class heroes, dont worry the night is not long, u can arrive home in a decent hour and get all of it!

with love, fantasticore productions.

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• Sneaky Snake Festival •

obnoxious ouroboros
presents the
SNEAKY SNAKE all-nighter

⊙ BONNACONS OF DOOM ⊙
(Liverpool, Britain)
Experimental Space Noise Kraut Doom
https://bonnaconsofdoom.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Bonnacons

⊙ PIOUS FAULTS ⊙
(Brisbane, Australia)
Psychotic Weirdo Hardcore Punk
https://piousfaultsaus.bandcamp.com

⊙ DEIJUVHS ⊙
(London, Britain)
Hip Hop Drill Trap Punk
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJjbgyRotZa3HFYql9kXeHw

⊙ FLACCID ⊙
(London, Britain)
Acid Punk Grunge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DArC_yO3EE

⊙ MICROMOON ⊙
(London, Britain)
Trippy Grime Fuzz Punk
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4-S4oT00PrR92aKGsnYyw

⊙ YDMYG ⊙
(Trondheim, Norway)
Noise Rock Sludge Punk
https://www.facebook.com/ydmyg

⊙ HORACIO POLLARD ⊙
(Berlin, Germany)
Heavy Experimental Electronic Freak Wizardry
https://dridmachinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/horacio-pollard-frequencies-of-seizure
https://soundcloud.com/leonbarnett
http://horaciopollard.blogspot.com

⊙ LUCRE ⊙
(Berlin, Germany)
Experimental Noise Rock
https://soundcloud.com/lucreband

⊙ RUDI RAUSCHGIFT ⊙
(Braunschweig, Germany)
DJing Trippy Twerk Tunes
https://www.mixcloud.com/RudiRauschgift

presale (in 3 simple steps):

1. send 12€ per person to obnoxiousouroboros@googlemail.com via paypal (AS FRIENDS!)
2. include the date of the show and the full name of each ticket purchaser and print the paypal transaction
3. you can then enter the show by just showing the printed paypal transaction at the door

presale ends thursday september 19th 18:00
limited to 250 spots
15€ at the door

spread the gospel, invite your grannies, join the madness & turn off your mind!

⊙ smash racism, sexism, genderism, homophobia, nationalism, fascism, drugism, religionism, lookism, borders (on the maps & in the minds), genres, scenes, image, trend, hype & any other brainwashit ⊙

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BABY SATAN Nights : Palm Squirrel / Paul Arámbula / Ninja Racers

Have you heard the good news?
Baby Satan Nights are back with a super crunchy lineup:

♥ Palm Squirrel
♥ Ninja Racers (Uruguay)
♥ Paul Arámbula
♥ Hosted (+ a special show) by Antina Christ

♥ DJ set by Meghan Wright

Entrance: 5-9 euros (pay as you can)

We will collect clothes for LGBTQI in need, so take a look at your closet, take out everything that doesn’t spark with joy, and bring it with you, Read more here:
https://www.schwulenberatungberlin.de/?fbclid=IwAR1jAJdKgLAnJHQKIGkj4lno1HuiF8qQtP-kU5Bgq-h_kFXHHiPS6n2HEp4
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►►► Palm Squirrel
Driving bass, two interweaving drummers and noisy guitar riffs, Palm Squirrel, a Berlin based Noise Rock outfit, uses repetition, aggression and samples from Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lee Carvallo’s putting challenge to create a hard hitting powerful sound.
Their Debut EP is released on 5th September with Baby Satan Records!!!

►►►Ninja Racers is an Alternative Rock band formed in 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
It was founded by Selene Benzano (Lyrics & Vocals) and Pablo Vellozo (guitar & drums) Their first Ep “Violence Dreams” is coming on September.
Inspired by modern society, their songs talk about how to live a normal life, while there’s a pre-apocalyptic technological world in process.”

►►► Paul Arámbula
After bringing the keyboard across the long ocean, taking long walks, and working long nights in the middle of the sometimes long faces, Paul has written (long) songs about familiar strangers, saying a lot of nothing, forcing the easy life, and loving to hate that you are them. Planted amongst the improvised finger mess of keys are songs from the bedroom-pop album “A Bit of Both” as well as some new unreleased tracks.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paularambula
Bandcamp: https://arambulapaul.bandcamp.com/

►►► Antina Christ Performance Artist Antina Christ is the unholy drag witch from the « House of Presents ». Her corky and weird shows are known for being bloody, hilarious, confusing and sometimes very depressing.
www.antinachrist.com

►►► Meghan Wright (Shybits/Snøffeltøffs/ Full Moon Fiasco) garage rock/ guilty pleasures/ grunge/ burger records/ 90s favourite songs DJ SET

Funded by Musicboard Berlin

-more info coming soon hey-

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Shameless Berlin Presents: Pussy Powered Protest – Berlin

(Video of Lady Daisy who will perform at our after party)

It’s a Pussy Powered Protest!

Shameless Berlin is a showcase of some of the best known and most prolific alternative comedy acts in the scene. Through cabaret, comedy, music, burlesque and puppetry, the artists tackle sexuality, immigration, queerness, body politics and power.

From Colombia, Lebanon, Australia and the USA, these power femmes deliver a vulvacious smack to the funny bones with a special blend of razor sharp wits and juvenile jokes.

Entry includes our high energy 1 hour show plus an after party with live music, DJs and special international burlesque headliners!

***PUSSY POWERED PROTEST***
Liliana Velásquez dominatrix turned kabarettist
Duckie L’Orange queer puppeteer
Carmen Chraim high-energy comedy
Crystal Tassels glamorous showgirl brat

***SPECIAL GUESTS***
Purdy Hölsom tasteless twangy musical songbird
Gorjeoux & the Corsetts queer ukulele with a voice as sweet as cherry pie
Batsauce spinning 45s

***AFTER PARTY***
The Wynstrumentt Live harmonica loop wizard
Lady Daisey & Batsauce Seductive live vocals with smooth summer beats

TICKETS
Presale €5 / 10
On the night €8 / 12

20:00 Doors
20:30 Gorjeoux & the Corsetts
20:45-21:45 Pussy Powered Protest – early show
21:45-22:45 Vinyl DJ Batsauce spinning 45s
22:45 Purdy Holsom
23:00-24:00 Pussy Powered Protest – late show
24:00 – After party with Wynton Kelly Stevenson, Batsauce & Lady Daisy LIVE

ARTISTS

Liliana Velasquez M. has crossed borders all her life. Raised in Miami Medellin and New Jersey there is no role she cannot play and her comedy reflects this extravagant mix in her Latina-tude, Catholic guilt and American dreaming. As an adult, Liliana recklessly explored NYC, slipping in and out of different art forms, costumes, and jobs. She has so many outrageous stories to tell, it would horrify her proud parents, Only now do they admire her comedic outlook on so many mistakes. Always hungry for new challenges, Liliana soon found other platforms for the performance that is her life: Berlin Neukölln. She is proud to be queer and not perfect and enjoys waking up in the afternoons.
As if that isn’t enough, she is also leading lady at Freudian Slip Club, producing hundreds of shows in Germany every year.
http://freudianslipclub.wordpress.com

Duckie L’Orange is a Berlin based performance artist with a twist.
She does weird and wacky interactive performances for kids, and equally wacky but significantly dirtier shows for adults. She’s been all around town like a hipster on a vintage bicycle – from performing at the Sydney Opera House, barking in a steam punk carnival with Antigua i Barbuda at Sydney Festival, touring Germany with the Puppetry Slam Berlin to creating shows in the jungles of Kalimantan and Timor Leste.
www.duckielorange.com

Crystal Tassels, « The American Brat Queen, » is a burlesque artist, chanteuse, and fetish performer from Seattle, USA. After making her burlesque debut in South Korea, Tassels spent six years performing in the USA and Canada and is now based in Berlin. When she’s not singing or stripping, you’ll usually find her impersonating her cat.

Carmen Chraim is a beloved comedian in the Berlin English comedy scene. After five years of performing stand-up comedy, she is now recognized on the train by strangers at least 20 times a year! She performs mainly in Berlin but also manages to leave her bubble and delight many boring German cities (both West and East). She’s also had her name pulled from a bucket for at least four NY open mics; flyered and performed tirelessly for an entire month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and found performing on stages in Amsterdam and Warsaw to be very enjoyable.
And now you’re asking yourself, “Great, but where is she from?” Born and raised in Lebanon, she wins over crowds with her high energy presence & rapid-fire anecdotes. Thanks to her Middle Eastern background, passion for hummus, deep experience with corporate Germans and sarcastic political views, she’s often seen as an alternative Arab success story that hasn’t yet been discovered by the media.

Purdy Hölsom is a singer-schlongbiter, rapper wrong-righter. She is a comedy musician from North Carolina (US). She’s a four-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2018, her “Gay Money” music video was screened at the Palm Springs Film Fest & the Berlin Music Video Awards. She recently performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest, and learned that Scotland is very, very cold.Holsom has released two albums, Purdy Holsom (2014) and Vageezus: Voice of a Generation (2016), several singles, and nine music videos (depending on what you count).

Gorjeoux is a Corset wearing, KitKat loving, Ukulele playing, Gorgeous, Queer, Non Binary Femme Goddess who likes to play around with new imaginings, queerifications and mashups of pop songs.

Wynton Kelly Stevensonn is a musical storyteller with a twist. His musical journey is crafted with vocals, harmonica, beats and live looping. Sponsored by Hohner Music he has been touring and living in Europe for 10 years.

Lady Daisey is a soul/funk singer who spent her childhood touring the U.S. with her parent’s band. Raised on the road, home-schooled and surrounded by music, it was natural for her to blossom into the artist that she is. Since then, she’s been following her musical path and developed her own playful style, ranging from sultry love songs to powerhouse feel-good old-school soul. Lady Daisey has played venues and festivals around the globe, spreading her message of love and positivity, soulfully presented over head noddin’ Batsauce beats. A small woman with a huge voice, Lady Daisey is sure to grab the attention and steal the hearts of everyone within ear’s reach.

She’s opened for Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Chali 2na, Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, the Perceptionists. She’s rocked festivals around the world alongside the Roots, Method Man, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Muse, Typical Cats, Souls of Mischief, Zion I. Lady Daisey’s voice can also be heard on recordings with Qwazaar, Typical Cats, Asamov and Marc Hype.

Batsauce is a musician/producer/DJ from Jacksonville, Florida. Following his well received EP & LP with Qwazaar, Batsauce debuts his instrumental intergalactic love saga entitled « Starcrossed. » Batsauce is also one-third of the Smile Rays (along with Paten Locke & Lady Daisey). He has worked with Mr. Lif , Akrobatik, The AB’s, Paten Locke, Lady Daisey, Surreal, Dillon, Chop, Boog Brown, and MassInfluence. Not to mention, the likes of Bahamadia, George Clinton, Vinnie Paz, and Dumbtron have appeared on his tracks. As well as an avid beatmaker, Batsauce is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He resides mostly in Berlin, when he isn’t couch-surfing elsewhere.

Cover image by Toby K

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Berlin- Praha Barter

After the first exhibition, titled « Praha Berlin Barter » (March/April 2019) which was hosted by Urban Spree in Berlin, the gallery is this time being hosted by Trafo Gallery in Prague in a new group exhibition called « Berlin Praha Barter« .

Berlin Praha Barter

Preview: 16.05.2019
Exhibition: 17.05. – 23.06.2019

Curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree)

In this second round, we have invited 11 visual artists of the Urban Spree family to exhibit artworks at Trafo Gallery:

 The artists are representative of the new Berlin scene that emerged since the Fall of the Wall, starting with the precursor – Jim Avignon – quite known for his painted decors of many of the Berlin squatted clubs of the early 90’s and large historic murals (East Side Gallery) and whose remixed cubist/pop art/Neue Sachlichkeit aesthetics are iconic of the Berlin art scene.
Going along the figurative trail, Marion Jdanoff (half of the duo Palefroi) develops a highly poetic and fairytale-like universe, fueled with middle age tales, strange characters, fabled animals in a rich palette of colors. Fabian Warnsing paints large-sized canvases in a faux-naïf style, creating still life paintings, urban landscapes and everyday scenes.

The graphite drawings of Lars Wunderlich are part of a series from 2017 titled « East German Realities », whereby the artist applies his process of distortion and glitches to scenes witnessed in the Eastern parts of Germany where nationalism is still a vivid reality.

Sebas Velasco explores the remnants of the Eastern bloc in a series of oil paintings and drawings based on scenes from Yugoslavia and elsewhere, Plattenbau, old cars, graffiti, and neon hotel signs. An urban/architecture thematic which has been magnified over 20 years by EVOL with his stencils on outdoor electric boxes and on cardboard.

Going further, Hendrik Czakainski creates 3D large-scale post-architectural panels which are radical anatomical explorations of the urban body. His works are impressive, immersive, chaotic urban scenes captured from above, on a bird’s eye view perspective.

Besides figurative and architecture-inspired works, a strong line at Urban Spree has always been « post-graffiti abstraction », i.e. using the codes, techniques, roots, flow and philosophy of graffiti, where the letter becomes an abstraction, a substance.

While Stohead is closer in some instances to the true form of the letter (calligraphy, handstyle, overwriting), he has always experimented beyond it, trying to deconstruct and dissolve the Letter in a post-graffiti approach. Theresa Volpp‘s practice is more focused on the very subject of abstract art and bears only a faint distance to graffiti, although some form of automatic writing exists in her work, in a pre-graffiti way, as if abstract art is trying to reconnect with a certain flow but before the invention of graffiti..

Christian August creates multiple layers of grey colors by erasing, scratching, repainting, and finally achieving a wall texture (in the scratchy meaning of Dubuffet and Brassaï in the early 20th century), then completing his work by a stunning dash of ultramarine color, the artist’s persistent signature. Johannes Mundinger has also strong roots in wall painting and creates delicate abstract works in subdued tones, large shapes and blocs, stunning and contemplative abstract landscapes.

Oscillating between abstract and figurative art, Berlin Praha Barter shows a diversity of approaches and styles, seemingly loosely connected but united by an undercurrent practice of wall painting and shared values.

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Urban Spree Galerie was created in Berlin-Friedrichshain in 2012 as a 400 sqm « artist-run » space with the objective of discovering and promoting the emerging international wave of post-graffiti painters and artists, with a strong focus on local talents.

The gallery is an essential part of Urban Spree, a 1.700 sqm independent multi-cultural complex comprising a Biergarten, a concert room, a bookshop, 5 artist studios, a screen printing studio, itself set in a 70.000 sqm postindustrial creative compound in the heart of Berlin (R.A.W.).

The gallery benefits from its large urban grassroots ecosystem and offers its invited artists an ideal space for experimentation through ambitious on-site residencies and monthly exhibitions that usually involve painting the outside walls of the compound.

It is armed with these values of generosity and openness, shared with Trafo Gallery, that we together decided to initiate a gallery exchange.

https://www.urbanspree.com
instagram: @urban_spree
facebook: Urban Spree

 

Thanks to all Trafo Gallery supporters: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hlavního

města Prahy, Art District 7, Radio 1, Protisedi.cz, ArtMap and Wine4You.

Trafo Gallery, Hala 14, Pražská tržnice, Bubenské nábřeží 306/13, Prague 7, tram
no. 1, 12, 14, 25, metro Vltavská (300m),

Open Wed–Sun 3–7pm, Sat 10am–7pm,
www.trafogallery.cz ,

IG: trafo_gallery,

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