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Peter Phobia’s “I’ll Bring You Flowers“ solo show @ Sound of Snow, Berlin

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Berlin-based non-profit art association The Art Union, recently announced „I’ll Bring You Flowers“, a solo exhibition by Vienna based artist Peter Phobia. Opening on September 15th @ Sound of Snow as part of an exchange program between Vienna and Berlin based artists, the exhibition will be coinciding with this year’s Berlin Art Week.

Peter Phobia is an artist who is predominantly focusing on drawing, with works ranging from small pieces on paper to large murals. Using limited color in his work, and mixing text with visual elements, his work is “an open invitation to reflect on current topics in society”. In body of work prepared for this show, Phobia focuses on social media obsessed society and the way these channels become the source for political information and education. By using the aesthetic of 70s and 80s the artist evokes melancholy for “times passed” when the line between the truth or fact and lie or scam was much clearer. Through scribbled notes next to the pictures he is urging the viewer to stop blindly falling for superficial offers and fake attractiveness. For this occasion the artist painted a 400sqm mural and will release an exclusive 3-colour screen print in an edition of 50.

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WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY

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The Art Union is proud to present the second edition of WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY – a group exhibition featuring artworks by 80 Berlin based artists at Alte Münze in Berlin-Mitte. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 19:00 – 23:00 h. After the successful premiere in 2016, the exhibition format will be shown from April 22nd – May 1st, 2017.

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Brandalism & Friends launch ‘Subvertisers International’

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Over 60 internationally recognised street & visual artists including Hyuro, Escif, David De La Mano and Robert Montgomery have taken part in the world’s first coordinated ad takeover in 12 countries as part of #SubvertTheCity – a week of creative action that saw artists and the public imagining a world beyond consumerism. The artworks installed in advertising spaces share images and ideas of hope & solidarity in order to challenge the politics of fear and division that is gripping western societies.

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Curiot’s “Act II, Volume IV: Cascading Nebula” solo show @ BC Gallery

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Berlin’s BC Gallery recently got a massive makeover which was introduced to the public on February 25th. While setting up his latest solo show titled “Act II, Volume IV: Cascading Nebula”, Curiot painted the gallery space floor to ceiling, creating an immersive installation in which he presented his latest body of work.

The main idea of this exhibition is to take us on a surreal, futuristic journey into a parallel universe of Mexican artist’s alter ego named Xikatze. As the title suggest, this show has to be seen in a bigger context – as a part of a visualized sci-fi story which involves several exhibitions and projects. The body of work reflects the artist’s inner identification process, digging deeply into his experience with Mexican culture and it’s ancient gods and spirits . Mixing the ancient and futuristic, as well as the real and virtual, this show is opening a portal to an alternate reality filled with psychedelic imagery and colors. White Act I ended with a transcendent death-like experience for Curiot’s characters, Act II is exploring the idea of what comes after this transition. The works are showing visions of the worlds the soul could travel to, the things it might encounter or the lessons it might learn from the experience. Working in different, often traditional mediums, the show is direct result of artist’s spiritual upbringing deep in the Mayan jungle, as a part of a small tribe named “Tlaltzotl” which can be translated as “guardians of the path”.

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KID CASH – VERY NECESSARY

German artist Christian August aka KID CASH belongs to the most active post-urban artists of his
generation. The exhibition titled VERY NECESSARY subsumes his work of the last three years and
leads to a new body of works which will be on display at Urban Spree Galerie for the first time. The
title of the exhibition refers to his work in public spaces and hints comically to the necessity of
showing these artworks in a gallery context.

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Martha Cooper Library – URBAN NATION BERLIN

The worlds premier Urban Contemporary Art Museum, URBAN NATION (UN), in Berlin needs your help to donate or loan books. This rendering is the first look at the Martha Cooper Library inside the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin the heart of the library is Martha Cooper‘s personal collection.

URBAN NATION is calling all artists, art lovers and collectors – If you have books of your work or the work of others you produced, books you would like to lend or donate to the archive to help it grow, or even if you want to tell them about books they should know about, URBAN NATION will organise transport and they will be on display for the opening of the museum 2017 and beyond.

URBAN NATION is looking for books in the following categories:

– Photography
– Street art
– Urban art
– Low brow
– Pop art
– Propaganda
– Installation
– Cities and their art
– Public space
– Artist books

If you have anything to offer, please contact:

library@urban-nation.com

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Twoone – Urban Spree Residency

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Berlin-based Japanese artist Twoone (Hiroyasu Tsuri) inaugurates the first ‘Urban Spree Art Residency’ which inverts the codes of an exhibition and invites the public to witness the process of creation of indoor and outdoor artworks. The opening reception on July 23rd, at 19.00h, presents the works originated during the residency and marks at the same time the vernissage of the exhibition. Closing day: July 24th, 12:00 – 19.00h, 2016. Location: Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, in Berlin-Friedrichshain.

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URBAN NATION – Project M/9 – Colors

JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews will be curating the Urban Nation Berlin notorious signature event Project M/9.

Invited by URBAN NATION Museum For Urban Contemporary Art Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavours to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy have selected 6 international acclaimed artists to create murals at the future museum building in the Bülowstrasse 7 in Berlin-Schöneberg. The painting week will be finalized with the group exhibition “Colors” showcasing the works of in 12 amazing artists from all over the world on Saturday, June 11th at the URBAN NATION headquarters.

Artists:
1010 (mural)
Askew (mural)
Bicicleta Sem Freio (mural)
Borondo (mural)
Eron (mural)
Fafi (mural)
Crystal Wagner
Felipe Pantone
Jan Kaláb
Maser
Okuda San Miguel
Tristan Eaton

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Between Stopovers – Sophia Hirsch & Johannes Mundinger

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A stopover can be an airport or a train station for example. A place vivid at certain times, but not containing any inhabitants in itself. We see a strong link between these places and commercialized urban spaces such as shopping malls, parking lots, office buildings. These urban spaces simply lack individiuality and seem to have no unique appearance or atmosphere, where its purpose is merely functional.

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