On display for the second time in the Retramp Gallery, Hannah Kori. In her latest exhibition “Obstructed View” she examines the influence of the perception of others, society, and its influence in turn. With this, she tries to answer the question of what relevance means in a social context in which everyone is so influenced and what the impact is on individual development and personal growth.
„Keine Wiederholung ist wie die andere“.
In meinen Arbeiten geht es um abstrakte, grafische Formen in denen sich Grafiken und motivische Details daraus immer wieder wiederholen. Harmonie, ausgewogene Flächen und Strukturen spielen in den Arbeiten eine große Rolle.
Friday, August 2 - 12 to 6 pm
Saturday, August 3 - 12 to 6 pm
Small Format Paintings
Uglješa Colić was born in Novi Sad on the 28th of March 1989.
He finished Secondary School for Design and Fine Arts “Bogdan Šuput” in Novi Sad in 2008. In 2012, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of Professor Saša Filipović MA.
He has defended his Master’s thesis in painting titled “The form of life or the transition from virgin to bride” on the 10th of October 2013, at the Union University, Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, mentor professor Saša Filipović MA, and obtained the academic title: Master of Arts
He received his doctorate degree on the 13th of January 2017 at the Educons University, Academy of Classical Painting in Sremska Kamenica, mentor professor Dragan Martinović MA, and obtained the academic title: Doctor of Arts - Fine arts.
So far, has had 38 independent exhibitions and over 40 collective ones. He participated in thirty art colonies in the country and abroad.
He is one of the founders and a member of the Association of Independent Artists of Novi Sad since 2013.
He works as a professor of vocational studies at Preschool Teacher Training.
Documenting Paris is a group exhibition and multiple publication launch hosted by the Retramp Gallery, Berlin on Friday 26 July 2019. The event will showcase Paris based work from photographers Marc Vallée, BadYear85, Thomas Von Wittich and Émilie Désir. Graffiti writers, Paris street life, train surfers and political dissent. All four artists will be attending the event and will be available to sign zines, photobooks and prints.
The artists look back on the future by way of architectural structures and newly configured spaces. Developing their own retrospective visions of what may or may not happen: Laure Catugier creates a space-time axis within the gallery walls; lost rooms and palaces are reclaimed by Mathieu Brohan’s experimental films. Pre-nostalgic, futuristic youth movements imagined by Thomas Bratzke aka Zasd hope to re-open horizons while claiming unforeseen struggles and interactive, retro-dystopian in(ter)ventions by Willi Tomes bring the past, present and distant future into a comprehensible, accessible realm. Brad Downey’s pieces playfully reimagine the possible destiny of privatized space and consciousness while Teco’s large scale sculpture on Reuterplatz invites the public to contribute to the inevitable.
Die KünstlerInnen blicken zurück auf die Zukunft und entwickeln ihre retrospektiven Zukunftsvisionen über architektonische Strukturen und neu erschlossene Räume. Eine Raum/Zeit-Achse wird in situ durch den Eingriff von Laure Catugier entstehen. Verlorene und zurückeroberte Räume und Paläste werden filmisch bei Mathieu Brohan erscheinen. Pre-nostalgisch-futuristische Jugendbewegungen reklamieren ihre Rechte und thermosensible, interaktive Meeresblicke sowie malerische, virtuelle Realitäten von Thomas Bratzke aka Zasd öffnen Horizonte. Retro-dystopische Erfindungen von Will Tomes sowie Objekte von Brad Downey werden spielerisch inszeniert, während Teco de Luccia den zukünftigen Menschen transformiert.
Stand-Up Comedy in Germany seems like a punchline in itself. However, over the past decade, many English-speaking comedians have made a name for themselves in various and evolving open-mic nights throughout the city. Meanwhile, Berlin has more than a few regular comedy nights in multiple languages - a long way from the one or two nights a week the handful of aspiring comedians crowded the sign-up sheets in select bars.
We are happy to welcome you to an evening in conjunction with “We Are Not Gemuesed” and showcase the Best of the Best of the Berlin comedy scene as part of Brad Downey’s exhibition “Slow Motion Disasters” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien on Wednesday, May 29th 2019 at 19:00.
Berlin Street Photography Club is celebrating the launch of their new collective.
"Berlin Street Photography Club, or BLNSPC for short, are the new kids on the block when it comes to street photography in Berlin. Not taking them selves too seriously, and straying away from current trends in photography BLNSPC are trying to keep the classic style of street/documentary photography alive. As an internationally comprised collective, each member brings their unique vision to show you a real version of life in the streets of Berlin."
A group exhibition featuring the 12 members of the club. Presented by Safelight Berlin who will also have a few items there, and are also filming a video about the event.
SHE WEARS YESTERDAY’S NEWS is a project by artist group Studio Heomugeoto. It is the fourth chapter of their ongoing work cycle Stages of Grief, which deals with the process & forms of (re-)presentation of mourning, death, dying, fear & empathy. In S.W.Y.N. Studio Heomugeoto focusses on thought processes in the context of mourning. The installment will consist of sonic, visual & conceptual pieces which result from artist research.
Synthesis Gallery is thrilled to premiere the first VR work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin in collaboration with Brian O'Doherty, Pablo Dornhege, Guy de Lancey and Shervin Saremi. 'WOE FROM WIT' is curated by George Vitale and is part of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM.
I'm lying in bed, Berlin, winter, era of panic. I'm tired but I can't sleep. Meditation isn't working. Music plays in my head. I'm listening, or imagining, thinking thoughts of you. And I remember, or maybe I'm just dreaming. The world crashes all at once, all the moods and anxieties. I want peace to bloom. I escape into visions, tell myself visual stories. If only I could be somewhere else, the place I'm picturing.
Synthesis Gallery, the first VR art gallery, is happy to announce its first exhibition for the upcoming 2019 season: ‘BRUTEFORCE’ by A/A.
Curated by George Vitale, the exhibition will premiere a mix of sculptures and a VR artwork (‘AA_Infernal’, exclusively produced for the show at Synthesis), addressing movement and ephemerality in the phase transitions of materials.
ANDREAS GREINER (b. 1979, Aachen) and ARMIN KEPLINGER (b. 1982, Linz) have collaborated since 2011 as the artist duo A/A. At the core of their artistic practice is the exploration of time-based media: the artists have consistently focused on the transitional moments of materials as they change state of aggregation to a solid, liquid or aerial one. During recent years, Greiner & Keplinger have increasingly centered their artistic practice on the intersection of the analogue with the virtual space, with special emphasis on Virtual Reality. Their works have been exhibited most recently at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (DE), Transmediale, Berlin (DE), Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin (DE), Saatchi Gallery, London (GB), Art Center Nabi, Seoul (SK), Meetfactory, Prague (CZ), Hessel Museum of Art, New York (US), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (RU).
SYNTHESIS GALLERY is an immersive blend of technology and art displayed under one roof, showcasing cutting-edge experiences by new wave artists and visionaries through virtual reality. We are a space to experience and experiment with the state between dream and reality. Pieces are displayed through different media. Tangible and traditional artforms intermingle with Oculus and Hive headsets. Submerge into the unchartered. Focus on the abstract. Reevaluate reality.
Here is Katastrofffe.
An artist, photographer, sculptor, and videographer for documentary films and music video.
Katastrofffe's spirit and body were united upon her birth on the border between Europe and Asia. An insatiable curiosity, reckless abandon, and a healthy dose of serendipity have since carried her and her talents all over both continents, where she feels equally at home. She travels extensively, constantly on the move, and photographs those around her, always emphasizing the “free” in freelance.
Katastrofffe leaves her mark in the form of street art and tells her story with posters and sculptures based on photography.
These pictures are a reflection of herself and a record of what happens throughout her, through a surrealist lens. Everything she shoots depicts a routine and everyday life captured through a dynamic, impulsive frame; is the sacred simplicity of a uniqueness in a simple moment. Katastrofffe also takes inspiration from honored works of art and photography, and on the occasion, it is befitting of the story which unfolds. Freedom, the spirit of youth, radicalism – this is what inspires her.
A solo exhibition by Hannah Kori, in which recently abstracted work can be seen. In addition, a more conceptual series, in which she questions the social position and acceptance of mental health. How do we see and deal with a syndrome without any physical characteristics? How tolerant are we in this? What does our judgment say about ourselves? Do we feel fear? An important theme with an important social message. Those who need help, but precisely because of their illness, do not have a clear voice, should be given a hand and not be condemned!
URBAN ART WEEK - "Cutting Slack" with:
Vidam The Weird
Berlin plays an important role in the Urban Art movement. It has long been considered a Mecca on the international scene, where Graffiti became part of the cityscape in the 1970s and many gable and façade paintings were created. In divided Berlin, the Wall became the largest graffito in the world. It was sprayed and painted, and Graffiti Writing spread rapidly in West Berlin in the 1980s due to the the influence of the hip hop movement streaming in from the USA. During the course of the reunification, East Berlin also quickly adopted the practice and created a veritable Graffiti boom. From the mid-1990s onwards visual artists increasingly conquered the urban space with new surprises. From approximately 2000 onwards, Street Artists left their mark in public spaces by using and creating new visual languages and techniques.
Berlin has, for many years, stood for a subversive and energetic art scene and its reputation draws many artists and tourists to the capital. A whole series of murals has attracted great international attention and the pictures have become true tourist magnets and landmarks of the city. The state of Berlin has also recognized this and Urban Art has been used for international city marketing for several years.
The URBAN ART WEEK would now like to support the places and initiatives that have been involved with Urban Art for years and that have promoted the movement, as well as younger initiatives.
Grady Roper, visual / musical / performance artist from central Texas, is touring Europe summer. The tour will focus on Grady's one man band, ATTIC TED, which performs weirdo gothic carnival musical opera post punk, with masks. The music features prerecorded Hammond organ bass and Casio drum loops, added to live with noisey guitar, clarinet and bizarro singing, with multiple personalities taking turns. It is funny yet dark and scary, while still dreamily alluring you in. These concerts will also feature 2D works of paintings / drawings of whimsy, eerie portraits and figurative narrative situations. The pieces are on paper, and combine pencil, pen/ink, acrylic layers, to capture expressions and moments in time, often between a couple people, or animal humanoid. These art events aim at breaking down the boundaries of what is art vs music vs theater. They should all be combined, preferably in a nice cozy space with friends, where there is opportunity to talk and exchange ideas, but also dance.. and enjoy a drink..
Claire Marin - Silence is sexy
Can silence be sexy in a society which is constantly getting louder?
Claire Marin is a Berlin-based painter and silence-seeker who loves playing with atmospheres. Her show at Retramp Gallery is a selection of oil paintings and works on paper about the exploration of inner silence. Claire creates art which involves the viewer emotionally and takes them on a journey into the beauty of tranquility.
By Claire Marin at ReTramp Gallery, Berlin.
Since 2013, the conversation around policing in America has taken on new life, fueled in part by the proliferation of images and videos of police-involved shootings. Overwhelmingly black and male, the victims of police violence are depicted in these images, their bodies sprawling and limp, or stricken in the throes of life and death struggles--then and broadcast widely.
These politically charged images have served to mobilize activists in movements like BlackLivesMatter, the most extensive grassroots struggle associated with the Black Radical Tradition in recent years. These victims--or more specifically, their images--are held up as heroes and martyrs at once, and their bodies-as-images called upon to serve the cause. But the paradox of heroism in the public sphere--the so called hero-villain paradox--has left the victims of police violence open to a secondary assault. Circulating alongside these quotidian images is a pointed critique of the situations surrounding their lives in an attempt to legitimize their deaths at the hands of the State and obscure the persistent, systemic violence of policing.
For many there is no question to the nature of policing as a primary channel of officially sanctioned, racialized violence. Perhaps the perceived ambiguity attached to these images comes precisely from their flatness: a flatness which not only masks the institutional machinery behind each death, but contributes to their symbolic utility. They serve not to create heroes or villains but icons. It is flatness which leaves these victimized black bodies-as-images prey to appropriation, exchange, speculation, and manipulation and prevents their post-mortem embodiment of either the victim-as-hero or victim-as-villain.
Through issue #2 of Milestone Media's comic book series "Icon", this exhibition will investigate the susceptibility of these victims-as-icons to the violence of narrative: the reproducibility of flattened and distorted commodities in the marketplace of public discourse; the posthumous endowment of full-color subjecthood by bureaucratic descriptions of justified violence on objectified bodies; the concealed seriality of terror perpetuated by the historicizing of Progress.
More on this project at www.philipac.com/stop-cop/
Here is our #3 event for supporting my wonderful Urban Leopard movie: You can get tattoos by our wonderful artists, and also support the case of an amazing movie: have a look at the trailer here!
And now, that you know, that you want to support, come and get a tattoo in a wonderful gallery in Neukölln!
Tattoos start at €50, go 'till €200.
Our tattooers are:
-- Tattoo it Louder ( Laura Sobenes )
-- Carol Almeida
Come, get inked, have some fun with us!
First come, first served!
Event starts at 14:00, finishes at 22:00!
Bori, the urban leopard
Am I still looking for a golden age?
(English text below)
Suche ich immer noch nach goldenen Zeiten? Unter dem Motto “Golden Age” laden die Berliner Künstlerin Irina Mmur Art und der Fotograf Mark Benini zu einer Werkschau quer durch ihr Schaffen in die Neuköllner Galerie ReTramp. Die Symbiose ihrer Zeichnungen, Gemälde und analoger Fotografien führt in eine mystische und magische Fantasiewelt voller Emotionen und leiser Zwischentöne.
Mit der Ausstellung gehen beide ihrem Gefühl nach, Gold zelebrieren zu müssen, vom Moment an, als negative Assoziationen der letzten Jahre verschwanden und ihnen die Vielseitigkeit und Emotionalität der Farbe bewusst wurde. Sie suchen nach goldenen Momenten und spüren der Widersprüchlichkeit nach, warum der menschliche Geist in der Hoffnung auf goldene Zeiten lieber in Träumereien in die Zukunft flüchtet, anstatt diese in der Gegenwart zu finden.
Irina Mmur wurde 1987 in Riga geboren und lebt seit 1998 in Berlin. Die gelernte Grafikerin und Illustratorin verarbeitet in ihren Bildern Gefühle, Emotionen und Träume, die ihr der Alltag schenkt.
Mark Benini ist ein moderner Nomade mit Sitz in Berlin, geboren 1981 mitten in den italienischen Alpen. Mit der sowjetischen Mittelformat-Kamera Kiev88 fängt er seit mehr als 10 Jahren besondere Momente und Emotionen bei seinen Reisen quer durch die Welt ein.
Under the motto "Golden Age" the Berlin artist Irina Mmur Art and the photographer Mark Benini invite to a retrospective showcase of their work in the Neukölln gallery ReTramp. The symbiosis of their drawings, paintings and analogue photographs leads into a mystical and magical fantasy world full of emotions and soft nuances.
With the exhibition they both follow their need to celebrate gold, from the moment when the negative associations of the last few years disappeared and they became aware of the versatility and emotionality of the color. They are searching for golden moments and feel the contrariness, why the human mind in the hope of golden times rather flees in dreams into the future instead of finding these in the present.
Irina Mmur was born in Riga in 1987 and has lived in Berlin since 1998. The trained graphic artist and illustrator processes feelings, emotions and dreams from everyday life in her pictures.
Mark Benini is a modern nomad based in Berlin, born in the middle of the Italian Alps in 1981. With the Soviet medium-format camera Kiev88 he captures special moments and emotions from his travels across the world since more then 10 years.