Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nasan Tur: "Komunismus Soziallismus Kapietalismus"

Today the gf and I stumbled into Nasan Tur's (cv) exhibition at Tanas by accident: we were asking directions to a Bill Viola exhibition (Bill Viola "Transfiguration", Haunch of Venison, Heidestrasse 46, and decided to have a look around. I remembered seeing reviews in several magazines and at least someone I know personally held Nasan Tur in pretty high regard.
He seems to enjoy taking jabs at society either by supplying willing marchers with subversive backpacks, or by providing those who always wanted to make a point with a speaker system, or simply by continuously summersaulting in crowed spaces. He also appears to be very fond of bad spelling and taking the occasional bath in a puddle.

Taking photos was kindly allowed by the gallery so here are a few examples.

"Time for Revollusion" (2008)


There's more on the Sabotaz blog and I didn't want to repeat myself.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Geezer Graff Gala - The Opening

Well, some photos of the artwork and the opening of Geezer Graff Gala at Common Ground Gallery/Hip-Hop Stützpunkt in Berlin. Eliot did tremendous job promoting the show and his efforts were rewarded by a lot of visitors and press.

That's Geezer Graff Gala, Common Ground Gallery, Marienburger Str. 16a (backyard), Berlin.
The show will end next Sunday.






Monday, February 9, 2009

Geezer Graff Gala

Here's one show I am really happy to be a part of: GGG was curated and organized by (Beatbox-) Eliot and features works by Base23, Eliot, Evol and Pisa-Me-73.
The opening will be Friday, February 13th at 7 pm. It is the first exhibition at Common Ground Gallery/Hip Hop Stützpunkt (Marienburgerstr. 16A (backyard) in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin). For the opening the front of the building will be light-tagged by Tofa.

The exhibition will end Sunday, February 22nd but until then there's this list of events:
Friday, 13th - 7 pm
- free entry -

Wednesday, 18th - 7:30 pm
movie "Beautiful Losers"
- free entry -

Sunday, 22nd - 12 pm
"Weisswürschtl Brunch" meaning a Brunch with Bavarian veal sausages
- free entry -
two sausages (they always come in pairs you know), a pretzel and a drink will set you back 4 euros.

Opening hours:
02/14 - 02/21 from 4 - 8 pm

From the press release:
"Mit der GEEZER GRAFF GALA (GGG) definieren vier Altmeister der Urban Art Szene am Freitag den 13. Februar 2009 ab 19:00 Uhr zur Einweihung der Galerieräume „Common Ground“ des HIP HOP STÜTZPUNKT den neuen Standard der Straße. Der Ausbruch aus den traditionellen Formen des Graffiti macht die Kunst im öffentlichen Raum mit neuen Arbeitstechniken und anspruchsvollen Inhalten wieder zu einem Kommunikationsmedium.

Mit reflektierten, ironisch gebrochenen Arbeiten repräsentieren EVOL (CTink), PISA73 (CTink), ELIOT (BK / AFM), BASE23 (D|CIDE) und TOFA (Tresor) die neue Generation von Urban Art Künstlern, die sich vom grafisch-illustrativen Ansatz und dem Lokal-Patriotismus der früheren Graffiti-Kultur gelöst hat, um mit ihren Arbeiten im öffentlichen Raum und im Galerien- und Eventkontext kritische Denkanstöße und lebensnahe Kommentare zu geben."

Here's the flyer: