Backjumps Christmas Special 2013

at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013

Backjumps is back! The exhibition format for urban communication and aesthetics returns with a Christmas special this year. And this is just a foretaste on what is to come next year when Backjumps celebrates its 20 years of exhibition making.

Curated by Adrian Nabi, the weekend-long exhibition is showcasing 13 Berlin-based artists including familiar faces from the last Backjumps The Live Issues, like Dave the Chimp, PHOS4, and Kacao77. The project space—open to all art lovers, skeptics and friends—proves once again that street art can definitely be considered a serious art form. What's more, a number of Gestalten books will be available, ranging from Urban Interventions and Art & Agenda to the monographs of Mark Jenkins, XOOOOX, Brad Downey and Aram Bartholl.

Exhibiting artists: Amok, Kacao77, PHOS4, Brad Downey, The Wa, Markus Mai, Matthias Wermke, Mode2, Markus Butkereid, Arunski & Poet, Dave de Chimp, Daniel Weissbach, Mischa Leinkauf.

Opening: Friday, December 13, from 7:00PM.

Urban Interventions

Personal Projects in Public Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The first book to document the next quantum leap in artistic work now hitting public spaces.
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The Urban Theater

Mark Jenkins
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Mark Jenkins brought sculpture to street art.
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Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Brad Downey

Spontaneous Sculptures
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Clever and provocative urban interventions by a master of the genre.
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Aram Bartholl

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Perceptive and entertaining investigations of digital culture.
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XOOOOX

Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The first monograph on Germany’s most popular street artist.
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Mark Jenkins

Go Figure!
Posted by Gestalten—01/2012

American artist Mark Jenkins's urban (and rural) interventions are street-smart—in the truest sense of the word.

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Aram Bartholl

At Top Speed
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

Aram Bartholl’s work explores the power structures, the social systems, the cultural innovations, the inner dynamics, the languages, and the products that are shaping our age.

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Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

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