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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Antique Recipe in a Modern Design

Gestalten × Borgmann1772 Edition 9
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

“You Have To Be an All-Rounder to Start on Your Own.”

Naomi Bijlefeld on the geometry of the OFORM jewelry collection and what it takes to make it as an independent designer.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Joost Grootens

On Creative Mapping and Editorial Design
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

The Neck Pouch Gets a Makeover

An Interview with Early’s Designer Valerie Sietzy
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Berlin Wonderland on bone.

The Outsiders recommended on Mint.

I am Dandy in DOVE's December/January issue.

Original Man featured on 20 minutos.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift on ocelot,.

Alphabetics on Grain Edit. "Each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift for fathers in the December issue of Nido.

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