Kicking off this year’s Berlin Art Week, a second instalment of Ilja Karilampi‘s new RELEASES exhibition series is on at Sandy Brown gallery, opening September 17 and running to October 11.
The first NEW releases exhibition was launched on June 28 in a public park on the corner of Ritterstrasse and Lobeckstrasse in Berlin, where Karilampi and collaborator Max Ronnersjö postered already vandalised walls with miscellaneous brands, events and graphics to be left at the mercy of the elements and assigned a show duration of “June – open end”.
The announcement for the second, re-capitalised new RELEASES comes with Karilampi’s typically knotty visual associations featuring a tattoo of lyrics by British grime artist Skepta, as featured on JME’s ‘Don’t Get Rude‘, and a Telegraph newspaper clipping about glow-in-the-dark streets of the future for heritage walkways in England’s Cambridge city.
Accordingly, the artist and BCR radio host with the sketchy instagram handle of nigerian__queen will be opening the exhibition on September 17 with the neon motifs, metallics and UV lights of the hypermodern aesthetic-of-the-urbanite he’s known for, as well as HD video and “the mirror bar” (presumably the same one from Frieze London last year) on September 20.
See the Sandy Brown website for details. **