All About Surf Films: Straend Festival in Berlin

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The second installment of the Straend Festival is going down in Berlin this weekend. They call it a day at the beach with friends.. Not only surf films will be shown, but also some art, music, DJs and a sweet miniramp provided by our local favorites Iriedaily are rounding up what you would claim to be a really nice event which is all about summer vibes. And the forecast for the weekend is looking pretty legit!

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“From Inside to Way Out” Festival: The Double Photo Exhibition “Peepal of the City”

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Part of the festival at HAU will be a double photo exhibition – a collaboration between two young photographers: Karachi-based Khaula Jamil and Berlin-based Pablo Lauf.

“Much like the people of Karachi, the leaves of the Peepal tree (indigenous to the sub-continent) move continuously even when the air around them is still and no perceptible wind is blowing. Inspired by this energy seemingly found within, Karachi-based Khaula Jamil and Berlin-based Pablo Lauf collaborate to bring forth intriguing photographic stories of individuals from Karachi. Through their varying techniques, of the insider moving swiftly yet intimately through the lives of people she meets on the streets to the outsider spending days in closed spaces with each person he photographs, their perceptions clash and mesh with startling harmony, bringing forth a portrait of a city that just refuses to stop living.”

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Festival at HAU Berlin: From Inside to Way Out

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The brilliant cultural institution HAU – Hebbel am Ufer is hosting a three-day festival this weekend: From Inside to Way Out / Perspectives from Contemporary Pakistan is a three-day program with talks, films, music, photo exhibition, and more and presents a variety of artists who work in Karachi and Berlin and uncover surprising similarities between the two cities. The program is dealing with the degree to which cultural attributions are marked by clichés, here using the example of Pakistan.
Highlight will be a concert by a group of 12 musicians playing the “Karachi Files” – an album co-created by Berlin-based duo Gebrüder Teichmann and Forever South.

Read the full program here on the HAU website.

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JB. Paper Available at Soda Books, Berlin

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Another week, another shop! If you can’t get enough of our wonderful stuff – the great folks from Soda Books – based in Munich, opened another outlet in Berlin a while ago – are now stocking JB. Paper #04 and #05.

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Check: Tauba Auerbach’s Incredible Pop-Up Book “[2,3]” With Printed Matter

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We’re mega big fans of Tauba’s work. Here she took the idea of a pop-up book to a new level, inside of each book is one huge geometric paper sculpture. She is currently part of an exhibition for contemporary artists and architects at the SFMOMA and realized her new book 2,3 with NY indie publisher Printed Matter. Nowness created an unboxing video for this and we found it on Jux.

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JB. Paper — Publications Now Available in Book Stores

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JB. Paper — Our publications are now available in selected book stores
As you all know, we love photography. That’s one of the reasons we are making books. And we do like the work of Stephen Shore who has a huge retrospective showing at C|O Gallery Berlin at the moment. Correspondingly, our JB. Paper photo books L.A Is Round The Corner and Cali Coast In Current Colours by Tobias Bärmann from Hamburg are now available at C|O’s own book store. The store is curated by doyoureadme!? so you will find our releases #04 and #05 in the magazine section.

If you happen to be there and also buy one of our books – send us a photo! We will say thank you with a batch of JB. stickers & postcards!

JB. Paper books are now available here:
Heftraum, Hamburg
Gudberg Nerger, Hamburg
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Zabriskie, Berlin
doyoureadme!?, Berlin
C|O Berlin

And of course – day and night: jbmagazine.bigcartel.com

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HVW8 Berlin Presents: Jerry Hsu Photography Exhibition

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We have something special for Gallery Weekend at Berlin’s HVW8 Gallery for you: Jerry Hsu – skateboarder turned photographer is opening his first ever solo show over here. In addition, HVW8 is presenting a special showcase with artworks from past shows and invited Draw A Line Editions from Berlin to curate one of the rooms at the gallery with their freshest print editions. JB. Institute was involved with the organization of the show. See you there and let’s have a drink or two!

Opening April 29, 2016 – 6 to 9pm
Afterparty at 8mm Bar starting at 10pm

The show is a collaboration between HVW8 and Slow Culture LA.
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Radio Skateboards: Late But Short, Video Premiere

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Better late than never, and more likely extended than too short. Radio Skateboards – our divine friends from the same turf are having their skate video premiere of their full length Late But Short tonight at the infamous SO36 club – the atomic nucleus of Kreuzberg. Come and forget everything else as it’s simply inexistent.

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Draw A Line — 48 h Archive Sale

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Our friends from Draw A Line are having an archive sale of their limited edition prints. See all available artworks here.

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Colectivo Futuro Launches CF Editions

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Our good friends from Colectivo Futuro are exploring new paths and finally launch their CF Editions. It will be a home for unique and very personal music by friends and family of the London-based collective. Edition No. 1 comes from Smpl Thngs (Graciela Maria, Maki Shimizu and Lukasz Polowczyk) with very atmospheric and rather quiet songs, all recorded in one take. Read an interview with Lukas here.

Limited edition tapes are now available exclusively via their online shop. Each come with a unique hand-drawn artwork by the project’s illustrator, Maki Shimizu.
Congratulations!

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Rolling Through The Shadows – Exhibition at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles

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A legendary group show is coming up at Leica Gallery LA — some of the leading skate photographers from this generation are brought together by a passion for Leica photography. Including Anthony Acosta, Ray Barbee, Joe Brook, Thomas Campbell, Jerry Hsu, Jon Humphries, Greg Hunt, Atiba Jefferson, Dennis McGrath, Fred Mortagne, Arto Saari, Ed Templeton and Tobin Yelland.
What an incredible line-up! Show runs March 5 – March 31, 2016
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Isle Skateboards: ‘Vase’ Video – Berlin Premiere

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We organized the Isle Skateboards video premiere of their full length ‘Vase’, filmed and edited by Jacob Harris. Featuring Nick Jensen, Paul Shier, Sylvain Tognelli, Chris Jones, Jon Nguyen, Tom Knox. It’s a rad skateboard video full of stunning action and amazing art by this creative cat Nick Jensen.

Presented by JB. and Place Magazine, hosted by HVW8 Gallery, Berlin.

ISLE SKATEBOARDS – VASE TRAILER from Isle Skateboards on Vimeo.

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Photobook Release: JB. Paper #07 – 29 Palms (by Car)

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JB. Institute Berlin presents JB. Paper #07:
“29 Palms (by Car)”

Photos and artwork by Jenne Grabowski. All photos shot in March 2014, passing through the small town Twentynine Palms and the Mojave Desert. Inspired by Lee Friedlander
24 pages, 19,5 x 27 cm, b/w risograph print by We make it

Release on Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin – 12. + 13. December 2015 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
Opening: Friday 11 Dec, 6pm.

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Photobook Release: JB. Paper #06 – I Heard You Looking

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We are pleased to announce the release of one of our new photobooks this weekend!

JB. Institute Berlin presents JB. Paper #06:
I HEARD YOU LOOKING

We asked six artists to contribute their explorations in public spaces — inhabited, shared, hidden, organized or unknown territories.

Featuring Jonathan Peters (Berlin), Stromer Kid (Berlin), Benjamin Deberdt (Paris), Jenne Grabowski (Berlin), Christian Nilsen (Berlin) & Jai Tanju (San Jose)
60 pages, 17 x 23 cm, full color

Release Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin – 12. + 13. December 2015 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
Opening: Friday 11 Dec, 6pm.
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Summer at Graveyard Point: Corey Arnold, Photographer


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Here is a video for an Alaskan newspaper featuring our fave photographer Corey Arnold, who has been into fishing since he was a kid. He is not only a superb photographer but also captains a salmon fishing company out of an abandoned cannery complex called Graveyard Point. Watch this clip about his work and photography in South Western Alaska. Read the full article here.

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T.SQ Newsstand Newspaper by Juxtapoz Now Available

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In October, Juxtapoz set up the TSQ Newsstand – a new take on the iconic NY newsstand, designed by the artist Grotesk (Juxtapoz cover of issue 12/2009). It was located on Times Square and each day it featured surprise visits from some of the publication’s contributing artists and friends who acted as clerks. A project between Juxtapoz & Victory Journal. Now a limited edition of the T.SQ Magazine is sold via their store.

“The T.SQ Newsstand, created by Juxtapoz and Victory Journal, is a dedication to New York City and the transportive power of print media. The T.SQ Newsstand magazine is a limited edition collection featuring unique views of Times Square from photographers and artists like Daniel Arnold, Cheryl Dunn, Charlie Ahearn, Barbara Kruger and more. The T.SQ magazine was sold exclusively at the newsstand and is now available in our online shop until copies run out.”
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Nahawa Doumbia at HAU & Robert Henke’s “Lumière II” at Volksbühne Berlin

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We just got a heads up from our friend Zuri on the Nahawa Doumbia concert at HAU Berlin on Sunday night. It’s her first appearance in Berlin thanks to Mr Brian Shimkovitz aka Awesome Tapes From Africa. Brian once started his own label under the same name with a re-release of an album from the ‘80s by Nahawa Doumbia. Sounds more than interesting. It will be followed by an after-show-party with DJ Jimmy Trash at WAU – the café/bar on Hallesches Ufer.

Concert starts at 8pm sharp. Tickets here.

A few days later, Thursday Nov. 26th, Robert Henke (aka Monolake) will perform Lumière II at Volksbühne Berlin. It’s an audiovisual composition for lasers and sound and is a long term artistic research project.

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New Issue of apartamento Magazine, #016

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This is a special one, the new issue of apartamento, the everyday life interiors magazine. Feturing the article ‘Growing Up Judd’, an interview with Rainer and Flavin Judd about their father, the American artist Donald Judd, his Texan ranch Las Casas, and their childhoods between Texas, New York, and Europe. Loads of photos of Donald’s ranches around Marfa, Texas and his works. Also featuring an interview with artist and Printed Matter founder AA Bronson, who is currently living and working in Berlin.

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Stephen Powers Exhibition: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)

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Reasons enough for me to visit NY is Stephen Powers’ upcoming show Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) at the Brooklyn Museum, November 20, 2015–March 13, 2016.
Stephen aka ESPO: “I’ve been trying to write a few words for a few weeks now on the occasion of my doing a show at the Brooklyn Museum. I put in the work and wrote innumerable false starts, so now I know the right words are this: There are no words. I can only show, I can not tell. Come meet my train of thought when I arrive on November 20th.”

He released a new screen print in an edition of 40 (and 20 more with his pencil doodles) for the impatient.

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Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2015

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Lens Culture have just announced their winners and finalists of the Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2015. Here is a small selection, lots more in the full list of winners and finalists on their website.
The online photography magazine Lens Culture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, promoting the best of the global photography community.
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Draw A Line — Group Show During Berlin Art Week

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Our good friends from Draw A Line are presenting a group show with a heavy line-up during Berlin Art Week. Cleon Peterson (LA), Ken Sortais (Paris), Eike König (Berlin), Andrew Gilbert (Berlin), Markus Mai (Berlin) and Daniel Jackson (Berlin) will show works like paintings, light or sculptural installations specifically created for this exhibition.
State of Mankind is commenting and questioning our responsibility as individuals. Opening on Tuesday Sept, 15th from 6 – 10 pm, Potsdamer Str. 102, Berlin. Be there!

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Photos: By The Lake Festival Berlin

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A recap of the really sweet By The Lake Festival in Berlin two weeks ago is now up on Groove magazine (in German). Text by Christin Bolte and photos by Jenne Grabowski. More photos by Jenne from the event and especially the impressive energy during the Omar Souleyman show here in this post on JB.
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New Show: Geoff McFetridge @ Joshua Liner, NY

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The ever progressing Geoff McFetridge is presenting new paintings and sketches at Joshua Liner Gallery NY. Geoff is a true master of “take everything away until you can’t take anything away”. The opening of It Looks Like It Says is on Thu, Sept 10th 2015. Wishing NY to be a little closer now.
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Recap: JB. Paper #05 Book Launch & Exhibition

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Thanks a lot to all who came out last Friday and made this day a special one. Great to see you all hanging out and spreading good vibes on this warm summer night, chatting, drinking, reading or buying our new books at Zabriskie book store in Kreuzberg. Thanks to Lorena and Jean for hosting us.

The exhibition can be viewed until 03.09.2015, the books and zines from JB. Paper plus a few of the prints (framed) are available for purchase.

Zabriskie
Manteuffelstr 73
10999 Berlin

You can order our books and the print edition in our webshop:
jbmagazine.bigcartel.com
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August 21, 2015: JB. Photobook Release — ‘L.A. IS ROUND THE CORNER’ by Tobias Bärmann

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We’re back from a long (digital) summer break and want to invite you to the release of our recent project this week. Upcoming Friday, we are going to present the photo book ’L.A. IS ROUND THE CORNER‘ with JB. Paper by Hamburg-based photographer Tobias Bärmann at the lovely book store Zabriskie in Berlin-Kreuzberg. They will host the release and a small exhibition. The book and a limited print edition will be available for purchase.

Release of ’L.A. IS ROUND THE CORNER‘, JB. Paper #05
Friday, August 21, 5 pm
Zabriskie
Manteuffelstr. 73
Berlin-Kreuzberg

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