Win Tickets for Mark Ernestus pres. Jeri-Jeri @ HAU, Berlin on Wednesday 01. October 2014

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Ticket giveaway!
This Wednesday, 01.10.2014, Mark Ernestus & Jeri-Jeri are playing a concert at HAU in Berlin. For those who don’t know, this music has its origin in Senegal and the Gambia and has a long lived musical tradition, Jeri-Jeri is the name of a clan of sabar drummers and even more precisely in this context a project produced by Mark Ernestus. “Make no mistake, this is not sanitized music for the feel-good market or African-flavoured dub techno – this is Nda!a. Or more commonly named Mbalax.”

You can win 2 tickets/guest-list spots for this event on Wednesday, 01. October 2014 at HAU Theater in Berlin, Hallesches Ufer 32.
Send us an email to mag[at]justbreathe.de with the subject Jeri-Jeri until Tuesday, 6 pm or like this post on our FB page.

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“Propeller Island” – Skatevideo Premier Today!

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Our friend Jo Peters has finished a new video. Premiere is tonight in Berlin, Neukölln at Dschungel on Friedelstraße. We’ve been involved in the background and are really looking forward to seeing the new jam!

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Photos From the Collective Futures Opening

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The opening of the Collective Futures Berlin installation yesterday was a good one. It was packed and a lot of fun, good to see so many folks and friends. Here are a few impressions of the space, art and the people. Featured artists: Drury Brennan (cups and blanket), Palefroi (prints, books), Ina Weise (installation, prints), Yoko Seyama (light installation), Jenne Grabowski (photos).
The show will be up until Sunday, 28.09., everyday from 11-18 h. We will do a radio show on Berlin Community Radio today (26.09.) from 17-19 h. Tune in!
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Exhibition: Collective Futures Berlin

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Our friends from Colectivo Futuro from London are setting up this exhibition at BCR Berlin with an art show and a couple of music related events and radio streaming. JB. Magazine has teamed up with them, issue #02 will be available for free as long as our stock lasts and I am involved in the art exhibition showing black and white photos (see a few images below). Opening is on Thursday, 25. September 2014 at 5 pm @ BCR, Pflügerstr. 52.

There will be an after party at the nice restaurant Parker Bowles which is kicking off at 10:30 pm. You can join us for a late dinner or you just come around and have drinks and listen to good music with DJs from the Colectivo gang.

All photos © Jenne Grabowski / JB. 2014
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New Palace Video: Endless Bummer

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Above all the hype that people can make up about a brand, I always see Will Bankhead’s great artwork and lots of extremely good street skating and a specific and 90s referencing yet fresh way of filming and editing. Classic Palace Skateboards style – they just know how to put it straight. Best title by the way.

ENDLESS BUMMER from PALACE on Vimeo.

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John Severson’s Book “Surf”

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John Severson is a founding father of American surf culture and started the first major magazine dedicated to wave riding, Surfer. He just published a book simply called Surf, published by Damiani/PUKA PUKA which covers his life as a painter, photographer, filmer and publisher. He founded Surfer magazine in 1960 which became the first mag to celebrate the art and sport of surfing.
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Cleon Peterson in October’s Issue of Juxtapoz

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The artist Cleon Peterson who realized a couple of art prints with our friends from Draw A Line this year is featured in the October issue of Juxtapoz with an interview and his artwork on the cover.
“Most of the advertising we’re confronted with in the world says, “Buy into this because it’s good and will make your life better.” That’s not the function of my art. I want to present things that are cognitively dissonant, ideas that make the viewer have to think critically about the ethical, moral, and historical roles we all play in the world.”
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Photography: Katja Kremenic

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Really loving the work of Katja Kremenic, especially her grainy black and white shots. I gathered a selection of b/w photos here from her portfolio filed under “personal” which works as a kind of travel log but of course there is more on her website, even bold colors! Katja grew up in Croatia and is currently based in Berlin.
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Celeste Najt @ Okazi Gallery, Berlin

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My friend Celeste Najt from Buenos Aires has a show coming up this Friday. Future Expectations, Everlasting Nostalgia. It’s her first solo show in Berlin presenting her most recent work, collages and sculptures. I visited her and helped installing her pieces at the nice Okazi Gallery in Berlin-Lichtenberg, who presented the works of Andrew Pommier this summer.
Here are a few images from the gallery space. Opening is on Friday, 12. September 2014, 7 pm. You might have some future expectations…
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Photography: Garry Winogrand

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It was long overdue to feature his work on JB.: one of the most intriguing photographers of all time to me is Garry Winogrand (1928 – 1984), he was so radical in is habits as a photographer, you can feel blessed if you have the option of visiting a show of his. There is a show during this summer at the MET Museum of Art in New York. Winogrand was born in the Bronx, often associated with Diane Arbus or Lee Freidlander, he shot a couple million photographs in his career. There is a Lee Friedlander & Pierre Bonnard show in Cologne right now including a couple portfolios that can be reviewed on the second floor with one of Garry Winogrand among others.
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Art: Eske Kath

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Nice large-scale paintings by danish artist Eske Kath. Sweet graphic style and great use of colors in her surreal landscapes that are obviously showing catastrophic events in urban areas. /Via artsy
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Collective Futures in Berlin, 25 – 28 Sept. 2014

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Collective Futures is coming to Berlin. The international and interdisciplinary art project initiated by our friends in London – Colectivo Futuro with Miguel Colmenares leading the way – is coming to the city with a collaborative event including an exhibition, radio streaming and creative interaction. We are happy to be a creative partner of this event and to exhibit some pieces and present JB. Magazine throughout the four days at the Berlin Community Radio studio in Neukölln. We will keep you posted about what’s going on during these four days.

Participating artists are Drury Brennan from LA, Ina Weise from Dresden, the duo Palefroi from France and Yoko Seyama from Tokyo. And: Café Kraft will serve fresh pour over coffee on the spot.
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Joel Meyerowitz @ Galerie Springer, Berlin

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Today is the opening of a gallery show in Berlin of one of my favourite photographers: Joel Meyerowitz. It is kind of the silent opener to his large retrospective in Düsseldorf later this month which will also be the biggest museum show he ever had. Galerie Springer shows some older works of Meyerowitz who is talked about as the most important figure in the New Color Photography of the 60s and 70s in America alongside William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.

His street photography can simply be described as “a little bit of everything” in each of the images, scenes as they occur almost without a particular focus in the image structure but always with a high contrast and the right balance. By the way, we will have a little Q&A with Meyerowitz in our JB. issue #03.
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Out & About With Julie Oppermann

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Ever heard of Julie Oppermann? She is a cheerful soul, powerful, an artist pushing the limits of visual perception. Julie is making paintings that are physically difficult to perceive, playing around with Moire patterns that occur by repetitive transferring of contrasting colors through line or dot patterns. Her work is mesmerizing, testing your eyes’ abilities, making your brain projecting things that are not there. Her background is science as she studied neuro science but decided to go 100 % into making art at some point after she finished university. Now she is able to intertwine both worlds.

For an interview for JB. issue #03 we met Julie at her home which his also the studio space until she moves into a new place soon. We went on a journey throughout the day in Neukölln and Kreuzberg, riding our bikes across Tempelhof airport to have coffee on our way to the Science Center Spectrum where we spent the entire afternoon exploring the scientific world and experimenting with anything they had to offer there. Full story is coming up in our printed issue, and here you get a glimpse on what you can expect.
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JB. at the Photo Book Museum in Cologne

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Finally showing a few images of my recent trip to Cologne two weeks ago when I went to see what the Photo Book Museum is all about that opened its doors on August 19th. I could not attend the opening but arrived two days later. My highlights: I was meeting Sergej on Thursday to see his part of the show with his zines, the Chargesheimer exhibition in the basement, Todd Hido’s talk on Saturday and of course meeting Ed Templeton, for me one of the most influential skateboarders back then, and now a great photographer. The museum was initiated by Markus Schaden (Schaden Books), a publisher and former owner of a dedicated book store in Cologne. His seemingly infinite power and inspiration was filling up that huge space, an old abandoned copper factory, with a vision that is now visible and tangible for everyone until October 3rd, 2014 before the museum is going on the road.

From Stephen Shores (“La Brea/Beverly”) to Todd Hido, Julian Germain to Daido Moriyama, Carolyn Drake to Deanna and Ed Templeton you can find books, photo book studies, framed images and large prints, lectures, a darkroom, the art book cologne book store. They rebuilt the bar of the famous Café Lehmitz from Hamburg inside the museum space. There are even two skateable ramps that Ed Templeton put his paintings on, right in front of the entrance. Expect the program to be exciting over the next few weeks, especially during Photokina and the Photoszene Köln festival things are getting wild for you in the city when you’re interested in the power of still images and grain.
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New Edition at Draw A Line: Andrew Schoultz

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Our friends at Draw A Line just released a new art edition called Last Hand with the amazing artist Andrew Schoultz. The LA-based artist spent a few days in Berlin past May and realized the edition in collaboration with Draw A Line. Get your hands on a copy as they are strictly limited as always. They produced a 4-color silk-screen print in a run of 40. Be sure to read the artist story.
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Now Open: Photobook Museum in Cologne

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Yesterday – August 19th – was the birthday of photography. 175 years ago the Daguerreotype process was officially announced and the materials became available to public. That same day but 2014, the Photobook Museum opened its doors to the public in Cologne, initiated by Markus Schaden. That was yesterday. And our friend Sergej Vutuc exhibits a bunch of his photo zines and sent us these images to get an idea of what’s going on.
Ed Templeton is involved who shows his photo works in one of these containers, he also built two skate ramps that got some of his signature paintings on it. The opening week is going until Sunday 24th with lots of actions around the exhibition in the abandoned Carlswerk in Cologne. And it’s looking good that JB. will be there this weekend. Hope to see you there!
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Art: Revok

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Graffiti artist Revok from Detroit is creating these mosaic-like objects of found or painted wood he is cutting into his multicolored puzzle pieces.
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Artshow: “Give Love Back” — Ata Macias & Partner

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The prolific cat Ata Macias, co-founder of the record label Playhouse, excellent DJ, owner of the club Robert Johnson and self-taught artist/graphic designer… (the list goes on, he is also a pretty good kitchen chef and is running a restaurant) has an art show at the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt. From posters, flyers, record covers, t-shirts to books, furniture, jewelry – the process and the event including all participating people is always the most important thing. Starting in September, this one is going to be fun.
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Serena Mitnik-Miller at Park Life Gallery

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And again SF. The artist and designer Serena Mitnik-Miller, who is also running the General Store, has a new show up at the nice Park Life starting on 05. September 2014. Hoping to find some of the works online for those who are anywhere else but in San Francisco.

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Jeremy Fish Exhibition

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This Friday you can join the opening of Jeremy Fish’s exhibition Yesterdays And Tomorrows at FFDG if you are in SF. To us he’s already a classic and it’s still a shame he and Scott Bourne don’t create The Unbelievers skateboards anymore. Anyway, you should definitely review the series of Juxtapoz X Adobe who realized Jeremy’s animation project under the same name as his show. Awesome!

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Poster Campaign for Bauhaus Archiv Berlin

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For a couple weeks there were these sweet posters all over this town for the redesign of Bauhaus Archiv Berlin’s corporate identity. Four different designs in this campaign that are showing famous work by Breuer, Schlemmer, Brandt and Gropius. Not only this but a lot more got rebrushed for Bauhaus Archiv by the German agency L2M3. It’s about time to go there again and later to the reopened and rebuilt Meisterhäuser in Dessau!
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Photography: Ralf Kaspers

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We’re back from our little summer break, although the summer is still going on as in Ralf Kaspers image series Summerland.
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JB. Summer Sale in Our Webstore

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Yes! We are having a summer sale in our webshop! Free shipping on all our products. And as it’s summer out there we’re having this awesome offer for you: get our collaborative t-shirt we made with the design studio and JB. friend Give Up Art for € 19, including a free copy of JB. #02 and a bunch of our brand new and really sweet stickers.

Also available are all three photo zines in our JB. Paper series. Black and white photographs by Jenne Grabowski, b/w digital printing in three different editions.

#01 — “Shelter” comes with an A3 poster + postcard, 20 pages, signed and numbered.
#02 — “BOUND” is a 20-pages zine with photos from the “Wall On Wall” open air exhibition a year ago, which reveals a very bizarre setting.
#03 — “Out / About” (pre-release) is a new 24-pages zine with tales from a foggy day in January in the middle of now/here which also comes with a postcard.

Just Give Up. and get your personal JB. goods in our webshop and be a happy human being.

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Photography: Troy Holden

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The self proclaimed snapshot photographer Troy Holden shoots “photographs of San Francisco and San Franciscans”. Holden walks the streets of SF and captures the city’s essence in a particular graphic style. He has also been working with the photobook and zine publisher Hamburger Eyes.
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