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JB. Institute presents: “Stranger In Polaroid”—New Photo Book & Exhibition

„Stranger In Polaroid“
by Otto Grokenberger

Photo art book
JB. Institute, Berlin

Book release: May 5, 2018 @ Miss Read Berlin Art Book Fair
Exhibition: May 11–25, 2018 @ Fata Morgana, Berlin

JB. Institute presents the new photo book Stranger In Polaroid showing exclusive images by Otto Grokenberger taken during the production of a landmark of independent cinema—Stranger Than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch.

“The photos in this book are no less extraordinary than any other aspect of Stranger Than Paradise. 32 years later I re-discovered them in two unmarked boxes of Polaroids stored in my attic.”—Otto Grokenberger, Executive Producer

You are invited to Miss Read!
Come and celebrate the release with us at Miss Read Art Book Fair Berlin (May 4–6, 2018). We invite you to our special book presentation with artist talk during the fair at HKW, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 in Berlin on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm on the Offstage.

Stranger In Polaroid, by Otto Grokenberger
Photo art book
80 Pages, 4-color offset, hardcover
23 x 28 cm
Edition of 1000

Published by JB. Institute, Berlin
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All About Surf Films: Straend Festival in Berlin


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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Isle Skateboards: ‘Vase’ Video – Berlin Premiere


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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T.SQ Newsstand Newspaper by Juxtapoz Now Available


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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Draw A Line — Group Show During Berlin Art Week


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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Berlin: Street Zine, Issue Uno


Yesterday was the release of Berlin’s street zine, probably the first of its kind, initiated by Sergej Vutuc. Street Zine, Issue Uno includes photos and artworks by Sara Parson-Texas, Lars Noll, LeLe, Sergej Vutuc, Jenne Grabowski, Jo Peters and more, the zine is tangible and walkable in a free space – a little skatepark/playground – in Berlin-Neukölln.
Nothing new that every other corporation is sucking out artforms, claiming to be part of a movement to polish their image. In times like these, it remains even more important to create free art with simple ideas and put it out there.
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SKATE HEADS — Video Clip from Zenga Bros


That’s a real fun skate video clip with Vancouver locals, directed by Zenga Bros and produced by Jeff Hamada of Booooooom and FlexFit with tons of good skating and creative obstacles. An exceptional example of how far you still can take it with skateboarding.

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Geoff McFetridge: The Sea Rambler


Geoff McFetridge is an outstanding artist, truly the most favorite at JB. With the help of Patagonia, Geoff turned his 2-D rendering of a dream bike into reality, ready to carry a surfboard, engineered and painted by himself, learning about the whole process of manufacturing a bike.
The Sea Rambler is hanging on the wall at Patagonia store in Cardiff by the Sea, CA where it can be viewed. Or in this short by filmmaker Greg Hunt who documented the project that makes you dream about all your ideas and projects you want to accomplish some day.

Geoff McFetridge /// The Sea Rambler from Farm League on Vimeo.

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Out Today: Just Breathe. Magazine — Issue #03 — “Same Space/New Light”


JB. Magazine — Issue #03
“Same Space / New Light”

52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Cover by Emir ‘Esh’ Sehanovic

Release today at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, Linienstr. 161, 7-10 pm
The magazine is available in our online shop NOW!
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Release: JB. Magazine #03 — “Same Space/New Light”


It’s on! We’ve just picked up the first fresh copies of our new issue from the printer. It will be available on our launch event and opening of the group show this Friday.

JB. Magazine #03.
“Same Space / New Light”
52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Interviews and stories with Ed Templeton, Leslie Shows, Rasa Todosijevic, Joel Meyerowitz, Boogie, Andrew Schoultz, Julie Oppermann, Erosie, John Maloof/Vivian Maier, Ian Johnson, Esh.
Featured artists: Tim Head (exclusive piece for JB.), India Hobson, Sebastian Haslauer, Celeste Najt, Francisco Saco, Simone Rubi, Jo Peters, Jody Paulsen, Graphic Surgery, Tobias Bärmann.

Release event: 12/12/2014 at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, 7–10 pm. It is also the opening of the group show “Same Space/New Light” we curated in collaboration with Berlin art publishers Draw A Line.


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Marking Shadows: Lucy McLauchlan


Some images from Lucy McLauchlan’s recent show in October at Lazarides Gallery in London. The expressive artist created a new body of work in direct response to local parklands, she went outside to work on these pieces.
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12/12/2014: JB. Magazine Release & Group Show


Something’s going on! 12/12/2014 is the day we are releasing our next issue and opening a group show in collaboration with our friends from Draw A Line, presented by HVW8 Berlin. Celebrate with us!

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Serbinale Presents: Voyage To Europe – The Missing Amount


Check out this exhibition featuring Serbian artists opening this Friday, 21.11.2014 in Berlin where our writer Natalija Miletic (Serbinale) is involved. The project is dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition in Berlin is organized in collaboration with Serbinale and is in a new space on Leipziger Straße 60.
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Video: Andrew Schoultz — ‘Broken Order’ at Ruttkowski;68


We are happy to announce that Andrew Schoultz is another awesome artist on our list for JB. #03. A big feature with the California-based artist is currently in the works. Check out the elaborate screen print he just made with our friends from Draw A Line. And here is a nice video clip from his current solo show at Ruttkowski;68 in Köln!

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


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] with the subject Jeri-Jeri until Tuesday, 6 pm or like this post on our FB page.

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New Palace Video: Endless Bummer


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.


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John Severson’s Book “Surf”


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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Collective Futures in Berlin, 25 – 28 Sept. 2014


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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Out & About With Julie Oppermann


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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Bright: Experience Extraordinaire

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We’re part of the Bright party that our friends from Skateboard MSM and Iriedaily are hosting: Experience Extraordinaire. It includes a skateable guitar sculpture that is creating sounds while you are going for a Backside Smith Grind… See you at Cassiopeia on Thursday night!

msm skateable guitar sculpture flyer

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Propeller Island Trailer by Jo Peters

Our friend Jo Peters is working on a new skate video called Propeller Island. It’s already looking great. I have been out on the road with him and a bunch of Berlin local skate rats, documenting a few bits. He definitely has a very unique way of telling his Berlin stories.


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Alter Street: Jim Houser

Alter Street is a video series that showcases some of today’s most diverse and intriguing artists. You will get to peek behind the curtain and see the artists in their own studios, where they reveal why and how they create art.’ This part is featuring Jim Houser who we talked about in a previous post about his new solo show. /Found via FF


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Jim Houser @ FFDG San Francisco


Philadelphia based painter Jim Houser will have a solo show at Fecal Face Gallery in San Francisco next month. “Night Got Quiet – Not Quite Light” contains 15 new pieces by the artist expectedly in his blue-ish/green and red colors in his unique visual storytelling style. Jim Houser has also recorded an album recently with his own music to accompany his installations.
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SAME SAME™ Book by Moses & Taps


The International Topsprayer’s new book is called SAME SAME™ and in the moment I write about it, it has already sold out. A couple days after it’s release on April 21st, the collector’s item – a limited book of 500 copies was gone. Moses & Taps are known as one of the most hyperactive and avant-garde graffiti writers around the globe. The book deals with the dilemma between the perfect piece and perfect photograph.

Same Same™ – Book by Taps & Moses – Video Preview from The Grifters on Vimeo.

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Photography: Jeanette Beckman Show at HVW8 Gallery


Janette Beckman is a renowned photographer who documented the punk scene, ska kids or skinheads in the UK over 30 years ago. Very much into the music scene she was the first to shoot pictures of Salt’n’Pepa and somehow became the hip-hop photographer and started to work for Def-Jam for about a decade. Her current show Rebel Cultures at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles is still on display this week. The show is running until May 18th.
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