EL SEGUNDO – Instinctive Travels To The Hauptstadt

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Berlin: capitol of creativity, libertine playground of Europe. Is it truth or myth? A gift or a burden?

Berlin rooted curator Lukas Feireiss invited Dutch artists Baschz Leeft and Janjoost Jullens to co-host an exhibition examining the most prevailing myths on the Hauptstadt. Merging backgrounds in societal research, design, interaction and street culture El Segundo provides a thorough but humorous view on this city of arts, activism, immigrant entrepreneurs and omnipresent pink pipes.

Photos by Aad Hoogendoorn.

From one city to another the exhibition features works from all Rotterdam based artists:

Baschz Leeft

is an omnimedial visual artist, designer and curator with a profound love for mass and sub cultures. Also founding father of Rotterdam cultural breeding ground and gallery SingerSweatShop.

Baschz Leeft – Pipe Dreams.

The space-encompassing installation by Baschz Leeft reflects upon the omnipresent pink tubes that prominently run throughout the entire city. Emerging in different neighborhoods, the tubes are a mystery to many of Berlin’s visitors. Functioning as draining pipes for the city’s ground water they have become a quintessential element of Berlin’s streetscape. Baschz’s typographical sculpture must be read against the backdrop of this local phenomenon.

Baschz Leeft – Cratefull Of Baschz / BMX Boomboxxx.

Janjoost Jullens and Baschz Leeft – GHTTO.

Janjoost Jullens

is a researcher, writer and art director who uses arts to put societal issues in new perspectives and to fuel innovations. Did a street inspired Tedtalk on new simplicity.

Janjoost Jullens – Introducing the famous Rotterdam dish to Berlin while thanking and giving back to its beautiful Turkish community.


is an internationally known experiment on interactive video that explores choice and control in interaction. Also the maker of the interactive motion picture Order.

Selfcontrolfreak – Um Die Ecke video installation.

Studio Spass

is a design team that deliberately avoids being trapped into corners and fixed formulae, and values Spass in the design process. Winners of a Silver European Design Award for an arts festival poster campaign.

Studio Spass’ poster serie ‘Berlin, Berliner, Berlinest’.

El Segundo. Instinctive Travels to the Hauptstadt.
Curated by Studio Lukas Feireiss @ Urban Spree Galerie.
Vernissage on May 30th, in the presence of the artists.
Afterparty with DJ Beatnologic
Exhibition from May 31st to June 21st.
Tue-Sat 12:00-20:00

Kindly supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the City of Rotterdam.

Baschz Leeft and Janjoost Jullens – 67 meter El Segundo floor painting on the Path of Rhythm.

Urban Spree Galerie
Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.
10245 Berlin

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