This year’s cooperation of URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART with SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel 2018 offered an inspiring program on current discourses in Urban Art, reinforcing the genres of Street Art and New Contemporary.
In Basel the Berlin museum URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART collaborated with SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show, placing the focus on Urban Art and the related socio-political challenges. At the core of this high-quality program was the immersive power of societal and communal interaction released by the genre.
Panel discussion on the subject “Art as catalyst for a community commitment”. Participants from left to right: Ann Lewis (artist), Mashonda Tifrere (founder ArtLeadHER), Mia Florentine Weiss (artist), Daria Brit Greene (VP SCOPE), Yasha Young (director URBAN NATION), Kai Luttderodt (founder Diversity Matters), Shaney Jo Darden (founder Keep A Breast Foundation).
Since 2013 the museum URBAN NATION provides a stage for artists of the national as well as international Urban Art scene. In the context of the successful collaboration with SCOPE Art Fair the museum has gathered current artistic positions and kicked off an inspiring exchange among collectors, artists and visitors. Taking place during the Art Basel, the fair shows a new generation of the art scene. For many years SCOPE Art has been well-known as a platform and supporter of Urban Art. Even the preview attracted intense interest from the press and invited guests. International speakers discussed in panels and stimulating conversations: among others, Kai Luttderodt (UK), founder of Diversity Matters, Mashonda Tifrere (USA), founder of ArtLeadHER and the German artist Mia Florentine Weiss discussed the role of Urban Art regarding art in the public sphere, the role of women and global as well as communal commitment.
Mia Florentine Weiss for Urban Nation x Scope during der Art Basel in June, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.
The program was accompanied by an extensive exhibition curated by Yasha Young, artistic director of URBAN NATION, which included works by Ben Frost, Bustart, Chromeo, Cranio, DOT DOT DOT, Emanuel Roth, Haroshi, Herakut and Mia Florentine Weiss. The fair culminated in a dinner in the exhibition that offered an inspirational setting for more in-depth conversations among speakers, artists, curators and the frinds and supporters of URBAN NATION.
Visitors at Urban Nation x Scope during der Art Basel in June, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.
Looking back, the cooperation between SCOPE x URBAN NATION offered a wide international audience the opportunity to participate in the discourses and artistic facets of Urban Art while providing a valuable platform within the contemporary art market to this global movement.
photos by Nika Kramer