URBAN NATION PROUDLY PRESENTS: PROJECT M/13 “THE MONSTER PROJECT”

by / Team Urban Nation

On August 17th,  monsters will take possession of the Production Office of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART. The reason is the exhibition opening of the PROJECT M / 13: THE MONSTER PROJECT.

Four weeks before the vernissage, a crowd of young artists stormed the Production Office of the URBAN NATION Museum at Bülowstraße 97 and let their creativity run wild. The occasion was the cooperation of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART with the Texan ‘The Monster Project‘. Over 74 children between the ages of five and twelve from 17 different Berlin institutions participated in the campaign and painted big, small, funny, scary, colorful and very imaginative monsters.

Three of the 89 excited junior artist with their little monster.

“The joint workshop has exceeded all our expectations and confirms to us once more that the collaboration of ‘The Monster Project’ and URBAN NATION could not have been more suitable. The collaboration of cultural institutions/social projects with the public is an important building block of art and cultural promotion. It was amazing to see how the children transformed their ideas into colourful pictures and how overwhelmingly the artists reacted to them. We are pleased to be able to share 50 of the monster artworks with the public in the upcoming exhibition on 17 August,” said Katie Johnson, founder of The Monster Project and Yasha Young, director of the URBAN NATION museum.

Left side: Yasha Young, Director of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART, with kids at work. Right side: Katie Johnson, founder of "The Monster Project", surrounded by all the monsters drawn by the kids.

After the workshop Katie Johnson, founder of  ‘The Monster Project’ and Yasha Young, director of the URBAN NATION Museum, selected 50 artworks from the kids. These will be interpreted and brought to life over the next four weeks by local and international artists.

Two examples from former projects. On the left side the original pictures by the kids. On the right side the new pictures by the professional artists.

The pictures of the children and artists will be presented in a joint exhibition in the URBAN NATION Production Office at Bülowstraße 97 on 17.08.2018 from 6 to 11 pm during the MuseumSummer in Berlin. The unique art will be sold via the website of The Monster Project for a good cause and will support the continuing work of  ‘The Monster Project’ and the childrens hospice 'Berliner Herz'.

A huge "THANK YOU" goes out  to the 74 children of the Monster-Workshop and the following artists:

A SQUID CALLED SEBASTIAN / HERA / ALEX KONAHIN / AOF SMITH / ARCHAN NAIR / AURELIE NEYRET / BENE ROHLMANN / CLOCKBIRDSCOLLIN VAN DER SLUIJSSELLFABLEDAVID DE LA MANO / DEIH XLF / DETON WATTS / DZIAELLEN JEWETTESTER CONCEICAO / VAGOGASTON PACHECOGEDIMINAS PRANCKEVICIUS / HAYLEY WELSHHERA HERAKUT / INKIE / INSANE51 / JASON LIMON / KATIE GAMB / LORA ZOMBIE / LOUIS MASAI / LURKMARCO MAZZONI / MIMI SCHOLZ / MIRANDA ZIMMERMANN / NOMAD CLAN / NUNO VIEGAS / ONUR / OSCAR LLORENSPHOENIX CHAN / PINK POWER / BUSTRUSLAN SULEIMANOVSTAALE GERHARDSEN / THOMAS GIESEKE / TIM VON RUEDEN / TONY RIFF / WES21 / YARON GRANOT / YU MAEDA / MATEO DINEEN / DENTON WATTSSA LU / COSMIC NUGGETS / AGATA KARELUS  / AKUT / 1UP / MATT GRIFFIN / MARK GMEHLING / MATEUS BAILON / THE LONDON POLICE