URBAN NATION PRESENTS MARTHA COOPER & BROOKLYN STREET ART LIVE
- October 26, 2021
The highlight of the year is coming up: Martha Cooper and Brooklyn Street Art (BSA), the curators of the current exhibition “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures”, will be special guests at URBAN NATION from October 27 – 29! What’s planned? The museum facade is redesigned by Lady Aiko. There will be a raffle to win for an exclusive curator’s tour of the “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures” exhibition. URBAN NATION and Shepard Fairey have come up with a special feature for Martha Cooper’s visit to Berlin. More info below, as always. Have fun browsing!
MARTHA COOPER IN BERLIN
URBAN NATION Museum and Stiftung Berliner Leben will host a program week in conjunction with the exhibition “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures“: The documentary film “Martha: A Picture Story” will be shown for the first time in Berlin, the Martha Cooper Library will be opened and a panel discussion with Martha Cooper will be held.
We cordially invite you to join us and get to know the work and life of the US-American photojournalist.
WIN AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR
Participation is available via Instagram.
Thursday, October 28, Film screening “Martha: A Picture Story” followed by a panel discussion, at Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin.
Martha Cooper is not a legend or an icon. It is much simpler and much more beautiful: Martha Cooper is a photographer who managed to keep the flame in her heart burning until today. Her photos are distinctive, focused on the moment. They are snapshots and captured moments, driven by curiosity and taken with passion. They are created in situations and in interactions with people. And that’s what it’s all about: unclouded perspectives, no filters or staging. The raw view, reduced to the essential – out of interest in the “real” picture and out of appreciation for her subject. It is thanks to Selina Miles that this impressive story, and especially Martha Cooper herself, receives a tribute in this film that does justice to her, her drive and her passion.
From 6:30 pm Admission
7:30 pm Screening of “Martha: A Picture Story” Selina Miles, USA/Australia, 2019. In cooperation with Blackstreets Magazine.
Followed by Q&A and panel discussion with Martha Cooper, Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington. Moderated by Nika Kramer.
Tickets can be purchased online through Kino Babylon, seating is limited!
BOOK SIGNING AND SHEPARD FAIREY PUBLIC PRINT RELEASE
Friday, October 29, Shepard Fairey Public Print Release.
Book signing with, Jaime Rojo, Steven P. Harrington and (depending on the late hour) Martha Cooper, at the URBAN NATION Museum Bülowstraße 7, 10783 Berlin
From 8:00 pm Admission
From 8:30 pm onwards public sale of limited-edition prints published exclusively by U.S. artist Shepard Fairey as part of the exhibition “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures”. Signing session probably with Martha Cooper, Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington.
OPENING OF THE MARTHA COOPER LIBRARY
On November 2, 2021, the “Martha Cooper Library at URBAN NATION Museum Berlin” (MCL) will open: a library specializing in graffiti, street art and urban art literature. It will show the development of these art movements since the 1970s as well as the diversity of their genres and forms of expression. One focus is on style writing starting in the 1970s in the U.S. tradition, originating from Philadelphia and New York. The now steadily growing collection is based on a generous gift as well as permanent loans of publications and archival materials by Martha Cooper. The MCL also assembles relevant materials for research by scholars, artists and curators, and is available to the scholarship holders of the “Fresh A.I.R.” residency program. Anyone interested is invited to use the reference library from November 2, 2021 on, by appointment. The library reading room is located on the second floor of the URBAN NATION Museum. An inventory catalog is available online.
Martha Cooper Library opening hours
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursdays 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Seating for the library can be reserved through our website.
SPECIAL OPENING HOURS DURING MARTHA COOPER’S VISIT
Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 28, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, October 29, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 30, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 31, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Admission is free of charge.
We hope you enjoy exploring our special week with Martha Cooper and Brooklyn Street Art!
Best regards and stay healthy,
Your URBAN NATION Team