Livestream of the Opening
“Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures”

  • by Team Urban Nation
Friday 02.10.2020

8 p.m. 

Martha Cooper’s photographic oeuvre spans six decades, during which she impressively documented the origins of the graffiti and hip-hop movement, travelled the world and captured the everyday life of countless people. Still today, the passionate explorer and her camera can be found wherever there is something special to discover.

The extensive retrospective Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures is devoted primarily to Martha Cooper’s previously unpublished, mostly analog photographs. Furthermore, the original dummy of Subway Art will be on display. The 1984 book, published by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, is today considered the “Bible of Graffiti”. Also featured are personal items from the photographer’s private collection, including sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, memorabilia, children’s toys, and original works by 35 artists who have reinterpreted Cooper’s photographs.

The installation of the exhibition is in full swing, and we are looking forward to a great opening weekend from October 02 – 04, 2020. But if this year has taught us anything, it is that nothing is set in stone. Stricter corona regulations can be enforced again at any time, which would make an opening evening like the one we are planning impossible. We are also aware that the current travel restrictions also make it difficult to come to Berlin.

But since we know that many of you have been looking forward to the exhibition for a long time and would like to celebrate the opening with us, we came up with an idea: If you can’t come to us, we’ll bring the event to you – with our exclusive livestream on October 2nd from 8 pm!

Our bilingual (DE/EN) presenter duo Falk Schacht and Aileen “Mickey” Middel will take you on a tour through the museum, give you first impressions of the show and capture original quotes by Martha Cooper in a direct connection to New York City. Make sure to tune in!

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