URBAN NATION is more than a museum. Its sphere of influence is extending out far beyond its four walls. With its many projects, URBAN NATION connects interior and exterior space – museum and city – making urban and street art visible and accessible to everyone.
In this way, communication between art and the neighbourhood is encouraged and interaction is also enhanced. Whether ONE WALL, COMMUNITY WALL or exhibitions and performances in the URBAN NATION Project Space – there is much more behind Urban Art than just colorful artworks on walls. Artists send messages to the city and neighbuorhoods that receive their residents. In this way Urban Art promotes social interaction as an intervention in public space.
Under the motto “ONE WALL – one wall, one artist, one message”, URBAN NATION has been inviting internationally known and aspiring artists to realize their messages on building facades all over Berlin in monumental murals since 2014.
The project space at Bülowstraße 97 is directly opposite the URBAN NATION Museum and regularly invites artists and the audience to temporary, themed special exhibitions and perfomances that complement the program of the URBAN NATION Museum.
Smaller-sized than the facade-sized murals of the ONE WALL series, the community walls around Bülowstraße are often only visible temporarily, because the surfaces are constantly being redesigned by creative people from all over the world.
The PROJECT M / series has been connecting artists and curators of the urban art scene regularly since 2013. In the 15 PROJECTS M / realized so far, over 150 artists have already come together and more than 140 works of art have been created around the Bülow-Kiez.