After many years of planning and preparation, the time had finally come on September 22, 2017: The URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART in Berlin officially opened its doors to visitors for the first time.
Especially for the first exhibition, which was held under the motto “UNique. UNited. UNstoppable ”, 145 artists and 11 curators from 28 countries created over 190 works of art.
One year after the opening of the museum, the new exhibition “THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT” opened on September 27, 2018. The current exhibition interactively traces the genesis of an art movement that is one of the most successful of the present: Urban Art. The exhibition shows works of art by more than 50 artists from the collection of the URBAN NATION Museum. A timeline explains the history of the museum, from the vision specified in 2013 to the opening of the second exhibition in 2018.
In autumn 2020, the third exhibition entitled “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures”, will enter the museum and will focus on the live, work and influence of the world-famous photojournalist Martha Cooper.
Under the title “The power of art as a social architect”, visitors can currently experience the museum’s history so far in the second exhibition of the still young museum. Interactive, the exhibition traces the genesis of an art movement that is one of the most successful of the present: Urban Art!
In autumn 2020 “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures” opens the third exhibition in the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART. The exhibition is dedicated to the life and life’s work of the world-famous photo journalist Martha Cooper. Her photographs are the first evidence of urban art, documenting its creation since the 1970s and will be an integral part of the new exhibition.
“UNique. UNited. UNstoppable. ”- this was the motto for the first exhibition of the URBAN NATION Museum. 145 artists from 28 countries. 11 curators. 190 artworks. The majority of these works were created especially for the opening exhibition in 2017.