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.

With “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures, URBAN NATION presents a retrospective of Martha Cooper’s photographic work spanning six decades, starting from October 2, 2020 until May 15, 2022. The exhibition traces Cooper’s life with the help of photographs and personal items – from her first camera in 1946 to her current reputation as a world-famous photographer.

Current exhibition

URBAN NATION presents TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS, curated by Michelle Houston. The colorful and vibrant exhibition provokes dialogue through urban and contemporary art. The exhibition will function as a catalyst and serve as a host for discourse about the most pressing issues of our times.

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