A Museum for Street Art
The city of Berlin inaugurated the first museum dedicated to Street Art, the urban art that comes from the streets in the halls of Urban Nation for Urban Contemporary Art. The museum is housed in a large, two-story building that welcomes visitors with a beautiful facade covered with graffiti.
The ambitious project was realized mainly thanks to the 900,000-euro contribution made by the Berlin Lotto Foundation, the foundation for the promotion of social, cultural, environmental and charitable projects.
Considered by many as the home of urban art, Berlin welcomes a unique museum of its kind, which in the very least has already involved major artists from all over the world with exhibitions and various social projects.
The aim of the museum is to create a space for meeting, experimenting and understanding art. Urban Nation for Urban Contemporary Art will, in fact, be a platform capable of designing social projects, developing academic research and artistic exchanges.
The first exhibition, which for a year will show works by all generations of street artists, from old school to modern and contemporary urban art, that is to say 130 artists who contributed to the organization of the exhibition with works of art, art created ad hoc for the museum.
The museum is also home to the library of celebrated photographer Martha Cooper, who for the occasion has donated his extensive photographic reportage - made in the seventies and eighties - that recounts the underground world of New York.