Zum Heimathafen

Mural

Zum Heimathafen

Alex Hanke is the creative head of Zum Heimathafen, which is both a studio for graphic design and illustration, and a screen printing company with a strong focus on concert posters and portable drawings.

For the student dormitories of “Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg”, Alex created a design that easily could be realised on the grainy surface of the facade, matching at the same time the location and the two different sides of the structure itself.

Despite the amount of different sized windows or the front wall’s edge of the building, the design manages to create an overall impression, combining all its parts.

According to the artist himself, the design would have been more detailed if conditions were different but Alex, who describes himself as a problem solver, did not compromise anything and found in the complexity of such a task the incentive to deal with it and overcome it.

Client
Student Union Magdeburg

Title
Education for future generations

Artist

Zum Heimathafen

Service

  • Project Management

  • Curation
  • Production

  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Location
Dormitory 9 – Student Union Magdeburg

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Photos ©Luis Limberg

Hundertzehn

Communtiy Wall

Hundertzehn

Stencil artist Hundertzehn from Magdeburg produces highly detailed works of art. Both outdoors on city walls and facades and indoors on mobile backgrounds such as canvases and panels.

Hundertzehn’s works are mostly figurative depictions with a strong reference to urban space – the artist’s original working environment. Intense colours run in the background and form the basis of his artworks.

His latest work adorns the fassade of a children’s day-care centre on the ground floor of Bülowstraße 55.

Client
URBAN NATION

Title
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Artist
Hundertzehn

Service

  • Project Management

  • Production

  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Place
Berlin-Schöneberg

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Photos ©berlinARTcore

Land of Júlia

Mural

Júlia Mota Albuquerque (Land of Júlia)

Júlia Mota Albuquerque (aka “Land of Júlia”, a Brazilian artist based out Berlin), was the winner of the first Street Art contest “MORE ART, less litter”.

Together with Naturschutz Berlin Foundation, BSR Berliner Stadtreinigung, Berliner Leben Foundation, and URBAN NATION Museum, we organized an open call directed to the local art community, which was invited to develop a concept for a mural dealing with topics such as waste avoidance, packaging waste and recycling.

Júlia’s wall is located on a building facade of Gewobag at Jakob-Kaiser-Platz in Berlin.

Client
URBAN NATION

Title
MORE ART less litter

Artist
Júlia Mota Albuquerque (Land of Júlia)

Service

  • Project Management

  • Produkcion

  • Artist Management

  • Co-design of the competition

Year
2022

Place
Berlin-Charlottenburg

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Photos ©Nika Kramer

Talking … & Other Banana Skins

Exhibition

Talking … & Other Banana Skins

With its new, rich and colorful exhibition called “TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS”, URBAN NATION Museum wants to tease and invite the viewer to a dialogue with Urban and Contemporary Art.

The show, curated by Michelle Houston, acts as a catalyst for a conversation about some of the most critical questions of our time by addressing the polarization of our society, and encouraging visitors to question their own perspective and the multi-layered nature of conflicts and issues which cannot be pigeonholed.

The artworks presented in the eight chapters of the exhibition question how and what is communicated in society and in the urban environment, putting the focus back on exchange and dialogue.

From paintings to installations, from sculptures to videos, “TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS” covers the entire spectrum of Urban and Contemporary Art, and includes artists such as Rocco and his Brothers (Berlin), Icy and Sot (Tabriz/NY), Various and Gould (Berlin), Joséphine Sagna (Hamburg), Low Bros (Hamburg), and Broken Fingaz Crew (the internationally renowned Israeli collective that redesigned the Museum’s facade) among others.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
1UP, AEC INTERESNI KAZKI, AMARTEY GOLDING, ANA BARRIGA, ANDREAS ENGLUND, ANNA LUKASHEVSY, BILL POSTERS, BJÖRN HEYN, BROKEN FINGAZ CREW, DAVE THE CHIMP, DENIS CHERIM, DISNOVATION, EL MAC, FAISAL HUSSAIN, FAUST, FRANCO FASOLI AKA JAZ, HIJACK, HIN, HOT TEA, HUGO BAUDOUIN, HUH?, ICY AND SOT, IDA LAWRENCE, ISAAC CORDAL, JAN VAN ESCH, JEFF HONG, JIMMY TURRELL, JOSÉPHINE SAGNA, KNOW HOPE, LE FOU, LOOK THE WEIRD, LOW BROS, NOEMI CONAN, OLEK, RICH THORNE, ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, SEPE, SIMON MENNER, SPLASH AND BURN, SPY, TEZZ KAMOEN, THE WA, VARIOUS AND GOULD, VERA KOCHUBEY, YOANN BOURGEOIS

Client
URBAN NATION

Title
Talking … & Other Banana Skins

Curator
Michelle Houston

Dienstleistung

  • Curation
  • Project Management
  • Production
  • Exhibition design
  • Art handling
  • Artistm Management

Year
2022

Place
URBAN NATION Museum, Berlin

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Photos ©berlinARTcore & ©Nika Kramer

UNARTIG – Street and Art Festival

Event

UNARTIG – Street and Art Festival

In conjunction with the opening of URBAN NATION Museum’s new show TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS, we also had the pleasure of hosting UNARTIG – Street and Art Festival, a street fair that took place over one weekend in the surrounding area of the Museum.

Its vast program included floating murals, workshops, guided Urban Art tours through the neighborhood, performances by artists such as Yoann Bourgeois, as well as discussion panels, street food, live music and much more.

ARTISTS

Boa_One, Captain Borderline, Cathrine Lupis Thomas, Claire Chaulet, Drew.LabOne, Hülpman, Ju Mu, Nasca One, Kartel, Kartel, Krashkid, LAPIZ, Leiti, Mots, Paul Punk, Peter Fahr Junior, Rich Thorne, Vera Kochubey, Vikunia

Guests: SLÄP! Sticker Van (Stencibility Street Art Festival / Estonia)

Client
URBAN NATION

Project
UNARTIG – Street and Art Festival

Service

  • Project and Event Management
  • Production
  • Curation
  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Place
URBAN NATION Museum, Berlin

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LAPIZ

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Yoann Bourgeois

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Catherine Lupis Thomas

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Nasca One

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Souly & Matt Mendo

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Okujou Beat

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Nicolas Engel

Photos ©berlinARTcore & ©Nika Kramer

Mr. Paradox Paradise

Mural

Mr. Paradox Paradise

None other than Mr. Paradox Paradise has gifted Bülowstraße with one of his murals. Worshipped by the Graffiti scene for his daring actions and his unique style, Mr. Paradox’s messages adorn countless walls of Berlin and worldwide with their critics toward politics and social conventions.

Client
URBAN NATION

Title
Spiritual Letters

Artist
Mr. Paradox Paradise

Service

  • Curation
  • Project Management

  • Production

  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Place
Berlin-Schöneberg

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Photos ©Nika Kramer

Broken Fingaz Crew

Mural

Broken Fingaz Crew

Along with the new exhibition “TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS”, URBAN NATION Museum got a brand new facade designed by Broken Fingaz Crew (aka BFC, a renowned artist collective from Haifa, Israel.)

BFC is known for their vibrant murals and the variety of techniques they use to create their art.

Their works aim to provoke and evoke a reaction in the viewer, by dealing with political and social issues.

With the mural made for URBAN NATION Museum called “Dog Sniff Dog”, BFC focuses on the way people communicate nowadays. The dogs sniffing each other’s bottoms are a metaphor for the never-ending cycle of futile communication in the age of social media, while their eye-catching colors match the ones of the exhibition as well.

Client
URBAN NATION

Title
Dog Sniff Dog

Artist
Broken Fingaz Crew

Service

  • Curation

  • Projekt Management

  • Production

  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Place
URBAN NATION Museum, Berlin

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Photos ©Nika Kramer

Frederick’s

Mural / Interior

Frederick’s

For the new opening of “Frederick’s” – perhaps one of the largest and most glamorous restaurants of Berlin, located in the Sony Center, in the heart of Potsdamer Platz – we invited three artists to paint its interior.

In addition to delicious dishes and fancy drinks, “Frederick’s” can now boast a special feature design, where contemporary murals echo the past while celebrating the present and its culture.

Based on the building’s architecture, the local conditions, and inspired by the design ideas of British architect Robert Angell, our curator Michelle Houston together with artists Daan Botlek, Leiti and Johannes Mundinger, gave each room a very unique touch.

Client
Oxford Properties

Project
Interior Design

Artist
Leiti, Daan Botlek, Johannes Mundinger

Curator
Michelle Houston

Service

  • Curation
  • Project Management
  • Production
  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Place
Frederick’s, Sony Center

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Johannes Mundinger

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Leiti

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Daan Botlek

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Photos ©berlinARTcore

The Versus Project ll

Ausstellung

The Versus Project II

As is well known, the first golden rule of Graffiti is “do not paint over other writers’ work”.

Started and curated by Munich-based art duo Layer Cake (consisting in Patrick Hartl and Christian “C100” Hundertmark), “The Versus Project” broke both this rule and the physical distancing one we all dealt with during these years of global pandemic.

The project features 13 international artists, all with different styles and techniques, who were asked to complete each other’s artworks by sending them back and forth till they were happy with the outcome.

The result is both a challenge and a collective experiment in communication, where each piece has a unique touch given to it by the distinct talent and personality of the artists involved.

“The Versus Project”, now on its second edition, seems to continue to develop, and we can’t wait to see what other forms it will evolve into.

Client
URBAN NATION

Project
The Versus Project II

Artist
Bisco Smith, Bust, Chaz Bojorques, Dave The Chimp, Egs, Formular 76, Flavien, Imaone, Jake, Mick La Rock, Mina Mania, Vincent Abadie Hafez (Zepha), Usugrow

Curator
Layer Cake (Patrick Hartl & Christian “C100” Hundertmark)

Service

  • Project Management
  • Production
  • Artist Management

Year
2022

Location
URBAN NATION Gallery, Berlin

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Photos ©berlinARTcore

Movie premiere “Martha: A Picture Story”

Event

Movie premiere “Martha: A Picture Story”

“Martha: A Picture Story” by Selina Miles is a documentary about the extraordinary life of photographer Martha Cooper, best known for her massive contribution to documenting graffiti, the demonised subculture of 1970s New York.

Berlin not only has the privilege of hosting Martha Cooper’s first retrospective at the URBAN NATION Museum, but also had the honour of hosting Martha herself, along with Brooklyn Street Art (Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington) at the Babylon Cinema for her own film premiere.

Special thanks to our friends at Blackstreet Magazine and Rotzfrech Cinema for bringing “Martha: A Picture Story” to German cinemas.

Client
URBAN NATION

Project
Martha: A Picture Story

Service

  • Project Management
  • Production
  • Artist Management

Year
2021

Place
Babylon Kino Berlin

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Jaime Rojo, Martha Cooper, Steven P. Harrington, Nika Kramer

Photos ©berlinARTcore