photo: Nika Kramer.
Last Autumn, the incredible Urban Nation museum for contemporary urban and street art has given us one of the most memorable exhibitions with their own Biennale. Using the empty space underneath the subway train viaduct right in front of their main building they installed a walk-through immersive installation featuring countless urban artists from around the world. The main museum building was a sight not to be missed as well, as huge tentacles were sticking out of the windows as if the museum had been invaded by a giant octopus.
It’s incredibly sad what is currently taking over the building: nothing. Because of the pandemic, it had to close much like any other big gallery, museum and cultural space until an unknown point in the future. The current exhibition is excellent and features works from iconic artists such as D*FACE, Nychos, Martin Whatson, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Vhils, and THE LONDON POLICE. If you haven’t seen it yet, now there is a new way to experience the museum. Following the lead of several other art spaces, Urban Nation has now released a virtual tour, and it’s actually a guided one with hosted by art dealer Markus Georg.
“A museum and an exhibition without visitors naturally cause us headaches as mediators of art and culture. We absolutely want the exhibited works of the artists of Urban Art and Street Art to continue to be visible and available to our public. Therefore we are now offering a new format with our digital tour. We are enthusiastic about the wealth of information that Markus Georg conveys about selected positions and hope for an equally enthusiastic audience in the now virtually accessible URBAN NATION Museum,” says Jan Sauerwald, director of the URBAN NATION Museum.
You can have a look at the 24 minutes guided tour video below. It’s in German, but with English subtitles.