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URBAN NATION opens this weekend and it’s UNique. UNited. UNstoppable.

Since 2013, URBAN NATION has been transforming Berlin’s facades into a giant outdoor gallery, maintaining Berlin’s status as a street art capital. Their iconic murals colour our city and bring together some of the world’s most celebrated street artists. But this weekend, URBAN NATION are bringing their work indoors.

Urban Nation Mural Ricky Lee Gordon

Ricky Lee Gordon, Landsberger Allee 121

The URBAN NATION museum opens this Friday 16th September at Bülowstrasse 7. Its opening party, UNique. UNited. UNstoppable., will run over from Friday through to Saturday and invites the city to see the street art exhibition they’ve kept – uncharacteristically – behind closed doors.

Urban Nation Opening Event Building Front

URBAN NATION has built a street art temple in Bülowstrasse.

In contrast to a conventional museum, the architectural and exterior surfaces will become canvasses themselves, turning the building into an artwork in its own right. The mobile façade elements will be kept and preserved along with the more conventional collection of paintings. A catwalk stretching across the entire two-storey interior will allow the exhibited works to be observed both from a distance and close up.

Urban Nation Opening Event Berlin Loves You Inside Gallery

This weekend’s opening exhibition will include around 130 Berlin artists such as Shepard Fairey, Herakut, LOW Bros and 1010.

Spilling out into its Schöneberg surroundings, the exhibition continues outside. An open-air art gallery of street art installations will stretch from Nollendorfplatz to Frobenstrasse.

Urban Nation Mural Deih XLF

Deih XLF, Schwedter Straße 34

We have two URBAN NATION starter packs to give away.

Competiton now closed.

Are you a street artist (or just like free stuff)? We’ve a couple of nice little goodie-bags to give away to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. The bags include:

Exclusive, special edition Montana spray cans.
An A1 street art poster.
An event hoodie and t-shirt.
A sticker sheet and temporary tattoos.
A keychain.
(yeah, we didn’t choose the prizes okay?)

If you’re interested in winning a set, email [email protected] with the subject ‘URBAN NATION’ and we’ll pick a winner a random.

Opening Event Berlin Loves You

URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art
Bülowstraße 7,
10783 Berlin

Opening weekend:
16 and 17 September 2017
Regular hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 -18.00

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Writes about food, drink, life, bullshit, and anything else he wants to get off his mind. For Andy, Berlin is like a huge playground for adults – somewhere you can do what you want without having to turn into a real grown-up. His first Berlin Loves You experience was over a $1 kebab and a 50¢ Sterni. [email protected]

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