The first Museum fully dedicated to street art is starting its construction now and is expected to be open for the public at mid 2017. The home for such groundbreaking space is, of course, Berlin.
The city is already “the graffiti Mecca of the urban art world” according to Art critic Emilie Trice, and holds the title of "City of Design" by UNESCO. Yes, the birth place of the first space dedicated to the urban art couldn't be better.
"We are working on our vision to build the first independent and non-commercial home for urban contemporary art since 2013. With more than 200 artists, URBAN NATION is already turning Berlin into a huge outdoor Museum. In mid 2017 the vision is finally getting reality. The URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART will offer an independent room for debates, research, interdisciplinary projects and creative exchange. With exhibitions, workshops and a range of cross-media approaches, the museum in the heart of Berlin will be an international magnet for enthusiasts, practisers and researchers of this central art form of the 21st century. The concept was developed by museum director Yasha Young." This is what the press release by Urban Nation says.
The Museum is co-founded by LOTTO foundation and would be based at Schöneberg neighbourhood.
We just can't wait to check this out!
Here is a trailer of the project: