Location: Berlin, URBAN NATION Museum
Curators: Steven P. Harrington, Jaime Rojo, brooklynstreetart.com
Technical Lead: Jens Rüberg, fairnatic.com
Production: Yes and…productions, yesandpro.com
Team StudioTK: Annette Dooman, Carsten Cielobatzki, Jean-Paul Laue,
Malte Schurau, Dirk Kraft, Tobias Kunz
Client: Urban Nation / Stiftung Berliner Leben, urban-nation.com
Photos: Nika Kramer, nika-kramer.com
We are excited about the third joint project with the Urban Nation Museum: with Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures the Urban Nation Museum presents the world’s most comprehensive retrospective of Martha Cooper’s photographic work. Using photographs and personal objects, the exhibition traces Cooper’s life from her first camera in 1946 to her current reputation as one of the first documentalists of the graffiti and street art movement.
The exhibition shows selected works from Cooper’s oeuvre in individual chapters, including many previously unpublished pictures. Special attention is paid to Martha Cooper’s extensive travels, children playing with homemade toys as well as the artistic environment of the photographer. 35 of the so-called “remixes” will be presented, which were created by artists based on Martha Cooper’s photographs, but also as homage to her and her life’s work. Visitors will also be given an exclusive insight into Cooper’s collection of sketchbooks (“Black Books”) and memorabilia.
StudioTK is responsible for the entire exhibition design including graphic and media design.
Martha’s style is to dive in and be fearless, immersing herself in the moment – and she’s been documenting what she finds around the world for six decades. That’s the attitude we took curating this exhibition, knowing that each element captured in her work is genuine and transient.
Modular video and audio station