Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures

A six-decade retrospective of Martha Cooper’s photographs

Urban Nation

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Martha Cooper/URBAN NATION
Vernissage
02.10.2020 20:00

Combining photographs and personal artifacts, "Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures" traces her life from her first camera in nursery school in 1946 to her reputation today as a world-renowned photographer. The retrospective presents the photographer’s versatile vision of the world, with creativity found on every corner. The exhibition opens with the images from Subway Art, her landmark 1984 book with Henry Chalfant, now credited with jump-starting the worldwide urban art movement. Martha’s photographs documented the secret subculture of writers and the coded artworks they created illegally on thousands of New York City trains. Many of her photographs have become iconic representations of a time, place or culture. The exhibition will offer a rare insight into Martha’s archives through previously unpublished photographs, drawings, journals, articles, letters, and artifacts. As a lifelong and avid collector, her private trove of black books, stickers, Kodak film wallets and child-made toys will also be on display. Emphasis is placed on Martha’s extensive travels and the artistic friendships that she has fostered internationally. Free entry.

Opening weekend:

Friday, October 2nd
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, October 3rd
10:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday, October 4th
10:00am to 8:00pm

Urban Nation
Bülowstraße 7
10783 Berlin

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2. October 2020 - 1. August 2021

Monday
closed
Tuesday - Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Year-round

2. October 2020 - 1. August 2021

Monday
closed
Tuesday - Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 20:00

In order to avoid long waiting queues in front of the museum, a digital ticketing system is now available, which lets you book time slots for visits. The tickets and the general admission to the museum remain free of charge: https://urban-nation.com/digital-box-office-system/

24. December
Closed
Free entrance

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