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Montana LOOKBOOK 2018

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The new MONTANA-CANS LOOKBOOK 2018 out now featuring special MONTANA-CANS products, brand collaborations, events and artists. At MONTANA-CANS we benefit, as a team and as company, from working closely with creative heads, our friends and partners. In return, it is our pleasure to support events, projects and artists. In our opinion, a fruitful cooperation is the source for creativity, development and growth on all levels. We are fortunate and grateful for the fact that we are approached by artists and collaboration partners alike, who have incredible ideas and inspirations, is something that we are very thankful for. Also check the previous issues MONTANA-CANS LOOKBOOK 2016 and 2017


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This past September 16th, a unique new center and institution for research, exhibitions and exchange, focusing on one of the most important art forms, and the most documented art movements in the 21st century opened its doors to the public. Urban Nation worked on this vision since 2013, and they built the first independent and non-commercial space for urban contemporary art. With more than 100 artists, Urban Nation Berlin made the impossible possible, and with the support of Berlin’s secretary of cultural affairs, Tim Renner, this initiative was congratulated because of its vision and ambition. The unique institution houses all nations under one roof and its located in the Wilhelminianera building at Bülowstrasse 7 in Schöneberg. Berlín. For the inaugural day, ten curators have selected approximately 100 urban artists, including Seth Globetrotter, Franco Fasoli Jaz, Miss Van, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Faith47, Icy and Sot, Herakut, Nychos, Low Bros, Saner, just to mention a few. Their pieces also were created specifically for the museum and exhibited for the very first time. “Urban contemporary art is the logical next step to follow what is happening on the street,” Museum Director Yasha Young said recently. Besides to the Museum, the installations located at the Art Mile invited the public to come along and discover the artworks. Regarding the opening of the museum, Montana Cans released a special edition, can celebrating a long-term partnership with Urban Nation Berlin. The Museum also featured the Martha Cooper library, named after the beloved legend and photographer, who has dedicated for more than 30 years of her life to document graffiti and the street art movement. This has become one of the biggest documentation libraries of street art and urban culture, to educate and preserve all this history. The man responsible to take care and curate this compound is Christian Omodeo. It’s a fact we all wonder about the current direction of the urban movement, which is dangerously becoming bigger and bigger. So, that’s why Yasha assures the key purpose of the museum is “to give some more grounding and integrity to street art, before it becomes a little thing that was swallowed up by advertising.” Photography by Nika Kramer, Sabine Dobre (interior), Jordan Katz 103

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