Berghain’s famously selective bouncers have turned away many a hopeful techno lover from the doors of the internationally lauded Berlin nightclub. Since April, the coronavirus has kept everyone out of the former power station and 3,500-square-meter club. However, a banner by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija hanging on the front of the vast venue with the words “Morgen ist die Frage” (Tomorrow is the question) heralds a change: From Wednesday, September 9, visitors can book online tickets for a socially-distanced exhibition of contemporary art in its hallowed halls. As nightlife across the globe shut down due to the pandemic, the art economy was also disrupted, with cancelled exhibitions, art fairs and festivals. However, a collaboration between private art collection Sammlung Boros and Berghain has found an innovative way to open the club’s doors again and provide a welcome platform for Berlin-based artists. On display for an open-ended run, the group exhibition “Studio Berlin” includes photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, video, sound, performance and installation work by 115 artists, mostly made during lockdown earlier this year. From an art collection housed in a former bunker The artworks in Studio Berlin were selected by Sammlung Boros, the collection of German advertising mogul Christian Boros and his wife Karen,… Read full this story
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