Berghain Remixes Itself Into ‘Studio Berlin’ Art Gallery


Exclusive Berlin techno club Berghain, which has been closed since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will transform parts of itself in an art gallery next month.

The strategic shift in strategy is the result of a partnership with the Boros Foundation, one of the city’s most renowned art collections.

Beginning September 9, Berghain will present “Studio Berlin,” a vast exhibition of artworks produced during the lockdown by 85 Berlin-based artists, including stalwarts such as Olafur Eliasson, Tacita Dean and Wolfgang Tillmans and younger talents Shirin Sabahi, Christine Sun Kim and Sandra Mujinga.

Visitors will be able to embark on guided tours over the venue’s sprawling location, including the main room dance floor, Panorama Bar, Halle and Saüle.

In the Spring of 2020, drastic changes occurred: planned exhibitions and art fairs were cancelled or postponed, galleries and museums closed and larger projects could not be realized. In addition, the nightlife in Berlin was completely shut down. It is because of this situation that Boros and Berghain came together. The main purpose of this exhibition is to reflect upon the current status and the shifts in art and society and to give artists in Berlin a platform to present their work.

“Studio Berlin” will be open to those over 16. In keeping with Berghain’s strict policy, photography will not be permitted.

Says Christian Boros, “For the first time, even grandmas with zimmer frames [walkers] and children will be able to get in.”

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