Berlin Berghain to open new art exhibition with work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson and more
Exclusive Berlin nightclub Berghain is planning to open its doors for a new art exhibition featuring Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson and more.
The venue, an establishment which proudly celebrates its tricky entry requirements, has been forced to close for a prolonged period of time amid the current coronavirus pandemic.
Now, teaming up with art collector Christian Boros, Berghain will use its space to exhibit work created during the lockdown by more than 80 artists. Alongside Tillmans and Eliasson, the show will include the likes of Rosemarie Trockel and Isa Genzken, Cyprien Gaillard, Tacita Dean and many more.
The exhibition, open to everyone aged 16 and over, will begin on September 9th and will, “for the first time, even grandmas with zimmer frames” the foundation said. “For three months during the confinement period we were speaking to artists on the phone every day,” the Boros Foundation told Art Newspaper.
“Suddenly everyone had time. I spoke to Olafur Eliasson for three hours on Facetime—the only limit was that the phone battery ran down. The artists were all in their studios instead of on aeroplanes. We wanted to show this incredible artistic production. Berlin was frozen, so why not think differently? Why not work together?”
Studio Berlin commented: “In the exhibition, the Boros Foundation is presenting works from over 80 contemporary artists, who live and work in Berlin. National and international artworks in the fields of photography, sculpture, painting, video, sound, performance and installation will be on view. The exhibition, organized by the Boros Foundation, can be viewed from September 9 onwards and will take place in Berghain, Panorama Bar, Säule and Halle.
“Berlin has the highest density of ateliers, studios and art workshops in Europe – artists from all over the world move to the German capital to work. 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 realised. 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.”