by Judith Vallette // Aug. 21, 2020
After the recent successful TamTam sound installation presented at Berghain this summer, the famous techno club will once again host a collaborative art exhibition, opening during Berlin Art Week on September 9th. The Boros Foundation presents ‘STUDIO BERLIN’ at Berghain, consisting of works by over 80 contemporary artists living and working in Berlin. The exhibition promises a range of different media from the visual (photography, painting, video) to the tactile (sculpture, installation) and the auditory (sound, performance).
The focus of the exhibition is the studio as a space for contemplation and production. ‘STUDIO BERLIN’ serves as a glimpse into and exploration of the artists’ current situation, documenting their point of view. Berlin has the highest density of studios and artists’ workshops in Europe, with artists from all over the world moving to the German capital. As such, the city becomes a microcosm for observing the effects of new regulations and disruptions to the art world’s previous in-person events. At the same time, Berlin’s nightlife scene has drastically been paused in light of Covid-19. The exhibition is an empathetic partnership between institutions representative of Berlin arts and culture. The many showcased artists—including Jesse Darling, Aleksandra Domanović, Jeremy Shaw, Christine Sun Kim, and many more— will have their works spread across the spaces of Berghain, Panorama Bar, Säule and Halle. This new platform demonstrates how artists are dealing with recent limitations in creative ways.
‘STUDIO BERLIN’ is set to last from September 9th until the end of December, offering guided tours that can be booked online. There will also be dates announced for which visits do not require a tour. As the exhibition takes place in the club, visitors must be 16 years or older to enter.