Thanks to the Studio Berlin project, everyone who wants to see the works of Anne Imhof, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Olafur Eliasson will get into the club, bypassing strict face control.
The legendary Berghain nightclub in Berlin, temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and collector Christian Boros have teamed up to display art created in the city’s workshops during the quarantine. The exhibition will feature works by over 80 artists, including Cyprien Gaillard, Isa Genzken, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemary Trockel, and Olafur Eliasson.
From 9 September, the public will be able to visit Studio Berlin with a guided tour, available in several languages by appointment on the website. This is a unique opportunity to get inside, bypassing the famous for its strictness of face control, at least until the restrictions related to coronavirus are lifted, and the club returns to normal operation. Boros began developing this idea back in March, almost immediately after the introduction of quarantine.
New works will occupy the entire Berghain space with a total area of 3.5 thousand square meters: dance floor, Panorama bar, and infamous dark rooms. Art critics from the Boros Foundation will act as guides. According to the collector, the exhibition, which will bring together famous and emerging artists in Berlin, will also include Anne Imhof, Klara Liden, Robin Rhode, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Raphaela Vogel.
Boros said that for three months of quarantine, they talked with the artists daily by phone. Suddenly everyone had time. They talked to Olafur Eliasson on FaceTime for three hours in a row, and the only thing that stopped them was a dead phone battery. Instead of airplanes, all the artists found themselves in their workshops. Boros added that they wanted to show the incredible creative results of this period. Everything is frozen in Berlin – so why not look at things from a different angle? Why not try some work together?
According to the collector, the initiative is funded by his foundation with the support of the Berlin Senate. This is not the first project of Christian Boros with the owners of the club. The collection of his fund is located in a bunker where another club used to be located.