Morgen ist die Frage. (Tomorrow is the question).
These are the words of the banner waving on the facade of the Berghain, a historic building of the Berlin techno scene and one of the most important underground clubs in the world. Due to regulations regarding the pandemic, the club was closed for a few months but it is now news that the Berghain temporarily reopens its doors to host the contemporary art exhibition entitled “Studio Berlin”. An idea aimed at reviving the city after months of silence by the curator of the Boros Foundation together with the collector Christian Boros.
Between photography, sculpture, performance and multimedia installations, the exhibition will consist of works created during the months of lockdown by eighty-five artists active in the capital, including Olafur Eliasson, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Tillmans, Shirin Sabahi, Christine Sun Kim and Sandra Mujinga.
The exhibition officially opened its doors to the public on September 9 until a date to be set. Visitors can book a guided tour and have the opportunity to cross the 3,500 square meters of the venue, including the dance floor and the Panorama Bar. The proceeds will be donated to the same nightclub that, like many others, had to face many difficulties after the outbreak of the pandemic.
And if you were wondering the answer is no: you can’t take pictures inside it anyway. The legendary policy of the club is hard to die.