08. August 2014

BERGHAIN celebrates 10 years with art exhibition

You wanna get into Berghain?

Now you can! Without a queue, without the 'hardest door' of Berlin.

Just down the road, 5 Euro entry, everyday (except Mondays) from 10am-11pm.

With its 10th anniversary approaching in December, the Berghain — Berlin’s most famous electronic music institution — is kicking things off tonight with a fine art prelude to a series of upcoming house- and techno-fueled celebrations. Titled simply “10,” the show takes place at the Halle, a vast section of the converted neoclassical power plant just beyond the dance floor that is open only on special occasions. Each work in “10″ interprets the trinity of music, clubbing and debauchery in relation to Berghain’s potent architecture.

Contemporary art has always played an important role in Berghain’s identity: Works by Piotr Nathan are mounted on an entire wall of the club’s ground floor, Joseph Marr’s sculptures are installed under the counter of a glass bar and Wolfgang Tillmans’s large-scale photographs hang in the club’s offshoot Panorama Bar. What’s more, many of Berghain’s staff are artists and performers, and most of the nine participating artists in the current exhibition are current or former employees; some have chosen to reflect on the relationship between the club and their own practice.

More: http://www.berghain.de/event/1052