The notorious Berlin night club has been shut since early March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As with so many around the world, shuttering their doors has certainly hurt the business financially. However, just like so many of us, Berghain is looking for new ways to stay busy (and hopefully profitable) during these socially-distant times. As of September 9th, the venue will be handed over to Christian Boros, one of Berlin’s best-known art collectors, who together with Juliet Kothe, will present an exhibition called Studio Berlin.
The exhibition will feature the work of 85 artists who live and work in the German capital. Moreover, it will highlight the art pieces developed during the current Covid-19 crisis. The showcased artists specialize in varying sorts of media. Therefore, the art itself developed across multiple disciplines from painting and sculpture to video and sound installations. Consequently, art lovers will get to enjoy a wide variety of creations when they visit the gallery at Berghain. Additionally, visitors will also be able to book guided tours that will take them through the club’s 3500 sq metre premises, including the dance floor and the famed Panorama bar. Importantly, all fees generated from the exhibit and tour tickets go towards supporting the venue through these tough times.
Although Berlin’s senate has paid out emergency funds of around €81,000 to a number of various venues, many organizers are still struggling to keep paying their staff and employees. This collaboration between nightclub and art-world becomes the latest creative attempt by both to persevere during the present pandemic.
visitors can view work by the likes of:
A British Conceptual artist known for her abstract films.
An influential contemporary German photographer.
Carsten Nicolai (AKA Alva Noto)
A German musician and visual artist.