Berlin nightlife mega myth Berghain is (quite obviously) known for its music scene, but a new book from the club has highlighted one of its lesser known aspects: that of contemporary art gallery.
In publisher Hatje Cantz‘ “Berghain | Kunst im Klub”, readers are able to look back at 10 years of visual art, music, architecture, human bodies, and minds, with a slew of interviews, photos, illustrations, conversations, with enlisted artists. In both German & English, the book is able to shine a light on artists like Wolfgang Tillmans, Norbert Bisky, Marc Brandenburg, Carsten Nicolai, Sven Marquardt, Ali Kepenek, Friederike von Rauch, Sarah Schoenfeld , Piotr Nathan and Viron Erol Vert, many of which have lasting associations with the club (for example: doorman Sven Marquadt).
As Bergian forbids cameras, and also has no reflective surfaces, the club itself becomes what a gallery should be – a place not to be seen, but to see.
Purchase “”Berghain | Kunst im Klub”” from the Berghain Ostgut web shop – HERE
* Featured Image: Wolfgang Tillmans, Studio View: Freischwimmer (Panorama Bar 2004-2010). Wolfgang Tillmans.
Source: Style Mag