Berghain celebrates 10 years with art exhibition featuring Carsten Nicolai and more

Artists explore club culture, non-elitism, tattoos and more in art show.

Berghain/Panorama Bar will celebrate a decade of hedonism and world-class techno with a visual art exhibition this August.

Titled 10, the exhibition in the Halle am Berghain will focus on the club’s long-running connections to the wider arts scene, with featured artists including Raster-Noton founder Carsten Nicolai, AKA Alva Noto, and the club’s famously foreboding doorman, Sven Marquardt.

With several works specifically commissioned for the show, 10 will explore “club culture, the phenomenon of mass, non-elitism, cult of the body and tattoos, neoclassicism and the ruinous rawness of the building,” according to a press release.

“Since the opening of Berghain in 2004, the triumvirate of music, arts and clubbing has been a central aspect and adds up to an entity,” it continues. “Many of the artists involved in the exhibition are closely associated with the club since its launch. Some also know Berghain as their workplace, with close connections and interactions resulting from the relationship with the venue.”

Other artists on show include Norbert Bisky, Marc Brandenburg, Ali Kepenek, Piotr Nathan, Friederike von Rauch, Sarah Schönfeld and Viron Erol Vert.

The show will run daily, except Mondays, from August 7-31 in the Halle Am Berghain, which can be located behind the main club. [via RA]

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