As of September 9th, Berlin’s notorious Berghain is reopening its doors. Since March, Berghain, the hedonistic techno megaclub, like all other non-essential businesses, has had its doors closed to the public and all regularly scheduled events cancelled or postponed. This September, the club that has a rep for turning away hundreds of people on any given night, will open for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Berlin’s art world. Studio Berlin, a joint effort of Berghain and the Boros Foundation, will present the works of 117 Berlin-based artists. The exhibition will also be showing some international works of photography, sculpture, sound installation, video, painting, and performance. The exhibition will be held in the main venue, as well as its Panorama Bar, Säule, and Halle. 

art installation outside Berghain
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In addition to all nightclubs being ordered to close during this year’s lockdown, all galleries, art exhibitions, and museums were shuttered. Studio Berlin hopes to reinvigorate Berlin’s rich artistic culture, breathing new life into a dire situation. The gallery will be open to the public for guided tours on weekdays and as an open house on the weekends. Many dates are already completely sold out. This is the second artistic undertaking Berghain has taken part in since its closure in March. Earlier this summer, Berghain hosted limited-capacity sound-exhibitions

Berghain nightclub as art gallery
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Famous for its exclusive door policy and judgmental bouncers turning away myriads of hopeful partygoers, Berghain has quite the reputation as one of the world’s best techno venues. Anyone that is anybody has played Berghain. Its resident DJs include Steffi, Ben Klock, and Marcel Dettmann and the club has played host to many international names like Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, and Honey Dijon. At Berghain, the party starts on Saturday and goes all day and night until Monday morning. Clubbers should head in expecting the unexpected. Anything from fetish parties to sexual acts being conducted right out in the open goes. Photography is strictly forbidden inside Berghain, so at least you know what happens in Berghain stays in Berghain. 

Tickets for guided tours and open house are available through the Studio Berlin website

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