Tracey Snelling was invited to participate in the Suddenly Wonderful exhibition on the occasion of the reopening of the Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, with the work Bierpinsel, created especially for this occasion.
During the Cold War some remarkable big buildings emerged in West Berlin as new locations for science, research and the arts. They include the International Congress Centre (ICC), the one-time Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology and the former Central Animal Laboratories (nicknamed “Mouse Bunker”) at the Freie Universität Berlin. Long spurned as extravagant “concrete monsters”, they are nonetheless impressive specimens of an era and have recently regained recognition.
Suddenly Wonderful unveils current thinking about how to convert and salvage this complicated architectural heritage. Also on show are construction drawings and films of the period, some never displayed before, and contemporary artistic impressions.
Architects and artists:
Barkow Leibinger, Bureau N und Something Fantastic, b+ (bplus.xyz), Fehling+Gogel, GRAFT, G+M Hänska, Kleihues + Kleihues, J. Mayer H., Ralf Schüler & Ursulina Schüler-Witte,, Neuner & Böving, Bulla & Huth, Nathan Eddy, Kay Fingerle, Beate Gütschow, Matthias Hoch, Andreas Gehrke, Frank Oehring, Tracey Snelling
More info here.