It was a hotel for a long time, and it is to become a hotel again. But first, it is to accommodate art for three weeks. Friedrichstraße 124, which is directly on the corner of Oranienburger Straße and close to Tacheles, has an eventful history. It is being gutted, renovated and repaired. The rooms are empty, the plaster is chipped off and the floorboards are exposed. GALERIE CRONE now temporarily turns the building into a 1,400 m² exhibition space: under the title THE VACANCY, art replaces people and temporarily moves into the building. The owners of the property are pleased to facilitate a unique, temporary space for art in Berlin's historic centre with the THE VACANCY project.
GALERIE CRONE has invited 33 young, international, emerging artists working in a wide variety of media to exhibit in a total of 33 rooms and suites: Whether painting, sculpture, photography, video art, installations or performances – the participants individually address the existing architecture and the temporary length of the presentation and explicitly reference their environment and the buildings transient state, in some instances with new works. Visitors are invited to independently explore the art tour, which extends over five floors.
The participating artists:
Juliette Bonneviot (F), Emmanuel Bornstein (F), Plamen Dejanoff (BG), Carsten Fock (D), Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (D) with Emanuel Mauthe (D), Paula Doepfner (D), Jenny Feldmann (D), Sofia Goscinski (AT), Martin Grandits (AT), Mariana Hahn (D), Tobias Hoffknecht (D), Ruprecht von Kaufmann (D), Angelika Loderer (AT), Stefan Löffelhardt (D), Maren Maurer (CH), Peter Miller (US), Robert Muntean (AT), Panos Papadopoulos (GR), David Prytz (DK), Hanna Putz (AT), Gunther T. Reifschneider (D), Volker Renner (D), Max Schaffer (D), Moritz Schleime (D), Pola Sieverding (D), Stephanie Stein (D), Christian Theiß (D), Antony Valerian (D), Alejandro Vidal (ES), Marianne Vlaschits (AT), Peter Welz (D), Michael Wutz (D), Sahar Zukerman (IL/D).