Boros Collection

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The collection belonging to Christian and Karen Boros (Sammlung Boros) consists of international art from 1990 to today. The collection is housed at an unusual location, namely a bunker built in 1942 that after the Second World War served as a Red Army prison, then as a warehouse for fruit from Cuba and then, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as a techno club. Christian Boros had the five-storey bunker converted in such a way as to accommodate the often large-format works, mostly by artists who install these works themselves.
The first exhibition opened in 2008, followed by a new presentation of 130 works from 22 artists that opened in September 2012. Visitors are invited to examine installations by Klara Lidén, paintings by Thomas Scheibitz, photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, an installation by Tomás Saraceno and a six metre tree made of dead swamp wood by Ai Weiwei. A number of the artists featured here – Alicja Kwade and Michael Sailstorfer, for example – work with sound, which has a particularly strong effect due to the building's exposed, thick concrete walls. Young and lesser known Berlin artists can also be discovered on the tour.
The collection is open from Thursday to Sunday. Visitors are required to book tours in advance on the website.

Boros Collection
Reinhardtstraße 20
10117 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 27 59 40 65
Fax
+49 (30) 24 08 33 150
Website
www.sammlung-boros.de
Email
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Based on appointment

The new presentation of works from the collection is open to the public. Tours can be booked here.

Admission price
15,00 €

A visit to the collection is only possible through an advance reservation.

Reduced price
9,00 €

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