TACHELES

Group Exhibition, Site-Specific

Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin (Germany)

1990

In the context of a former electronic warehouse building in East Berlin, built at the beginning of the century, several artists took and worked with the ruins, thus avoiding the demolition.

In the center of the building Chema Alvargonzalez carried out an installation. Red bulbs where placed in the perimeter of the holes made after a bombardment. This piece enhanced the ruin’s beauty and leaded us to think about the possible functions of the building in the present as well as the memories of its old purpose. The sense of hell, flames and bombardment is in the images generated from the work, invite the spectator to think about that past.