|Marcelo Evelin and Demolition Incorporado, ‘‘A Invenção da Maldade’ (The Invention of Evil)’, 2019. |
Photo: Sumugan Sivanesan
Opened in 1881 as a Museum of Applied Arts, Gropius Bau was left as a ruin after World War II. Re-opened in 1981, it stood on the border between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. The museum’s Lichthof atrium is a grand light-filled space distinguished by its patterned tiles, gilded columns and arched ceilings. I expect it was an intimidating interlocutor.
Read at Berlin Art Link.