Me and my boyfriend were strolling through Berlin to explore the city. Coincidently we walked passed the former Tacheles. We wondered what the purpose of the building is and were interested what was hidden in the courtyard. There we found a community of artist displaying art made from metal. We were not sure what to think about it and we even have been a bit scared just walking in. It was hidden away in the ruins. We had no idea who to expect. That's why we were surprised as we found all this amazing artwork. We still felt uncomfortable in the silence there.
Looking at it now I'm gutted that we have not spend more time at this interesting place. We had a look through the workshop fascinated by the metal sculptures and the displayed art.
Apparently the courtyard was the remainder of the once famous art house Tacheles. In has been closed by the authorities in 2011 and there are only a couple of remaining artists there. I know now about the history of the place. Obviously there is no need to be scared. This community of artists decided not to leave and keep their identity and I admire that.
There is no entry fee but the artist community give everyone the opportunity to leave voluntary donations.
Everyone who likes modern art and has some spare time visiting Berlin, should visit Tacheles. It is a pity that an amazing institution like that could not stay open. Should the courtyard be still open the next time I am there I will definitely take the time to look a closer look.
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