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  • Paweł Althamer

    neugerriemschneider

    It was just like old times in Berlin: scarred walls adorned with rusty nails, loose electrical wires, and saggy wallpaper; a broken skylight where the rain had come in; an old sink hopelessly plugged with dirt; a car seat crowning a pile of earth; dusty beer bottles, cobwebs, and some old magazines in a box. After trashing the gallery’s exhibition space, Pawel Althamer left it open 24/7 and put up a brick wall to seal off the office, where life continued as before. The Polish artist’s gesture transformed the white cube into a living museum that revived the era after the wall and before gentrification

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