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Debunked Art

How a Nazi-era bunker became a trendy art gallery

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Debunked Art
Debunked Art

Nothing good can ever come out of a place of darkness, especially when it is a reminder of death and decay.

Berlin is a city rich in history and architectural wonders, but is still shaking off the horrors of its Nazi-era past.

In recent decades, the German capital has undergone a huge regeneration, and not one to shy away from the past, the city has instead embraced the darkness with light.

One such building is the Sammlung Boros. Originally an air-raid bunker in the 1940s, the building was then converted into a tropical fruit warehouse during the East German era.

Katja Novitskova art installation

 

Today, it stands tall as a four-storey art gallery after being purchased by Christian and Karen Boros.

The couple went about enlisting the talents of local gallery specialist architects Casper Mueller Kneer, who converted the building into its current state – housing the gallery and luxurious penthouse apartment.

According to Architectural Digest, the Boros have been presenting a sampling of their private collection to the public through 90-minute immersive tours through the Bunker’s four-floor art storage facilities since 2008.

The works on display are changed every 5 years.

Visit www.sammlung-boros.de/ for more information

 

Christian and Karen Boros

 

Photography Noshe