Tacheles – Berlin

Photos by Petra Fantozzi
The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles), is an art center in Berlin, Germany, a large (9000 square meter) building on Oranienburger Straße in the district known as Mitte. Huge, colorful graffiti-style murals are painted on the exterior walls, and modern art sculptures are featured inside. The building houses an artists collective which is threatened with eviction.

The building and its history are now in danger of eviction. At the end of March 2012 the whole house was occupied, 700 people were demonstrating in front of the building. On March 24th 2012 the doors of Tacheles were reopened to artists and to the public, a court cancelled the house’s closing down, on the ground that the action was unjustified. However, Tacheles’ future remains uncertain.

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