to the exhibition centre as we know it

Abspannwerk Adlershof represents a contemporary exhibition building typology which is in strong demand. It was not designed along maximum safety objectives of the established art scene but along minimum housing requirements for a wide and varied non-elite scene of artists designers & makers.

Spacial flexibility of the ex-factory for a diverse mix of art and event formats is in stark contrast to highly specialized, inflexible and technically over-orchestrated public museum buildings.

Due to the simple and in-expensive fit-out standard it was even possible to paint, change or even destroy parts and repair at low cost afterwards.

Abspannwerk Adlershof is seen as anti-thesis to public museums which – planned and build in long-term processes at tremendous costs – consist of optimally climatized security areas which are unflexible and expensive in operation.


Jürgen Durner · Sid Gastl · Peter Thol

Three painters undertake the adventure to overtake an abandonnend building sole by paintings. They work themselves through rooms which have never seen art – thus sending fields of tension instead of stress fields.

the virtual tour:


Exhibition photographer: Markus Bühler, Berlin
Copyright: the artists and the photographer

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