April 2016 sees the opening of The Feuerle Collection in Berlin, a new museum dedicated to Désiré Feuerle’s collection which juxtaposes international contemporary artists with Imperial Chinese furniture and Southeast Asian art. Located in a former Second World War telecommunications bunker that has been renovated by the British architect John Pawson, the museum encourages a conversation between different periods and cultures offering an alternative perception of the antique and creates a new perspective on the artworks, leading viewers through a synesthetic experience.
The Feuerle Collection will open to the public for a preview week from 29 April to 7 May 2016; during this period it will be open daily. After this, The Feuerle Collection will host the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art curated by DIS as one of the main venues. The 9th Berlin Biennale is open to the public from 4 June to 18 September 2016. Through the duration of the 9th Berlin Biennale the exhibition of The Feuerle Collection on the lower ground floor will remain open, while the Berlin Biennale will be shown on the ground floor. The temporary exhibition of the 9th Berlin Biennale will be followed by the official opening of The Feuerle Collection in October 2016.
- The Feuerle Collection, Site in November 2015 © Gilbert McCarragher