The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles), is an art center in Berlin, a large (9000 square meter) building 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.
Originally called “Friedrichsstadtpassagen”, it was built as a department store in the Jewish quarter of Berlin, next to the Synagoge. Serving as a Nazi prison for a short while, it was later partially demolished. After the Berlin Wall had come down, it was taken over by artists, who called it Tacheles, meaning “straight talking.”The building contained ateliers and workshops, a nightclub, and a cinema. When I finally visited this attraction, which was one of the main reasons I went to Berlin. It’s a mixture of modern, street, urban inspiration, the way different artists with totally unique style’s clash together in a colorful run down building, it was heaven on earth for me, i could literally have spent days there. I love the way they fight for a purpose together, and don’t forbid any uprising artist to exhibit their idea’s, you’ve just gotta find a spot and lay out your work. It’s a strong fight for their right to keep their building, and it would be ridiculous to tear them down! One of the main places of inspiration and artistic jitter on the world for me!
A poster that is now on my window sill , bought in Tacheles to help with funds!