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Karen and Christian Boros


14 Nov 2022

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Karen and Christian Boros have turned a former air-raid bunker in Berlin’s Mitte neighbourhood into a private museum that houses their formidable private collection of contemporary art. To transform 120 small rooms into 80 larger ones, architect Jens Casper had to knock down a few walls; today there are about 3,000 square metres available for exhibiting. A curated selection of works by international artists ranging from the 1990s to the present day has been on public display every four year since its opening in 2008. With the opening of the fourth collection presentation in spring 2022, works by Jean-Marie Appriou, Julius von Bismarck, Cyprien Gaillard, Klara Hosnedlová, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Anne Imhof, Berenice Olmedo, Anna Uddenberg, and many others are currently on view.

The couple continues to add to their extensive collection, which includes works by Danh Vo, Elizabeth Peyton, Wolfgang Tillmans, and others. They stand out from other high-profile collectors as they like artists who challenge them and make it difficult for them at first. Art from the experimental to the untested, which others try to avoid, is something that the couple acquires. Karen and Christian have made it possible to live with their collection of more than 700 work of art – the airy glass penthouse on the bunker’s roof serves as a private home for the couple and their son Anton.

Image Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung

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