SPEED. Well-attended exhibition.

Immediately after the topping-out ceremony on July 27, 2016, the underground accelarator hall bERLinPro of the Helmholtz Centre Berlin at the science location Berlin-Adlershof was transformed into a place of arts for three days.

_SPE4770_1170x658A stimulating encounter between science and art on the site bERLinPro

Immediately after the topping-out ceremony on July 27, 2016, the underground accelarator hall bERLinPro of the Helmholtz Centre Berlin at the science location Berlin-Adlershof was transformed into a place of arts for three days.
The 17 x 37 m and three meters high accelerator hall is located under meter-thick concrete walls and ceilings. Here electrons will be accelerated with large amounts of energy to nearly the speed of light. Electrons in this state emit high-quality X-rays that are very important for research purposes.
For the first time but also for the last time this exceptional place is accessible to the public. It offered an ideal setting for an exhibition with more than fifty exhibits of freelance artists and students of the University of Arts and Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.
Curated by the Hamburger curator Enno Wallis, numerous visitors were offered a synthesis of art, a virtuoso use of space with painting, installation, photography, video and drawings as well as a live performance.
At the closing an expert jury awarded prizes to three young students, the Tibes Art Award II, donated by Constanze and Bernd Tibes.
This event was made possible with the generous support from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Sparkassenstiftung Lüneburg, the Berger Bau GmbH, polarraum Hamburg and DGI Bauwerk.

Fotos Bernhard Förster