Rashid Johnson, “Antoine’s Organ”, 2016

Rashid Johnson, “Antoine’s Organ”, 2016. Installation view Garden of Earthly Delights, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2019

Photo: André Wunstorf, courtesy: the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Exhibition, Guided Tours

Long Night of Museums at the Gropius Bau

Art, technology and cultural history during the hours of night: 75 Berlin museums open their doors for the 2019 edition of the Long Night of Museums and offer a diverse programme of 750 events. At the Gropius Bau, visitors can explore two exhibitions and two events.

Within the scope of the Long Night of Museums, the exhibitions Bani Abidi: They Died Laughing and Garden of Earthly Delights are open from 18:00 to 2:00. In addition to two architecture tours, Rashid Johnson's installation in the atrium is acoustically activated by a piano player.

19:00 and 20:00
Architecture tour
Built in the Italian Neo-Renaissance style and opened in 1881, the Gropius Bau hosted various institutions and collections throughout its history. The guided tour gives insights into the history and architecture of the exhibition venue.

21:00–23:00
Piano music in the atrium
Activating Rashid Johnson’s installation Antoine’s Organ

The artist Rashid Johnson is interested in the contrasts between nature and culture, and in his installation Antoine’s Organ he offers new ways of looking at cultural symbols and artefacts. In the Long Night, the work will be activated by piano music.