Berlin Hotel Wants Art, Not Money
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A Berlin hotel is now accepting blood, sweat, and tears as payment for room and board. Well, to be more specific, the Hotel Marienbad in Auguststrasse is inviting artists to come stay in the hotel while creating an original work, which will then be left behind as an alternative to money.

 

A Berlin hotel is now accepting blood, sweat, and tears as payment for room and board. Well, to be more specific, the Hotel Marienbad in Auguststrasse is inviting artists to come stay in the hotel while creating an original work, which will then be left behind as an alternative to money.

The first artist to take advantage of the offer was Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon, who created a neon sign now mounted on the hotel's exterior. Susanne Pfeffer, curator of the Kunst-Werke Institute of Contemporary Art, which launched the project, says any artist who is not a resident of Berlin is welcome. However, she notes that the wait list is quite lengthy since the hotel is "very careful about picking and choosing our guests."

Read more at the Guardian.

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