Art of darkness

German artist Gregor Schneider is building a new entrance to the Abteiberg contemporary art museum in the west German city of Mönchengladbach, near the artist’s home town of Rheydt. The new extension, entitled End, is set to open in August and will be completely dark inside. “It’s a black museum. Things which are normally in a museum—light, white spaces, windows—will all be removed. It’s a black hole of a museum, an entrance into the unknown,” says Schneider. An exhibition in the museum’s main building will include re-constructed rooms from the artist’s ongoing transformation of his suburban home which includes false chambers and partitions. The extension will remain on site for a year G.H.

o Gregor Schneider discusses his plans to put a dying person on public display, p.38

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