Former air raid shelter in Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Former air raid shelter in Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Former air raid shelter in Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Former air raid shelter in Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Goetz Collection in the former air raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi

Former air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst

The construction of the air-raid shelter was planned by the building's architect, Paul Ludwig Troost, with the construction of the "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" [House of German Art] in 1933-37; this was one of the first official measures with which Hitler – directly following his takeover of power – wished to prepare the public for an impending war. The air raid shelter has an area of 292 m² and is symmetrical in its layout. The 14 underground, cabinet-like rooms are still in their original condition. Since 2011, films and media art from Ingvild Goetz's extensive collection have been presented in these spaces. Consisting of nearly 500 works by approximately 170 artists, the collection is the most important of its kind in Europe. The exhibitions change every nine months and focus on various themes.

→ Sabine Brantl: History of the air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst (Essay, PDF)

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