The Proposal #6 — Berlin

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Jeremie Maret unveils his latest artistic accommodation as The Proposal gallery—B&B hits Berlin...

It’s Berlin’s turn to host the innovative art-slash-accommodation project The Proposal that has previously enjoyed several successful incarnations in Zürich. Creating a B&B within a gallery space, the organisers add a prototype art project into the mix for guests to get involved with during their stay. Previous art proposals have ranged in tone from a grotesque inflatable of Mexico’s fattest man to an installation of delicate skin-coloured dresses, but for No.6, things have taken a more architectural turn.

At Berlin’s Fahrbereitschaft in the Lichtenberg district, Jeremie Maret is proposing The Tower — a mini skyscraper made of glass with 360-degree views. Elements of the structure have been created within the rooms of an unprepossessing building (the area is what estate agents might call “authentic” or “up-and-coming”) that is open to receive overnight guests. The B&B also houses a room showing The Proposal’s story so far, so visitors can catch up with what they have missed from the Zürich predecessors. As for The Tower, Maret is proposing to build and sell them in a limited edition of eight. Stop by before 31 May.

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Photography, Benjamin Hofer
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