Prototypical Triangle: Berlin Church Roof Destroyed on April 3, 1945, reimagined

Alice Adams


19 May – 10 Jun 2022 Opening 18 May 18:00 with readings by Bassem Saad, BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, Fion Pellacini, Manuel Raeder, Anna M. Szaflarski, Maxi Wallenhorst Free admission


Alice Adams, Prototypical Triangle: Berlin Church Roof Destroyed on April 3, 1945, reimagined

For her first solo exhibition in Germany, the American artist Alice Adams has created an expansive, two-part installation. Her inspiration for the work comes from the roof truss of the monastery church, which was destroyed in 1945. Adams’s installations, which are always site specific, stage the mostly invisible conditions of public spaces and by virtue of a ghostly theatricality, evoke the neglected and repressed dimensions of social coexistence.

Curated by Christopher Weickenmeier


Alice Adams, born in New York City in 1930, is known for sculpture and site works in the 1970’s and 80’s engaging in a dialogue with architecture and landscape. Receiving a BFA in painting from Columbia University in 1953, she later studied tapestry design and weaving in Aubusson, France. Awards include two NEA Artist Grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Included in historic exhibitions like “Eccentric Abstraction” in 1966, and “An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” the Museum of Modern Art, NYC in 1986, her work is also in the collections of MOMA, Princeton University Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum, Edwin I. Ulrich Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Among public commissions since 1986 are “The Roundabout” in Philadelphia, and “Beaded Circle Crossing” at the Denver airport.

With the kind support of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Fonds für Ausstellungsvergütungen and the Bezirkskulturfonds and in cooperation with visitBerlin.