Built Structure, Eye, Graffiti, Human Eye, Staircase
Berlin, Germany - May 21, 2010: The Art House Tacheles (German: Kunsthaus Tacheles) in Berlin, is a large (9000 square meter) building on Oranienburger Strae in the district known as Mitte. Formerly serving as a Nazi prison, it was taken over by artists in February 1990, who called it \'Tacheles\', Yiddish for \'straight talking\'. The building now houses an artists collective and has become a central part of the art, activist, exhibition and communication scenes of Berlin. The building is painted in huge, colorful graffiti-style murals and a large courtyard behind the building holds several sculptures erected using rubble, debris, vehicles and other objects. The lease with the property owner expired at the end of 2008, and the future of the art house is now uncertain.