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the ADN Guardhouse is still on display at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Sonya Schönberger’s work KEY DELIVERY for the ADN Pförtnerhaus symbolically reflects

the power and influence of the gatekeeper within a system of absolute control. 

Simultaneously, her installation visualizes the loss of power and control following the 

disintegration of a political system. Placed in the East German ADN Guardhouse in 

Los Angeles at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, the work consists of some 2,000 keys from the 

barracks of the People`s Police (Volkspolizei). There is no one left to handle them. As 

decontextualized as their container, the keys are remnants of a past they are not able to disclose.

ADN Pförtnerhaus, ʃtaʦion and TACHO is among this year’s 

recipients of the Project Space Award by the Berlin Senate

complete past program >>

1 Evelyn Temmel + Bernhard Luthringshausen 1 friedrich kunath1 sonya schoenberger2 bernd trasberger 3 sonya schoenberger4 ina weber5 uwe lewitzky6 susanne kriemann7 baldur burwitz8 alex ausstellungsdauer9 gfranka ausstellung web9 wolfgang dauer9b thomas ausstellung web9c sven ausstellung web