Numerous myths surround the hotel as a semi-public space. It serves as a mirror for motifs of longing and as a backdrop for events both highly intimate and highly political in nature. Over the past two hundred years the topos of the hotel has increasingly evolved into a subject of art: artists have not only engaged with the motif of the hotel, but they have also appropriated, transformed, and inhabited its spaces. In the exhibition Room Service: On the Hotel in the Arts and Artists in the Hotel, which has already met with a warm reception in the media, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden traces these multi-faceted relationships over time and meets current sensibilities.
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