Sweat Shop, Berlin

  • Sweat Shop @ Schau Fenster, Berlin 2016 (initiated by Jan Kage)

    Sweat Shop @ Schau Fenster, Berlin 2016 (initiated by Jan Kage)

Sweat Shop

April 29 - May 1, 2016
Schau Fenster

The basic idea of “Sweat Shop” is to extrapolate the mutuality of art and money, while commenting on the means of capitalist production in a globalized world, and reflecting on the artistic traditions in the means and ends of production in the eastern and the western philosophy.

During Berlin Gallery Weekend a group of contemporary artists of different stylistic backgrounds work in Berlin-Kreuzberg’s free art space Schau Fenster under “sweat shop conditions”. During their six hour shift, all the artist is given is a chair, a tripod, and paint.

Curator an director of Schau Fenster Jan Kage also attends business hours selling different art materials in variable formats. The customers who purchase the materials take it to their favored artist. The customer hands the materials to the artist of choice and gives him or her an idea that he or she wants the artist to paint. If one artist sells more works than another, the price of this work increases.

Artists: Katharina Arndt, Jim Avignon, Matthias Beckmann, Fritz Bornstück, Laura Bruce, Brad Downey, Emess, Philip Grözinger, Stefanie Gutheil, Karsten Konrad, Christoph Krönke, Dirk Lange, Maja Linke, Sarah Lüttchen, Ekaterina Mitichkina, Jan Muche, Johannes Mundinger, Manfred Peckl, Fritz Poppenberg, Ziska Riemann, Stefan Rinck, Bodo Rott, Sebastian Schlicher and Various & Gould

Sweat Shop

April 29 – May 1, 2016
Group show
Curated by Jan Kage

Schau Fenster
Lobeckstraße 30
10969 Berlin, Germany

Related Links

Sweat Shop on Vernissage TV

Sweat Shop on the Guardian

Sweat Shop on BZ

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