Montagehalle KUNSTSPÄTI press release
© N-Leben
Group exhibition and concert
Opening 09 November 2019, 6PM, concert 8PM

The archetypical Berlin corner store, affectionately called a späti by the locals (because it's the only shop open until late), is both a commercial and a social space and — to its owner and its customers — the last bastion of freedom. The dream of a classless society in one small room. In the old working class district Berlin-Wedding, now in the clutches of rapid gentrification, MONTAGEHALLE presents the “KUNSTSPÄTI” by artist group N-Leben, stocked with liquid artworks and modified consumer products. On opening night, Swedish artist Mikael Eriksson and the brand-new Späti-Orchester will perform “Songs From a Späti” documenting Berlin's transformation after the fall of the Wall and the disappearance of the left-behind proletariat. All proceeds will benefit MONTAGEHALLE project space.

SPÄTIORCHESTER: Mikael Eriksson, Olle Nystrom, Roger Thor, Gabriella Pierrou Nystrom, Sangare Siemsen, Klaus Killisch, Christof Paschedag, Tim Völker, Anja Sokolowski, Sebastian Albin, Timm Völker, Jakob Polke.

N-LEBEN: Mirjam Dorsch, Katharina Kamph, Stefie Steden, Mario Margani, Kludi Marohn, Tschen Hua Tschau, Sabrina Schieke, Sandra Schieke, Nora Spiekermann.

With contributions by: Caro Losch, Charlotte Mumm, Hua Tschau Chen, Katharina Kamph, Kuloued Abdulahi, Lilli Loge, Mikael Eriksson, Mirjam Dorsch, Sabrina Schieke, Sandra Schieke, Stefie Steeden, Tatjana Preuss, Thomas Behling, Yotaro Niwa.

10 – 17 November 2019

Malplaquetstraße 25, 13347 Berlin