S & S @ markthalle IX

concept and direction by lab montage

It began with an unexpectedly explosive chainletter and ended with a group exhibition, selfcurated by the berlin art scene, in an unusual and fascinating space of the Markthalle IX Eisenbahnstraße,Berlin-Kreuzberg.. 12 historical market stalls and 1000 square metres of space are available for the artistic projects. Our aim: to collaborate with a selected group of artists to transform the space. As an independent activity parallel to the art fairs ArtForum and ArtPreview Berlin, “SCHNELL & SCHMUTZIG” is a four day programme created to showcase multi-disciplinary art forms, designed to inspire both artists and viewers alike.

concept and direction by lab montage

The old market hall

The Markhalle IX was built in 1890/1 to replace the weekly market in Lausitzer Platz, it was used daily for over 100 years in Kreuzberg. It is one of the very last original market halls with this unique architecture.

Through a local grass roots movement the future of the Markthalle is being reconsidered. At the beginning of this year the building was occupied for 2 days by local residents to push this issue into the political agenda. Half a year later the local movement has achieved an agreement with Berliner Grossmarkt GmbH to use this space for cultural initatives.

The exhibited artist

Ursula Damm, Coco Kühn, Matthias Beckmann, Andrea Pichl, Alexandra Baumgartner, Monika Goetz, Birgit Severin, Ralf Hoedt, Jens Lüstraeten, Birgit Szepanski, Ingrid Hora, Andrès Marroquín Winkelmann, Tobias Kruse, Sinta Werner, Gaby Taplick, Randi Nygård, SSMIDD, Freja Bäckman, Laura Bruce, Roberta Argenzio, Sibylle Zeh, Martin Kohout, Juliane Zelwies, Norbert Wiesneth, Philip Hausmeier, Pastor Leumund, Knut Eckstein, Michal Dudek, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Angela Lubic, A. Marinov, Cornelia Brintzinger, Ulf Aminde, Stefka Ammon & Robert Ziegler, Youngjoo Cho & Nicoll Ullrich, Anja Majer, Kuo Wei, An Seebach, Alex Gross & Anna Mields, Julia Lazarus, Laura Weider, Projektionsareal

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