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.

For four days during the Berlin Gallery Weekend, when the art world comes to the German capital, a group of contemporary artists of different stylistic backgrounds will 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. Each one of them inhabiting the 5 x 4 meter space between the four columns that structure the space.

The Live Streams

  • We are archiving* the live streams from this year's event here: DAS ARTY YouTube Channel
    * As we have worked with multiple channels, some streams might still not be uploaded. Please check the channel at a later point.

The Online SWEAT SHOP

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The Rules

  1. You can book up to two time units per artist
  2. We have 24 artists, offering 12 time units of 30 minutes each
  3. We offer four different formats for the artists to work on [format details]
  4. With growing demand the prices increase by a factor of 0.1 for every sold unit [price details]
  5. You can order via email or directly at the local SWEAT SHOP (info@sweatshop.gallery)
  6. Please make sure to include the artist of your choice, the format and number of time units (max 2).
  7. Units are available ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE ARTISTS SHIFT. Any orders in advance will be ignored.
  8. If you make it to the booking list, we will inform you about your position an the price. After your confirmation, we can send you a PayPal request or you can pay when you pick up your art piece. (If you didn't make it, we will also let you know).
  9. Shipping costs are not included and will be determined depending on the format and number of items to ship

Our formats

We offer our artists four different formats to work on:

  1. Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm): Römerturm Sketch Paper Matt 140 g/qm | Base Price 40€
  2. Paper DIN A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm): Römerturm Sketch Paper Matt 140 g/qm | Base Price 70€
  3. Canvas (40 x 50 cm): Blended Fabric| Base Price 100€
  4. Canvas (50 x 60 cm): Blended Fabric| Base Price 150€

You will only find the formats in the selection menu that the artist has chosen to work with.

Our Prices

The number of units already sold by the artist and the format you choose determine the price for your purchase.

The format defines the base price, e.g. our Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) format has a base price of 40€. If you are the first to book this artist and choose this format the price of your format will remain 40€ as the factor for the first sale is 1.0:

base price x factor = unit price
40€ x 1.0 = 40€

However, with each unit the artist has sold, the price factor increases by 0.1. Let's say the artist has already sold three units and you book the fourth. Your factor will be 1.3:

base price x factor = unit price
40€ x 1.3 = 52€

You can choose between four formats (given the artist offers all formats):
  1. Paper DIN A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm): Base Price 40€
  2. Paper DIN A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm): Base Price 70€
  3. Canvas (40 x 50 cm): Base Price 100€
  4. Canvas (50 x 60 cm): Base Price 150€

Here is a complete chart of our prices:

Unit
Factor
Paper
DIN A4
Paper
DIN A3
Canvas
40 x 50 cm
Canvas
50 x 60 cm
1,0 40,00 € 70,00 € 100,00 € 150,00 €
1,1 44,00 € 77,00 € 110,00 € 165,00 €
1,2 48,00 € 84,00 € 120,00 € 180,00 €
1,3 52,00 € 91,00 € 130,00 € 195,00 €
1,4 56,00 € 98,00 € 140,00 € 210,00 €
1,5 60,00 € 105,00 € 150,00 € 225,00 €
1,6 64,00 € 112,00 € 160,00 € 240,00 €
1,7 68,00 € 119,00 € 170,00 € 255,00 €
1,8 72,00 € 126,00 € 180,00 € 270,00 €
1,9 76,00 € 133,00 € 190,00 € 285,00 €
2,0 80,00 € 140,00 € 200,00 € 300,00 €
2,1 84,00 € 147,00 € 210,00 € 315,00 €

You can buy a maximum of two units per artist.

The Schedule

  • Thursday
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • closed
    • 16:00 - 22:00
    • Katharina Arndt
    • Emess
    • Fritz Bornstück
    • Jan Muche
  • Friday
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Philip Grözinger
    • Sarah Lüttchen
    • Fritz Poppenberg
    • Christoph Krönke
    • 16:00 - 22:00
    • Various & Gould
    • Ekaterina Mitichkina
    • Ziska Riemann
    • Brad Downey
  • Saturday
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Dirk Lange
    • Maja Linke
    • Sebastiaan Schlicher
    • Karsten Konrad
    • 16:00 - 22:00
    • Jim Avignon
    • Laura Bruce
    • Matthias Beckmann
    • Bodo Rott
  • Sunday
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • closed
    • 12:00 - 18:00
    • Johannes Mundinger
    • Stefanie Gutheil
    • Manfred Peckl
    • Stefan Rinck
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • closed

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The Artist Index

  1. gutheil1
    1997.00 €
    Completed!
    Stefanie Gutheil
  2. rott1
    1621.00 €
    Completed!
    Bodo Rott
  3. groetzinger1
    1593.00 €
    Completed!
    Philip Grözinger
  4. avignon1
    1470.00 €
    Completed!
    Jim Avignon
  5. rinck1
    1295.00 €
    Completed!
    Stefan Rinck
  6. mundinger1
    1288.00 €
    Completed!
    Johannes Mundinger
  7. peckl1
    1245.00 €
    Completed!
    Manfred Peckl
  8. variousgould1
    1228.00 €
    Completed!
    Various & Gould
  9. bruce1
    1133.00 €
    Completed!
    Laura Bruce
  10. konrad
    1073.00 €
    Completed!
    Karsten Konrad
  11. beckmann
    1056.00 €
    Completed!
    Matthias Beckmann
  12. arndt1
    975.00 €
    Completed!
    Katharina Arndt
  13. kroenke1
    957.00 €
    Completed!
    Christoph Krönke
  14. bornstueck1
    796.00 €
    Completed!
    Fritz Bornstück
  15. lange1
    789.00 €
    Completed!
    Dirk Lange
  16. downey1
    684.00 €
    Completed!
    Brad Downey
  17. mitichkina1
    642.00 €
    Completed!
    Ekaterina Mitichkina
  18. schlicher1
    571.00 €
    Completed!
    Sebastiaan Schlicher
  19. emess1
    565.00 €
    Completed!
    Emess
  20. muche1
    550.00 €
    Completed!
    Jan Muche
  21. riemann1
    498.00 €
    Completed!
    Ziska Riemann
  22. luettchen1
    316.00 €
    Completed!
    Sarah Lüttchen
  23. linke1
    228.00 €
    Completed!
    Maja Linke
  24. poppenberg1
    117.00 €
    Completed!
    Fritz Poppenberg