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Späti Talks

Vasylysa Shchogoleva, Menno Aden

Barrierefreier Zugang
28 June 2024 19:00–22:00 29 June 2024 16:00–22:00
If a Späti could talk, what stories would it tell? Perhaps the story of the lonely person who is just looking for a quick chat with the shop assistant; or the mother who comes to Berlin with her child to find a new home here; or the story of the young people who quickly buy a Wegbier...?

As a low-threshold place, the Berlin Späti is a phenomenon that is unrivalled worldwide. It's a place where people meet who, at least in the physical world, don't meet anywhere else. Unlike in a bar, café or restaurant, Späti has prices that everyone can afford. Unlike a supermarket, a Späti gives you the opportunity to linger and consume the products you buy on the spot. Unlike in a club, there is no admission fee at Späti.

The Späti is therefore one of the few democratic places in the anonymous big city, a public forum in which thoughts are exchanged and very different stories of our coexistence emerge. In "Späti Talks", Vasylysa Shchogoleva presents these stories in the form of drawings, accompanied by audio recordings and live readings. Ideas, like stories, travel between spaces. In this way, Helene Bosecker builds a bridge between the works of two artists - Vasylysa Shchogoleva and Menno Aden - who deal with the same space that is Späti. And you are cordially invited to contribute your own story.


Vasylysa Shchogoleva, Menno Aden

Vasylysa Shchogoleva uses architecture as an opportunity for self-reflection and documentation. She shows people in their built environment and thus creates "narrative spaces" in which people often trace personal borderline experiences. In addition to drawings, the artist also uses acoustic or performative media in her installations.

Menno Aden is interested in patterns and systems of order that permeate and structure our daily lives. His conceptual photo series are mostly topographical in nature, in which Aden takes an analytical look at our built environment. There are hardly any people to be seen in his works. And yet the works from the Room Portraits series can be read as portraits of the people who live in the photographed spaces.


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