The occupying artists all moved out by Monday morning, reports Art Forum, and the demolition is likely to go ahead as planned. Still, the city government seems to have gotten the message, kinda. From ARTINFO:
the government has responded positively nevertheless, stepping forward to help out the artists, if not the buildings. Culture Senator Karin von Welck has offered to provide 30 rooms for the artists by the end of the month, and told a German radio program that a private sponsor has come forward to fund studio space as well.
Maybe some artists should take over boutiques in Soho and turn them into galleries and performance spaces. Or would the stores just turn that into some kind of edgy marketing thing?