Chemnitz: Once one of the richest industrial cities in Germany in the 19th and early 20th centuries, after National Socialism it became the model city of GDR socialism, today a synonym for social tensions and political conflicts: Chemnitz—a city that has lived disruptions like no other throughout its historical development. Disruptions that are still visible today and have inscribed themselves in the disparate urban landscape. “Gegenwarten | Presences” is an exhibition project that takes place in the public space of Chemnitz in summer 2020 and will respond precisely to this.
Projects by 20 international artists and collectives are shown, who deal with the respective social, political and urban issues of the city in their site-specific works—interventions and sculptures, installations and performances.
With atelier le balto, Nadja Buttendorf, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Else Gabriel, Shilpa Gupta, Patricia Kaersenhout, Klub Solitaer e.V., Mischa Kuball, Philip Metz, Henrike Naumann, Olaf Nicolai, Observatorium, Ooze Architects + Marjetica Potrč, Lydia Ourahmane, Peng! Collective, Roman Signer, Weltecho, Anna Witt, Tobias Zielony, ZONA D.