We are part of the ART GO EAST Biennial “to collaborate” from May 20-28!
We are exhibiting our project “Dangerous Object: Eisenbahnstraße”. We have built a collage on a large format photography with the different photographic image series you already know from our newspapers. In addition, we show the portraits of the residents we interviewed. And we invite you to participate – feel free to send us your questions and wishes about Eisenbahnstraße via mail, Instagram or Facebook, they will become part of the exhibition.
Now it turns out that you can even see the exhibition on site – with appointment, test and mask. We are in the rooms of the art and education association SagArt e.V. on Eisenbahnstraße 37 to find. You can find the exact info and booking on the dedicated exhibition page on our website.
In addition, we have planned an extensive online program:
20/5 18.00 – 19.30 Vernissage with reading from “Dangerous Object: Eisenbahnstraße”.
For the vernissage on May 20 at 6 pm, we will first talk with Michael Touma, curator of many exhibitions at the Sagart, and then read from some interviews.
21/5 18.00 – 19.30 Reading of the authors’ collective Postmigrant Disturbance – only in German
On May 21, starting at 6pm, we have invited Postmigrant Disorder for a reading – a writing, reading, performing, exciting, soothing, compassionate, disruptive collective of writers. PMS’s texts address everyday racial experiences, observations from minority perspectives as much as essayistic engagements with a majority society. PMS has been writing and reading together since 2018.
22/5 11.00 – 13.00 Lecture by Ayşe Güleç on artistic-activist strategies against racism
How can artistic methods and forms of expression contribute to raising and maintaining public awareness of the knowledge of victims of racist violence? On May 22, the pedagogue, author and research activist Ayşe Güleç will talk about this in a lecture, based, among other things, on her collaboration in the Tribunal: Unraveling the NSU Complex, in the April 6 Initiative, as well as her curatorial work for documenta, for example.
22/5 15.00 – 18.00 Workshop for exchange and planning of joint actions
In the afternoon, starting at 3 p.m., we want to exchange our own experiences and thematic focuses and ideas for our own artistic-activist actions in a workshop.
In the second part of the workshop we will form small groups, each with one idea, and discuss them concretely, with the goal of working on them later as a group.
Attention: For this workshop a prior registration is necessary until May 20th at 23:59 via the registration form on our website!
23/5 16:00 – 19:00 Panel Discussion – Breaking Stigmas around the (Residents of the) Leipzig Weapons Ban Zone
To wrap up the program, we’ll be talking with local initiatives in a panel on May 23rd starting at 4pm about what it takes to combat racism and break down the stigma around Eisenbahnstraße.
We are looking forward to hearing the perspectives of Migrantifa Leipzig, Romano Sumnal, Copwatch LE and diversif.
We’d love for you to participate and spread the word! All events will take place online via BigBlueButton or jit.si, you can easily join us via all current browsers. The link will be published shortly before on the exhibition page and in the Facebook events.
If you need interpretation in order to participate, register as soon as possible and we will try to arrange it for you.
The two newspapers about the project in German and translations in Russian, Arabic, Turkish and English can be ordered via our webshop