CheCHEMNITZ
Chemnitz, 29th of October to 1st of November 2015

Our this year’s IKG meeting took place in Chemnitz, ‘City of Modernity’. Again we installed a migrating exhibition in the spacious rooms of the ‘Neue Sächsische Galerie’. Besides we had a very inspiring architectural walk through the city and learned a lot of its complex history: according to the ‘basics of planning and design of socialist city centers’ the reconstruction using ‘industrial building techniques’ (multistory housing blocks in high rise neighborhoods) of the inner city began in 1961. Karl-Marx-City became one of the 11 modell areas of the GDR.
Mathias Lindner, the director of the Neue Sächsische Galerie guided us through the city’s history competently. Thanks a lot. And we had a program of performances in the ‘Weltecho’, including a readingof the actor Jens-Ole Schmieder, a stone-flute play by Matthias Jackisch, and a performance by Eva-Maria Schön.
Once again we had a very inspiring gathering, with many good meetings, debates,
also referring to the polical situation in Europe, with many discussions and views.

Partcipants:

Diana Mercedes Alonso, Dorothée Bauerle-Willert, Maria Blondeel, Jens Brand, Terry Buchholz, Dietrich Helms, Katja Hoffmann-Wildner, Harald Hofmann, Sibylle Hofter, Hetty Huisman, Tatjana Ilic, Gereon Inger, Matthias Jackisch, Nicole Jana, Gisela Kleinlein, Bruno Krenz, Michael Kurzwelly, Silke Leverkühne, Eva Löfdahl, Simone Mangos, Markus Mussinghoff, Christoph Rodde, Gabriele Rothemann, Oliver Scharfbier, Andreas Schmid, Eva-Maria Schön, Nele Stroebel, Nanae Suzuki, Michael Willhardt, Sofi Zezmer

Guests:

Noël de Buck, NIna Helms, Grietha Jergens, Mathias Lindner, Frank Maibier, Ulrike Mundt, Hans Nothum, Jens Ole Schmieder