Öffentlicher Raum Stadt Chemnitz
28. Jun 2020 – 27. Sep 2020

Gegenwarten | Presences

Atelier Le Balto

Gegenwarten | Presences
Kunst Stadt Chemnitz

For the first time, Chemnitz will be the scene of an international public art project in summer 2020. Twenty renowned artists and collectives are invited to engage with the city, its history and society, and to develop site-specific works – interventions and sculp-tures, installations and performances – in public spaces.

Based on the observation that there are many presences – whose different perspectives and themes are negotiated in private spaces, such as the family or circle of friends, but above all also in public spaces – the exhibition project deals with the specific social, political, and urban issues of the City of Chemnitz.

Art in public spaces can contribute towards finding hidden qualities, showing commonalities, linking these synergistically and thus tell both forgotten and new identities and stories. Furthermore, art is particularly capable of making these visible and tangible and of showing a city’s inhabitants alternative presences.

The exhibition project is curated by Prof. Dr. Florian Matzner (Munich) and Sarah Sigmund (Dresden/Munich) and organised by the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.

Participating Artists and Collectives
  • atelier le balto
  • Nadja Buttendorf
  • Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová
  • Else Gabriel
  • Shilpa Gupta
  • Patricia Kaersenhout
  • Klub Solitaer e. V.
  • Mischa Kuball
  • Philip Metz
  • Henrike Naumann
  • Olaf Nicolai
  • Observatorium
  • Ooze Architects and Marjetica Potrč
  • Lydia Ourahmane
  • Peng! Collective
  • Roman Signer
  • Weltecho
  • Anna Witt
  • Tobias Zielony
  • Zona D


funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

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atelier le balto, Neun neue Gärten, Konzept und Planungsstudie, 2019 © Entwurf: atelier le balto, Landschaftsarchitekten
atelier le balto
Neun neue Gärten, Konzept und Planungsstudie, 2019
Gegenwarten | Presences: Stadtbegehung in Chemnitz mit den Künstler:innen, Juli 2019, Foto: Jenny Zichner
Gegenwarten | Presences: Stadtbegehung in Chemnitz mit den Künstler:innen, Juli 2019