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Occupation, Occupancy, Orchestrating, Overpowering and Ownership
In cooperation with: Saxon Academy of the Arts, Custody and StuRa TU Dresden, Kunstfonds and Kupferstich-Kabinett of the Dresden State Art Collections

Opening Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8 pm Motorenhalle, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden,   - We would like to take up the spirit of optimism of 1989, the energy of that time, shaped by hope, the striving for change and the freedom to create oneself, and ask what the utopias of that time can mean for us today. Which are still important today or again, which were not formulated in 1989/90 and were missing in the period that followed? What do the events of that time have to do with today's situation, especially in eastern Germany? Can utopias today serve as models for civil society and/or political action? We approach the themes and questions with artistic means in word, image, music, film, lecture, conversation or discussion.
Together with our cooperation partners, numerous artists future hostess John Klein and a performance by Martin Zet we will open the exhibition part of the project. And the Verkauf-Musique from Prague will provide the sound with its piece "Die Maketten 2019"! Déjà-vu on some things we knew from totalitarianism, recalling against oblivion, two men talk about absurd machines. It is a bit dangerous, secret, conspiratorial.   You will find artistic works/ interventions also on the terrain of the TU Dresden Dresden. The retrospective "Christian Borchert. Tectonics of Memory" (until 8.3.2020) is a guest in our exhibition with a group of works  

Workshop: Utopias and Works
Gallery room in the Kultur Forum - Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden
Motorenhalle - Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Thu 7.11. 17-22 hrs / Fri 8.11. 10-17 hrs
free of charge, please register at