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HGB student artworks “on vibrant display”

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Public domain photo, Gratisography.com

The pinnacle of this annual student art exhibit is the opening reception on Thursday evening (this year on 15 Feb). There’s often little more than elbow room for a public eagerly traversing corridors steeped in performances, DJ tables and often thematic beverage stands.

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Fastnacht: and some say Germans are sour

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Germans celebrating Fastnacht. (Photo: public domain)

“I had the pleasure of watching the pretty cobbled streets of Romanesque Konstanz become conquered by clowns, fools, monsters, devils, wild beasts, and every fruit and vegetable imaginable.”

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Furusato: from heimat to meltdown in Japan

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Thorsten Trimpop’s Furusato pays tribute to the people of Minamisōma in the most dignified way possible. It will be released in theaters in Germany on the seventh anniversary of the disaster, March 2018. (Photo: public domain)

On the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the documentary Furusato reminds us of the people who stayed behind in their abandoned, radioactive hometown.

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Chemnitz at 875: history, industry, culture

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The big Karl Marx head in Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx Stadt. (Photo: public domain)

Known not only for its big Karl Marx head (the “Nischel” in Saxonian), Chemnitz now has around 240,000 inhabitants and a quite important technical university, where 25% of students (!) are international. The city happens to be celebrating its 875th jubilee and is vying to become a European Capital of Culture.

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War in Ukraine: a tattoo on my ventricle

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Cover shot: Olena Zadorozhna. (Photo courtesy of O. Zadorozhna)

“I wanted to change the political situation with the infinitesimal fraction of my own participation, so I joined the Ukrainian volunteer movement. At the front line, I found friends and kindred spirits. My feelings for them poured into poetry.”

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MdbK through the eyes of museum-goers

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Rita Wallace next to "Hot Spot III," a piece by Mona Hatoum featured in the exhibition Displacements at MdbK. (Photo courtesy of R. Wallace)

Get fresh perspectives on contemporary art from a student, a pensioner, a city guide, a media person, a language teacher, a translator, and a guy with amazing insights into history and philosophy. The next “Newcomer” guided tours are this Sunday at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (the one in English is at 4 pm).

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