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HGB student artworks “on vibrant display”

in Arts/My Leipzig/What's on by
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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MdbK through the eyes of museum-goers

in Arts/Community/What's on by
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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Meet Sara & the Finnish himmeli

in Arts/What's on/Workshops by
The Finnish craft of himmeli.

Himmelis are epitomized by centuries of cultural heritage and the painstaking accuracy that goes into making them. Learn more about this Finnish craft with meditative magic, and how you can learn to do it yourself in Leipzig.

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Käthe Kollwitz: Ireland meets German icon

in Arts/What's on by
By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=828714

Kollwitz’s artwork on display in Dublin focuses on war and, in particular, the grief felt after the death and destruction caused by it.

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euro-scene: Excavating Oskar Schlemmer

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“For someone like me, an artist who studied interior design and uses movement as one of her mediums, to see The Triadic Ballet come to life was truly a treasure. It was something I never thought I’d experience. “

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Will the real Canaletto please stand up?

in Arts/Travel by
Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was active in the 18th century. (Photo: public domain)

Trivia question: What’s the connection between two Canalettos, Venice and the town of Pirna near Dresden?

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