DOK Leipzig 2022 in review

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The DOK Leipzig Film Festival completely lived up to its great potential as the biggest documentary film festival in Europe. It boasted 246 films in the program and over 41 000 visitors, either digitally or in person. After a number of smaller DOKs, under more acute pandemic circumstances, DOK 2022 brought back the creatives around

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Shut up and write, Leipzig!

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I walk nervously into the bar of a hotel in the center of Leipzig, not knowing what to expect. Maybe I appear as someone on their first date. Looking nervously around the room, trying to catch someone’s eye, hoping they’re going to show up. But straight away, I see the cheery, welcoming sign “Shut Up

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MdbK: The Nightmare Predictor

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With its new exhibition, Albtraumvorhersager, the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der bildenden Künste, MdbK) is bridging the divide between Leipzig’s cultured elite and its disillusioned teenagers. MdbK director, Dr. Stefan Weppelmann, spoke to the press about their first collaborative exhibition with the Leipzig youth art project, greater form. It opened on Saturday, 29

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MdbK: Rauch’s Portrait and Abstraction

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Photographer Ludwig Rauch’s exhibition, called “Portrait and Abstraction” is currently on show at the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig. It opened on Tuesday, 13 October 2022, and runs until 8 January 2023. The show combines photographic portraits of mainly Leipzig-based artists and works in which the artist explores the limits of his medium. The exhibition

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Pussy Riot – a story of protest and resistance

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How does one describe a Pussy Riot performance? Music? Theatre? Activism? Art? Curiosity led a select public to their intimate concert at Täubchenthal in Leipzig on Friday night. Some, perhaps, in the hope of answering that question. The latest Pussy Riot mixed tape released out of the States is “Matriarchy Now“. Anyone expecting to be

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Brush up on your Greek

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There’s a Latin saying, “Graeca sunt, non leguntur“, which means, “it’s Greek, it can’t be read”. Something akin to “it’s all Greek to me”. Such a difficult language, with its strange alphabet. How could one possibly learn it, right? And yet, most European languages carry a heavy burden of Greek words in their vocabulary. Even

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