“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”
Particularly in the context of Saxony’s current political climate, “Forgotten Enlightenments” stands as a statement to the power of inclusion, integration and culture.
“You’ll be drawn in by the wallpaper that bears his image. The dogs in the drawings will make you smile. The ceramic pieces will access your imagination. And the images will let you in on his journey.”
More won’t mean less for the new LOFFT Das Theater at Spinnerei.
“Walking into Spinnerei Leipzig’s Halle 12, I expected to see Bolsonaro’s effigy in all manners of artistic defacing. Instead, I only caught Bolsonaro’s silhouette, so to speak, lurking around the political art. Present, but not obvious, kind of like how artists protested during the Brazilian dictatorship in 1964-85.”
“Entering the space under construction at the time of my visit, I am greeted by Sarah Pschorn’s works like a cast of characters gathered on a stage.”