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Lebanon to Leipzig: a friendship told through art

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Lebanon in Leipzig: Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019
Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019. Photo by Clementine Butler-Gallie

“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.”

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Islam and contemporary art at Halle 14

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AAAAAAAAAAAH by Anahita Razmi | Photo credit: Halle 14 - Walther Le Kon, 2019.

Particularly in the context of Saxony’s current political climate, “Forgotten Enlightenments” stands as a statement to the power of inclusion, integration and culture.

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Rundgang tip: Grit Hachmeister at ASPN

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Grit Hachmeister, Ach exhibit wallpaper at ASPN, (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“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.”

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Lofft Das Theater is OPEN! NOW!

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Iggy Lond Malmborg, Physics and Phantasma. (Photo: Renee Altrov)
Iggy Lond Malmborg, Physics and Phantasma. (Photo: Renee Altrov)

More won’t mean less for the new LOFFT Das Theater at Spinnerei.

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Bolsonaro lurking in the shadows at Spinnerei

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“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.”

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She BAM! Empowering women in the arts

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Photo: She BAM! Art
Photo: She BAM! Art

“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.”

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