The Leipzig Kunstkraftwerk is a relatively new centre of arts in the quarter of Plagwitz in the industrial west of Leipzig. With its unique video installations and interactive exhibitions , it is a very interesting place to visit.

From July 1 until August 13, the Leipzig Kunstkraftwerk hosts a new video installation called “Stateless” by Shimon Attie, an artist from New York. The projection tells the story of Syrian refugees who fled from their war-torn home country. Flight, loss and belonging are the main topics that are shown through the pictures which were developed exclusively for the former “Kesselhalle”, a hall in the former industrial plant which is now the Kunstkraftwerk.

Besides, there is a photo exhibition which documents two additional projects by Shimon Attie. He is a world-known photo and video artist who has been working on the topics identity, loss and belonging for almost 25 years.

A political and artistic supporting programme rounds off the exhibition: Initiatives from Leipzig organize lectures, photo projects and theatre plays.

More information can be found on the Kunstkraftwerk website.

 

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Martha Fromme

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