The “Industriebrachenumgestaltung” – ibug for short – will enter a new round in 2022. From August 5, the former paper mill in Flöha will once again become a canvas and playground for artists from all over the world. Afterwards, the curious and art lovers can experience a symbiosis of painting and graffiti, illustrations, installations and multimedia in a temporary exhibition over the course of three festival weekends. In addition, there will be a colourful festival program again, including guided tours and films, discussions and artist talks, an art market and music. Offers for school classes are planned to take place between the festival weekends.
For the 17th edition of the festival, we are currently looking for creative artists who want to transform this year’s site into a total work of art. Interested artists can apply until February 20 (11:59 p.m.) by sending an email to [email protected] along with their CV, contact details (place of residence, email, homepage, social media) and a maximum of five photos of their current work. More information is available online at www.ibug-art.de.
Since the first Industriebrachenumgestaltung in 2006, the ibug has become a world-renowned festival for urban art. Every year on the last weekend in August, a brownfield site in Saxony is opened as a temporary exhibition. The focus of the international artists is on experimenting with genres, materials and techniques as well as the past of the abandoned area and its architecture. The ibug team has received many awards for its commitment, including the “PlusPunkt Kultur” award from the Federal Association for Cultural Education for Children and Young People in 2010, the “So geht Sächsisch” ideas competition for tourism in Saxony in 2019, and the “Denkzeit Event” competition of the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism in 2020 for creative ideas and innovative concepts for the implementation of existing or new events under Corona conditions.
Find more information about the ibug on www.ibug-art.de
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