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ibug 2017 – a succesful first weekend 2017-09-01

ibug 2017 – a succesful first weekend

Month of organization and dozens of weeks of hard work peaked on Sunday, the 27th of August. After the first weekend ibug 2017 preliminary closed it´s doors in the city of Chemnitz. The festival for urban art lured more than 7500 guests to visit the ruinous remains of the former VEB Spemafa. A massive success for team and artists.


Since March the brownfield was bucked up by volunteers in arduous handiwork for the creative phase, which started in mid august and assembled around 120 artists from 19 countries. They transformed the long forgotten area by diverse styles of graffiti, murals, installations and media-art into a synthesis of the arts.

Art-fans of all ages and from all over the world came to see what the´ve done to the former machine-building factory without any incidents or bigger problems.

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Head-organizer Thomas Dietze: „We are overwhelmed by the result and our visitors feedback. Now there´s a lot more work to be done with our second week.“ Because as last year, the ibug 2017 will be opened for two weekends.

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From the 1st to the 3rd of September visitors will have another opportunity to see the artwork and also the partner-event “Kiez am Brühl” takes place again. In between the festival-weekends the ibug embraces it´s self-determined educational mandate and leads more than 1000 pupils from the region trough the brownfield to open their mind for another perspective of art.

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