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Urban Festival IBUG 2018-04-28

Urban Festival IBUG

The IBUg an Urban Culture Festival in central Germany, a laboratory for international urban artists and a way of life. IBUg your life and get together! What started as an unofficial graffiti Meeting, has developed into an urban culture project of international renown since 2006. Initiated by the artist Tasso, every year in August the international graffiti , street art and media art scene form a unique symposium on free artistic work and experiment with genres, materials and techniques. The site-specific installations engage the past and the industrial architecture to reflect current events and breathe life into the abandoned walls new life.


The „Industriebrachenumgestaltung“ – ibug for short – is moving this year to Reichenbach in the Vogtland region for its 14th edition. From mid-August, a former railway depot will become a canvas and playground for artists* from all over the world. For two weekends – from 23 to 25 August and from 30 August to 1 September – curious people and art lovers can then experience a symbiosis of painting and graffiti, illustrations and installations, performance and multimedia in a temporary exhibition. There will also be a colourful festival programme with guided tours and films, discussions and artist talks, an art market and music. Between the festival weekends there will also be offers for school classes.

Also in 2019, creative people from home and abroad have announced their presence at the ibug. Old friends like Kera (Germany), Benjamin Duquenne (France), HNRX (Austria), Jo Higgs (Great Britain), Insomundo (Switzerland), Frau Albert (Germany), Superfreunde (Germany), Tape Over (Germany), Tape That (Germany), Odour Odessa (Germany), Peter Fahr (Germany), Robert Deutsch (Germany), Tropical Heins (Germany) or Uder&Schindl (Germany) and new faces like Alex Senna, Gabriel Ribeiro and TRECO (all Brazil), Cristian Scutaru (Romania), Danny Rumbl and Floor Milou Smit (Netherlands), Darry Perier (France), Gviiie, Taquen and Peri Helio (all Spain), Johan (Sweden), Los Calladitos (Mexico), Mots and Nuno Alecrim (Portugal), Plan B (Finland), Ivan Ninety, Vasyabasyo and Vladimir Abikh (all Russia), Wong Ting Fung (Hong Kong), Xuan (Germany/USA) or KollektivPlusX (Germany) will be present.

A total of 370 applications were received for ibug this year from 41 countries, including Tunisia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria,Australia, Israel, Dubai, Hungary, Argentina, Canada, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, China, Morocco, Serbia, Chile, Estonia and Finland. 78 international artists* and collectives are now invited to the festival.

Since the first industrial redevelopment in 2006, the ibug has developed into a world-famous festival for urban art. Traditionally, on the last weekend of August, a fallow land in western Saxony will be opened as a temporary exhibition. The international artists* focus on experiments with genres, materials and techniques as well as the past of the fallow land and its architecture.

Further information about the ibug 2019 is available online at
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The IBUg transformed forgotten witnesses of the Saxon industrial culture to temporary total works of art. For Festival presenting artists and organizers on the IBUg-terrain all varieties of Urban Culture in fashion, film, music, design and art. The IBUg raises awareness of the contexts of history, art, culture and architecture and is in a region that is exposed to extensive structural changes by the industrial and demographic change, exemplary impulses in creative dealing with the past.



The site-specific installations reflect the past and the nowadays as well, interact with the industrial architecture and reactivate life in lost places. The festival gives an overview of urban art in movies, fashion, music, design and art as a synthesis. IBUg is at reusing impetus of the past in a creative way in a region, Which has to deal with strong industrial and demographic changes.

*All artists of ibug 2019: Adhocrates (Austria), Alberto Vev, Alex Senna (Brazil), Anna Mader (Germany), working title (Germany), Artourette (Germany), ATE Crew (Germany), Benjamin Duquenne, Nean, Eyes-B (France / Belgium), Benjamin Hahn (Germany), BOAZ (Germany), Christin, Anne and Ulli (Germany), Cristian Scutaru (Romania), Danny Rumbl (Netherlands), Darry Perier (France), Eusephia Lehe (Germany), Fabian Schmidt (Germany), Floor Milou Smit (Netherlands), Fogeljunge (Germany), Foodie (Germany), Frank Lorenz (Reichenbach), Mrs Albert (Germany), Friederike Butter (Germany), FZGG (Germany), Gabriel Ribeiro (Brazil), Georgia Treloar (Germany/Australia), Gviiie (Spain), HNRX (Austria), Hülpman, IBIMS (Germany), ILUC (Romania), Insomundo & Les Uns (Switzerland), Ivan Ninety (Russia), Jo Higgs (United Kingdom), Johan (Sweden), Justus Linnekugel (Germany), Kartel Art (Germany), Kera (Germany), Kevin Coen (Germany), Kitra (Germany), KollektivPlusX (Germany), Los Calladitos (Mexico), Luise Grigoleit (Germany), Mad Gallosch (Germany), Marcus Grysczok (Germany), Mias (KOTBURSCHI KOLLEKTIV), Monarch One (Germany), Mots (Portugal), Nuno Alecrim (Portugal), Odour Odessa (Germany), Peri Helio (Spain), Peter Fahr (Germany), Plan B (Finland), René Meyer (Germany), Robert Deutsch (Germany), Robin Goldbach (Germany), Robin Gommel (Germany), Superfreunde (Germany), Tape Over (Germany), Tape That (Germany), Taquen (Spain), TRECO (Brazil), Tropical Heins (Germany), Uder&Schindl (Germany), Vasyabasyo (Russia), Vladimir Abikh (Russia), Wong Ting Fung (Hong Kong), Xuan (Germany / USA), Yves Paradis (Germany)
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