How can art activate new and lost qualities in our everyday lives?
July 2, 14:00-17:00
Location: former EDEKA-Markt/ Kaufhalle
Bahnhofstraße 62, 09111 Chemnitz
Artist talks and discussion:
Zbyněk Baladrán (artist, Prague)
Amica Dall/Assemble (designer, London/Barcelona)
Paul Rajakovics/ transparadiso (urbanist/artist, Vienna)
Apolonija Šušteršič (artist/architect, Oslo/Ljubljana)
Followed by a discussion: moderated by Kathrin Wildner (metroZones, Berlin)
Here you can download the detailled programme.
The event will be recorded and then available online on weparapom.eu.
The art project "WE PARAPOM! - European Parade of Apple Trees" (curated by Barbara Holub) is one of the first visible projects of the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025. Up to 2,000 x 2 trees of different European apple varieties will be planted in an axis across the city and across property boundaries. The apple tree plantings of We PARAPOM! will be continuously accompanied by artistic interventions until 2025. These address current social issues such as migration, working conditions, ecology, soil sealing, questioning the representation of power and stimulate discussions on the current situation of democracy and a new commitment of civil society for active democratic participation.
As part of their research to develop an art project for WE PARAPOM! the artists Zbyněk Baladrán, Amica Dall/Assemble, Paul Rajakovics/transparadiso and Apolonija Šušteršič will present their working methods as well as selected projects. During the exchange with the audience, cultural actors of the city, all interested Chemnitz residents and guests are invited to propose topics for WE PARAPOM! and to discuss them in relation to current social issues together with the artists and the urban ethnologist Kathrin Wildner. The exchange of different perspectives on the city, of experiences and desires, opens up new visions that leave behind the "unfeasible" and strive for the impossible.
After the event, we invite you to visit together the art action MOVING GARDEN by Maider López (www.movinggarden.de).
Meeting point is at 6:30 p.m. at Brückenstraße.