LebensBILD. Exhibition in central library
Note opening hours
Schloßstraße 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
“Tell me a childhood prank” or “What was your first love?” – Biographical experiences were the focus of the intercultural project LebensBILD. bioGraphische Begegnungen (2020). The participants – with and without a migration background – were able to creatively design moments from their own lives in encounter and workshop formats and exchange ideas with others about their life paths.
21 artists and illustrators from Dresden – with and without a migration background – opened their work spaces for studio workshops: they presented their personal careers and gave the participants an understanding of their art and working techniques. At encounter cafés and biography workshops, the participants got into conversation and got to know different parts of the city with their cultural and social institutions. In tandem sessions, a participant and an artist/illustrator exchanged ideas about a particular biographical moment and illustrated it.
Exhibition in the Central Library at Kulturpalast
The exhibition not only shows different life paths, but also gives an insight into the diversity of artistic techniques of the artists and illustrators. The illustrations and comics created during the workshop sessions with participants from different backgrounds, religions and languages are autobiographical, honest, memorable and often poetic. These picture stories give the narrators a voice by making their memories and experiences visible. They also bear witness to Dresden’s diverse urban society.
Free admission. The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the Central Library.
Vernissage, 07 September, 18:oo
- Welcome – Dr. Verena Böll (Project Manager, LebensBILD)
- Greeting – Dr. Alexandra-Kathrin Stanislaw-Kemenah (Equal Opportunities Commissioner of the City of Dresden)
- Introduction to comics and art – Elena Pagel and Nazanin Zandi (Artistic Project Managers, LebensBILD / Content and design concept Women’s Voices in Pictures)
- Voices of the project participants and discussions with them and participating artists in front of the exhibited graphics
- musical accompaniment
Registration is required to attend the vernissage: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note the access restrictions in accordance with the current Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance.
We would like to thank the committed members of the yOUR Community network for their great support in the preparations for the vernissage, which is also being offered as a meeting place for the community.
As part of Women’s Voices in Pictures, the exhibited graphics will be published in a comic book before the end of 2021, which will unite these different, artistic handwritings and depict the stories in the respective mother tongue and the German translation.
The event is being held in cooperation with Städtische Bibliotheken Dresden.
(Picture credits: Illustration by Alma Weber)
The project is funded by the House of Resources Dresden+, the Dresden Art & Culture Foundation of the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden, the Office for Culture and Monument Protection and the Mayor’s Office of the State Capital Dresden.