The Politics of Cultural Location

The panel will discuss the obscure relationship between a cultural location (specifically Dresden) and a particular political mobilization (right-wing, anti-migrant political movement). It will ask how cultural producers and more specifically artists and art institutions can intervene into this conjuncture, reshuffle the deadlocked meanings,
and productively challenge the politics of cultural identity.
Annekatrin Klepsch, is a cultural scientist and politician based in Dresden. Since 2015, she is Dresden’s Deputy Mayor of Culture and Tourism.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Siegbert Rehberg is a sociologist at the Technical University of Dresden. Since 1997, he is on the board of the research project »Institutionality and Historicity« and from 2000 Head at the European Research Training Group »Institutional Order, writing and
symbols«. He holds the research position for sociological theory, history of theory and culture sociology at the Technical University of Dresden.

Michal Tomaszewski is a musician and cultural activist based in Dresden. In 2011, he was co-founder of the brass formation Banda Communale, which since 2015 has expanded to become »Banda Internationale«. He was an active part of the cultural activist Movement »Neujahrsputz« against Pegida.
Nabil Yacoub is a journalist and human rights activist based in Dresden
since 1959 and founding member of Ausländerrat e.V. in 1990.

//The panel will be in German, but translated into English language//

A public exhibition project by the MFA-programme »Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien/ Public Art and New Artistic Strategies«, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität
Weimar, under the direction of Professor Danica Dakić, Claire Waffel, Ina Weise and Jirka Reichmann (Coordination), in cooperation with Kunsthaus Dresden, the municipal gallery for contemporary art, and the open workspace #Rosenwerk.

Funded by Kreativfonds, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
“Am Fluss/At The River” is funded by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung gemeinsam mit der Ostsächsischen Sparkasse Dresden.