However, Corona taking place life in LIA stays full of vibrance. We would like you to get a glimpse into past projects, cooperations within and outside the art world, and show you what has been done in the LIA studios.
The Goethe-Institutes in Bandung, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila are jointly organizing the “Living Rooms”: an online forum for knowledge sharing and mutual learning, from August 5 until October 14, 2020. It consists of a series of closed virtual sessions with a group of artists and cultural workers from Southeast Asia and Germany. The aim is to tackle important questions regarding the resetting of the art-making as a result of the current COVID 19-situation and to then collectively work on developing answers and strategies. This video is a short version of reflections and summaries of each participant that were recorded after the six sessions were finished in October.
“Living Rooms” is an original project of the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Video editor: Ahmad Yuniardi
Goethe Institut I Pacific-Leipzig (March-June 2020)
- Sam Clague (New Zealand)
‘During a 3 month stay with the LIA programme, Clague entered into a long and uninterrupted campaign of free experimentation with painting and sculptural installation. Inspired by the historic city of Leipzig and its industrial past, he produced a large body of work that sought to capture something of the essential contemporary experience through the aesthetic lens of a city reinventing itself. Chaotic abstractions and energetic installations paid testament to the visual and cultural inspiration Clague found in the streets of Leipzig. As any resourceful artist would, Clague did not lament the restricted travel opportunities, but made the most of that most valuable asset to the artist; time.
Goethe Institut I Nordic-Leipzig
- Meik Brüsch (Denmark)
Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology (August-October 2020)
- Jakub Tarkovsky (Czech Republic)
Independent artists in LIA
Video about the project DEEP FAMILY by painter Daniela Schwabe and designer Casper Schipper. The content shows the making of the first part of the series DEEP FAMILY at the LIA Residency in Leipzig.
- Daniela Schwabe (The Netherlands)
LIA in Creative Leipzig
In cooperation with Leipzig Tourism & Simply Saxony
Production: VR Tonung
LIA and New York
If you would like to know more about what has been happening at LIA during the past months, please do not hesitate to read the articles written by our guest, the independent producer, curator and writer Sasha Dees from the Netherlands. She stayed in September and October at the Spinnerei. (Click here to read the articles)