From 2013/07/01 – 14 Transkaukazja in Germany reaches far into the German-Polish border region at the Neisse river. Under the curation of Holger Wendland six Caucasian and eight German artists created land art objects along the Neisse between the towns of Zittau and Görlitz/Zgorzelec on both sides of the river. The results can be experienced in an “Department walk” at 2013/07/12 together with the artists. Following to this we invited to an “Transcaucasian Picknick” again together with the artists. The participating artists were Ana Riaboshenko (GE), Chingiz Babayev (AZ), Elene Rakviashvili (GE), Eva Harut (AM), Sabina Shikhlinskaya (AZ) und Mariam Mughdusyan (AM), plus Dirk Fröhlich, Elena Pagel, Holger Wendland, Johanna und Michael Dobbelt, Matthias Jackisch, Matthias Schumann and Melissa Wagner (all DE).
Each of the participating artists creates an object including typical materials from her or his home country with cultural meaning and symbolic nature. It can be the emplacement of plants, trees etc. as well as a usage of special soils, stones, labels written in the language of the country, typical objects and products etc. All created land art objects are documented with photo and film, scanned with GPS and presented online like a virtual borderland walk on this internet blog.
In cooperation with Hillerschen Villa Zittau, Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ) in the monastry of Marienthal and Medienkulturzentrum Dresden.
With the support of the programme Culture of the European Union, the Cultural foundation of Saxony, the European Cultural Foundation and the programme Wir für Sachsen.
Contact: Kultur Aktiv e.V., firstname.lastname@example.org, +49-(0)163-1706227