LebensBILD („picture of life“) gives the participants the possibility to shape actively and under equal circumstances the urban society of Dresden via cultural and artistic education. The cultural city Dresden lives from arts in many respects, especially from free arts.
In the project take part 18 artists and illustrators from Dresden. They open their ateliers, show their art and their techniques to the participants and tell about the life as an artist or an illustrator. They pick a special biographic moment of their life, draw it and invite the participants to also tell and illustrate an episode of their life. The own life is visualized. The heterengenous life stories of the participants with and without migration background are linked through the common current life in Dresden and the exchange gives input to the cultural classification ot the own life story. The different cultures enter into dialogue in an artistic area while the inhibition threshold to enter such an art space is taken from the participants by the workshops in the ateliers and the further project events.
Continuously bringing together different social groups in differentiated meeting formats promotes the networking of the participants but also of the urban districts and the organisations. The participants and the artists/illustrators network, the normally guilty borders of language and peergroups are abolished and a new social connection arises.
The Project LebensBILD consists of five interactive events: atelier workshops, tandem sessions, meeting cafés, biography workshops and the street festival during the intercultural days.
The city Dresden gets intensively explored in the project. The workshops take place in the ateliers of the 18 artists/illustrators which are distributed across the city. The meeting cafés and biography workshops in the rooms of the cooperation partners lead to further districts. In this way the participants get to know different regions of Dresden and various establishments which help people in different phases of life.
LebensBILD offers a barrier-free approach to art and the opportunity of intercultural exchange. The project is promoting democracy, underlining and demonstrating the meaning of several articles of the constitution (art. 12: occupational freedom, art. 5 par. 3: freedom of arts, art. 5 par. 1: freedom of expression, also in pictures).
News aus dem Projekt
In their own studio an artist/illustrator shows her working techniques and works of art, tells her biography "My way to become an artist" and guides the participants to try things out for themselves.
Dates24. June 2020 | 16:00
Atelier workshop - Susanne Schrader
6. July 2020 | 19:00
Atelier workshop - Liane Hoder
10. July 2020 | 11:00
Atelier workshop - Annette von Bodecker
18. July 2020 | 10:00
Atelier workshop - Anja Maria Eisen
25. July 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Yini Tao
4. August 2020 | 10:00
Atelier workshop - Johanna Failer
19. August 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Antje Dennewitz
20. August 2020 | 16:00
Atelier workshop - Elena Pagel
9. September 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Xenia Gorodnia
12. September 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Nazanin Zandi
19. September 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Anne Rosinski
2. October 2020 | 10:00
Atelier workshop - Alma Weber
17. October 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Rosa Brockelt
22. October 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Daniela Veit
27. October 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Ines Hofmann
30. October 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Annij Zielke
5. November 2020 | 10:00
Atelier workshop - Paula Huhle
14. November 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Anne Ibelings
28. November 2020 | 14:00
Atelier workshop - Effi Mora
Every meeting takes place in a different district of Dresden. Our cooperation partners open their rooms and under the motto "Art and its social significance" artists and guests discuss different perspectives and experiences while having coffee and cake.
Dates14. July 2020 | 14:00
Meeting café at the Johannstädter Kulturtreff
8. August 2020 | 10:00
Meeting café at Putjatinhaus
12. August 2020 | 15:00
Meeting café at EMMERS
27. August 2020 | 13:00
Meeting café at SPIKE
23. September 2020 | 10:00
Meeting café at MEDEA International
29. September 2020 | 15:30
Meeting café at the VHS
16. October 2020 | 14:00
Meeting café at the Frauenstadtarchiv
26. November 2020 | 16:00
Meeting café at Café Halva
In the rooms of the cooperation partners, guests of a partner organisation (e.g. retirement home, youth club or association in the district) meet with the artists/illustrators and participants, tell biographical moments and illustrate them.
Dates14. July 2020 | 10:00
Biography workshop at the Johannstädter Kulturtreff
8. August 2020 | 14:00
Biography workshop at the Putjatinhaus
14. September 2020 | 15:00
Biography workshop at the VHS
7. October 2020 | 16:00
Biography workshop at EMMERS
3. November 2020 | 15:00
Biography workshop at SPIKE
2. December 2020 | 10:00
Biography workshop at MEDEA
An artist/illustrator and a participant exchange information about their lives, talk about special biographical moments and translate them graphically.
The dates are agreed between the participants and the artists/illustrators.
Registration for events
Especially due to the current corona regulations, we are always able to determine the group size at the events only shortly before the event. A registration is always possible only two weeks before the event.
LebensBILD. bioGrafische Begegnungen.
Dr. Verena Böll (Project manager)
Elena Pagel (artistic driection)
Nazanin Zandi (artistic direction)
18 artists/illustrators, among them:
Anja Maria Eisen
Annette von Bodecker
This measure is co-financed by tax revenues on the basis of the budget adopted by the Saxon State Parliament as part of the State Programme Integrative Measures.
The project is funded by House of Resources Dresden.