The Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MdbK) is showing Re-Connect. Art and Conflict in Brotherland, a three-part exhibition on the history of immigration in the GDR and its consequences.
The first part will present works by artists from the so-called socialist brother countries. Due to the international cultural diplomacy of the time, many of them were able to study at art schools in Leipzig, Dresden, East Berlin or Halle. Others fled their country of origin and found refuge in the GDR. This part of the exhibition is intended to broaden the spectrum of Leipzig art, to give new impulses with regard to a transnational history of art and culture, and to open the research perspective on art from East Germany in a constructive way.
The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to the promotion of young artists. The MdbK will offer young artists with (post-)Mirgrant biographical references to the GDR the opportunity to present their work in a group exhibition.
Finally, the third part of the exhibition will address the taboo of racism in the GDR and the living conditions of contract workers, foreign students and their descendants.
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig