ibug 2018 Festival
In 2017 the „Industriebrachenumgestaltung“- short ibug - set itself new standards. The renown festival for urban art and culture lured over 15.000 visitors to Chemnitz, into the decayed remains of a former special-purpose machine factory called “SPEMAFA”. Furthermore, around 1000 regional students were enthused to contemporary art by specially elaborated guided tours between the two festival weekends. After last year exceeded all expectations the ibug-team, full of vim and vigor, will stay in the saxonian City for 2018. In Mid-August another brownfield in Chemnitz becomes a playground and melting pot of creativity for over 130 artists from all over the world. For two weekends – from the 24th to the 26th of August and again from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September – art lovers get to see the symbiosis of murals and graffiti, installations and illustrations, performance and multimedia. In addition there will be a colorful festival-program of movies, panel-discussions, guided tours, artist-talks, an art-market and parties.
Now again the ibug looks for international creative folks to fill this years venue with life and colour.
The ibug´s roots go back to the year 2006, the small saxonian city Meerane, an artist called Tasso and his pursuit of development. The first small get-together over 10 years ago meanwhile became an internationally known festival for urban art and culture. Traditionally taking place at the last weekend in August somewhere in West-Saxony, an industrial brownfield is opened for Streetart-, Graffiti-, and Media-Artists from all over the world. Each one of them brings in his or her creativity into a synthesis of the arts. The mix of genres, styles, materials and techniques as well as the history of the brownfield play a key role in the annual experiment. The ibug´s aim is to revive the abandoned by contemporary, urban art to remember the forgotten. With the remains of saxonian industrial culture in focus a link between history, culture and architecture shall be pointed out.
More information about ibug 2018: www.ibug-art.de