The Institut Potemkin is nonexistent! Be part of it! No matter if you participate as a scientist, technician, or service staff. Maybe You are even an artist?
One can trace back the phrase of 'Potemkin villages'  to the name giver of the research facility. This historical lie now returns to Saxony  and serves the institute as starting point to examine the relation of seeming and being. How to conceal mischiefs correctly? How to generate fake news substantially? How to overcome revolution?
Institut Potemkins domicile is Kulturpalast Rabenstein – a monument of socialist Classicism in Chemnitz (Germany). Built in 1951 as a recreation centre for hard working miners it was converted into a TV studio after only ten years. Since the turn of the millennium this backdrop for backdrops was abandoned and disclosed to its inner decay. Now in 2017 the Institut Potemkin sets up shop in these historical halls.
Being a staff member of the institute would open up the space behind the massive facade of Kulturpalast Rabenstein for Your laboratory pieces of art. While using this property we operate after Eisensteins principle: Each new generation has the freedom to rewrite the score .
Under the freely interpretable guiding principle Institut Potemkin we are calling for applications with works of art or a concept for a four-week residency in Chemnitz. This Open Call goes out to all kinds of artistic expressions related to free artistic explorations of the mentioned topic. All works, chosen by a professional jury of five will be exhibited at Kulturpalast Rabenstein for the whole festival amidst high media presence against the background of a diverse support program comprised of music, lectures and workshops.
The Begehungen would like to invite you to submit your works and projects for Begehungen 2017 in Chemnitz.
Our online application system will be open until June 30, 2017. Please remember that only applications submitted via the application system will be accepted.
Artists of chosen works get an expense allowance of 200 € + postage costs.
Artists in residence get an expense allowance up to 1500 € including material resources + travel costs to and from Chemnitz + free accommodation