In 2019, young culture enthusiastic people have set their agenda once again to shape the art and culture scene. As in the years before, we demand more experiments, more (sub-)culture and more exchange between art and reality. No matter if students, artists, programmers, craftswoman and -men, or simply positive city dwellers – we are all united by the aim of revitalizing abandoned areas and buildings by the means of art and culture and by bringing these places and their history back into public awareness.
Begehungen is an independent arts and culture festival dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists. It takes place in August and is organised by Begehungen e. V., a non-profit association working on a voluntary basis.
Once a year, the festival, which is well known beyond the city limits, invites its visitors to initiate debates about selected themes by using the means of art. Begehungen was started by director Beate Kunath and journalist Lars Neuenfeld and had its premiere in Chemnitz’ city district Sonnenberg in 2003. Ever since, it has developed into a recurring statement of culture. The festival encourages all citizens, visitors and art lovers to become part of and to enjoy the art scene of Chemnitz.
The entrance to Begehungen festival 2019 is free.
Die Begehungen No 16 are organised voluntarily by:
Anatoli Budjko, Randy Fischer, Stephan Gerstmann, Luise Grudzinski, Anne-Katrin Timpel, Karin Hübler, Jeremias Kempt, Linda Kolodjuk, Lars Neuenfeld, Oliver Presch, Danielle Tändler, Matthias Döhler, Sarah Hofmann, Michael Chlebusch, Elisabeth Traun, Henry Hamann, Christin Busch, Anja Jurleit, Frank Weinhold.