A building for the arts

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[Translate to English:] Intro

Between the Frauenkirche and the Brühlsche Terrasse an impressive building for the arts was constructed in the 19th century. Today the Kunsthalle is a plase for special exhibitions as well as for viewing and discussing contemporary art.

Special exhibition at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau
08.12.2018 - 31.03.2019

The Medea Insurrection. Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain

The exhibition presents 36 national and international female artists and artist groups who refused socialist and bourgeois role models alike

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Sibylle Bergemann, Heike, Allerleirauh, Berlin, 1988, Design: Angelika Kroker
© Nachlass Sibylle Bergemann, OSTKREUZ; Courtesy Loock Galerie, Berlin, Kostüm: Angelika Kroker

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A special place

With its glass dome – nicknamed the “lemon squeezer” on account of its form – the building is a prominent feature on Dresden’s skyline. When it was first built the “lemon squeezer” was highly controversial because it was seen as rivalling the dome of the Frauenkirche. Today, however, it is regarded as an enrichment to the city’s historic Altstadt.

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