• The move from Kuchengartenstraße to Grünau
    A photographic documentation by Karla Voigt
    Studio exhibition 13th March to 10th June 2019

The move from Kuchengartenstraße to Grünau. A photographic documentation by Karla Voigt

Studio exhibition from 13th March 10th June 2019
Opening: 12th March 2019, 18:00
Haus Böttchergäßchen, Böttchergäßchen 3, 04109 Leipzig


From 1979 to 1981, the photographer Karla Voigt documented the move of a housing community from a building in an absolutely desolate condition in the eastern suburb of Leipzig to the district of Leipzig-Grünau, which was under construction at the time, in the framework of her thesis at HGB, the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. This social-history documentation focuses on people with their desires and wishes who maintained their long-established social bonds also in their new environment.

In this project, the entire process was artistically and historically documented from the cornerstone ceremony in 1976, to planning the move and, finally, the move into the new apartments in image and text using the contemporary means of expression.