The project

‘Passage’, temporary artist residencies in the region of the Dübener Heide, a programme of the Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V. (Kemberg Culture and Art Association) and Polygona Kunstverein (Polygona Art Association). ‘Passage’ aims to look at the region of the Dübener Heide in the context of its history, landscape and culture through artistic approaches by means of photography and film and to thematise it regionally and transregionally. The aim is to highlight trends and focal points of a region that is undergoing a transition. ‘Passage’ is looking for ways to use ingenuity and creativity to broaden the view of the fragility of nature and make social changes visible.

The Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V. (Kemberg Culture and Art Association) and Polygona Kunstverein (Polygona Art Association) are the initiator and organiser of the project. The project is supported by the LEADER programme in the Dübener Heide and receives funding from the Development Programme for Rural Areas in the Free State of Saxony 2014-2020. The State Ministry for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture, Funding Strategy Unit, ELER Managing Authority is responsible for implementing ELER-funding in the Free State of Saxony.

The associations

The Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V. (Kemberg Culture and Art Association), founded in 1995, sees its main focus in the investigation and communication of the history of the town of Kemberg and its districts. The focus is on regionally unique traditions. In this form of research, documentation and preservation, the association sees itself as a promoter of the visual and performing arts with a focus on language, literature and music. The association organises exhibitions, lectures, guided tours, musical afternoons and discussions. The support and implementation of projects of schools and other associations, as well as projects of the town of Kemberg, are also part of the association’s work. The association has 30 members.

Founded in 2022 and based in Bad Düben, Saxony, Polygona Kunstverein (Polygona Art Association) addresses global issues such as structural change, tradition and sustainability on a local level. To this end, Polygona creates spaces for artistic exchange and organises workshops, lectures, artist residencies and supports research initiatives and school projects. Polygona sees itself as a promoter of artistic interdisciplinarity.

Imprint

Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V.
Wittenberger Str. 33
06901 Kemberg
Germany

info[at]passageair.org

Artistic Direction: Andrea Jaeger, Jan Stradtmann
Visual Identity: Grupppo
Development: Davide Giorgetta