Exhibition and catalogue “Chava Pressburger – Impressions in Paper”
The exhibition of the Czech-Israeli artist Chava Pressburger, curated by the art historian Dr Ilka Wonschik, was opened in Leipzig on May 23. The exhibition will be on view in Bonn from 21 October too.
I am pleased that I was able to make a photographic and creative contribution to this – for the monograph of the artist I photographed her work on site and then designed the catalog as well as the poster, flyer, invitations and information boards of the exhibition.

May, 23 to August, 22 2018 | Ariowitsch-Haus, Hinrichsenstraße 14, Leipzig
October, 21 to November, 8 2018 | Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhaus, Beethovenplatz 1, Bonn
Katalog: Chava Pressburger. Bilder – Papierarbeiten – Skulpturen, Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag

Arbeitskunstraum: “How does a book come about?”
On the 9th of October at 4 pm the GEDOK event “Arbeitskunstraum” will take place on site, where I will answer questions about the book and book design. I cordially invite you, please register before by e-mail.


“Art in conversation“ II / 2017: Exhibition fee
with Elke Pietsch, curator and former gallery owner, and Priska Streit, former Board member of the BBK and expert on the subject.

December 13, 2017, 5:00 pm.
An event for the exhibition “Overlaps“ 25 years GEDOK
boesner project space | Spinnereistr. 7 | 04179 Leipzig
Entrance is free.

For many years, artists´ associations have not only demanded fair fees for exhibitions, but also a legal regulations for enforcement. For visual artists, there are still no scale of fees, only guidelines, developed for example by the Federal Association of Visual Artists or by ver.di. But very few can even live from the sale of their works. A prescribed fee would be a remedy, because a discussion would be unnecessary. An conversation about fees for exhibitions and collaboration, guidelines, legal loopholes and problems with enforcement, also in Leipzig.

http://initiativeausstellungsverguetung.de/


“Art in Conversation“ I/2017: A Quarter Century
with Ute Hartwig-Schulz, head of Künstlergut Prösitz and Christine D. Hölzig, art historian

14th of November 2017, 6 p.m. in Haus des Buches, Gerichtsweg 28, Leipzig. Entrance is free.

Art is not only a vocation, it is a profession which makes, in addition to creativity and skill, versatile demands on artists. As Freelance they work on uncertain ground and particularly family commitments make the work of female artists often difficult. Thus the unequal chances that are still present today are becoming strengthen more and more on the art market.
The artist property in Prösitz has recognized this problem and offers therefore free spaces to female artists with children since 25 years. Scholarship holders from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain and other countries are creating works of art in Prösitz, which find the way into public exhibitions.

The book “A quarter century“ (Sax-Verlag 2017) provides an insight into the visual arts in the area of ​​sculpture and installation and illuminates the artistic existence between motherhood, idealism and breadwinning.


“Art in Conversation“ III/2016
Michaela Weber in conversation with the art historian Ilka Wonschik about the artist Chava Pressburger.

3rd of November 2016 at 6 p.m. in Café Wagner, Richard-Wagner-Platz 1, Leipzig. Entrance is free.

Dr Ilka Wonschik got to know Chava Pressburger during her research on her book “Es war wohl ein anderer Stern, auf dem wir lebten… – Künstlerinnen in Theresienstadt“. Deeply moved by her art, she decided to present life and work of Pressburger in a monograph, published recently.
The motivation to write this book and the conversations with the artist in her studio in Israel are the themes of “art in conversation“. Pressburger (born 1930) survived the Shoah and after her emigration to Israel in 1948, she continued to deal with violence and war. This experience strongly influenced her art, and today–in times of terror–Pressburger´s paintings and paperwork are a painful bridge between past and present.


“Art in Conversation“ II/2016
Michaela Weber in conversation with the curator, writer and editor Heidi Stecker about working with words and images in art and science.

11th of May 2016 at 6 p.m. in Café Wagner, Richard-Wagner-Platz 1, Leipzig. Entrance is free.

“Art in Conversation“ – a series of talks of GEDOK Leipzig – is presenting professional paths and experience of women working in art and creative professions. Heidi Stecker works in the field of museums and exhibitions, is active in science and cultural education. She was a lecturer at the University of Leipzig and since 2015 she is lecturer for contemporary art at the Dresden International University.


“Art in Conversation“ I/2016
Michaela Weber in conversation with the blind author, host of a talk show and social educator Jennifer Sonntag at 10th of March 2016 at 7 p.m. in the house of the book / literature house. Entrance is free.

They exist, the women who go their own way in the art or the creative industries. “Art in Conversation“, a new series of talks of GEDOK Leipzig will be a podium to present their professional paths and experience, their passion for the chosen profession. In the first of four conversations in 2016, I speak with Jennifer Sunday about her “instinctive understanding“ of the world and her way of describing her world with words.


Photo lessons
I will offer photo lessons in introduction to photography, image processing and portrait and nude photography in Contorhaus Leipzig, Breitenfelder Str. 12.
Precise information you can find under “Photo Lessons“


“Art in Conversation“
Michaela Weber in conversation with Annetta Militzke, publisher at 1th of October 2015 at 7 p.m. in the house of the book / literature house. Entrance is free.

They exist, the women who go their own way in the art or the creative industries. “Art in Conversation“, a new series of talks of GEDOK Leipzig will be a podium to present their professional paths and experience, their passion for the chosen profession. It starts with a conversation about the way of the publisher Annetta Militzke between vocation, creativity and management.


“New Paths. 2015“ in mdr
Opening of the last station of the exhibition “New Paths“ on 28th of September at 7 p.m. in mdr, Kantstraße 71-73 in Leipzig. Artists of the female artists´ association GEDOK Bonn and Leipzig are showing together in the mdr her works to 27th of January 2016. My photograph “Aamsveen, forest track on the border“ is part of the exhibition.


The “Night of Art“ is coming
On the 5th of September I will exhibit together with many other artists in the Street Georg-Schumann-Strasse in Leipzig to the art festival “Night of Art“. The doors will be open from 4 p.m. until midnignt. In the glasshouse close to the viaduct (Georg-Schumann-Str. 294) I will show as photographer my photo series “Imagination“ and as graphic designer how to design a book. I am looking forward to seeing the other artists, a lot of visitors and to hearing a lot of curious questions.

More information you can get on http://ndk-leipzig.de/ or on facebook/nachtderkunst.


“New Paths. 2015“
Artists of the female artists´ association GEDOK Bonn and Leipzig are showing together in the exhibition “New Paths. 2015“ her works. My photograph “Aamsveen, forest track on the border“ is part oft he exhibition, which will be opened on July 22th in the Saxonian Parliament Dresden.

April 26th to May 17th Artists Forum Bonn – July 22th to August 20th Saxonian parliament Dresden –September 28th to December 31th mdr, Alte Börse, Leipzig


Exhibition “Israel. Normality of a Country” in Essen, Alte Synagoge
From the 12th of May to the 28th of June, the exhibition with my photographs and the poems of
Varda Genossar can be seen in the Alte Synagoge, Edmund-Körner-Platz 1, in Essen. At the exhibition opening at 7 p.m. on 12th of May I will tell about my photo project.
Entrance is free, but a donation is requested. Open Tueday till Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The accompanying booklet to the exhibition is published by Hentrich & Hentrich publishing house.


2nd Award at the 18th Women´s Awards of the SPD Parliamentary Party in the Saxonian Parliament
With great pleasure I can say that I received the 2nd award at the 18th Women´s Awards ceremony in the Saxonian parliament, for my photo project “Imagination“. The photo series “Imagination“ shows perceptions of the blind and visually impaired about beauty and with it are interviews about their experiences included.
“With this tribute we send thanks to all those whom are engaged in matters of equality in the different fields“, said Iris Raether-Lordieck, spokeswoman for equality policies of the SPD parliamentary party.


“Imagination” – photographs/solo exhibition
The “en passant gallery GEDOK Leipzig” will present “Imagination” – beauty from the perspective of the blind and visually impaired from the 1st of November 2014 until the 31st of January 2015. What about beauty, if one cannot visually perceive it? We experience it via our senses, but we sense by triggered emotions: the experience of beauty is not dependent alone by sight.

“Haus des Buches”, 1st floor, Gerichtsweg 28 in Leipzig. Open Monday till Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at selected events, Entrance is free. The artist´s discussion is on the 6th of November, at 6 p.m., at the “Haus des Buches”, 1st floor, room 2. Entrance is free.


Exhibition on the “23rd Days of Jewish Culture Chemnitz“ event
From the 8th to the 23rd of March, on the “23rd Days of Jewish Culture Chemnitz“ event, the coffeehouse “Lehmanns Café“ will present the exhibition with my photographs and the poems of Varda Genossar. The “Israel. Normality of a Country“ exhibition opening is on the 12th of March at 7.30 p.m. Entrance is free. The exhibition can be seen until 12th of June at Lehmanns Café, Markersdorfer Str. 112, Chemnitz. The accompanying booklet to the exhibition is published by Hentrich & Hentrich publishing house.


Exhibition “Israel. Normalität eines Landes / Normality of a Country” in Berlin
From the 24th of November to the 22th of December, the exhibition with my photographs and the poems of Varda Genossar can be seen in the Foyer of the Jüdisches Gemeindehaus, Fasanenstraße 79-80 in Berlin. The exhibition opens at 3 p.m. at 24th November. Entrance is free. Supported by Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung and Sparkasse Leipzig. Under the auspices of the Israeli Embassy in Germany. The accompanying booklet to the exhibition is published by Hentrich & Hentrich publishing house.