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Waiting for IBUG 2017

VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik

Even if I’m having so much fun exploring Berlin, truth is I can’t wait to be in Chemnitz for the Ibug Urban Art Festival.

I’m so looking forward to it, that I’ve actually spent the evening googling “VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik”, which is the former special-purpose machine factory where the 12th edition of the festival will take place.

Since in a few days more than 100 artists from all over the world will be there to paint over this abandoned factory, I guess this is the perfect time to share some urbex pictures I found online of how the place looks right now –after being abandoned for almost 25 years.

…and now I’m bookmarking this blogpost, to look at these photos in two weeks from now! ;)

I guess that, after living in the factory during the creative phase and experiencing the first festival weekend, coming back on this post and look at these old photos will be quite surreal!

All pictures are from Verlassene Orte Chemnitz –a website about abandoned places in Chemnitz and the surrounding area

VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik

VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik

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VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik

VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik

You can see the former “VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik” also in the teaser video of Ibug 2017:

From August 18th, I will be at the former “VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik”! 

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Website: http://www.ibug-art.de

25th to 27th of August & 1st to 3rd of September 

SPEMAFA – former VEB Spezialmaschinenfabrik 

Lerchenstraße 12, 09111 Chemnitz 

Opening hours: Fridays from 3 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am 

Admission: 7 Euro per day, 5 Euro reduced price 

Festival ticket for the whole weekend: 10 Euro



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