Review 2022 – IBUG-Festival in pictures

Dear visitors,

In 2022 the festival for urban art ibug – short for „Industriebrachenumgestaltung“ (industrial fallow transformation) – took place in the old coloured paper factory in Flöha with its 17th edition (So in 2023, we will finally be adults by law. Yay!). For the first time we stayed at a site for two festival seasons. Also, for the first time after the Coronavirus-pandemic, we were able to open our doors to the public without restrictions again.

We are particularly thrilled about the numerous expressions of support and kind comments from the visitors during the festival. We would also like to express our gratitude for the excellent collaboration with the city of Flöha once again. More than 10,000 curious guests and art lovers visited the ibug grounds over two weekends. During a separate school and education week, school classes from the region were able to discover the art for themselves and participate in workshops.

Thank you!

We would like to sincerely thank all the hardworking and tireless helpers who supported us again this year and gave everything. Without your support, an event like the ibug 2022 would not have been possible. Through you and the many visitors, it was shown that all the efforts and expenses are always worth it. Again, many, many thanks!

Virtual Tour

Note: To start the tour, simply click on the image and you’re off! You can zoom in with the scroll wheel. All images will show you information when you click on them.

Once again, as a thank you, we have compiled a virtual tour for you in 2022. This way, you can revisit the ibug 2022 and see all the works. Additional information, pictures, and videos on all the created images can be found if you click on them. Our suggestion: do this together with your friends who were unable to be there in the summer. We would like to thank CURA 3D for their excellent cooperation.
Have fun and hopefully see you soon at ibug 2023!

Best regards – Your ibug-Team

Documentary – Martin Langhof, 2021

In memory of Mr. Scharf

Factory Stories – Contemporary Witnesses Documentation

We are happy to announce that the ibug team is actively supported by filmmaker MARTIN LANGHOF since 2019. In addition to individual videos on the artists and their works Martin has also presented a special film this year. In a very sensitive time document he lets former employees talk. The film „Factory Stories“ shows them at their old workplaces. They lead us through the old factory from their very own perspective, tell us about their past and give us a unique insight into the everyday life of the VEB Buntpapierfabrik Flöha-Plaue.

On behalf of the entire ibug team, we would like to thank all of you who shared your experiences with us. Your stories have touched us all deeply.

team photos

Thank you to our dedicated photographer friends. We are infinitely grateful for your tireless work and the beautiful results that you have given us over the years. In particular, we would like to thank SUSAN FANKHÄNEL, JAN THAU and MATTHIAS WOLF, whose photographs have always impressed us and captured the beauty and diversity of our events in a very special way. We are grateful and proud of your work and to have you as allies.