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Alongside the Biennale, a European cooperation between Pochen, HELLERAU from Dresden, WRO Art Center from Wroclaw and JAM Factory from Lviv will be established in 2024. The aim is to create a forum for exchange for institutions as well as residencies for artists in Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. In the context of the war in Ukraine, the focus is on shared perspectives, resilience and unrestricted solidarity.


In order to realize this, research encounters between artists, the residency location and the various partner institutions will be created. The investigations are based on meandering concepts such as “memory” and “borders”, which are given a conceptual research space through the residencies.

 

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Every other month, a zine gets published - a little booklet about what's happening at Pochen. The zine can be printed out or viewed digitally. Right now it is only available in German.

current issue: 
you can view the issue of April 2024 here. 


previous issue: 
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The Pochen Zine
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Intro

The word pochen has many meanings in German. It is polysemous. There is a knocking when one taps rhythmically against a surface. We insist unwaveringly on our ideals. If we think of something that inspires us, our hearts thump. We have a throbbing headache when we worry. In the mines, miners pounded the ore for decades, e.g., in the nearby Ore Mountains. In addition to all this, Pochen is also the name of a festival for multimedia art and its cultural mediation in Chemnitz. It is a space for critical and collaborative engagement with the upheavals that affect our society.

Pochen, that's us: a team of different people, but all with the same drive. We don't just want to show art, we don't just want to communicate art, we want to achieve an impact through the exhibition of art — with visitors and with cooperating institutions and contributors — in Chemnitz, in the region, in Europe.

We organize a major art exhibition (Biennale) every two years and an artistic conference (symposium) the year before to get into conversation with the team, curators, artists, and other protagonists. It started in 2018 when we worked on the topic of "Wismut", followed by Treuhand and the collection of data. A new topic, a new location, and new curations every two years.

In between, we organize events, participate in KOSMOS in Chemnitz, organize educational trips or artist residencies. All of this is always done with partners and friends from Pochen.

If you would also like to rethink art and art mediation, get involved and participate, please write to us at info@pochen.eu.

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Spinnerei e.V.

Pochen is a project of the Spinnerei e.V.

The non-profit Spinnerei e.V. has been active since 2014 as a politically and denominationally independent initiator, project manager and partner of cultural and socio-cultural projects in Chemnitz and the region and sustainably promotes the common good through its ambitious actions. Through its activities, the association aims to address social challenges and develop approaches for actions and solutions with the help of artistic activities.

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Team

Christian Feister
Administration I christian@pochen.eu
Christian | Feister - 1
Christian
Tina Weber
Project assistance, accompanying programme & mediation I tina@pochen.eu
Tina | Weber - 2
Tina | Weber - 1
Tina
Rene Szymanski
Mediation & accompanying programme
Rene | Szymanski - 1
Rene
Stefan | Schreiter - 1
Stefan
Lucia Schaub
Mediation & zine
Lucia | Schaub - 2
Lucia | Schaub - 1
Lucia
Kim Brian Dudek
Project management I kim@pochen.eu
Kim | Brian Dudek - 2
Kim | Brian Dudek - 1
Kim
Linus Grösel
Mediation
Linus | Grösel - 1
Linus
Benjamin Gruner
Art direction I benjamin@pochen.eu
Benjamin | Gruner - 2
Benjamin | Gruner - 1
Benjamin
Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
Curatorial advisory
Agnieszka | Kubicka-Dzieduszycka - 1
Agnieszka
Lysann Uhlig
Communications & public relations I lysann@pochen.eu
Lysann | Uhlig - 2
Lysann | Uhlig - 1
Lysann
Ann-Kathrin Ntokalou
Communications
Ann-Kathrin | Ntokalou - 1
Ann-Kathrin
Hedi Berg
Mediation
Hedi | Berg - 1
Hedi
Kim Ryschawy
Mediation & guided exhibition tours
Kim | Ryschawy - 2
Kim | Ryschawy - 1
Kim
Alice Leblanc
International Cooperations I alice@pochen.eu
Alice | Leblanc - 2
Alice | Leblanc - 1
Alice
Biennale

Intro

With the Pochen Biennale, every two years, Chemnitz becomes a place for contemporary multimedia and participatory art in Central and Eastern Germany. With committed local and international participation, an artistic center for breakage, for the fragile, for relics worth protecting, and for possible future scenarios is created.

With our first biennial in 2018, we wanted to create something that had never existed in this city before: an artistic, discursive forum for telling stories using multimedia.

A new curation is invited to each biennial, which works together with the team in an intensive exchange. Much has changed; some things have become more demanding, larger, and more international. After the "Tage des Aufbruchs” (“Days of Departure"), we appreciated the "Preis der Zukunft" (“Prize of the Future”) and dedicated ourselves to the “Neue Vermessung der Welt” ("New Measurement of the World"). Always with an eye on the East. And why all this? We are convinced that what we are doing can change Chemnitz, enrich East Germany, and strengthen a pluralistic society. The Biennale doesn't gloss over anything, but it also shows that not everything is always bad.

Biennale

2024

It's burning – whether the fire warms or destroys you depends on the distance.  

Under the title "Ex Oriente Ignis" (translated from Latin: "The Fire Comes From the East"), the 4th Pochen Biennale will transform into a center of multimedia and participatory art in Chemnitz – the European Capital of Culture 2025 – over four weeks. In the shadow of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and at a moment of "epochal change," an artistic center for ruptures, fragility, relics worth protecting and possible future scenarios emerges in the Eastern German experiential space. The exhibitions will take place from 26 September until 20 October 2024 in over 2000 m² in several halls on the Wirkbau site. 

The media art exhibition, curated by Serge Klymko (Kyiv), featuring 20 international positions, and the participatory youth exhibition, curated by Amt für Wunschentwicklung (Halle/Saale), make Chemnitz a hub for existential artistic and societal debates. The comprehensive accompanying and educational programme focuses on current discourses of Central and Eastern European present and future. It engages local communities and partners to promote accessibility to the thematic complexity. 

Biennale

2022

With the third edition of the biennial from September 29 to October 9, 2022, POCHEN presents international multimedia artists in collaboration with European project partners under the exhibition title "The (New) Measurement of the World". Under the artistic direction of curator Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (WRO Art Center & Media Art Biennale), new positions as well as established artworks by 20 artists will be on display. Together with the Museum für Werte (museum of values), a participatory citizens' exhibition is also being created. The biennial exhibitions form the core of POCHEN and will take place at Wirkbau Chemnitz and in public spaces. Other formats such as discussions, guided walks through the urban space, readings, film screenings and workshops for a broad public complement the festival program.

This year, POCHEN dives deep into the data cosmos, because we find ourselves in a world that is developed, shaped and reflected from data. Data streams and processes thus create artificial phenomena and experiences that shape people as increasingly hybrid identities. The systemically advancing datafication and the linking of algorithmic processes with all areas of life offer opportunities as well as previously unknown challenges. What feedback does datafication have on our social coexistence and our democratic values? How can artistic interventions in technical systems reveal and critically explore the fluid boundaries between humans and software, the individual and the masses, and work and leisure? And what significance does data literacy - the ability to read, work with, analyze and communicate data - have?

Curator:
Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka

Artists:
Nora Al-Badri (GER - IRQ), Brigitta Bödenauer (AUT), Clarissa Thieme (GER), Disnovation.org (FR), Ingo Günther (GER), IP Group & Ania Haudek (PL), Norimichi Hirakawa (JPN), Wolf Kahlen (GER), Christina Kubisch (GER), Pawel Janicki (PL), Bernd Lintermann & Peter Weibel (GER), Joana Moll (ESP), Špela Petrič (SVN), Rocco & seine Brüder (GER), Johanna Reich (GER), Evan Roth (US), RYBN.ORG (FR), Michael Saup (GER), Anastasiia Belousova (RU), Sine Wave Orchestra (JPN), Charlotte Eifler (GER), Niklas Roy & Kati Hyyppä (GER / FIN), Simon Weckert (GER)

Guests:

Dr. Anett Holzheid (GER), Barbara Kiolbassa (GER), Katja Manz (GER), Binh Minh Herbst (GER), Sven Winkler (GER), Laokoon (Cosima Terasse (FR), Hans Block (GER), Moritz Riesewieck(GER), Gabi Reinhardt (GER), Wolfgang Lötzsch (GER), Sandra Meier (GER), Dr. Steffi Lehmann (GER), Dr. Theresa Züger (GER), Prof. Dr. Anja Strobel (GER), Pascal Anselmi (GER), Beate Düber (GER), Kristin Uhlig (GER), Sabine Maria Schmidt (GER) 

Biennale

2020

POCHEN looks at the radical changes: For a whole week, the POCHEN Biennale will be addressing people's influential themes and confronts them with the art world. The result: 20 international positions of an artistic research process that aims to provoke a public debate on historically significant topics.

As an international forum for art and society, the POCHEN Biennale is an experimental and discourse space for multimedia art in Chemnitz. The exhibition focuses on international and regional artists who work at the interface of art and technology. POCHEN brings together the artists' voices with relevant minds from science and society. The focus this year: the Treuhandanstalt.

From 1990 to 1994, the Treuhandanstalt was responsible for the transfer of state-owned assets into private ownership, and the controversy came almost as planned: The accelerated procedure and the socio-economic consequences made the Treuhand's actions the most controversial legacy of reunification. Only four years after the Treuhand began its work, its mission was already over. What remained was a country in divided unity - divided into new and old, east and west, poor and rich. This is a chapter of German history that has been little looked at so far, and which the POCHEN Biennale will focus on for a week this autumn.

Curators:
Sabine Maria Schmidt (GER) and Olaf Bender (GER)
Museum für Werte (Bürger:innenausstellung) (GER)

Artists:
Katerina Antonopoulou (GR), Benedikt Braun, (GER), Gabriele Dolff-Bonekämper (GER), Ya-Wen Fu, (GER; born CHN), Fantastic Little Splash (UA), Karolina Freino (Nonument Group) (SI), fuse* (IT), Falk Haberkorn (GER), Sven Johne (GER), Via Lewandowsky (GER), Irène Mélix (GER), Lysann Németh (GER), Nonument Gruppe, Daniel Pflumm (GER, born CH), David Polzin (GER), Tim Rakutt (GER), Ute Richter (GER), Oskar Schmidt (GER), Andreas Siekmann (GER), Catharina Szonn (GER) , ::vtol:: (RUS), Hannes Waldschütz (GER), Anya Zholud (RUS), Bernd Hennig (GER) 

Guests:
Dr. Marcus Böick (GER), Dierk Hoffmann (GER), Manja Präkels (GER), Claus Löser (GER), Volkmar Zschocke (GER), Detlef Scheuner (GER), Katrin Rohnstock (GER), Beate Düber (GER), Ute Richter (GER), Anja Richter (GER), Friederike Sigler (GER), Jan Wenzel (GER), Sabine Maria Schmidt (GER), Frank Bretschneider (GER), Mieko Suzuki (GER; born JPN), Sylvie Kürsten (GER) 

Biennale

2018

A biennial is finally knocking on the door in Chemnitz: POCHEN. Every two years, POCHEN tells the history and stories of the region. The biennial focuses on a theme that is closely linked to the city, its people, its past, present and future, but above all to its identity.

POCHEN tells these stories using multimedia: with painting, sound, words, installations and light, audiovisually, performatively and scenically. The first edition of POCHEN was dedicated to the "Tage des Aufbruchs” (“Days of Awakening") of Wismut and its significance for the region, mining in general and all the small and big stories surrounding it.

Curation:
Pochen Team

Artists:
Olaf Bender (GER), Martin Bricelj Baraga (SLO), Fachklasse digitale und zeitbasierte Medien der HfBK Dresden unter der Leitung von Carsten Nicolai (GER), Wilhelm Frederking (GER), Thomas Judisch (GER), Susanne Kriemann (GER), Jan Kummer (GER), Michael Saup (GER), Rene Seifert (GER), Grit Ruhland (GER), Johannes Plank (GER) & Alabaster Becher (GER), Zimoun (CHE)

Guests and experts:
Josef Haslinger (AUS), Angela Aux (GER), Katja Manz (GER), Andrea Lange (GER), Elisa Überschär (GER), Nina (Goldener Pudel) (GER), Claus Löser (GER), Rainer Karlsch (GER), Occupied Head (GER), Armin Nassehi (GER)

Symposium

Intro

In preparation for the Biennale, a three-day exchange and discourse event — the Pochen Symposium — is organized the year before to encourage interdisciplinary exchange. The theme of the respective symposium is the foundation for kaleidoscopic research that will lead us to the theme of the Biennale. With the symposium, cultural actors from Chemnitz and the surrounding area, together with curators, network and cooperation partners, and artists, will discuss at various events where potential lies and where change is necessary. Which spheres are possible topics, and how does it relate to Chemnitz.

In addition to lectures, discussions, and workshops, performances and city tours have already been part of the program — always intending to get a little closer to the heart of the matter and find out where synergy effects lie and where further energy is needed.

The symposium depends on its guests with expertise, participants with a thirst for knowledge, and organizers with a passion for action.

Symposium

2023

Has our world really become fragile? Supposedly stable political certainties, social truths, identities, ecosystems, infrastructures, economies and international relations - everything suddenly seems to have an expiry date written into it. The moment of crisis has become the signature of our young century. 

How does that affect us, Chemnitz, art and its production? With the Pochen Symposium we want to get closer to the answers to these questions. With various formats for exchange and networking, we will discuss with you what we all have in store for the Biennale 2024, both artistically and discursively. 

Particular attention should be paid to the local and global challenges in Eastern Europe. As part of the events, we reflect with you on the shared experience of the East and derive important impulses for political and cultural education. 

Be there, get to know perspectives from Chemnitz, Germany, Eastern and Central Europe (unexpected), network (synergy) with over 40 local, regional and European partners and enrich the symposium with your position, that of your association or your institution (statement).

Artists:
Olja Grubić (HRV), Walls & Birds (GER), Paula Erstmann (GER), Stephanie Franz (GER) & Jens E. Reißmann (GER), Christiane Wittig (GER), Dr. Martin Weichhold (GER), Juliane Henrich (GER), FAMED (Sebastian Matthias Kretzschmar (GER), Jan Thomaneck (GER)

 

Guests & experts
Marina Weisband (UKR), Melanie Stein (GER), Dr. Gesine Märtens (GER), Dr. Jeanne Bindernagel (GER), Louisa-Dominique Riedel (GER), Serge Klymko (UKR), Mei Shimada (JPN), Birte Sonnenberg (GER), Peter Purg (SVN), Stadtteilpiloten (GER), Bikinikommando (GER), Constanze Eckert (GER), Dagmar Ruscheinsky (GER), Katharina von Storch (GER), Markus Sattler (GER), Anastasiia Kalyta (UKR), Mykhailo Bogachov (UKR), Tatiana Kochubinska (UKR), Timur Dzhafarov (UKR), Waldemar Tatarczuk (PLN)

Symposium

2021

The Symposium 2021 was dedicated to the attempt to penetrate the phenomena of digitalization and datafication more deeply. We were asking: "What experiences and skills do people need as data-competent and data-sovereign individuals in the 21st century?". The aim was to comprehensively sensitize participants and visitors to the handling of digital as well as analog data and to stimulate discussions. With the help of talks, panel discussions, concerts and workshops, different perspectives and approaches were to be uncovered. At any time, the focus of the 4-day symposium from October 21 to 24 2021 was on multimedia art and the mediation perspectives it offers for the topic.

We welcomed our guests at Chemnitz Open Space, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Kulturhaus Arthur and the public space.

Artists & guests:

Nastja Säde Rönköö  (FI), Michael Saup (GER), FM Einheit (GER), Christina Lucas (ES), Simon Weckert  (GER), Mareike Hornof (GER), Museum für Werte (GER), Sabine Faller (ZKM | Karlsruhe)  (GER), Prof. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer (GER), Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (PL), TIBSLC (GER), Felix Deufel (GER), Sabine Maria Schmidt (GER), Joy Buolamwini (CAN), Christos Atzinas (GER)

Symposium

2019

As a multimedia exhibition format, the POCHEN Biennale tells history and stories about the past, present and future. Every two years, POCHEN wants to bring together multimedia forms of expression in art with the themes that sustainably move people in the region and in Germany.

With POCHEN Biennale 2020 we want to build on the exhibition debut in 2018. So, we want to expand the concept of Festival further: As part of the POCHEN Symposium, we want to bring together representatives of European art festivals and artists with network partners and top performers from the fields of art, science, technology and society in order to think ahead with the POCHEN Biennale. Internal as well as public events await us for this purpose: Lectures, workshops, exhibitions and explorations should encourage us to exchange ideas and inspire the upcoming POCHEN Biennale 2020.

You are therefore warmly invited to make a cultural contribution to the city of Chemnitz and to help shape the POCHEN Biennale 2020. We are looking forward to exciting thoughts, critical questions and an inspiring exchange!

Artists:
Martin Bricelj Baraga (SVN), Sophie Hundbiss (GER), Lorenz Pasch (GER), Anne Hofmann (GER), Miles Sjögren (GER), Felix Ermacora (GER), Stefan Schleupner (GER), Schaltkreis 

Guests:
CYNETART (GER), Node Festival (IT), Sonica Festival (SVN), WRO Biennale (PN), Radikale Töchter (GER), MXZEHN (GER), Susanne Gärtner (GER), Christian Gesellmann (GER), Josa Schlegel (GER), FIS & Riccardo La Foresta (IT), Pandelis Diamantides (GRC) , Siminia Oprescu (ROU), Karolina Freino (PN), Lifecutter (SI) 

as a platform

Intro

We see that the world is constantly changing and are convinced that we can only defy the pending crises and transformations as a community. The platform is an anti-fragility strategy in which we provide space for exchange, create knowledge transfer, and build sustainable network structures. In cooperation with European institutions, each symposium creates new strands, and each biennial ties a new knot.

Pochen as a platform, is intended to emphasize the importance of what we have in common. The Kulturbahnhof in Chemnitz serves as our base, where we plan events with local actors. Together with partners such as the Jam Factory in Lviv, WRO Art Center in Wroclaw and HELLERAU in Dresden, we are setting up an artist-in-residence program for the next two years. We explore in to us unknown spaces, make friends, go on educational trips, host, recommend, advise, and support. It never works alone.

as a platform

Project partners

As important as friends are to life, project partners and supporters are to Pochen. We work with various institutions, foundations, collectives, artists, and actors to create the best version of Pochen. Here you can see who is part of our friend group:

Project partners:
AK Studio
Amt für Wunschentwicklung
Arbeit und Leben Sachsen e.V.
asa-ff
CCBT Tokio
Center für Urban History Lviv
CEMI - Service
CVJM e.V.
CWE
DGB Region Südwestsachsen
EMAP - European Media Art Platform
Erika e.V.
Fraunhofer Institut (Bereich Materialwissenschaften)
Fritz Theater Chemnitz
Galerie Borssenanger

GO25 – Nova Gorica – European Capital of Culture 2025
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Sachsen
HELLERAU Dresden
Industriemuseum Chemnitz
Jam Factory Lviv
Klub Solitaer e.V.
Kosmos Chemnitz
Kultur- und Länderstudien Ostmitteleuropas
Kulturhaus Arthur
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Lern- und Gedenkort Kaßberg e.V.
Ljubljana2025 European City of Culture Candidate City
Media Art Biennale WRO
MIB AG
Museum für Werte
Netzwerk für Kultur- und Jugendarbeit Chemnitz e.V.
OSTEN Festival, Bitterfeld / Wolfen
PM2 - Veranstaltungstechnik
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Sachsen
Sächische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung
Spinnerei e.V.
smac - Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz
Stadtbibliothek Chemnitz
Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Chemnitz
Team Generation der Kulturhauptstadt GmbH
TU Chemnitz
Wismut GmbH

WRO Art Center
zusaculture
ZKM Karlsruhe

Funders
Beisheim Stiftung
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Chemnitz Kulturhauptstadt 2025
EU-Japan Fest
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Ministry of Culture Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung Sachsen
SAB Sachsen - Sonderprogramm: Revolution / Demokratie
Slowenisches Kulturinformationszentrum SKICA Berlin
SMJusDEG - Sächsisches Staatsministerium der Justiz und für Demokratie, Europa und Gleichstellung
Stadt Chemnitz
ZEIT- Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Sponsors
PYUR
Druckerei Willy Gröer
eins Energie
GGG Chemnitz
Hotel an der Oper
Sparkasse Chemnitz

as a platform

Residencies

Action shapes space and simultaneously engages with the emerging space. With planned residency activities, Pochen aims to provide several artists and their practices with resources for research.

Together with our partners at HELLERAU Dresden, the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, and JAM Factory in Lviv, multiple artist exchanges are being planned for the period of 2024/25. These exchanges will focus on the artistic and discursive exploration of local and transregional interdependencies within the cultural landscapes of Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

In the medium term, an artist residency program is expected to develop from these exchanges. The interaction between artists, the residency location, and the various partner institutions will create space for a conceptual engagement with terms such as “memory” and “borders”. The shared interest in critically questioning and exploring these themes among Poland, Ukraine, and Germany, including its East German heritage, offers opportunities to develop new narratives or to amplify silenced voices in contemporary and societal debates in Eastern and Central Europe.

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In our press area, you will find all media-relevant information, press reviews from previous years, and royalty-free images of Pochen.

For inclusion in our press mailing list, interview requests, additional press material, and further questions, please contact:

Lysann Uhlig
lysann@pochen.eu

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We use so-called cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser places and stores on your computer. When you visit our website again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information obtained in this way serves the purpose of technically and economically optimizing our web offers and providing you with easier and more secure access to our website. When you access our website, we will inform you by means of a reference to our data protection declaration about the use of cookies for the purposes mentioned above and how you can object to this or prevent their storage ("opt-out"). Our website uses session cookies, persistent cookies, and third-party cookies:

  • Session cookies: We use so-called cookies to recognize multiple use of an offer by the same user (e.g. if you have logged in to determine your login status). When you visit our site again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information thus obtained is used to optimize our offers and to provide you with easier access to our site. When you close the browser or log out, the session cookies are deleted.
  • Persistent cookies: these are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  • Third-party cookies: According to your preferences, you can configure your browser settings and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out at this point that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective privacy statements of the third-party providers.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) p. lit. b) DS-GVO if the cookies are set to initiate a contract, e.g. for orders, and otherwise we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality of the website, so that in that case Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO is the legal basis.

Objection and "Opt-Out": You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offers. You can object to the use of cookies from third-party providers for advertising purposes via a so-called "opt-out" via this American website (https://optout.aboutads.info) or this European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/).

Presence in social media

We maintain profiles or fan pages in social media to communicate with the users connected and registered there and to provide information about our products, offers and services. The US providers are certified under the so-called Privacy Shield and are thus obliged to comply with European data protection. When you use and call up our profile in the respective network, the respective data protection information, and terms of use of the respective network apply.

We process the data you send us via these networks to communicate with you and to reply to your messages there.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in communicating with users and our external presentation for the purpose of advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. Insofar as you have given the responsible party of the social network consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 DS-GVO.

The data protection notices, information options and objection options (opt-out) of the respective networks can be found here:

Rights of the data subject

Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

Insofar as the processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 DS-GVO, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which is presented by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds based on which we will continue the processing.

You may object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. The exercise of the right to object is free of charge for you. You can notify us of your advertising objection using the following contact details:

Spinnerei e.V.

Reichenhainer Street 1

09120 Chemnitz

Managing Director Benjamin Gruner

E-mail address: info@spinnerei-verein.de

Right to information

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO. This includes, in particular, information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you.

Right to rectification

You have a right to correct inaccurate data or to complete correct data according to Art. 16 DS-GVO.

Right to deletion

You have a right to have your data stored by us deleted in accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, unless legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage prevent this.

Right to restriction

You have the right to request a restriction in the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 (1) a) to d) DS-GVO is met:

  • If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning, you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or
  • if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your grounds.

Right to data portability

You have a right to data portability under Article 20 DS-GVO, which means that you can obtain the personal data we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.

Right to complain

You have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for this purpose, in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.

Data security

To protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that data protection regulations are complied with by us, as well as by our external service providers, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures. Therefore, among other things, all data between your browser and our server is transmitted encrypted via a secure SSL connection.

is more than just an exhibition. Pochen is a platform and forum for discourse. We at Pochen are art mediators and social shapers - we work together with partners in Chemnitz and Central Eastern Europe. Constantly recurring.