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Neue Sächsische Galerie

The Neue Sächsische Galerie (NSG) is a museum for contemporary art and an action space of the art association Neue Chemnitzer Kunsthütte. It owes its existence to the committed efforts of Chemnitz citizens during the period of reunification. The local Stasi headquarters for state surveillance of citizens was transformed into a place of liberal thinking and creativity – the Neue Sächsische Galerie.
In the seventies and eighties, the city had produced a vital art scene. At that time, the potential for provocation, but also the value of intellectual self-determination, was experienced anew by artists and viewers alike. The gallery is still committed to this idea today. Its core activities relate to the art scene in the wider environment of Saxony, but also to the exchange with international contemporary art positions. The gallery focuses particularly on artistic achievements that are aesthetically and intellectually trenchant and thus generate friction and debate. In doing so, she takes up developments in the classical art genres as well as in the new media.