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03/19 Edition tkwc by FD

20.03.2019 13:59 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 110 – 199

thekidswantcommunism

an art project produced in Chemnitz and Tel Aviv by FriedrichDippmann





Yael Benjamin, five available as a high-neck version, unisex, wearable inside-out / Sarah Yotam, low-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out & back-to-front, Chemnitz 2018

FriedrichDippmann is a Berlin-based collaborative between two artists – Agnes Friedrich and Ivonne Dippmann. Starting off with a fashion- and textile feature on Dippmanns ongoing artbook-production Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv in 2016, FriedrichDippmann initiated a textile-based project under the catchy title thekidswantcommunism. Its core and theme have been inspired by a conference on communism at CCA, Tel Aviv as part of the exhibition The Kids Want Communism at MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam curated by Joshua Simon.





Yael Benjamin, prototype, high-neck version, unisex, wearable inside-out. The low-neck version is also available as high-neck (5 sweaters), whereas the design is identical on both sides. / © Goni Riskin for koma6, Tel Aviv 2017

Within the process of Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv, FriedrichDippmann launched a textile collaboration that created a dialogue between Tel Aviv and Chemnitz. We combined the title of Joshuas exhibition with the iconography of the Karl Marx bust in Chemnitz. With a somehow ‘romantic view’ on communism we created various patterns, limited to a four colour system, that were translated into knitwear technology. Together with the professorship of textile technologies at TU Chemnitz and maximo-Strickmoden we designed and manufactured a first series of twelve individual knitted sweaters. As part of the artbook we documented these prototypes in Tel Aviv and featured twelve friends along with their individual stories at their favourite place-to-be. I interviewed friends and colleagues who I embrace for their vision, mindfulness and ability to share their life and ideas with others. Their individual choice to live in Israel is a crucial aspect and influence for their way of life and vision. The interviews and images will be published along with a short introduction by Tal Gafny and myself as heart and center piece of the book.

Timothy Michelle, low-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out & back-to-front / Sarah Yotam, high-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out, Chemnitz 2018

thekidswantcommunism underlines the fragility of ones identity in a society based on a multi-cultural approach in a Jewish nation-state. Moreso reminding us to keep values such as a equity or tolerance at heart. The different design-titles carry the names of those friend and colleagues that jumped into the first prototypes and trusted us to share and talk about their lifes. Thank you Anna Pakosz, Michael Tesfay, Benjamin Mecz, Yaniv Shapira, Gregory Abou, Michelle Medenblik, Gil Karniel, Yotam Mahler, Timothy Crosland, Stacy Goltsev, Yael Tabitha Parker and Sarah Reifschneider.






Timothy Michelle, high-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out, Chemnitz 2018 / field trip with Agnes, shooting tkwc at Negev desert / prototype Sarah Yotam, thank you Sharon Esther at DVISION Studio, Tel Aviv 2017

The motivating feedback during Tel Aviv-production inspired us to come up with an upgraded, high-end version as limited edition – that is now up for sale (sweater 365 Euro, beanie 65 Euro). The edition of eighty sweaters has been produced together with the professorship of textile technologies TU Chemnitz, maximo-Strickmoden and Strickchic in Apolda. It was of importance to us that thekidswantcommunism is locally produced, supporting the spirit of Chemnitz and its former industry that has been ‘heart’ of textile production in Saxony, Germany in the past century. maximo-Strickmoden (former VEB* Polar), a family-run company since 1898, is the only company that survived the transition from socialism to capitalism in Chemnitz after reunification.

We wish for each item to find their proper owner and partner in crime. All interviews and images produced in Tel Aviv in autumn 2017 will be published as part of Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv this year. The process of both projects is documented under #liebesliedtlvc #lltlvc or #thekidswantcommunism #tkwc. (The release of the publication has been delayed several times due to the enormous work involved in production and editing.)

*VEB: nationally owned company




Yaniv Stacy, high-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out, Chemnitz 2018

Rechts abbiegen,
Vogel auf der Leiter,
Spiegel auf dem Tisch,
Kartoffelsalat und Wiener.
Im Winter werden die Wege hier nicht gestreut.
Eine Laus läuft über den Freitag,
in meiner unmittelbaren Nähe
auf dem Spitzboden
die Leiter hoch.
Ich schaue in die Wolken.
In eben dieser Sekunde
hackt ein Specht,
euphorisch und siegessicher,
lautstark in die Baumrinde
meines Nachbars Eichen.
Da denke ich mir
wie Recht er hat;
er scheint zu wissen, was er da tut.
Ich gehe nach unten,
schüttel die Betten auf
und sehne mich nach Sonne und Meer.
– Überhaupt
scheint das Sehnen fester Bestandteil meines Charakters zu sein.
Wohin denn sich-sehnen?
Ins heute, ins gestern, ins morgen,
nach jemandem, zu jemandem, in sich hinein?
Ein Zug fährt vorbei,
mit Maschinerie,
denn es ist bereits dunkel.
Nun gut, schieben wir diese Gedanken –
beiseite.
Vorerst.

Vogelgezwitscher.

Bedeckter Himmel, zwei Wolken auf dem Tisch 1/20 texts for Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv, Ivonne Dippmann 2016 – 2019






Yaniv Stacy, high-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out & back-to-front, Chemnitz 2018

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has been involved and supported this project, especially to our partners, models and Joshua Simon who invited this project as part of the closing event of The Kids Want Communism at MoBY Museums in November 2017. There we presented the first edition as performance piece.

For more details and orders, please visit: www.friedrichdippmann.com. Follow us on Insta or Facebook to stay posted about upcoming projects and some behind-the-scenes in Tel Aviv and Chemnitz.

© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann, Alex Winton, Goni Riskin & FriedrichDippmann


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03/19 Beanies tkwc by FD

19.03.2019 23:00 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 200 – 234

thekidswantcommunism

an art project produced in Chemnitz and Tel Aviv by FriedrichDippmann



SarahYotam, edition of twelve beanies, one size, one of a kind, 65 Euro. This colour version is not available as sweater.

FriedrichDippmann is a Berlin-based collaborative between two artists – Agnes Friedrich and Ivonne Dippmann. Starting off with a fashion- and textile feature on Dippmanns ongoing artbook-production Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv in 2016, FriedrichDippmann initiated the textile-based project thekidswantcommunism. Its core and theme have been inspired by a conference on communism at CCA, Tel Aviv as part of the exhibition The Kids Want Communism at MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam curated by Joshua Simon.



‘Love is a way of being. Presence, observation and approval are the key components of love.‘
— A. Pakosz, #liebesliedtlvc #thekidswantcommunism






Within the process of Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv, FriedrichDippmann launched a textile collaboration that created a dialogue between Tel Aviv and Chemnitz. Based on The Kids Want Communism at MoBY Museums and the iconography of the Karl Marx bust in Chemnitz we created various patterns, limited to a four colour system that were translated into knitwear technology. Together with the professorship of textile technologies at TU Chemnitz and maximo-Strickmoden we designed and manufactured a first series of twelve individual knitted sweaters and a limited beanie edition.




Beanie and sweater YaelBenjamin, low-neck and high-neck, unisex, wearable inside-out, © Tomaso Baldessarini, Naumannpark Berlin 2019

We wish for each item to find their proper owner and partner in crime. All interviews and images produced in Tel Aviv in autumn 2017 will be published as part of Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv this year. The process of both projects is documented under #liebesliedtlvc #lltlvc or #thekidswantcommunism #tkwc. (The release of the publication has been delayed several times due to the enormous work involved in production and editing.)


Beanie and sweater SarahYotam, unisex, one size, low-neck sweater / poncho by FriedrichDippmann, one of a kind, Berlin 2018

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has been involved and supported this project, especially to our partners, models and Joshua Simon who invited this project as part of the closing event of The Kids Want Communism at MoBY Museums in November 2017. There we presented the first edition as performance piece.

For more details and orders, please visit: www.friedrichdippmann.com. Follow us on Insta or Facebook to stay posted about upcoming projects and some behind-the-scenes in Tel Aviv and Chemnitz.


© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann, Tomaso Baldessarini & FriedrichDippmann


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03/19 Gewinner, Molly

10.03.2019 22:51 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 – Molly Morgan
Founder of Maria Morgana and co-founder of Ade Velkon, Berlin-based




Studio and Store Ade Velkon, Potsdamer St, Berlin 2019

Gewinner is an ongoing documentary project in Germany and Israel since 2016. It documents and follows friends and colleagues behind-the-scenes in both countries. Its aim is to show their personal space in combination with their work they have been creating and developing over the years. Gewinner was originally part of the artbook-project #liebesliedtlvc and developed into an independent series of black-and-white portraits.








Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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03/19 Edition Germens

08.03.2019 20:07 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 – 250, 251

Verflossener Zement (in grau-beige) is a textile-based collaboration between Studio Ivonne Dippmann and Germens Store & Lounge, founded by René König in Limbach Oberfrohna, Chemnitz.




Verflossener Zement is shirt of the month April 2019, limited to 99 pieces. The fabrics are jacquard woven in Lusatia, printed and highly refined in Saxony. Each shirt is manufactured individually with greatest care and impresses with its unusual surface, fine workmanship, details and durability.

You can order this leisure shirt online. If it is in stock, you will receive it within a few days with DHL delivered. If your desired size is not in stock it will be made for you. This takes approx. 10 weeks from the respective order date (3 x per year).

188,00 € (incl. 19% VAT & shipping)



Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 – 250
Verflossener Zement, cut-out, ink, acrylic, spray paint on canvas, Berlin 2015 – 2019.


Verflossener Zement in grau-beige is based on an artwork presented at a solo exhibition Air, GfjK in Baden-Baden in 2015. Verflossener Zement is part of a large-scale canvas that I have been using like a mat in my studio for the past three years. The edition will be launched in May and is available at Germens Store & Lounge. The price will be 228 € each. All items are being shipped internationally.




Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 – 251
Mockup of Verflossener Zement in grau-beige, triptych, acrylic, gouache, ink, spray paint on canvas, 2,90 × 4,20 m, Berlin 2015, © Photography: Michael Belogour, Ivonne Dippmann – solo exhibition Air, GfjK Baden-Baden 2015

© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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03/19 Patches lltlvc

05.03.2019 20:37 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 patches lltlvc




I did it all with love
is an exclusive edition of patches that will be included as insert in the art book Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv. The patches are produced in Chemnitz together with Onkel Stitch, founded by Guido Günther.



I did it all with love, first prototype of a series of patches, work in progress, Chemnitz 2018





Thank you Melanie Straube, production manager.

© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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02/19 Wallcarpets lltlvc

02.03.2019 19:53 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 235 – 249
Artworks kickstrarter-edition #liebesliedtlvc.




Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 235 – 249
thekidswantcommunism, 15 wall-carpets by FriedrichDippmann, produced in Chemnitz in collaboration with the professorship of TU Chemnitz, 2018

thekidswantcommunism is a textile-based project that started with a production of twelve prototypes (sweaters), produced in Chemnitz and documented in Tel Aviv for the artbook-project Liebeslied Chemnitz – Tel Aviv in autumn 2017. Based on the good feeback and demand to purchase these sweaters FriedrichDippmann produced a limited edition of 80 knitted sweaters and few beanies. The production and optimisation took place in Chemnitz in 2018. Aside of wearable items, we produced full-size pieces to determine colours and patterns of each individual design. These few pieces are now up for sale as part of the kickstarter-edition for #liebesliedtlvc.



Abstract pattern, back-side SarahYotam, 4-colour-design, first prototypes by FriedrichDippmann, Chemnitz 2017



© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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02/19 Gewinner, Justus

20.02.2019 23:14 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 – Justus Lippke
Founder of Juliwerk, Berlin-based




workshop Juliwerk, Naumannpark, Berlin 2019

Gewinner is an ongoing documentary project in Germany and Israel since 2016. It documents and follows friends and colleagues behind-the-scenes in both countries. Its aim is to show their personal space in combination with their work they have been creating and developing over the years. Gewinner was originally part of the artbook-project #liebesliedtlvc and developed into an independent series of black-and-white portraits.









© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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02/19 Collages lltlvc

15.02.2019 13:19 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 089 – 109
Artworks kickstarter edition #liebesliedtlvc.



Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 089 – 109
For we bend and break time, 20 photo collages Chemnitz & Tel Aviv, Edding and ink on paper, A3, framed and numbered, kickstarter edition artbook #liebesliedtlvc, Chemnitz 2019







© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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02/19 Woolworks lltlvc

10.02.2019 22:19 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 082 – 088



Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 082 – 088
From Berlin with love, yarn in different colours, 6 m flatsteel (available in different colours), 100 × 70 cm, 1/7, signed and numbered, Berlin 2019. This edition of seven individual artworks is part of the kickstarter edition for #liebesliedtlvc.





© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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01/19 Collages VA lltlvc

10.01.2019 12:47 by Ivonne Dippmann

Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 001 – 081
Artworks collectors edition #liebesliedtlvc.



Ivonne Dippmann WV 2019 001 – 081
Never love offline, 81 photo collages Chemnitz & Tel Aviv, Edding and ink on paper, A4, collectors edition artbook #liebesliedtlvc, signed and numbered, Chemnitz 2019











© Photography: Studio Ivonne Dippmann


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