German activist art group sells ‘anti-fascist’ works on eBay to support left-wing organisations

Peng Collective with a €10,000 cheque written out to antifa, an anti-fascist protest movement Photo: Peng Collective

The German activist art group Peng collective is organising a sale of “anti-fascist” works which, it says, will benefit left-wing organisations in the east German town of Chemnitz. The collective is showing ten items in a public art festival entitled Presences/Gegenwarten (until 25 October), at Chemnitz museums (Kunstsammlung Chemnitz), which are being sold on eBay (bidding ends 22 August). “The objects [underline] the diversity of anti-fascist work,” the collective says. “All of the proceeds will go to AJZ Chemnitz [a left-wing youth centre].”

The items form part of a display in the Presences show entitled Antifa-Myth & Truth, focusing on the anti-fascist protest movement known as antifa (“a loose collection of groups, networks and individuals who believe in active, aggressive opposition to far right-wing movements” according to the US-based Anti-Defamation League).

Some of the "anti-fascist" objects that Peng Collective are selling on eBay Photo: Peng Collective

The ten “anti-fascist” items on show include a spray can used by the German activist Irmela Mensah-Schramm. “She has been spraying [over] Nazi graffiti for 30 years,” the collective says. “We bought these ten objects from committed anti-fascists for €1,000 each. We have transferred therefore €10,000 [taken from the exhibition project budget of €24,000] to the antifa [cause],” a spokeswoman adds.

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