Photography students of the HGB Leipzig and the AdbK Nurmberg
What role does the photographic image of human beings play in contemporary society? To what extent do (self-)staged images taken via Instagram, Facebook, etc. (and the constant circulation of those images) affect the way we engage with the portrait as a traditional genre in the visual arts? These were just some of the questions taking centre stage in early summer 2017 when students of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and the Academy of Fine Arts Nuemberg got together with Professors Torsten Hattenkerl and Jürgen Teller in the secluded setting of the prefab buildings of the Libken artists’ residence in the Uckermark region of north-eastern Germany. This rather unusual constellation for everyday academic life gave rise to some very different concepts of study and teaching aimed at examining a specific location, oneself, and the Other. The findings of this particular experiment constitutes the first section of the Pictures for Donald exhibition.
We would cordially like to invite you to the Group Show “Space for Change” taking place at the Spinnerei Leipzig. The international artists Ivan Gorshkov (Russia), Stephanie Pooley (Chile), David Ralph (Australia) and Maja Sofranac (Montenegro) will show their works made during their residency stay in Leipzig.
Again, the SPINNEREI cordially invites you to the Autumn Gallery Tour. On September 21 and 22, 2013 at 11 am all of the galleries and exhibition spaces open up new exhibitions of various art positions.