24.10.2018 (Wednesday)

24.10.2018 - 27.10.2018

Premiere at the Residenz - Schauspiel Leipzig

all inclusive
Julian Hetzel (Utrecht)
German premiere on October 24, 2018
In english language
“all inclusive” is a performance about the aestheticisation of violence. In his new work, Julian Hetzel continues his critical research on warfare by examining the paradoxical principle of “creation through destruction” and the explosive force of image wars. While the destruction of monuments and images have become tools of strategic warfare, the museum became an extension of the battlefield. Here, violence is transformed into art and turned into products for tourist consumption. What if the souvenirs are actually trophies? 

“all inclusive” juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, reality and imagination in a journey through a temporary exhibition space. The audience is invited to watch a visit through a museum where reality strikes back.

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13.11.2018 (Tuesday)

13.11.2018 - 20.11.2018

Premiere at the Residenz - Schauspiel Leipzig

Barokthegreat (Verona) / Artists in Residence
Premiere on November 13, 2018
Chicago in the late 1990s. A new youth culture trend is making its way from the streets and corners into the mainstream: It is called Footwork. As with other forms of street dance, these footwork sessions are group events, and dancers challenge each other in “battles”. In time to the music, often played at breathtaking rates of 155 to 165 beats per minute, footwork is primarily an exercise in speed.  

The dancers’ feet disappear in flowing, flickering movements underneath a static torso – in the hypnotic eruption of the rhythms, the upper body keeps a motionless balance. The best footworkers read the music like a map, never failing to incorporate the subtle variations of dynamics and rhythm into their movements. DJs produce the music, influenced by house, drum and bass and Detroit techno, specifically for these dance sessions. 

Together with London-based director Simon Vincenci, the Italian performance group Barokthegreat, led by dancer Sonia Brunelli and musician Leila Gharib, explores footwork culture and intensifies the experience of street dance on stage. They are mainly interested in the ghostlike appearance of the dancing bodies’ limbs that seem to take on lives of their own, driven by a music that is based on separation and detachment.  

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Event archives 2015

27.11.2015 (Friday)

27.11.2015 - 16.01.2016

Cusanuswerk graduates exhibition


January 16. 3pm - Finissage within the Winter Gallery Tour with awarding of the Georg-Meistermann Scholarships

Artists: Romina Abate I Christoph Bartsch I Maximilian Bauer I Björn Leo Bock I Lucas Buschfeld I Marco Di Carlo I Othmar Farré I Julian Fickler I Enric Fort Ballester I Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann I Susi Gelb I Arthur Gepting I Lea Mara Hohn I Jennifer Lopez-Ayala I Artur Niestroj I Adam Noack I Felix Oehmann I Sebastian Omatsch I Ulrich Paquet I Marcello Ragone I Stefanie Regenbrecht I Lennart Rieder I Katharina Schilling I Alexander Skorobogatov

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23.10.2015 (Friday)

23.10.2015 - 15.12.2015

Europa / Eutopia - a politicial exhibition by CHTO

The exhibition “Europe / Eutopia” is part of the curatorial project Mittel-Europa ( Focusing  on the three pillars of the 21st century: translation, migration and hybridization, M-E is an ongoing curatorial platform which puts the concept of narration at the heart of the material creation. The Mittel-Europa project develops fragmented narratives and immersive forms of exhibitions, where theory connects with different languages mediums, from sculpture to sound environments, to photography, to installation and performance.
Friday and Saturdays, 1pm - 7pm/ on appointment 
On request - overnight stay in the exhibition space. 
Halle 14, second Floor

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22.10.2015 (Thursday)
12.09.2015 (Saturday)

12.09.2015 - 13.09.2015

Autumn gallery tour 2015

The SPINNEREI cordially invites you to the Autumn Gallery Tour. On September 12 and 13, 2015 at 11 am all of the galleries and exhibition spaces open up new exhibitions of various art positions. Due to extended opening hours during the gallery tour you have the opportunity to explore exciting new exhibitions and experience the SPINNEREI in action on Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

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12.09.2015 - 13.09.2015

Residenz des Schauspiel Leipzig

„Al Paradiso“ 
Installation by God’s Entertainment als Einführung in die Performance „Die neue europäische Tragödie“

Samstag, 12.9. von 11 - 20Uhr
Sonntag, 13.9. von 11 - 17Uhr
Residenz des Schauspiel Leipzig
Halle 18, Aufgang E

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12.09.2015 - 24.10.2015

von ZERO an


Vom 12. September bis zum 24. Oktober präsentiert die Deutsche Bahn Stiftung ausgewählte Werke ihrer Kunstsammlung in der Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig. Im Mittelpunkt der rund 60 Bilder umfassenden Ausstellung stehen die Arbeiten der Düsseldorfer Avantgarde-Gruppe ZERO um Otto Piene, Heinz Mack und Günther Uecker, die lange in der Versenkung verschwunden war und derzeit eine wahre Renaissance erlebt. Die drei Rheinländer wollten die Kunst vom Nachkriegs-Ballast befreien, sie wollten neue Bilder und nicht zuletzt Spaß. Statt mit Pinsel und Farbe arbeiteten sie mit Silberfolie, Spiegeln, und Nägeln, mit Bewegung, Licht und Schatten. „Von ZERO an“ umfasst zudem Bilder weiterer Künstler aus der spannenden Zeit des deutschen Wirtschaftswunders sowie Werke von Victor Vasarely, Jirí Kolár und Jan Schoonhoven.

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15.07.2015 (Wednesday)


Opening: Wednesday, 15th July at 7 pm

We would cordially like to invite you to our Summer Show taking place at LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme/ Spinnerei Leipzig. Awardees from the New York Academy of Art: Marcelo Daldoce, Valérie Gilbert, Adam Lupton, Charlotte Segall as well as David- Ashley Kerr (Australia), Line Gulsett (Norway), Daniel B. Horowitz (USA) und Elena Vonbrota (Great Britain/Italy) will show their works made during their residency stay. After the guided tour we will serve cold cocktails.
LIA- Spinneristrasse 7, hall 18, 2nd floor

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13.06.2015 (Saturday)
02.05.2015 (Saturday)

02.05.2015 - 24.05.2015


“History reloaded” is an art narration by CHTO. Since his 2002 book L’Adieu au XXe siècle, artist-writer CHTO (Camille de Toledo) has been looking to understand the foundations of the delayed historical order we live in. How do we embody these political, economical, and philosophical times in which each of us must come up against the insurmountable horizon of the end of History? How do we represent an endless history, a history re-begun? In 2008, CHTO began to write an opera; the End of History and the return of violence at the dawn of the 21st century were its central themes. After five years of work, The Fall of Fukuyama, an opera-video for four soloists, chorus, and orchestraco-written with the composer G. Hetzel, was premiered at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. This was for CHTO the birth of a “totem of endings”: an avatar of the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama was created with J. Olender, T. Jorion and A. Fradier. Conceived for the opera, this imperfect, pixelated avatar made with an old computer game software became a migrant doll in CHTO’s work. It moves from medium to medium – video to sculpture to installation. It is a totem through which CHTO stages, continuously, “the death of a spirit, of an obsession.” This figure became for him the sign of the passing from one century to the next, between the century of last men, constantly producing the science of apocalypse, endings, impossibilities – and a new affirmation of possible futures.

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01.05.2015 (Friday)