24.10.2017 (Tuesday)

StARTup – Art x Entrepreneurship: Volume 2

Tuesday, 24th of October, 6pm
Maix Mayer: barosphere, courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin
Leipzig is internationally renowned for its creative scene and is home to many artists. In the past years a bustling startup scene has also developed. However, both scenes seemingly have very few points of contact. But why? Don’t both artists & founders create new things out of nothing and, while doing so, risk a lot? Don’t both need inspiration to develop new ideas? What motivates them to then actually follow through with them – either by going to the studio or the trade office? And aren’t both involuntarily subject to market trends and have to find ways of financing their endeavors?

We want to discuss these questions together with one artist and entrepreneur in the event series „stARTup“. The kick-off event with Ryan Mosley (british painter) and Jan Winklemann (serial entrepreneur amongst others of received strong interest. This time we will focus on photography and discuss on Tuesday, the 24th of October at 6pm in the SpinLab with Maix Mayer, photographer, media and concept artist and Florian Meissner, co-founder and CEO EyeEm. Moderation: Franziska Jaster, Art Director Gallery EIGEN + ART.

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26.10.2017 (Thursday)

26.10.2017 - 29.10.2017

Theater at WERKSCHAU hall 12

George Orwell’s 1984
Adapted and Directed by Laura Shann
1984 is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in the superstate Oceania ; a world of perpetual war. The omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation by a political regime controls and persecutes individualism and independent thinking.
The book has seen a resurgence in popularity recently, reaching numerous best seller lists. Due to the alarming similarities in today‘s world, 1984 stands as stark reminder of the possible outcomes of living in a totalitarian society.
This new stage adaption seeks to highlight the often named ‘predictive’ aspects of the story, whilst remaining loyal to the original plot.

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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)