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 2016

02.12.2016 (Friday)

02.12.2016 - 17.12.2016


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Beata Rojek the Dolphin + the Gang of Dolphins: Wojtek Furmaniak, Patrycja Mastej, Iza Moczarna-Pasiek, Kamil Radek, Zośka Reznik, Sonia Sobiech, Raúl Hott, Joulia Strauss, Lindsay Parkhowell, Małgorzata Goliszewska + a growing group of guests 
Curator: Zofia Reznik the Dolphin
With Special support of: Joanna Stembalska, Dominika Drozdowska (Studio BWA Wrocław)
Opening: Friday, 2.12.2016, 6pm
Duration: 3.-17.12.2016
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm
HALLE 14 - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst 
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei 
Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig 

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01.12.2016 (Thursday)

01.12.2016 - 10.12.2016

Premiere at Residenz of the Schauspiel Leipzig

notfoundyet - The Bolaño Project. The Retrospective
Residenz at Baumwollspinnerei 
Hall 18, access E,
Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

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22.10.2016 (Saturday)

22.10.2016 - 13.11.2016


The Japanese word Dokodenodoor ( “anywhere door”) defines a magic door which can lead anywhere. It is the door which allows you to travel to the destination of your desire. It is the key to the individual artistic positions, flexible in both form and content, connecting the works beyond this exhibition. The idea of a word, a door which an individual can pass through to enter any given place, is reminiscent of both the nature of art and the tradition of the secret passageway; opening doors, pursuing new horizons, worlds, and ideas, the secret door hidden behind pictures, furniture, and wall tapestries, leading the initiated into a hidden room, a hallway or an exit. We are reminded of the Dutch tradition of the “idea” as the window to the world, triggered by the evolution of landscape painting as an independent genre in fine arts. Ultimately, Dokodemodo awakens the deep-rooted human longing for the places where loved ones have gone, have fled to or where they were left behind.
Artists : Stephanie Dost, Aika Furukawa, Céline Germès, Franziska Güttler, Agnes Lammert, Mandy Kunze, Oskar Rink, Maria Sainz Rueda und Kathrin Thiele
Opening: Oktober 21, 17-21 h
opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-17 h
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, hall 12
Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig

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21.10.2016 (Friday)

21.10.2016 - 23.10.2016

Designers' Open @ Spinnerei Leipzig

with the following Spots:
Lubok Mega Store im archiv massiv /
firetube Ofenmanufaktur /
Saxony ducks & Gela Hüte – Manufaktur und Design /
GVD | Die Druckerei mit quartier / /
Kiebitzberg Möbelwerkstätten /
intershop interdisciplinaire - Special DO-Sale & Stoffverkauf /
ENKOTOPIA - 5 Designteams inszenieren 5 Orte zum Speisen im ENK 6 /

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24.09.2016 (Saturday)

24.09.2016 - 17.10.2016


After the success of PASSAGE exhibition presented in as a collateral event of the Biennale de Lyon 2015, a second part will take place in fall 2016 in Leipzig at the Leipzig Cotton Mill, curated by Ilina Koralova (Leipzig) & Isabelle Bertolotti (Lyon).
Artists: Thibault Brunet, Marc Desgrandchamps, Stefan Fischer, Margret Hoppe, Tamami Iinuma, Karim Kal, Oliver Kossack, Aurélie Pétrel, Laurent Proux, Andreas Schulze, Mengzhi Zheng
Opening: 23 September 18-21 h
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18 h
Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Werkschauhalle
Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig

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17.09.2016 (Saturday)
22.07.2016 (Friday)

22.07.2016 - 30.07.2016

TRANSMISSION: New York >> Leipzig

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LIA Summer Group Show at Spinnerei archiv massiv
Conner Calhoun, Danica Lundy, Rebecca Orcutt, Julia Santoli, Emet Sosna, Anastasiya Tarasenko, Dan Thompson, Anna Wakitsch, Antonia Wright, Gabriel Zea
Presentation: “Etching as a Language – Radierungen Zehn. New York - Leipzig“
Katie Armstrong, Marcelo Daldoce, Volker Hüller, John Jacobsmeyer, Kylie Lefkowitz,Charlotte Segall und Henriette Grahnert, Franziska Holstein, Bastian Muhr, Maria Ondrej, Vlado Ondrej, Matthias Weischer.
Under the auspices of the US Ambassador John B. Emerson
In Cooperation with Vlado & Maria Ondrej - Etching Studio Leipzig
Vernissage: 21 July 2016, at 6pm | Finissage: 30 July 2016, 6-9pm

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25.06.2016 (Saturday)

25.06.2016 - 03.07.2016

7. Festival für Fotografie f/stop

the end of the world as we know it 
is the beginning of a world we don't know

7th Festival for Photography f/stop
25 June to 3 July 2016
open daily, 11am – 9pm

Opening: 24 June 2016, 8 pm, Halle 12  
f/stop party, 10 pm with Pablo Mateo (marceldettmannrecords), Jonas Palzer (LACK Rec.), Stanley Schmidt (Rivulet), CMD Q (KANN), Berni (Portray) 

The digital age has brought dramatic changes to the medium of photography: in seconds images travel around the world, ensnaring us in the contradictory reality of a globalized world. Comparable to the 19th century, when in the course of industrialization cities expanded at an unprecedented rate and the genre of reportage emerged as a new form of narrative distributed by the mass media, an understanding must now be developed of what photographic practices are best suited to provide an image of the world we live in. Is photography still a vessel for our experiences? Or have pictures taken control over us?

Directed by Anne König and Jan Wenzel, editors of Spector Books, the seventh edition of the Festival for Photography f/stop presents artistic photography alongside media images, private snapshots alongside historical reportages. It connects the mobile phone pictures of a Syrian refugee family to the images of Gerda Taro and Robert Capa from the Spanish Civil War. 
The images bear witness to the same things in completely different manners or present things that are quite different in a similar way. They portray and conceal, they complement and contradict each other, they work together or accuse one another of lies. They turn their backs on each other or form opposing antitheses. Yet they are equally capable of offering support and of cooperating – with us, too, the viewers. 

In addition to the main exhibition, national and international guest curators will present their perspective on current forms of narrative photography: the theorist and film maker Ariella Azoulay for f/stop Solo, the American artist Monica Haller for f/stop Print and students of Anastasia Khoroshilova (Rodchenko Art School Moscow), Armin Linke & Michael Clegg (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) and Gilles Saussier (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie Arles) for f/stop Plattform. An important part of this year’s festival is also the In Situ exhibition with reportages by Lee Miller, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as well as works by Gilles Raynaldy and Andreas Langfeld in public areas of Leipzig. A comprehensive program of events with a symposium, artist talks and a film series in addition to exhibitions and events put on by f/stop Satellites and Accomplices will round out the festival offerings.

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30.04.2016 (Saturday)

30.04.2016 - 12.06.2016


Exhibition within the Spinnerei Gallery Tour 2016
Johanna Bartl | Christian Boltanski | Peter Bräunig/Grit Bümann/Ansgar Frerich | Tim Eitel | Lucas Foglia | Jochen Gerz | Monika Huber | Jannis Kounellis | Robert Kunec | Hans-Wulf Kunze | Sigalit Landau | Bjørn Melhus | Michael Meier/Rico Scagliola | Ursula Neugebauer | Walter Schels | Joel Sternfeld | Timm Ulrichs | Kassandra Wellendorf 
Werkschau | Halle 12
Spinnereistraße 7 | 04179 Leipzig

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04.03.2016 (Friday)

04.03.2016 - 09.04.2016

Kunst trotz(t) Handicap

04.03.2016 - 09.04.2016
Do. 9:00 - 12:00 Uhr 
Fr. + Sa. 11:00 - 17:00 Uhr 

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