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From cotton to culture

Spinnerei Rundgang 2015, archiv massiv © Nils Petersen
As early as 2007, the British Guardian proclaimed the Spinnerei as "the hottest place on earth". This old factory building in Plagwitz is for sure one of the most interesting production and exhibition venues for contemporary art and culture in Europe.

Beside the artists, visitors love the Spinnerei for its craftspeople, architects, dealers, printers, designers, and many more creative businesses. To date 11 galleries and exhibition areas have found a home here, and together with the artists and the not-for-profit 'Hall 14' they form an 'artistic cosmos' unequalled elsewhere. Three times a year, the Spinnerei invites to its popular Rundgang. Therefore, all galleries and exhibition spaces open up new exhibitions.

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst) is an exhibition venue for contemporary art, mainly art created post-1945. Since opening in 1998 the gallery has developed into one of the leading modern art institutions in the new Bundesländer (federal states) and in the whole of Europe.

The Gallery of Contemporary Art offers several options:
  • Visiting major exhibitions including some devoted to controversial questions in contemporary art
  • Discussions with artists and curators in the café or garden
  • Reading the latest publications on contemporary art in the library
  • Taking part in one of the innovative 'GfZK FÜR DICH' (GCA FOR YOU) discovery programmes

The café, garden and shop have also been conceptualized and designed by artists, including the museum's Hotel Paris Syndrome and Volksboutique – yes, you can actually sleep there. Also, do not miss the popular Café bau bau by London architect Celine Condorelli.

G2 Art Space

Raumansicht G2 Kunsthalle, Foto: Dotgain.info © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
The G2 Art Space is a private non-profit institution supporting contemporary visual art. Opened in 2015 and located in the heart of Leipzig opposite St. Thomas Church, it is a new starting point for the collector Steffen Hildebrand. For the first time, he presents a selection of artworks from his private collection in constantly changing installations. Artists will find a new forum for personal and group expositions here.

The first show of the G2 Art Space features over 50 artworks from the Hildebrand Collection by emerging as well as renowned and internationally successful artists from the so-called New Leipzig School. Important names like Tilo Baumgärtel, Uwe Kowski, Rosa Loy, Neo Rauch, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer are represented in the exhibition.

Please book your guided tour (groups and individuals) online in advance. Opening hours without advance registration: Wednesdays, 3pm-8pm. Admission: 5 EUR (3 EUR reduced fee), free admission for children under the age of 12 and art students.

Sparkasse Leipzig Art Gallery

With its temporary exhibitions this special spot among Leipzig’s many art venues has been providing an exclusive view of the variety and uniqueness of what is known as the 'Leipzig School' for more than 10 years.

Since its inception in 1993, the Sparkasse Leipzig collection, has become the most extensive of its kind, with around 2,500 items on exhibit including paintings, graphic art, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

Many events, including concerts, readings and lectures, augment the exhibition programme and encourage exchanges of views and ideas on aspects of art.
An overview of most Leipzig galleries is provided by the City of Leipzig (in German).
Galleries in Leipzig