Julius Hofmann, Might of Young Engines (film still), part II Video/Amination 2017, ca 15 minutes, courtesy the artist & Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

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With autumn arriving, people start thinking about being indoors. It’s the perfect time to hone your art appreciation skills. You are in the best spot to learn about what’s happening right now with your contemporaries.

Like with the last Spinnerei Open Studios, galleries are having their openings the week before. I think this is a great idea. During Rundgang, there is so much to see that you really can’t get through the whole thing. This is the perfect solution. Go to the openings today and go back next weekend for the studios.


All the world’s a stage and the people in the portraits he paints are the audience or are they waiting for a casting call? British painter Ryan Mosely at Eigen + Art.

In our world of facts vs fake news, statistics can prove anything you have to defend. Heide Nord defies the norm by using collage to make charts. “Going where the weather suits my clothes” at B2

Migration isn’t new. We have long looked to the water to take us to somewhere better. But how do we decide what to take? What’s valuable? What’s necessary for survival? What’s necessary for memory? What’s necessary to maintain our sense of self? But what if we aren’t fleeing anywhere? Are the things we simply “must have or I will die!” as important as we make them out to be? Robert Seidel: Feste at ASPN.

Extending their current show, Galerie Dukan provides us with one last glimpse of summer. Flowers and animals: trivial and extraordinary, figurative and abstract, ecstatic and introspective.

Spinnerei Galleries open from 16.00-20.00

You don’t have to go to Plagwitz for art, you can stay in centre.

Robert Seidel, Game Over, 2015, egg tempera on canvas, 300 x 212 cm, Kollection Köstlin, Berlin, copyright Robert Seidel & Galerie ASPN Leipzig, photo Uwe Walter

In addition to their normal openings, G2 Kunsthalle has special opening times this weekend and I bet Colors of Descents is one show everyone can relate to. Like the world around us, we have been forever changed by technology. These works, some specifically created for this exhibition, by Tobias Hild, Julius Hofmann and Robert Seidel are strongly influenced by or based on 90s computer games. I LOVE THIS SHOW!

opening times:
Sat 9, 15  Sept 12.00-17.00
Sun 10 Sept 12.00-15.00

And if you need a getaway, go to Berlin for Berlin Art Week.

From Wednesday, there are things happening all over town. I’ll be at Hamburger Bahnhof for CuratorLab’s contribution to the Festival of Future Nows. I’m sure you remember our curator series that began last fall. I am looking forward to experiencing what Joanna Warsza has curated.

Then back to Leipzig for next weekend’s Rundgang and Tapetenwerk Fest. WOW! You are definitely in for an art treat!

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

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