Arts

MdbK: Olga Costa – plasticity, texture, weight

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“Plasticity, texture, weight.” These are some of the words used by Dr. Stefan Weppelmann to describe the use of colour by Olga Costa. Dr. Weppelmann is the director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) in Leipzig. The work of Leipzig-born artist Olga Costa is currently being exhibited in Europe for the first time. From

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Art Go East biennale: to enchant

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Pöge-Haus’s third contemporary art biennale, Art Go East, spread its Persian tent over Leipzig’s East from 24 to 30 October 2022. As the subheading suggests, enchantment was the intended antidote to the growing instability in our world. It featured exhibitions and interactive formats in and around the Pöge-Haus and the Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof. These

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MdbK: Gender Day

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On 12 November 2022, MdbK Leipzig hosted its first Gender Day. The day dealt with questions about the representation of gender in art and was a continuation of the first episode of MdbK‘s project group, [next;raum]. Various interested parties from city society dealt with different aspects of the topic, such as gender justice, queerness, and

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Euro-scene Leipzig: still relevant at 32

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Fresh, diverse, current, and relevant. This describes the 32-year-young euro-scene Leipzig dance and theatre festival. Audiences turned out en masse, with 18 sold-out shows and more than 6650 visitors, many of whom were Gen Z’ers. Given the postmillennial themes addressed, this should come as no surprise. The works I saw not only addressed issues but

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MdbK: The Nightmare Predictor

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With its new exhibition, Albtraumvorhersager, the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der bildenden Künste, MdbK) is bridging the divide between Leipzig’s cultured elite and its disillusioned teenagers. MdbK director, Dr. Stefan Weppelmann, spoke to the press about their first collaborative exhibition with the Leipzig youth art project, greater form. It opened on Saturday, 29

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MdbK: Rauch’s Portrait and Abstraction

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Photographer Ludwig Rauch’s exhibition, called “Portrait and Abstraction” is currently on show at the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig. It opened on Tuesday, 13 October 2022, and runs until 8 January 2023. The show combines photographic portraits of mainly Leipzig-based artists and works in which the artist explores the limits of his medium. The exhibition

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