Selected artworks from the Hildebrand Collection are permanently on view at the G2 Kunsthalle. According to the collector`s idea to open his collection to the public, the G2 Kunsthalle permanently shows parts of the Hildebrand Collection in changing installations and special exhibitions. This private collection´s personal character is defined by an individual passion for art collecting that emphasizes its essential difference in comparison to public museal institutions.
The private collection focuses on contemporary painting of the 21st century including drawings, prints, sculptures and other media objects. The collector and entrepreneur Steffen Hildebrand concentrates his collecting activity on the so-called New Leipzig School. The development of the art production in Leipzig after the turn of the millennium is represented through significant artworks and important group of works by the major artists as well as by younger, promising names. A second substantial nucleus of the collection consists of other national and international artistic movements.
From 1 February until 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle celebrates the second anniversary of its foundation with a selection of New Acquisitions by Hildebrand Collection of national and international contemporary art. The presentation includes paintings, works on paper, drawings, photographs and objects by Judith Bernstein, Benjamin Dittrich, Melissa Gordon, Nicolás Guagnini, Stefan Guggisberg, Anne Imhof, Sven Kroner, Andreas Mühe, Jeanette Mundt, Raymond Pettibon, Jochen Plogsties, Thomas Ruff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Furthermore, the permanent exhibition of the Hildebrand Collection includes artworks by Hans Aichinger, Benjamin Bergmann, Björn Dahlem, Marcel Dzama, Jens Einhorn, Sebastian Gögel, Henriette Grahnert, Grit Hachmeister, Paule Hammer, Katrin Heichel, Gregor Hildebrandt, Anna K.E., Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf, Rosa Loy, Juliana Ortiz, Tal R, Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Thomas Ruff, Tomás Saraceno, David Schnell, Kristina Schuldt, Thomas Schütte and Matthias Weischer.
Past exhibitions included also works by the following artists from the collection: Stephan Balkenhol,Tilo Baumgärtel, Christian Brandl, Sebastian Burger, Peter Busch, Jörg Ernert, Tom Fabritius, Axel Geis, Terry Haggerty, Martin Kobe, Edgar Leciejewski, Malte Masemann, Tobias Lehner, Ulf Puder, Johannes Rochhausen, Julia Schmidt, Rigo Schmidt, Robert Seidel, Koen van den Broek, Miriam Vlaming, Mirjam Völker, Ruprecht von Kaufmann und Hendrik Voerkel.