Inaugural exhibition G2 #1
Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection

March 22 – October 11, 2015
(duration extended until November 1st, 2015)

On the occasion of Leipzig’s millennial celebration, the G2 Artspace will open with an inaugural show dedicated to Leipzig presenting a selection of artworks by more than 20 artists of the so-called New Leipzig School. The G2 Artspace will thereafter permanently present parts of the Hildebrand Collection.

The first show of the G2 Artspace presents 50 artworks from the Hildebrand Collection by emerging as well as renowned and internationally successfull artists from the so-called New Leipzig School, including important names like Tilo Baumgärtel, Uwe Kowski, Rosa Loy, Neo Rauch, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer. Painting has shaped the history and the image of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig as no other artistic genre. All artworks on display in our first exhibition are from the period following the year 2000 and provide the visitor with an insight into the diversity and tendencies of recent contemporary painting. The Leipzig context will be expanded and activated by a dialogue with works by three other German contemporary artists represented in the collection: Daniel Richter, Ruprecht von Kaufmann and Stephan Balkenhol. The emphasis on painting will be complemented by selected works from drawing, photography and sculpture.

G2 #1 marks the beginning of the exhibition activity of the newly created G2 Artspace in the city centre of Leipzig as well as a starting point for the collector and entrepreneur Steffen Hildebrand, who presents for the first time a selection of artworks from his private collection. He initiated the whole project with the aim to create a permanent and public exhibition space where parts of his collection will be on view in constantly changing installations and where artists find a forum for personal and group expositions.

Participating artists: Hans Aichinger, Stephan Balkenhol, Tilo Baumgärtel, Christian Brandl, Peter Busch, Jörg Ernert, Tom Fabritius, Sebastian Gögel, Henriette Grahnert, Paule Hammer, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Martin Kobe, Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf, Edgar Leciejewski, Tobias Lehner, Rosa Loy, Malte Masemann, Jochen Plogsties, Ulf Puder, Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, Johannes Rochhausen, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Rigo Schmidt, David Schnell, Kristina Schuldt, Robert Seidel, Miriam Vlaming, Mirjam Völker, Hendrik Voerkel and Matthias Weischer.

The first Opening Sunday 22 March 2015 the exhibition is open to the public from 11am to 5pm. No registration is required and the entrance ticket is free of charge for all visitors. To visit the G2 Art sace and its present exhibition after the Opening Sunday please make a reservation online for one of our special guided tours in German and English language.

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Henriette Grahnert, o. T., 2005, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © by courtesy of Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig.
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    Henriette Grahnert, o. T., 2005

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Neo Rauch, Das Treffen, 2013, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Neo Rauch, Das Treffen, 2013

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: David Schnell, Stangen im Mai (Gestänge 4), 2004, Hildebrand Collection, Leipzig. photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    David Schnell, Stangen im Mai (Gestänge 4), 2004

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Uwe Kowski, Zahlenfluss, 2008, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig, Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Uwe Kowski, Zahlenfluss, 2008

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Rigo Schmidt, Golden Eye I, 2011, Hildebrand Collection, Leipzig. photo: Dotgain © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, courtesy Laden für Nichts
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    Rigo Schmidt, Golden Eye I, 2011

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Christian Brandl, Das Treffen, 2014, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © by courtesy of Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig.
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    Christian Brandl, Das Treffen, 2014

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Hans Aichinger, o. T., 2004, Öl auf Leinwand, 200 x 180 cm, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig © Courtesy maerzgalerie Leipzig/Berlin.
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    Hans Aichinger, o. T., 2004

  • Ausstellungsansicht der Dauerpräsentation in der G2 Kunsthalle mit Werken von / Installation view of the G2 permanent exhibition with art works by Tobias Lehner, Sebastian Gögel, Matthias Weischer, Tilo Baumgärtel, Daniel Richter & Jörg Ernert. photo: Dotgain.info © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Matthias Weischer, Leporello, 2010, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Matthias Weischer, Leporello, 2010

  • Tilo Baumgärtel, Schäferweg, 2001, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © by courtesy of Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig.
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    Tilo Baumgärtel, Schäferweg, 2001

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Paule Hammer, geträumte Weltkarte, 2010/2013, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig.
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    Paule Hammer, geträumte Weltkarte, 2010/2013

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Dauerhaft ausgestellt in der G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig: Edgar Leciejewski, Snout II, 2013, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Edgar Leciejewski, Snout II, 2013

  • Photo: Dotgain.info © the artists / G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view Hildebrand Collection

  • Kristina Schuldt, Freistunde, 2013, Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig. Foto: Josie Walter, Berlin © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin.
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    Kristina Schuldt, Freistunde, 2013

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