G2 Kunsthalle Art Prize 2017
Meisterschülerpreis der G2 Kunsthalle
Robert Sieg is the winner of the first edition of the G2 Kunsthalle Art Prize launched in 2017 in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig (HGB). The prize, donated by the G2 Kunsthalle, comprises 10,000 Euro and a studio space for 12 months and will be awarded every year among all postgraduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig (Absolventen des Meisterschülerstudiums).
G2 Kunsthalle and art collector Steffen Hildebrand decided to establish this program in order to promote the art production in the city of Leipzig and to support young artists in an early stage of their career as professional artists.
More information and press pictures on the website of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.
Press & Media
reviews and articles about the G2
In der Mai-Ausgabe des FAZ Magazins (Ausgabe 49, Mai 2017) ist ein doppelseitiger Beitrag von Andreas Platthaus über die Sammlung Hildebrand und die G2 Kunsthalle erschienen. Die NZZ bringt eine Sonderbeilage zur Art Basel 2017 mit einem Beitrag zur Leipziger Kunstszene, in dem auch die G2 Kunsthalle nicht fehlt. Ein aktuelles Interview mit dem Sammler Steffen Hildebrand gibt es zum Nachlesen bei Independent Collectors. Im April 2017 publizierte die italienische Tageszeitung Il Sole 24 Ore ein Leipzig-Dossier und ihre 10 besten Leipzig-Tipps, mit dabei die G2 Kunsthalle und die Sammlung Hildebrand! So war die G2 Kunsthalle auch schon im Mai 2016 unter den Leipzig Wochenendtipps der The Sunday Times. Und der BMW Art Guide listet regelmäßig unsere Sammlungausstellungen (BMW Art Guide G2 Kunsthalle, G2 #5 & G2 #6)
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Smart Art Zone
Die G2 Kunsthalle bietet kostenfreie Spezialprogramme für Schulklassen an. Kunst und Museum als individueller und progressiver Erfahrungs- und Denkraum ist dabei das zentrale Thema.
In Zusammenarbeit mit den Fachlehrerinnen und Fachlehrern werden spezifisch auf die jeweiligen Schülerinnen und Schüler abgestimmte Kunstvermittlungsprogramme zur Auseinandersetzung mit zeitgenössischer Kunst erarbeitet. Mit uns gibt es keine vorgefertigten Führungen. Wir versuchen dabei möglichst immer Termine zu finden, an denen die Schülerinnen und Schüler die Kunsthalle für sich allein haben und sich so ganz auf die ausgestellten Werke konzentrieren können. Das ist für alle Beteiligten eine ganz besondere Erfahrung, die dezidiert nachhaltig auf die Schülerinnen und Schüler wirken soll.
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Internship opportunities at the G2 Kunsthalle
Would you like to gain professional experience in a museal institution?
We offer volunteering positions and internships for students in Art History, Cultural Studies or Fine Arts with particular interest in contemporary art. Volunteers and interns support us in exhibition planning and organization, press and communication, social media and online marketing, visitor´s service, art education and collection administration. We are regularly looking for bright and friendly people who care about art as we do. Apply now and send us your CV in pdf format!
Special Opening Hours
Sat 9 & 16 September 2017, 12pm/noon–5pm, Sun 10 & 17 September 2017, 12pm/noon–3pm
On occasion of the Autumn Gallery Tour 2017 of the Spinnerei, the G2 Kunsthalle offers the following special opening hours for all visitors:
Saturday, 9 September 2017 from noon to 5pm
Sunday, 10 September 2017, from noon to 3pm
Saturday, 16 September 2017 from noon to 5pm
Sunday, 17 September 2017, from noon to 3pm
Final days: Last chance to see our special exhibition COLORS OF DESCENTS which closes on Sunday 17 September 2017. The G2 Kunsthalle will remain closed for exhibition installation from 18 September until 11 October 2017. We kindly invite you for the opening of our next exhibition Peter Krauskopf – STRUKTUR scheduled for 12 October 2017 6–9pm. Regular opening hours and public guided tours start from 13 October 2017.
Artist talk / Künstlergespräch
Colors of Descents
with Tobias Hild, Julius Hofmann & Robert Seidel
in conversation with Anka Ziefer, Director G2 Kunsthalle
Tuesday 27 June 2017, 6.30pm, free admission
G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig
The artist talk will be held in German language and is organized by G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig on occasion of the current group show COLORS OF DESCENTS with art works by Tobias Hild, Julius Hofmann and Robert Seidel. The exhibition presents three positions in painting, that share influences from the visual structures of early 1990s computer-game graphics. The artists Tobias Hild, Julius Hofmann and Robert Seidel are graduates of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and their work is presented together for the first time at G2 Kunsthalle. Using different strategies of appropriation they draw on a repertoire of video-game scenarios, a field whose relevance to the development of visual art has yet only been marginally acknowledged.
No registration required, free admission, limited seats available.
Museum Night Halle – Leipzig 2017
Saturday, 6 May 2017, 6–12pm
The G2 Kunsthalle particpates in the program of Museum Night Halle/Leipzig 2017. On 6 May 2017 we will be open from 6pm to midnight. On occasion of this event, which involves more than 80 museums accross the cities of Leipzig and Halle, we are collaborating with students of the art history department of the University of Leipzig. Our “Art Whisperers” are ready for your questions and we are looking forward to discover and to discuss together with you the art works on display at G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig.
New Acquisitions – Hildebrand Collection
G2 Kunsthalle celebrates the second anniversary of its foundation with a selection of New Acquisitions from the Hildebrand Collection of national and international contemporary art. With art works 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.
Free admission for all visitors on 1 February 2017 3–8pm
Visit us on Christmas
Come and visit us! We are open during Christmas holidays 2016. To visit our special and permanent exhibition from Thursday to Monday please check all tour dates and book a guided tour online in advance. We offer guided tours in German and English language from December 25 through December 27 and as well as on December 29 and 30, 2016. G2 Kunsthalle, Hildebrand Collection and our special exhibition Through a Glass, Clearly are also open on Wednesday 28 from 3pm to 8m (no reservation required).
Artist talk / book launch
with Sebastian Burger & Stefan Guggisberg
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6.30pm, free entry (in German language)
G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
The artist talk is organized by G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig on occasion of the publication of the accompanying catalog published in collaboration with MMKoehn: Sebastian Burger / Stefan Guggisberg – Through a Glass, Clearly with texts by Domenico de Chirico & Anka Ziefer, ed. by G2 Kunsthalle, publ. by MMKoehn Berlin/Leipzig, graphic design: Kay Bachmann, ISBN 978-3-944903-36-1, 15 Euro.
musik + architektur 2016 / 2
Baumbach-Duo at the G2 Kunsthalle
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5 pm (doors open 4.30 pm)
G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe musik + architektur präsentiert die Kulturstiftung Leipzig in Zusammenarbeit mit der G2 Kunsthalle am Samstag, den 15. Oktober um 17 Uhr unter dem Titel Klangwelten ein Konzert mit dem Baumbach-Duo. Der Eintritt zum Konzert ist kostenlos (begrenzte Anzahl an Sitzplätzen zur Verfügung).
Die Zwillingsschwestern Anne Baumbach (Flöte) und Thea Baumbach (Gitarre) sind ein Kammermusikduo aus Magdeburg. Das international ausgezeichnete Baumbach-Duo gewann u.a. den 1. Preis beim 35. Internationalen Kammermusikwettbewerb in Aschaffenburg. Gemeinsam studieren die Zwillingsschwestern Konzertexamen Kammermusik an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar.
Das Musikprogramm „Klangwelten“ unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Prof. Rolf-Dieter Arens und Dr. Wolfgang Hocquel beinhaltet Stücke von Claude Debussy, Toru Takemitsu, Leo Brouwer und Joaquín Nin. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Europäischen Stiftung der Rahn Dittrich Group für Bildung und Kultur.
Autumn Gallery Tour 2016:
Special Opening Hours at the G2 Kunsthalle
Sat 17 September 12am–6pm & Sun 18 September 12am–3pm
On occasion of the Autumn Gallery Tour 2016 of all Spinnerei-Galleries and exhibition spaces, the G2 offers special opening hours on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016. On Saturday the G2 will be open from 12am to 6pm and on Sunday from 12am to 3pm. We are looking forward to welcome you at the G2 with a selection of artworks from the Hildebrand Collection and our special exhibition Through a Glass, Clearly by Sebastian Burger and Stefan Guggisberg.
Exhibition catalog Katrin Heichel – N O C T U R A M A (G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, 22 April – 7 August 2016), with a text by Clemens Meyer, ed. by Anka Ziefer, published by MMKoehn Berlin/Leipzig, photos by Uwe Walter, graphic design by Kay Bachmann, 48 pages, ISBN 978-3-944903-26-2, 20 Euros, to be purchased at the G2 Kunsthalle or (online) bookstores.
Artist talk & book launch
with Katrin Heichel and Clemens Meyer
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7pm, G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig
The artist talk is organized by the G2 Kunsthalle on occasion of the publication N O C T U R A M A by Katrin Heichel. The catalog includes a text by Clemens Meyer. The artist talk will be in German language moderated by Anka Ziefer, Director of the G2 Kunsthalle. Free admission! Download press release (German). For more information please contact us.
Selected press reviews about the exhibition:
MDR Kultur, 26 July 2016, radio review, 3:33 min (link to external source)
The Leipzig Glocal, 13 July 2016 (link to external source)
Leipziger Zeitung, 10 June 2016, No. 32, p. 18 (pdf)
kunst:art, issue May/June 2016, p. 20 (pdf)
Toads & Thistles
Public guided tours from May 13 through May 16, 2016.
Join us to discover the collection and our current special exhibition in the sign of darkness NOCTURAMA by Katrin Heichel. English guided tours are scheduled for Sunday May 15, 4pm, & Monday May 16, 11am. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you wish to personalize your visit and to book a special guided tour.
Mamas & Papas
Public Guided Tours on Father`s and Mother`s Day (May 5 & 8, 2016)
Join our German or English Guided Tours and discover together with your family the Hildebrand Collection and our current special exhibition NOCTURAMA by Katrin Heichel. The G2 suprises with a breathtaking view over the city of Leipzig and the nearby Church of St. Thomas. Take a break and enjoy the arts with us!
Book your tour now online!
The G2 Kunsthalle announces the publication of the exhibition catalogue acompanying the dual exhibition GOOD MORNING, HALLO. (November 27, 2015 – February 21, 2016, G2 Kunsthalle) by Stefan Behlau and Dennis Loesch. The catalogue contains all exhibited artworks and texts in German and English language by Kito Nedo and Anka Ziefer. The catalogue can be purchased at the G2 Kunsthalle or ordered from MMKoehn and bookstores.
GOOD MORNING, HALLO. Stefan Behlau/Dennis Loesch, with texts by Kito Nedo and Anka Ziefer, MMKoehn Berlin/Leipzig 2016, graphic design: Kay Bachmann, photographs: Jens Ziehe, translations: Lisa Voigt, German/English, ISBN 978-3-944903-29-3, 20 Euro.
Current Presentation Hildebrand Collection
The G2 continues to present artworks from the Hildebrand Collection in its more than 1,000 squaremeters large exhibition space. The permanent exhibition focuses on contemporary painters from Leipzig including important names like Tilo Baumgärtel, Henriette Grahnert, Paule Hammer, Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf, Edgar Leciejewski, Rosa Loy, Neo Rauch, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Julia Schmidt and Matthias Weischer. For G2 #2 the permanent exhibition will be further complemented by a selection of artworks by Daniel Richter, Terry Haggerty, Tomás Saraceno, Koen van den Broek and many other artists.
Book launch & artist talk
with Henriette Grahnert and Tilo Baumgärtel
Thursday, Dezember 17, 2015, 6.30pm, G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig, free entrance!
In collaboration with LUBOK Verlag and Galerie Kleindienst the G2 Kunsthalle organizes a book presentation with Henriette Grahnert and Tilo Baumgärtel. Both artists are included in the permanent exhibition of the Hildebrand Collection at the G2 Kunsthalle in Leipzig. Within the frame of an artist talk both artists will present their recently published books Henriette Grahnert – Sachbuch and Tilo Baumgärtel – Senza Parole. Anka Ziefer, Director of the G2, will moderate the talk. Info & contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0341 35 57 37 93, press & media information.
Special guided tour: Curator vs. Collector
November 7, 2015, 2pm, G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 0109 Leipzig, Germany.
On November 7, 2015, at 2 pm the G2 offers a last special guided tour before the closing of our current exhibition Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection. The G2 curator Anka Ziefer and the collector Steffen Hildebrand will discuss about the exhibition and future plans for the G2 Artspace. The tour will be in German language. The entrance is free of charge for all visitors, however, a registration is necessary! Please send an email with participants’ names or call our visitors’ service at +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93.
+++ The guided tour scheduled for 2pm is already complete. Due to the high number of requests the G2 Kunsthalle offers a second guided tour the same day at 11.30 am. For registration please send an email with participants’ names or call our visitors’ service at +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93. +++
Exhibition G2 #1 duration extended
until November 1st 2015
Last chance for all artlovers to come to Leipzig and to see our opening exhibition Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection with a selection of artworks from the Hildebrand Collection. Come and visit us! We are open every Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm or make your reservation now online for one of our public guided tours from Thursday through Monday. Check our opening hours and the timetable for guided tours in English and German language. We also offer special group tours and school programs free of charge for students and teachers. Please contact us for your individual request.
Artist talk with Hans Aichinger
Thursday, 27 August 2015, 6.30 pm, G2 Artspace, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig
The G2 invites Hans Aichinger for an artist talk in the current exhibition about his artistic approach and his art works. At the exhibition G2 #1 he is represented with three paintings from different periods of his œuvre. Aichinger, born 1959 in Leipzig, studied under Bernhard Heisig (1925-2011) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, from which he graduated in 1986 and where he taught painting between 1992 and 1997. The artist lives and works in Leipzig. The talk will be in German language. Free admission until availabilty of seats. For further information please contact us by email email@example.com or call us +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93.
G2 summer retreat with Kristina Schuldt and Sebastian Gögel
Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 6.30 pm, G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig
On occasion of the introduction of new opening hours on wednesdays the G2 offers a special guided tour with two young artists: Kristina Schuldt and Sebastian Gögel. Both will present their own works on display at the current exhibition and their favorite pieces of the show G2 #1. Kristina Schuldt, born 1982 in Moscow, studied at the Acedemy of Fine Arts in Leipzig from 2004 until 2009. Sebastian Gögel, born 1978 in Sonneberg, graduated from the same Academy in 2002. Both artists live and work in Leipzig. The talk will be in German language. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
New opening hours from August 2015
G2 open to public every Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm, no registration required
From August 2015 it will be possible to visit the G2 and our exhibitions every Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm. No reservation is required! The admission fee is 5 Euros per person, the reduced ticket is available at 3 Euros. The admission is free of charge for students of Fine Arts and Art History and for children aged 12 and under. Please feel free to choose how you prefer to visit the G2! Several times a week we offer guided tours in groups of maximum 15 persons in German and English language. Please book your tour online in advance.
The booklet with installation views of our inaugural exhibition G2 #1 Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection is now available and on sale at the G2. Designed by Kay Bachmann the publication includes all exhibited art works pictured in amazing full colour double page photographs. Take home your personal museum, your favourite pieces and a virtual tour of the whole exhibition! Come and visit us, we offer guided tours in English language Sundays at 4 pm and Mondays at 11 pm. Before your visit please make a reservation online. Special tour dates or individual visits may be scheduled. For further information please contact us: email@example.com
Artist talk: Paule Hammer
Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 6.30 pm, G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig.
The G2 announces the first artist talk after the opening of the exhibtion G2 #1 Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection. With its 3 per 5 meters size Paule Hammer’s Dreamed World Map (Geträumte Weltkarte), painted between 2010 and 2013, attracts a lot of attention and is the starting point for a discussion with the artist about encyclopedic strategies in his artistic production. Free admission until availabilty of seats. For further information please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93.
What to do in Leipzig this weekend?
A stroll in the city centre, a relaxing walk through one of Leipzig´s amazing parks? Whatever your plans for a great weekend in Leipzig are, just combine it with a visit of the new G2 Artspace, easy to reach because of its convenient position in front of the famous Thomaskirche in the heart of the city. Due to high public demand, on Sunday 26 April 2015 and on Thursday 30 April 2015 we have added two extra guided tour of our current exhibition in German language. Tours in English language are scheduled for Sundays at 4 pm and Mondays at 11 am, available for booking now!
Thank you, Leipzig!
More than 2,000 people visited the G2 on Opening Sunday to see our inaugural exhibition Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection. We are very happy about this successful start and look forward to welcome you all again soon. Please make a reservation online for a guided tour of the exhibition. We offer guided tours in English language Sundays at 3 pm and Mondays at 11 am. Our Easter tours are nearly booked out, so hurry up and make your booking!
Free admission for all visitors
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 11am – 5pm
The first opening Sunday 22 March 2015 no registration is required and the entrance ticket is free of charge for all visitors. Please come and visit our exhibition Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection. On the occasion of Leipzig’s millennial celebration, the G2 Artspace will open with an inaugural show presenting a selection of artworks – on view for the first time – by more than 20 artists of the New Leipzig School.