Enjoy this video tour of a very special exhibition at our gallery in Leipzig - Weil es ein schöner Abend war curated by Neo Rauch with works of his 24 master students, who graduated in his master class at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig between 2008 and 2014.
"I found myself in the position of curator and thus of exhibition designer whose task was to sort the stock of what was delivered and to distribute it on the walls and who thereby saw himself confronted with a plethora of magnificent works and an enormous diversity of individual artistic approaches. In this way, I found myself mentally on some pathways that I had left behind years ago in my student studio; and I recognized that everyone follows his or her very own path. What becomes clear here is the commitment and seriousness with which the rectangular surface is still used as the venue for personal sensitivities and sensual excursions. Obvious is also that the pictures gathered here are free of constraints of non-artistic nature; the pictures are at peace with themselves and nourish themselves with the energetic influx that their creators bestow on them. This freedom will lift them out of time and lend them a lasting effectiveness, far beyond today’s lovely evening." (Neo Rauch)
Irene Bisang, Katrin Brause, Sebastian Burger, Christian Bussenius, Ondrej Drescher, Martin Galle, Tino Geiss, Stefan Guggisberg, Franziska Holstein, Friederike Jokisch, Mandy Kunze, Heide Nord, David O'Kane, Kerstin Pfefferkorn, Jochen Plogsties, Johannes Rochhausen, Maria Sainz Rueda, Titus Schade, Kristina Schuldt, Robert Seidel, Claus Georg Stabe, Kathrin Thiele, Mirjam Völker and Martin Ziegler.
Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
German, with English and Chinese subtitles