Filmstill, Raul Walch, Squatting The Ruins of Utopia, 2023
Raul Walch Video

Exclusive Trailer: Enjoy this very special insight into the new video work Squatting The Ruins of Utopia by Raul Walch.

In his current solo exhibition NOTOPIA Raul Walch (*1980, lives and works in Berlin) features a new film following multiple characters dressed in Walch's characteristic costumes. Reimagined as a sculpture, the outfits contrast the otherwise dominant atmosphere of elegance and reduction. In the basement, the artist shows the video work Squatting the Ruins of Utopia. In the video, we again encounter five cloaked figures. The futuristic-fantastic symbol-bearers take us to inhospitable sites: the destroyed landscape of a forest burned to charcoal; the architectural non-site of a bloodless office building ensemble in rasterized crenelated architecture; a soulless, artificial tropical paradise; and the towering material mountains of a recycling center. These are the sites of an imagined dystopian future.

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Trailer (1:30 min) of the new film by Raul Walch:
Raul Walch
Squatting the Ruins of Utopia, 2023
Video, 11:10 min, loop
Edition of 3
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin

Filmstill, Melora Kuhn, Studio visit, 2022
Melora Kuhn Video

In this video you will get great insight into the studio and working process of Melora Kuhn. Join us on a journey to upstate New York and learn about the her inspirations, transformation as an artist and on defining success.

The works of Melora Kuhn (*1971 in Boston, lives and works in New York) are a constant observation of people's experiences with themselves and with society. Kuhn makes use of the pictorial language of mythologies and history, in particular the pictorial forms of 19th-century American art history, from which she isolates individual pictures and places them in a new context.

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Produced by Artrepreneur
Host: Richard T. Scott
English, no subtitle

Filmstill, Kai Schiemenz, SCHURF, Rheda, 2022
Kai Schiemenz Video

"Sculptures set in space can create a meeting beyond reflection." (Kai Schiemenz)
In November 2022 sculptures by Kai Schiemenz have been on display in his great solo exhibition SCHURF at Orangery Schloss Rheda. Enjoy this unique insight from the idea and mock up to the final show!

Kai Schiemenz's glass sculptures are often intensely colored and usually soar into the air. They absorb and reflect light coming from outside, giving the impression of glowing from within.

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Film & Edit: cinema copains
Photos: Kai Schiemenz
Camera: Minze Tummescheit
Video and sound design: Arne Hector
Curator of the exhibition: M. Körkemeier
German, no subtitle

Filmstill, Mirjam Völker, Aus heiterem Himmel, Berlin, 2022
Mirjam Völker Video

Enjoy this interview and video tour with Mirjam Völker through her exhibition Aus heiterem Himmel at our gallery in Berlin!

Mirjam Völker works with paint, but she thinks three-dimensionally. In her large-format paintings, she creates scenarios that are almost photographically illuminated and situated between worlds in a reality peculiar to her pictures. In this reality, natural components and housing built by humans work together and against each other; this realm has its own laws of gravity and light, perspective and spatiality, reality and fantasy.
(Excerpt text by Leonie Pfennig)

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
German. With English and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Louisa Clement, Casino Luxembourg, 2022
Louisa Clement Video

In this interview with Louisa Clement from Casino Luxembourg you will get great insight into her show Repräsentantinnen (representatives), which was on view May to November, 2022.

For the show, Casino Luxembourg is hosting two of Louisa Clement’s works from the Repräsentantinnen series. During their extended stay “in residency,” the Repräsentantinnen (representatives) will inhabit various spaces of the art centre, such as the “Aquarium,” the entrance hall or the InfoLab, and will continuously develop through their exchanges with the exhibition visitors. The Repräsentantinnen are lifelike dolls—so-called “Real Dolls”—that are a replica of the artist herself. To this end, the German artist worked with a Chinese company that specializes in the production of sex dolls. The artist’s skin tone and texture have been imitated by means of innovative technological processes such as body scans, microphotography and cinematic movement studies. Moreover, the Repräsentantinnen are able, as far as is technically possible, to imitate human facial expressions.
(Excerpt press text)

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Production: Casino Luxembourg
Camera/montage: SKIN
In the context of the exhibition Louisa Clement Repräsentantinnen (representatives), 2022

Filmstill, Nicola Samorì, MONO, Leipzig 2022
Nicola Samorì Video

For this interview, we visited Nicola Samorì in his studio in Italy and got a guided tour through the exhibition MONO at our gallery in Leipzig.

Nicola Samorì's new series of sculptures, Mono, uses a sphinx done in 13th century by Pasquale Romano as an antecedent. This medieval sphinx sparked the artist’s desire for a reinterpretation: from the absolute, hieratic frontality of Egyptian sphinxes to a decisive twist, representing the maximum possible twisting of a head turning back to narrow the field of view to its own body.

You will also learn more about the inspiration of the artist for the large wall work Campo dei miracoli and his paintings on marble. Enjoy!

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Italian. With English and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Ryan Mosley, Upon Peaceable Land, 2022
Ryan Mosley Video

Enjoy this video tour of the great solo exhibition Upon Peaceable Land by Ryan Mosley at our gallery in Leipzig!

In this show the artist reflects on his protagonists' travels and paths. The situations in which these protagonists find themselves are not always unfettered by ambivalences. The paintings often have an uncanny aspect, yet they are embedded in a soothing magical, fantastic world.
"The Peacable Land is a kind of journey, where are these characters coming from and where are they going to?" (Ryan Mosley)

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
English with German and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Lőrinc Borsos, FEAR NOT..., EIGEN + ART Lab, 2022
Lőrinc Borsos Video

Follow us with this video into the universe of the artist-duo Lőrinc Borsos and their exhibition "FEAR NOT THE HEAT AHEAD, IT'S THE FIRE THAT FOLLOWS" at EIGEN + ART Lab Berlin.

"The Lőrinc Borsos duo’s key area of focus is researching the constructed nature of artist identities. Their question, asked through a range of media, methods and motifs, is how art can become a programmable composite entity. In their case, hybridity – as a concept of multiplicity and iterability – relates critically to tendencies which are committed to maintaining the artist-artwork-oeuvre triad as an organic unity. Borsos Lőrinc create at once a private mythology and a critique of mythology in general. (…)"
Mário Nemes Z.

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Film & Edit: Paul Ott
Music: Mike Nylons : Zip Elod Janky, ENEME III

Filmstill, Kristina Schuldt, BEBEN, 2022
Kristina Schuldt Video

In this interview, Kristina Schuldt is giving significant insight into her exhibition BEBEN at our gallery in Leipzig.

"The common ground in the exhibition is an awakening, this tremor - as the titles says - makes you wake up to reality.“ (Kristina Schuldt)

Kristina Schuldt (*1982 in Moscow) lives and works in Leipzig and is one of the major female painters. Her work embodies influences from Post-Impressionism, Cubism and late Futurism. In her desire to break away from conventional methods of painting and the amenities of representational art, Schuldt discards classical rules of perspective, color and composition to encompass her own visions, while realizing a unique aesthetic with geometric shapes and new forms of abstraction.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
German with English and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Lada Nakonechna, Switch on red, 2015
Lada Nakonechna Video

"This feeling of catastrophe for me has something to do with a deep sense of loneliness. This is when something is happening to you and you don’t know how to deal with it, and you don’t have any tools and you cannot relate it to any discourse or story that might help you with this situation."
(Lada Nakonechna)

The video Switch on red by Lada Nakonechna (*1981, lives and works in Kiev) is an art work from 2015, in which the artist is holding a cloth in front of the camera, giving stage directions in Russian at the same time. At the bottom of the image, you can see the menu bar of a remote control, as if someone is constantly playing with the color slider. The cloth is first red, like in a bullfight, then the color changes to orange, green or gray.
For Lada Nakonechna it is a symbol of the changes in political systems and also the manipulations from the outside. The cloth also could be a flag, the colors those of the various revolutions or parties – that is open to interpretation.

Find more information about the artist on our website.

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Lada Nakonechna
Switch on red, 2015
3:02 min
Edition of 5
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin

Filmstill, Lada Nakonechna, Studium des Menschen, 2022
Lada Nakonechna Video

"The exhibition was set up before Russia invaded the whole of Ukraine. “But for me, for us,” says the artist, “the war has been here for eight years.” Learn more about Lada Nakonechna, her art and "Studium des Menschen" at our gallery in Leipzig.

This long-planned project of the Ukrainian artist is already the 6th solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART since the first cooperation in 2012.

The materials used for the objects – paper mâché and metal – are extremely divergent in terms of haptics, weight, and stability. The knee shapes connect with the tubes, or the tubes penetrate the shapes. Coolly illuminated, they appear quite different from the models from which the artist molded them: simultaneously elemental and extremely vulnerable and precarious."
(Text excerpt by Carolline Krahl)

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
English with German subtitles

Filmstill, Drents Museum, Assen, Kristina Schuldt – Brutal Paradise 2021/22
Kristina Schuldt Video

In this guided tour by curator Rannilt Pol from Drents Museum, Assen you will get great insight into the colorful and dynamic show Brutal Paradise by Kristina Schuldt.

The exhibition is presenting Schuldt's oeuvre by putting the focus on the dominating visual clues in her work. Comprising paintings from 2009 up until the present day, the museum's rooms are introducing works that are featuring botanical motifs, technology, or speak of femininity and gender.

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Production: Drents Museum, Assen (The Netherlands)
Camera/montage: Abbot Studio, Bart de Nes
In the context of the exhibition Kristina Schuldt – Brutal Paradise
October 8, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Englisch with English subtitles

Filmstill, Weil es ein schöner Abend war, 2022
Curated by Neo Rauch: Exhibition of his master students Video

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.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
German, with English and Chinese subtitles

Filmstill, Uwe Kowski, POOL22, 2022
Uwe Kowski Video

"The colorfulness and the way of drawing is the subject matter. Eventually that's everything painting conveys."
In this interview, Uwe Kowski is giving a tour through his studio and exhibition POOL22 at our gallery in Berlin.

Uwe Kowski (*1963, based in Berlin) does not want to capture or document history with his paintings, the most important message is the painterly itself and to play with the viewers vision. POOL22 is not only the title of one of the artist’s sixteen new works for the show; but also the term refers much more broadly to the conglomerate of ideas, thought processes and associations that have occupied Kowski's painterly thinking over the past year.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Christian Jost
German with English and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Der dunkle Wunsch der Dinge, mdr artour, February 17, 2022
Ricarda Roggan Video

In occasion of Ricarda Roggan's current solo exhibition Der dunkle Wunsch der Dinge, mdr artour produced this great film and interview at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig.

The museum is presenting for the first time the series 1971, a reconstruction based on a work by Timm Rautert, in addition to photographs from various earlier work cycles. Learn also about the career of Roggan as a female photographer and mother of three. Enjoy!

Ricarda Roggan (*1972) is one of the most important German photographers of her generation. She lives and works in Leipzig and has been teaching as a professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart since 2013.

Ricarda Roggan
Der dunkle Wunsch der Dinge
Museum der bildenen Künste, Leipzig
Solo exhibition
February 10 - May 9, 2022

Thu 02/17/2022
Author: Anett Friedrich
Camera: Jörg Junge, Dunja Engelbrecht
Editing: Rony Hofmann

Neo Rauch, Interview, Filmstill, 2021
Neo Rauch Video

"The images find their way to me, have to go through me and then they land on the canvas."

In conversation with Neo Rauch in Leipzig

Neo Rauch doesn’t like to be in the spotlight - in an intimate, relaxed interview in his studio the artist is talking about the development of his artworks, his journey to become a professional artist, how he met Gerd Harry Lybke and some former exhibitions e.g. at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany (2006), at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York (2007) or at the Uffizi/Palazzo Pitti in Florence (2019). How did the curated shows influence his view on his works, his working process and what does the word "painting" mean to Neo Rauch?

Enjoy this special insight!

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Gillian Wood
German with Englisch and Chinese subtitles.

Marc Desgrandchamps, Moment, Filmstill
Marc Desgrandchamps Video

In this interview, Marc Degrandchamps is giving significant insight into his exhibition MOMENT, 2022 at our gallery in Berlin. "There is no message, but the testimony of a state at a certain moment. It is a fragile, uncertain, transient state of things."

The painter lives and works in Lyon and is one of the major artists on the French scene. Despite the evolution of his paintings, they are distinguishable from those of other artists. These almost academic references to the art of the past are enriched by cinematic references, holiday photos and childhood memories. Desgrandchamps’ paintings are constructed like equations. The realism is an illusory one.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Distant Oceans Pt. 1
Written and performed by Ross McHenry
Published by First Word Publishing
French with English and Chinese subtitles.

Ricarda Roggan Podcast Interview

"Doing photography as the opposite of click and fast interests me."

Ricarda Roggan in conversation with Andy Scholz for the podcast "Fotografie Neu Denken". Listen to the interview and get interesting insights into Ricarda Roggan's personal and intimate working process.

The works by Ricarda Roggan (*1972, based in Leipzig) deal with found places, spaces and objects on which men have left their traces. After the searching and finding – always the starting point of her works – comes the thorough preparation for the analogue picture. The ready-made, which the viewer supposes to see in the image, turns to be a strictly thought through composition at closer observation.

Ricarda Roggan’s work has been presented in art institutions worldwide, since 2013 she is professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. In 2022 you can see her work in two great solo exhibitions at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig as well as at Leonhardi Museum Dresden.

You will find more information and works by the artist on our website:

The interview is in German; you will find a translation in English here.

Produktion / Moderation / Bild: Andy Scholz
Der Podcast.

Jana Schulz, Home Series. Ashley Temba, Filmstill
Jana Schulz Video

This teaser clip of the video work "Home Series. Ashley Temba" by Jana Schulz is giving you a great first impression of the special atmosphere and intensitiy of the work, presented in her solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, 2022.

"In 2020, when Covid largely emptied out or closed the (semi-)public social spaces in Berlin, I went out and talked to men on the street to ask if I could go along with them to their homes, bringing my camera with me. In this time, I embarked on a new video project, Home Series, portraits of young men in their apartments. I met my first protagonist, Ashley Temba, on Alexanderplatz. In Home Series there is a stronger focus than before on my relationship with my counterpart. The work centres on how the other person is approached, as the dynamic shifts between distance, closeness and intimacy. In this open process the feeling of uncertainty on both sides plays a key role, while also facilitating a candid approach. Time assumes an important role here in establishing mutual trust. I deliberately work without a precise concept, using the camera to observe everyday situations."
Jana Schulz about her video work Home Series

Home Series. Ashley Temba, 2021
One Channel projection, HD video, color, sound
6.04 min
Edition of 3
courtesy the artist and Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin

Titus Schade, Umland, Filmstill
Titus Schade Video

Enjoy the interview and personal tour by Titus Schade through his solo exhibition Umland, 2021 at our gallery in Berlin. You will get inspiring insights into his studio and painting process.

The protagonists in Titus Schade’s disconcerting and refreshingly bewildering paintings are architectures that seem like stage sets presented like props on shelves resembling typesetting cases, on tables, or in deserted, bleak landscapes and as motifs on Delft tiles.

Excerpt from the text by Turit Fröbe

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You will find more information and works by the artist on our website:

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: „Last Light“ by Xylo-Ziko
German with English and Chinese subtitles.

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