Kai Schiemenz, Kolk, Filmstill
Kai Schiemenz Video

In this video, the Berlin based artist Kai Schiemenz talks about two different ways of making a sculpture: bright glass works in the artist's studio and rough concrete bodies in the outdoor area.

“Kolk”? This German word, which sounds like a fantasy, describes a condition in nature: a deep pit on a riverbank produced by stones tumbled by vortices in the water. Kai Schiemenz gave this paradoxically resonant and soundless term to his current exhibition in the Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig. The showing is an experimental field in which elaborated glass works named for crystals come together with rough concrete bodies. The title and the displayed sculptures are connected in that they refer to nature, and more precisely: to the soil and the spaces arising in and through it.

Excerpt from the text by Dr. Elisa Tamaschke

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Matthias Hermann

Igor Hosnedl, Ká Quills’ Room, Filmstill
Igor Hosnedl Video

Join us on a personal tour with Igor Hosnedl through his solo show "Ká Quills’ Room" at EIGEN + ART Lab.

"I just have my imagination in my head. Keeping it in my mind rethinking. Daydreaming about it."

Under the title “Ká Quills’ Room”, the EIGEN + ART Lab presented in 2021 the second solo exhibition of works by Igor Hosnedl. The exhibition spaces together with the sculptural objects and six new large-format works are conceived as a single cohering experience. This time, visitors are carried off to a part of a bewildering fantasy- factory world that has not yet gone into operation.

Excerpt from text by Gilles Neiens/ACCCE

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You will find more information and works by the artist on our website: www.eigen-art.com.

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)

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NOW REPRESENTED BY EIGEN + ART Video

With this video you will get a little insight into the works and studios of the six new artists in our program.

We are delighted to represent the following artistic positions from now on:

Maja Behrmann (*1994, lives and works in Leipzig)
Louisa Clement (*1987, lives and works in Bonn)
Stefan Guggisberg (*1980, lives and works in Leipzig)
Madeleine Roger-Lacan (*1993, lives and works in Paris, France)
Brett Charles Seiler (*1994, lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa)
Raul Walch (*1980, lives and works in Berlin)

You will find more information and works by all artists on our website: www.eigen-art.com.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Gerard Roberts

Akos Birkas, Filmstill
Akos Birkas Video

In occasion of Akos Birkas’ 80th birthday we would like to celebrate the memory of this great artist and friend with an arte documentation by filmmaker Judith Du Pasquier.

The Hungarian painter and photographer died in 2018 at the age of 76. As gallery we represented his work since the early 1990s. Birkas, who was born in Budapest on October 26, 1941 and studied painting at the Academy of Arts from 1959 to 1965, is best known for his "Heads" series. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he created nearly 200 of these abstract oval head shapes. They are a symbolic condensation of the human face, as Alexej von Jawlensky also developed with his "Meditations," "Abstract Heads" and "Savior's Faces." What Birkas appreciated most about this form of representation was the "pathos" and the "metaphysical" that could be put into abstract painting.

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Akos Birkas was not only a great artist but also a charming, humorous and kind-hearted person and friend.
Never forgotten, dearly missed.

Directed by Judith Du Pasquier
Produced by Jean-Paul Boucheny for Image et compagnie/Arte

French and Hungarian with English subtitles.

David Schnell, stereo (Filmstill)
David Schnell Video

We associate the resounding word S T E R E O with the world of sound and music. The letters are spaced out on the amplifier of the audio system, and the lowering of the needle on the record starts a crackle; a short wait, and then, the instruments and sounds coming from the left and right open up a space.

The pleasure of listening to music on a good stereo system has a lot to do with looking at David Schnell’s pictures. The quality of the stereo system plays an important role here, because a high-quality system makes the details that play the space ring out properly.

Excerpt from a text by Katharina Immekus, September 2021

Ulrike Theusner, Das Wie am Was (Filmstill)
Ulrike Theusner Video

ULRIKE THEUSNER - ART ORINGINATES FROM THE RIGHT GRASP

The current episode of "Das Wie am Was | film edition" is dedicated to the artist Ulrike Theusner. Theusner's predominantly colorful works appear light and impulsive and testify to her sovereign handling of all artistic means.
The artist draws a sensitive inventory of our present time and social moods. She creates images of the now, sometimes whimsical and as if hallucinating
Ulrike Theusner absorbs everything that visually and atmospherically impinges on her and brings it out again in her own, always slightly nervous, but nevertheless precise drawing style.
Whether she always finds “the right grasp” and how she deals with the unforeseen and imperfect in art - she talks about this in this video and reflects on one of the rules of the Droege Group - “Art originates from the right grasp”.

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German with English subtitles.

Karl-Heinz Adler, Metrics, Filmstill
Karl-Heinz Adler Video

„Art must emerge from thoughts and emotions - just emotions.“
Karl-Heinz Adler

In the video, which was created for his extensive solo exhibition „Metrics“ at EIGEN + ART Berlin, we are following the tracks and inspiration of Karl-Heinz Adler (1927 - 2018).

Karl-Heinz Adler is one of the most important representatives of concrete, postwar avant-garde art. His minimalist, geometrically inspired drawings, collages, folding art, and sculptural objects, but also the construction-accompanying works developed jointly with Friedrich Kracht, have for some time now been in the process of international rediscovery in art and architecture circles and are appreciated as pioneering artistic achievements. (...)
Kito Nedo

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German with English and Chinese subtitles.

Stella Hamberg, großer Schatten, 2015, Photo: Mick Vincenz
Stella Hamberg Video

Exhibition tour with artist Stella Hamberg and Jutta Mattern (Curator of Contemporary Art, Arp Museum)

On the occasion of the solo show “Corpus” by Stella Hamberg at Arp Museum Rolandseck, which is on view until February 27, 2022.

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Space and Place / Invitation card
Space and Place Video

The video shows the current group exhibition "SPACE and PLACE" at our gallery in Leipzig, in a colaboration with the curator Khanya Mashabela from Norval Foundation in Cape Town, we include 15 different artists from South Africa and Europe:

Louisa Clement, Ian Grose, Igor Hosnedl, Gabrielle Kruger, Sepideh Mehraban, Lotte Meret, Thandiwe Msebenzi, Adrian Mudder, Asemahle Ntlonti, Natalie Paneng, Madeleine Roger-Lacan, Brett Charles Seiler, Elene Shatberashvili, Hanna Stiegeler and Xhanti Zwelendaba. Their various materials and work methods certainly provide us some exciting new perspectives.

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Photo: Enrico Meyer / © Claudia Linzel
Judy Lybke Audio

Listen to a talk with Gerd Harry Lybke in an episode of the podcast “Die Leichtigkeit der Kunst” by Claudia Linzel. Here you will get some insights, anecdotes and behind the scenes stories of Galerie EIGEN + ART.

Starting his career based in Leipzig / Saxony long before the wall came down, originally with the dream of becoming an astronaut or actor, his path lead Lybke to be an nude model at the famous art school Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and the story began…

The podcast is in German. You will find a transcript in English as PDF here.

Ricarda Roggan, Fluchten (Filmstill)
Ricarda Roggan Video

The film "Fluchten" by Ricarda Roggan is a personal review of the years 2000–02. In a dense montage from private archive material, spoken and written text, the author remembers seemingly endless waiting times in office corridors. While staring at the oil paint on the wall – typical for the countries of the former “Eastern Bloc” – she watches as times, places and systems slowly shift before ultimately dissolving in an unexpected turn.
Quote by Ricarda Roggan

Voice: Johann Frederick Emanuel Flegel
Sound and image montage: Eva Dörr
Reproductions: Scancolor Leipzig
Translation: Aaron Shoichet
Archive, text, concept: Ricarda Roggan
Courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin
with friendly support: MEISTERZIMMER Leipzig

Melora Kuhn, Tales from the Dark (Filmstill)
Melora Kuhn Video

In the video, which was created for her last solo exhibition "Tales from the Dark", Melora Kuhn talks about her working process, artistic practice, where did her inspiration come from, also, how the exhibition title came about.

Director and Cinematographer: Ethan Palmer
Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Neo Rauch, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Neo Rauch Audio

"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, 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 and what does the word „painting“ mean to Neo Rauch?

The talk is in German, you will find a translation in English as PDF here.

Poster of the group exhibition at ARTSVIT Gallery
Lada Nakonechna Video

Ukrainian artist Lada Nakonechna talks about her work at the ARTSVIT Gallery in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Get an impression of her latest work series and installations during this personal tour through the venue of her solo exhibition "Disciplined Vision School".

Tim Eitel, Vie imaginaire, chapitre II: Ensemble, Exhibition view, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, 2021
Tim Eitel Video

"Art is the opposite of general ideas, it describes individuals, desires only the unique. It does not classify, it unclassifies."
Marcel Schwob, Imaginary Lives, 1896

And yet this second chapter in Eitel’s collection of imaginary lives—staged three years after the first at the same gallery—achieves a marked coming-together, more in the style of Éric Rohmer, and a new proximity between protagonists. (...)

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Malte Bartsch, Investment, Exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, 2021
Malte Bartsch Video

In May 2021 Malte Bartsch had his first solo exhibition at EIGEN + ART Lab.

In the exhibition "Investment", there were four groups of works: "Risk Averse", "Agave", "Rakete" and "Schneehaus". In the video Malte Bartsch tals about his works and the show.

Martin Eder, Phantasma (Filmstill)
Martin Eder Video

"Phantasma can also be the result of the daydream for example, like you sit there on a park bench, you suddenly have an idea and out of this idea you develop a whole book, a movie or a painting." Martin Eder

In his new cycle of works “Phantasma,” Martin Eder introduces combinations of possible and unreal worlds whose origins lie in the depths of his subconscious. Their incorporation in the Eder cosmos’ symbolic order of intimate spaces, inhabited by chimeras, shadows, and after-images, brings Dante’s infernal scenarios to mind.

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Tom Anholt, Close to Home (Filmstill)
Tom Anholt Video

"Close to Home is a phrase which of course simultaneously means things that are very close to us, that are physically close to us, but its also something that is kind of painfully personal." Tom Anholt

In his exhibition Close to Home at Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, Tom Anholt explores nothing less than the very essence of human existence. His latest works mostly feature immediate family members, through which the artist probes himself and in the process involves us, the viewers, in a refreshing way.

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Cornelia Baltes, Eigenbrötler, Exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, 2021
Cornelia Baltes Video

In her exhibition Eigenbrötler at EIGEN + ART Lab, Cornelia
Baltes' works develop their very own presence in a partly humorously created pictorial world.

(...) The painterly gestures are so exuberant and large that they sometimes leave the canvas to land on the walls. The forms she designs are expansive and generous. Indeed, Cornelia Baltes' work is characterized by a generosity that is displayed in the depth of the colors, but also in the size of the pictures. Her pictures reject every renunciation and negate everything that smacks of modesty imploring to be seen as understatement. It is a lusty, ruthless way to deal with color and form, and it gives the viewer a calming satisfaction. Sometimes one can read a face into the forms, sometimes recognize an arm or a leg. The idea of corporeality is no coincidence: Baltes usually works with vertically oriented canvases that, if one consistently follows the narrative of the motifs, spur one to think of very boxy people. And so her pictures radiate their very own bodily presence; if they were really people, one would gladly go out with them for a drink. (...)

Laura Helena Wurth

Martin Groß, catalogue
Martin Groß Instagram

Martin Groß' first exhibition catalogue, published on occasion of his last solo show Inside a Screensaver at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig.

We're so exited about Martin Groß' first exhibition catalogue, published on occasion of his last solo show Inside a Screensaver at our Leipzig gallery. With a poem by Jonathan Powell and a marvellous text by Anka Ziefer, graphic design by Albrecht Gaebel.

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