Filmstill, Jörg Herold, Beiwerk, 1985
Jörg Herold, Beiwerk Video

Dive with us into Leipzig back in 1985, by watching this historic art film Beiwerk on the topic of work by Jörg Herold.

This film documents an action in a closed room in which "employees" had planned to re-enact a working day. The task is to clean and whitewash an empty factory building in Leipzig during 8 hours, as well as to take a break with a cultural programme. For all protagonists was a ban on talking. All in all, a pointless and exhausting activity that surrounded the heroic aura that justifies the term "work". However, the ban on speaking was avoided through gestural and onomatopoeic communication. Instead of subjecting oneself to the effort of mindless work, one immediately began to let the creative imagination run its course and to create a kind of common environment. The aim was not to rebel against the ban alone, but to go behind it and ultimately leave it to itself. The raising of the white flags ended the action.

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Jörg Herold
Beiwerk, 1985
Super 8, Black and White
8:40 min
Edition of 12
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin

Concept: Jörg Herold
Actors: Gerd Harry Lybke, Jörg Herold, Frank Behrend, Götz Lehmann, Torsten Schilling, Jan Raue,Thomas Krüger
Camera: Uwe Walter

Filmstill, archive material Gerd Harry Lybke, mdr 2017
40 years EIGEN + ART / Galerist und Erfinder der Neuen Leipziger Schule Video

This film shows the life of Gerd Harry Lybke, aka Judy, and accompanies him as he brings his artists to collectors on the international stage, opens exhibitions, visits Neo Rauch or Uwe Kowksi in their studios and more.

Judy Lybke talks about his life, his beginnings, his own experiences from the GDR, about the changes in the art scene and how the historical place - the "Spinnerei" - became a center for art and culture that is unique in Europe.
Interviews e.g. with Uwe Kowski, Neo Rauch, Titus Schade, Kerstin Wahala, Alfred Weidinger - Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and Steffen Hildebrandt - G2 Kunstsammlung Leipzig.

Judy Lybke - Galerist und Erfinder der Neuen Leipziger Schule, 2017
Film by: Nicola Graef und Kira Pohl.
mdr, ca. 29 min
German, no subtitles

Filmstill, Kunsthändler, 2017, arte / radiobremen
40 years EIGEN + ART / Kunsthändler, 2017 Video

This great documentary from 2017 captures not just an interview with Gerd Harry Lybke (aka Judy) on his journey between Venice, Paris, Berlin and Leipzig but also interviews with artists like Neo Rauch, Marc Desgrandchamps or Ulrike Theusner.

Also get an impression of the exhibitions by Neo Rauch at Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin or Mirjam Völker at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig in 2017. And much more....

Kunsthändler, 2017, arte / radiobremen
Film by: Grit Lederer
ca. 26 min
Documentary in a series with Larry Gagosian, Paul Cassirer by arte / radiobremen
German, no subtitles

Filmstill, Ein Sachse erobert den Kunstmarkt, 2008, mdr
40 years EIGEN + ART / Ein Sachse erobert den Kunstmarkt, 2008 Video

Have look into our gallery in Berlin before it's remodelling and join Gerd Harry Lybke and his team during exhibition preparations in Berlin and Leipzig.

With interviews of Gerd Harry Lybke (aka Judy), Birgit Brenner, Martin Eder, Stella Hamberg, Christiane zu Salm, some team members and many more.

Ein Sachse erobert den Kunstmarkt, 2008, mdr
Film by: Christian Gramstadt
ca. 28:33 min
German, no subtitles

Filmstill, Die Ostdeutschen, Interview, 2014
40 years EIGEN + ART / Die Ostdeutschen, 2014 Video

In this documentary from 2014 you will get great insight into the exhibitions by Neo Rauch, Birgit Brenner and Stella Hamberg at our galleries as well as the group show still not moving at the first location of EIGEN + ART Lab.

Enjoy Gerd Harry Lybke in conversation about his artists, the origins of Galerie EIGEN + ART and interviews with e.g. Carsten Nicolai, Birgit Brenner, Stella Hamberg.

Die Ostdeutschen, 2014
15 min documentary Gerd Harry Lybke (aka Judy)
German, no subtitle

Filmstill, Lebensbilder, 1994, mdr
40 years EIGEN + ART / Lebensbilder, 1994 Video

Join us for this 29 min documentary with a 33 years old Gerd Harry Lybke (aka Judy) to all the great art fairs and exhibitions from 1991 to 1994.

Here you will not just see our booths at Art Cologne or Art Basel but also great interviews with artists we used to work with from the start, like e.g. Carsten Nicolai.

Lebensbilder, 1994, mdr
Documentary by Ulla Martinson and Jürgen Ast
ca. 29 min
German, no subtitle

Filmstill, ZDF heute journal, 1993
40 years EIGEN + ART / New York, 1993 Video

Watch this historical 30 year old interview with Gerd Harry Lybke (aka Judy) during Armory Show New York in 1993. Get a tour through our temporary space on Hudson River in New York and its exhibition.

This interview was broadcast on German TV for the news channel ZDF heute journal.

TV Report: Steffen Seibert
Channel: ZDF heute jounal, 1993
ca. 3 min
German, no subtitles

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.

Filmstill, Brett Charles Seiler, Riding In Cars With Boys, 2023
Brett Charles Seiler Video

In this video you will get great insight into the studio and working process of Brett Charles Seiler. Learn about his inspirations, materials and message.

Riding In Cars With Boys is the first solo exhibition of the South African artist in Europe. In the program of Galerie EIGEN + ART since 2021, Brett Charles Seiler lives and works in Cape Town, where he graduated from the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2015. Seiler's work has elements of painting, drawing, installation and object art, the use of text and language also plays a major role. Sometimes poetic, nostalgic or romantic, it is an integral part of his art or stands on its own as a work as well. In his paintings, the space is indeterminate, the figures are not located and are sketchily fleeting, the writing elements spontaneous.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
English. With German subtitle.

For the version with Chinese subtitle please go to our account at Vimeo here.

Filmstill, Group exhibition, 2023
4 x 4 // EIGEN + ART Lab Video

Welcome to 4 x 4, the group exhibition at EIGEN + ART Lab presenting four artistic positions from South Africa. Enjoy the tour through the show and universe of Githan Coopoo, Asemahle Ntlonti, Natalie Paneng and Guy Simpson.

Through their art, these artists bring to you their views of life. Take your time. At first, they may seem soothing. Though the second, the third or the fourth view could also be uncomfortable. But it will be fun, too, promise. Let the meet and greet begin!

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Camera + Editing: Paul Ott
Music: Nosmo King - Im Hier und Jazz

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

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