Curated by Sheena Malone
Opening at 7pm, 8th November 2018
Irish Embassy in Berlin
Selected by Dr. Katja Blomberg (Director, Haus am Waldsee) & Seán Kissane (Curator of Exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art)
To be officially opened by Ambassador Michael Collins
The New Irish Creatives Festival will be launched with the opening of the New Irish Creatives Exhibition on the 8th of November. In cooperation with IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, the winner of the Visual Arts Award 2018 will be announced at the exhibition opening.
Carol Anne McGowan
5th July – 25th November 2018
David O'Kane, Henriette Grahnert, Rosa Loy, Jochen Plogsties, Neo Rauch, Johannes Rochhausen,
Hans Aichinger, Tilo Baumgärtel, Sebastian Gögel, Paule Hammer, Franziska Holstein, Aris Kalaizis, Martin Kobe,
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Rigo Schmidt, Matthias Weischer, Katrin Heichel, Julius Hofmann, Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf,
Ulf Puder, Julia Schmidt, David Schnell, Kristina Schuldt, Robert Seidel and Mirjam Völker
The new ‘MdbK meets …’ series is based on the idea of local networks, the focus lies upon links to Leipzig collectors and collections.
The series begins with ‘MdbK meets G2’, which unites works from the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and Hildebrand Collection (G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig). The exhibition shows how the pieces of two collections can complement one another, establishing an exciting relationship.
All of the paintings on show have been created since 2000, by artists who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. One piece respectively from the museum and the Hildebrand Collection by Henriette Grahnert, Rosa Loy, Jochen Plogsties, Neo Rauch and Johannes Rochhausen form a pair of pictures. The MdbK has also added paintings by Hans Aichinger, Tilo Baumgärtel, Sebastian Gögel, Paule Hammer, Franziska Holstein, Aris Kalaizis, Martin Kobe, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Rigo Schmidt and Matthias Weischer, whilst the Hildebrand Collection contributes works from artists including Katrin Heichel, Julius Hofmann, Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf, David O'Kane, Ulf Puder, Julia Schmidt, David Schnell, Kristina Schuldt, Robert Seidel, Mirjam Völker.
With this selection of works the ‘MdbK meets G2’ aims to reflect the rich spectrum of Leipzig painters, whilst also taking a critical look at the internationally-known but often misused term ‘New Leipzig School’. In a cross-generational approach, artists born between the early 1960s and the 1980s are contextualised with one another. The range of styles extends from photo realism to expressive gestural painting strategies. Recently acquired by Steffen Hildebrand, the painting ‘Der Übergang’ (2018) by Neo Rauch is presented in public for the first time. The second work by Rauch on display, ‘Fell’, from the year 2000, is owned by the MdbK. Hans Aichinger’s painting ‘History of Violence’ (2011) is a gift of the private collector to the MdbK from 2014 and represents the affiliation and amicable co-operation of both institutions.
14th April – 19th May 2018
Spinnerei Rundgang in Leipzig at the Josef Filipp Galerie.
A kaleidoscopic group exhibition with work by 16 artists represented by the Josef Filipp Galerie.
Artwork by the following artists will be on display:
Matias Bechtold, Georg Brückmann, Martín Daiber,
Wolfgang Ellenrieder, Rayk Goetze, Peter Hock, Sebastian Hosu,
Alexander König, Verena Landau, Fabian Lehnert, Klara Meinhardt, David O´Kane,
Eamon O´Kane, Claudia Rößger, Rosi Steinbach, Thomas Steinert,
Two paintings by David O'Kane have been acquired by Busan Museum of Art in South Korea.
27th October 2017 – 18th March 2018
A group exhibition exploring notions of masculinity and gender identity in the 21st Century.
Curated by Denise Ackermann and Frank Eckhardt.
The exhibition features artwork by
Leif Borges, Thilo Droste, Thomas Florschuetz, Saeed Foroghi,
Apostolos Georgiou, Patrycja German, Marcel Götz, Şakir Gökçebağ,
Frank Herrmann, Andrey Kezzyn, Julia Kuzminsk, Nils Mollenhaue, Guy Ben-Ner,
David O‘Kane, Ursula Palla, Stephan Popella, Daniel Rode, Marten Schädlich,
Sebastian Schrader, Klaus Weber