MdbK meets G2

4 Jul 2018 – 25 Nov 2018

Event times

Tue, Thu–Sun 10am-6pm, Wed 12–8pm, public holidays 10am–6pm, Mon closed

Cost of entry

10 / 5 Euro

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Leipzig, Germany


Travel Information

  • Tram: Thomaskirche

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The exhibition showcases highlights of contemporary painting from the collection of the Museum der bildenden Künste and from the Hildebrand Collection / G2 Kunsthalle in Leipzig!


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 both, 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.

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig in Leipzig, Katharinenstr. 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
5 July — 25 November 2018 

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Marcus Andrew Hurttig

Anka Ziefer

Exhibiting artists

Johannes Rochhausen

Jochen Plogsties

Martin Kobe

Rosa Loy

Ulf Puder

Paule Hammer

Neo Rauch

Katrin Heichel

Julia Schmidt

Franziska Holstein

Christoph Ruckhäberle

Sebastian Gögel

Matthias Weischer

Tilo Baumgärtel

Henriette Grahnert

Peter Krauskopf

Kristina Schuldt

Julius Hofmann

Rigo Schmidt

Uwe Kowski

Hans Aichinger

Mirjam Völker

David Schnell

Robert Seidel

David O’Kane

Aris Kalaizis

Taking part


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