In Exchange: 8 Years – 6 Continents – 145 international artists

10th Anniversary SpinnereiGalleries, May 1 & 2


Opening: May 1, 2015 at 4 pm
Performing artists: Mateja Gorjup (Slovenia) as well as David Palliser (Australia)

In context of the spring gallery tour of the Spinnerei Galleries and 8 years of LIA-Programme we would cordially like to invite you to our next group show In Exchange. In the past eight years LIA has enabled 145 international artists to stay in the programme and has introduced them to the cultural landscape of Leipzig.
In the exhibition and open studios you can see the latest works of six international awardees from five different nations. New York based artists Andrea Garcia Vasques and Kylie Lefkowitz focus on unexpected effects in the working process with textiles and others materials. Catalina Bauer from Chile shows her new video I dreamed, I was a spinning which deals with the history of the Spinnerei. Anamaria Avram from Romania works site specific and develops an installation which opens up a new perspective on the routine of everyday life. Slovenian painter Mitja Ficko creates in his pictures intimate personal stories and poetry. David Palliser from Australia shows images which oscillate between abstraction and figuration. He will be performing improvised music using his saxophone, loop pedal and objects. Materiality of sound and structural flux will be traversed and their relationship to the works on paper produced during his residency.


International Artists:

Anamaria Avram (RO)

Catalina Bauer (CL)

Mitja Ficko (SLO)

Kylie Lefkowitz (USA, SVA)

David Palliser (AU)

Andrea Garcia Vasquez (USA, SVA)

We thank LIA main partner BMW, the School of Visual Arts New York & the Nacional Council of Culture the Arts, Chile, Romanian Honorary Consulate of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as Romanian Cultural Institut Berlin for their kind support.



Address: Spinnereistr. 7, Leipzig, Hall 18, 2nd floor
Opening Gallery Tour:  Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm


Open Call for Proposals - Paradigma Plagwitz

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Dead line 30.06.2015

Related to the exhibition Paradigma Plagwitz II a newly created open call will take place first time. It addresses both local and international artists who once have lived in Leipzig and have a connection to the cityscape. The prize will be given to professional artists only. It is open to all media. It will be given on October 9th 2015 during the opening of the exhibition Paradigma Plagwitz II. Three artists will be selected by a jury and given 2.000,- € to produce a piece about the neighborhood Plagwitz. The work will be shown one year after in the following exhibition. Two publications will first present the awardees and one year after the new works created. These new works will be exhibited in the next exhibition October 2016 and then will be donated to the States Collection Dresden. 





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