11th Art Award of the Leipziger Volkszeitung

28. November to 28. February 2016

Owen Gump, born 1980 in California and now mainly resident of Berlin, initially studied under Thomas Ruff and Walter Nikkels at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, before continuing his education with Peter Piller at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. Owen Gump’s photographs invite viewers to perceive the landscapes of the American West – the desert of Nevada, the coastline of California – not as an apparent visual manifestation of natural beauty, and instead to recognise in them all that has been carved into their surfaces, and the traces of use that these expanses of land carry, whether visible or hidden. … read more


Opus XIII: About Death. Second Part

16. December to 17. April 2016

The “Brahmsfantasy”, first printed in Leipzig 1894, is based on compositions by Johannes Brahms. Max Klinger, himself a keen musician, admired Brahms, 24 years his senior. In “About Death”, Klinger returned to the theme of death he had already visited in his Opus XI. His work on this cycle occupied him for 25 years. Klinger himself wrote: “I am attempting to add a larger, wider form, in which the grand principles and the inner catharsis clash with the petty coincidences and the outward terror to enable a harmonious conclusion.” … read more