Contemporary Art

28. January to 24. September 2017

The exhibition presents a dialogue between the drawings, sculptures and paintings of Max Klinger and Markus Lüpertz. During his lifetime, Klinger irritated the audience with the modernity of his multi-coloured sculptures composed of different materials. In a similar way, today’s audience is often provoked by Markus Lüpertz’ coloured scupltures. … read more

Nolde and the "Brücke"

12. February to 18. June 2017

Emil Nolde is one of the outstanding artists of the 20th century. The Brücke group of artists, established in Dresden in 1905 by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, numbers amongst the most important representatives of expressionism. This members of this group, in their early 20s, are impressed by the "colour storms" of Nolde, who is nearly a generation older. … read more


Young perspectives on painting in Leipzig since 1949

30. March to 11. June 2017

Focusing on the reception of GDR painting among young people, this exhibition was organised together with 16 students of the 10th grade at the 35th secondary school of Leipzig. The young people decided on all essential aspects of the exhibition, from topic selection and exhibition concept, to writing the commentaries for the paintings and arranging their presentation and communication. … read more


Logos and Image

11. May to 6. August 2017

This exhibition focuses on small-format parchment artworks that Michael Triegel created to depict selected dinner speeches given by Martin Luther. They focus on Luther as a doubter and a searcher, and not on his role as theologian and reformer. Triegel’s works are not illustrations in a traditional sense. Instead, Luther’s statements are transformed into symbolically charged objects shown in close-up. … read more

Ayse Erkmen & Mona Hatoum


18. November to 18. February 2018

With the exhibition Displacements/Entortungen, the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts initiates a dialogue between the work of two internationally renowned artists, Ayşe Erkmen (Istanbul) and Mona Hatoum (Beirut), in an unprecedented joint exhibition. Erkmen and Hatoum have developed artistic positions in which the reflection on the specificity of the space and the social and political issues associated with it play an important role. Both understand place and historical context as part of their work, exploring in different ways their individual or global concerns. … read more