30. October to 22. January 2017

The Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig will proudly present the first comprehensive retrospective on the painted oeuvre of Sighard Gille (*1941 Eilenburg) in autumn 2016. It will show around seventy paintings extending from the late 1960s to the present day. The complete catalogue raisonné of his paintings will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. … read more


Contemporary Art

22. 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

Marion Ermer Prize 2016

3. December to 19. February 2017

The 5,000 euro Marion Ermer Prize 2016 for young artists from the new federal states goes to: Manaf Halbouni (Dresden) | Marian Luft (Leipzig) Katharina Schilling (Leipzig) | Thomas Taube (Leipzig). … read more

Ayse Erkmen & Mona Hatoum


2. July to 1. October 2017

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

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