Current Exhibition

Arno Rink

I do paint!

18/04 — 19/08/2018

With around 60 paintings and numerous large-format drawings, the retrospective-style exhibition illustrates the artistic cosmos of Arno Rink (1940– 2017).

Current Exhibition


Annette & Erasmus Schröter

08/03 — 21/05/2018

The joint exhibition of Annette and Erasmus Schröter shows selected groups of works from the extensive oeuvre of the Leipzig artists, both of whom studied at the local Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst. In the exhibition both the relationships and overlap as well as the respective independence of the artistic positions are apparent.

Current Exhibition

Bastian Muhr


22/03 — 17/06/2018

The works of the Leipzig artist Bastian Muhr (*1981) are an artistic interaction with the boundaries of the pictures, with their perception and ascertainability.

Current Exhibition

Virtual Normality

Women Net Artists 2.0

12/01 — 29/04/2018

Women net artists 2.0 explore the possibilities and restrictions of social media. They question the female beauty ideals and gender stereotypes that have become standard in the attention economy of social media.

The Internet and social media have allowed a new generation of women artists to make their voices heard. Newspapers and magazines call them Tumblr stars, Instagram artists, or webcam princesses, while the net artists describe themselves as “reality artists” (Signe Pierce), “Instagram models” (Leah Schrager), or “online exhibitionists” (Molly Soda). They use smartphones, tablets, and computers to share their works and stream them live in social media, where the images and videos frequently become viral and then spread across the Internet.

Women net artists 2.0 broadcast their lives, play different characters, create alter egos, and assume a variety of roles. In this way, they make their audiences aware of stereotypes, clichés, and generalizations. The artists willfully blur the line between art and life—and sometimes erode it altogether. Viewers often react with a feeling of unease when artists like Arvida Byström or Molly Soda reflect critically on ideals of female beauty and disseminate images of, for example, their own menstruation or body hair.

The exhibition is devoted to the female gaze in the age of digital stagings of identity. With every new generation and fresh wave of feminism, priorities and media change. New media facilitate the development of novel ideas and the exploration of uncharted possibilities. In response to the rekindling of debates about sexuality and identity on the Internet and in social media, women net artists have developed a hyperfeminine aesthetics. They present themselves as aggressively feminine or girlish and cute. Their colors are pink, purple, and neon.

The artists featured in the exhibition present a female perspective on sexuality, identity, and femininity in the digital age. Their materials are their own bodies, realities, and everyday lives; their stylistic devices are humor, irony, the grotesque, and hyperbole. Signe Pierce and Leah Schrager play with the male gaze by ostensibly engaging in the art of seduction. Nakeya Brown thematizes the political dimension of hair. Stephanie Sarley frees female sexuality from associations with the obscene and the reprehensible, while Molly Soda and Arvida Byström push ahead with the debate on female beauty ideals. Women net artists know that it is especially the female body that is censored and controlled in social media.

In an ideal world, women would not be insulted and belittled; they would not have to feel ashamed whenever they depart from the norm and assert their sexuality. Women net artists 2.0 show what it means to be true to oneself and thereby encourage public debate.

The participating artists are Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, Leah Schrager, Refrakt, Nicole Ruggiero, Stephanie Sarley, Arvida Byström, Nakeya Brown, Juno Calypso, Izumi Miyazaki and LaTurbo Avedon.

Opening of the exhibition: Friday, 11th of January, at 6 pm

Current Exhibition


19/04 — 13/05/2018

CONNECT Leipzig sees the MdbK offer space to young artists, giving them the opportunity to gather their first museum experience. An international jury selected ten young applicants from 120 submissions received, with the works to be displayed in the Zündkerzen-Hof on the ground floor of the MdbK at alternating four-weekly intervals, starting in
March 2018.

25/04/2018 25/04/2018 17h

Die Landschaft in der Malerei

29/04/2018 29/04/2018 10h30

emdebeka 7+: Kunst anfassen?

29/04/2018 29/04/2018 11h

Klinger im neuen Kontext


02/05/2018 02/05/2018 14–18h


02/05/2018 02/05/2018 18h

Arno Rink. Ich male!

03/05/2018 03/05/2018 15h

Max Klingers Griffelkunst

03/05/2018 03/05/2018 18h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

05/05/2018 05/05/2018 18–23h


06/05/2018 06/05/2018 10h30

emdebeka fämili: Töne

06/05/2018 06/05/2018 11h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

08/05/2018 08/05/2018 15h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

09/05/2018 09/05/2018 15h


09/05/2018 09/05/2018 18h

Überwiesen vom Rat der Stadt

13/05/2018 13/05/2018 10h30

emdebeka 4+: Was sammeln Künstler?

13/05/2018 13/05/2018 11h

Schwarze Schätze

15/05/2018 15/05/2018 15h30

Highlights des Goldenen Zeitalters

16/05/2018 16/05/2018 18h

Neo Rauch

17/05/2018 17/05/2018 14h30

Form / Space

19/05/2018 19/05/2018 14–15h

Schwarze Romantik und Fin de siècle: Die dunkle Seite des Museums der bildenden Künste

20/05/2018 20/05/2018 10h30

emdebeka 4+: Was sammeln Künstler?

20/05/2018 20/05/2018 11h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

23/05/2018 23/05/2018 18h

Bastian Muhr. Kante

23/05/2018 23/05/2018 19h

CONNECT: Leipzig Sebastian Hosu. Green Meat

26/05/2018 26/05/2018 14–17h


27/05/2018 27/05/2018 10h30

emdebeka 7+: Ich male?

27/05/2018 27/05/2018 11h

Edith Karlson. Drama Is in Your Head V

30/05/2018 30/05/2018 17h

Arno Rink. Ich male!

30/05/2018 30/05/2018 18h

Schönheit: göttlich. natürlich. vergänglich


Coming soon