Current Exhibition

Carina Brandes

Between Dogs and Wolfves

12/01 — 02/04/2018

Brandes’ analogue photographs taken in the twilight zone feature a surreal atmosphere through unusual angles of perspective and a feminist point of view.

Current Exhibition

Virtual Normality

Women Net Artists 2.0

12/01 — 08/04/2018

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

Anna-Eva Bergman . Light

12/01 — 08/04/2018

Anna-Eva Bergman (1909–1987) is regarded as one of the best Norwegian painters of the 20th century.She combines the experience of the Nordic landscape and light to form abstract pictures with an original design vocabulary.

25/02/2018 25/02/2018 10h30

emdebeka 4+: Ist bunt eine Farbe?

25/02/2018 25/02/2018 11h


28/02/2018 28/02/2018 17h

Anna-Eva Bergman. Licht

28/02/2018 28/02/2018 18h

Carina Brandes. Zwischen Hunden und Wölfen


01/03/2018 01/03/2018 15h

Von Frans Hals bis Pieter de Hooch

01/03/2018 01/03/2018 18h30

Europäische Identität

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

Terry Riley: IN C Preconcert GlobalEAR Arktis

04/03/2018 04/03/2018 10h30

emdebeka fämili: Farbexplosion

04/03/2018 04/03/2018 11h

Nordische Landschaft

06/03/2018 06/03/2018 15h

Die Sammlung Speck von Sternburg

06/03/2018 06/03/2018 18h

Edith Karlson. Drama Is in Your Head V/ BLIND ADAM. In Trance/ Sighard Gille. Auswildern

06/03/2018 06/03/2018 18h


07/03/2018 07/03/2018 18h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

08/03/2018 08/03/2018 18h30

Russland und das uneinige Europa

08/03/2018 08/03/2018 20h

Nipple Jesus

11/03/2018 11/03/2018 10h30

emdebeka 4+: Nur Linien und Farben?

11/03/2018 11/03/2018 11h

Carina Brandes. Zwischen Hunden und Wölfen

13/03/2018 13/03/2018 15h30

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

14/03/2018 14/03/2018 15h


14/03/2018 14/03/2018 18h

Gartenkunst in Südspanien

14/03/2018 14/03/2018 19h

CONNECT Leipzig: Deborah Jeromin. μεταμόρφωσεις/ Metamorphose

15/03/2018 15/03/2018 14h30


15/03/2018 15/03/2018 19h

Leipzig liest: Bernhard Heisig und Gudrun Brüne

16/03/2018 16/03/2018 19h

Leipzig liest: Marx. Der Unvollendete

17/03/2018 17/03/2018 19h

Leipzig liest: Werner Spies

18/03/2018 18/03/2018 10h30

emdebeka 4+: Nur Linien und Farben?

18/03/2018 18/03/2018 11h

Zeitgenössische Kunst

21/03/2018 21/03/2018 18h

Bastian Muhr. Kante

22/03/2018 22/03/2018 10–15h

Brot im Test

22/03/2018 22/03/2018 18h30

La République en marche = L’Europe en marche?

23/03/2018 23/03/2018 10–15h

Brot im Test

24/03/2018 24/03/2018 17h


25/03/2018 25/03/2018 10h30

emdebeka 7+: Optische Täuschung?

25/03/2018 25/03/2018 11h

Bild der Heimat zwischen Zensur und Dokument

26/03/2018 26/03/2018 18h30

Europa und der 1. Weltkrieg - Die Friedensbotschaft von Fiquelmont

28/03/2018 28/03/2018 17h

Annette & Erasmus Schröter. Montevideo

28/03/2018 28/03/2018 18h

Bastian Muhr. Kante


19/05/2018 19/05/2018 14–15h

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


Coming soon