Exhibition
THE POWER OF REPRODUCTION

„babel languages real basic space / schwarz U1”, Detail of digital printing
„babel languages real basic space / schwarz U1”, Detail of digital printing | Photo: Olaf Holzapfel

Exhibition

Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei Halle 4

The exhibition The Power of Reproduction – From pre-digital to post-digital reproducible art, or from engraving to Xerox to VR in South America and Germany presents graphic works by 14 contemporary artists from Rio Grande do Sul and Germany for the first time in a joint exhibition, curated by Gregor Jansen, director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

After a stop in Porto Alegre, the President of the Goethe-Institut Klaus-Dieter Lehmann will open the exhibition on 28 February 2019 at the Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei in the presence of the participating artists and the curator Gregor Jansen, director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The exhibition will be accompanied by interventions in the urban space of Ottjörg A.C. and XADALU. The exhibition can be seen in Leipzig until 23 March 2019. 

The Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre works in an environment that is still characterised to a large extent by immigration from European countries. Against this background, the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre works as a living bridge from and to Europe. After its first showing in Porto Alegre in the autumn of 2018, The Power of Reproduction, a dialogical project between Brazil and Germany, will now be shown in Leipzig, the traditional book and publishing city, from 28 February to 23 March 2019, a period deliberately chosen to coincide with the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair.

Preliminary viewing: 28 February, 11 am
Opening: 28 February, 6 pm by the President of the Goethe-Institut Klaus-Dieter Lehmann in the presence of the artists from Brazil and Germany and the curator Gregor Jansen.   
Curator-guided tour: 1 March, 11 am

Organisers: The Power of Reproduction is a project by the Goethe-Institut developed together with the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and other partners. A catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition by Kerber Verlag, edited by the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre with essays by Francisco Dalcol, Gregor Jansen, Andreas Schalhorn, Márcio Seligmann-Silva, Ludwig Seyfarth, Cauê Alves and others.
In cooperation with the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) 

Details

Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei Halle 4

Spinnereistraße 7
04179 Leipzig