INDUSTRIES to PUBLIC BUILDING + PUBLIC SPACES
After German Reunification, three investors from Western Germany bought a decommissioned cotton factory in Leipzig, turning it into a space that now houses more than 100 contemporary artists. Many of them are internationally acclaimed, most prominently Neo Rauch who is one of the lead figures of the New Leipzig School, an emerging movement of German artists.
The Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei (in short ‘Spinnerei’), which is located in the west of Leipzig, now accommodates 11 galleries, including some of Germany’s most commercially renowned: Galeries Kleindienst and Galerie Eigen+Art. This area provides everything a creative mind needs including a well equipped art warehouse, a cinema, and several exhibition spaces for permanent and temporary displays.