Plagwitz, Leipzig’s answer to Berlin’s Kreuzberg, is a formerly industrial neighbourhood that deserves credit for its contribution to the city’s flourishing art scene. Over the past decade, old Victorian cotton mill warehouses have been converted into multifunctional spaces, bringing in communities of artists who have opened numerous studios and galleries. While some have moved again to seek out new frontiers in the less-developed eastern districts of Leipzig, the buzz is still very much present. The main drag is Karl-Heine-Straße, while Zschochersche Straße is best for restaurants and bars. While you’re here, stop by the Spinnerei, which is one of the reasons Leipzig has become a significant destination for art lovers.

Eigen + Art Gallery

Founded as an illegal exhibition space in 1983, Eigen + Art’s unconventional shows have received a lot of international attention. They work with a rotating group of artists and exhibit traditional as well as conceptual art, which they round off with photography and film. They have two satellite galleries in Berlin, but their heart remains in the Spinnerei.

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  • Halle 5, Spinnereistraße 7
    04179 Leipzig

G2 Artspace

The G2 art space is a private, non-profit gallery representing emerging contemporary visual artists. Many works of their permanent collection date back to the New Leipzig School, a movement and artistic boom around the turn of the millennium. A guided tour is the best way to fully appreciate the emotional and intellectual exchange the space promotes.

G2 Artspace

Eigen + Art Gallery


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