About Us

Since it was estab¬≠lis¬≠hed in 2006, D21 Kunstraum e. V. has been sup¬≠por¬≠ting natio¬≠nal and inter¬≠na¬≠tio¬≠nal artis¬≠tic posi¬≠ti¬≠ons. In divers exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠on for¬≠mats for media art, film, and video, pho¬≠to¬≠gra¬≠phy, instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on and per¬≠for¬≠mance art, in events like fes¬≠ti¬≠vals, sym¬≠po¬≠sia, film scree¬≠nings, and work¬≠shops, and also in publi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and art resi¬≠den¬≠ci¬≠es, D21 Artspace has func¬≠tion¬≠ed as a plat¬≠form for pre¬≠sen¬≠ting and dis¬≠cus¬≠sing rele¬≠vant socio-poli¬≠ti¬≠cal topics. D21 Artspace sees its¬≠elf not as sta¬≠tic, but as fluid‚ÄĒwe are inte¬≠res¬≠ted in impul¬≠ses from and reac¬≠tion to our immedia¬≠te local, cul¬≠tu¬≠ral, and poli¬≠ti¬≠cal sur¬≠roun¬≠dings. Thanks to our con¬≠ti¬≠nuous pre¬≠sence in the Leipzig art sce¬≠ne and in the cour¬≠se of various pro¬≠jects, we have been able to deve¬≠lop a num¬≠ber of coope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons with arts and cul¬≠tu¬≠re initia¬≠ti¬≠ves in Germany and abroad.

Since 2021, D21 has also been respon¬≠si¬≠ble for f/stop Festivals f√ľr Fotografie Leipzig. We are working towards its fur¬≠ther deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment as a fes¬≠ti¬≠val that func¬≠tions on regio¬≠nal, natio¬≠nal, and inter¬≠na¬≠tio¬≠nal levels and not only fol¬≠lows a dis¬≠cur¬≠si¬≠ve approach but also com¬≠bi¬≠nes appa¬≠rent oppo¬≠si¬≠tes: east and west, local and inter¬≠na¬≠tio¬≠nal, disci¬≠pli¬≠ne-spe¬≠ci¬≠fic and audi¬≠ence-ori¬≠en¬≠ted, focu¬≠sing pro¬≠ces¬≠ses and for¬≠mu¬≠la¬≠ting propositions.

Curatorial Program

Since 2006, the exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠on pro¬≠gram had been devi¬≠sed by an artis¬≠tic direc¬≠tor (Leif Magne Tangen 2006‚ÄĒ2008, Michael Arzt 2008‚ÄĒ2012, Lena Br√ľggemann & Hannah Sieben 2012‚ÄĒ2014, Lena Br√ľggemann 2015‚ÄĒ2018).

In 2018, the asso­cia­ti­on deci­ded to crea­te a more open and mul­ti-per­spec­ti­ve pro­cess of artis­tic pro­gram plan­ning. In 2019, the first advi­so­ry board was con­vo­ked which out­lines the upco­m­ing year’s exhi­bi­ti­on program.

Members of the advisory board 2019‚ÄĒ2020:

Experts: Prof. Dr. Dieter Daniels, Angelika Waniek
Representatives of the D21 mem­bers­hip: Ariane Graf, Johanna Trinkerl
Representatives of the D21 board: Paul Haas, Constanze M√ľller
Representatives of the pro­ject groups of 2019: Katrina Blach/Paula Gehrmann, Laura Immler, Emanuel Mathias, Katharina Zimmerhackl

Members of the advisory board 2021‚ÄĒ2022:

Experts: Charlotte Eifler, Julia Schäfer
Representatives of the D21 mem¬≠bers¬≠hip: Christiane Fiebig, Jula M√ľller, Nicolas Wiethoff
Representatives of the D21 board: Julia Eckert, Michael Moser
Representatives of the pro­ject groups of 2020: Ariane Graf, Irène Mélix, Frederike Moormann, Nadja Nitsche

Members of the advisory board 2022:

Experts: Julia Schäfer, Charlotte Eifler
Representatives of the D21 mem¬≠bers¬≠hip: Christiane Fiebig, Jula M√ľller, Nicolas Wiethoff
Representatives of the D21 board: Michael Moser, Angelika Waniek
Representatives of the pro¬≠ject groups of 2021: Lucinda Dayhew, Marcus Held, Anja L√ľckenkemper, Tu√ße Erel, Julia Eckert