Exchange: Leipzig, Lyon, birmingham 2015 / by Claire Farrell


Birmingham & Leipzig, 2015

Exchange@2015.le was an artist exchange programme between three European sister cities of Leipzig HALLE14, Birmingham | WERK and Glenn Howells Architects, and Lyon | École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon. Created by Leipzig based arts organisation HALLE 14 - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst to celebrate the 1000 year birthday of the city of Leipzig.

Leipzig based artist Sven Bergelt was selected to spend 3 months in Birmingham hosted by Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham based artist Ian Richards was selected to spend 3 months in Leipzig.

Exchange@2015.le resulted in a group show 'Manifestations of a Far Nearness' at the Spinnerei Gallery in Leipzig.

Read a review of Sven Bergelt's work by Anneka French here
Read a review of Ian Richards work by Cathy Wade here

Funded by Leipzig Municipality, Glenn Howells Architects, Argent, Zahoot Print and WERK.