Centre for contemporary art
As an independent art centre, HALLE 14 is a place for the presentation of contemporary art as well as a space for reflection and communication. As a non-profit organisation, HALLE 14 serves the public interest in its artistic commitment. This goal is accomplished through projects such as exhibitions, an art library, an art education programme, a scholarship programme and a series of talks and discussions. HALLE 14 has been operating since 2002 in a listed historical building on the grounds of the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei (Cotton Spinning Mill).
Taking advantage of the “luxury of emptiness” in the generous halls of this late 19th century industrial building, a group of art enthusiasts has over time created unique spaces for the presentation and production of art. Today, a multi-functional visitor centre with library offers 600 m² for learning, reading and lingering. A 2,400 m² exhibition hall is available as a presentation space for contemporary art. There is also a workspace for art education, 16 studios for international and local artists as well as for our scholarship holders and seven workshops.
What makes the organisation unique?
HALLE 14’s exhibition programme is linking societal and critical issues with the international scene of contemporary art. This and the presentation of art works in the vast former factory halls that keeps over 100 years of industrial history visible and tangible until today creates an open and lively platform of reflection. HALLE 14’s location in the dense creative and cultural hub of the Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill with a Dozen of art galleries, theatres, a cinema and 120 artist studios gives specially the art education programme endless resources of collaborations. The art library gathers over 25.000 international and rare publications of visual arts.
What TEH projects is the centre a part of?
Arts Education Platform, Staff Exchange