LEIPZIG, Germany, December 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The German cultural metropolis of Leipzig is starting 2017 with top-class exhibitions. Europe's best airline, Turkish Airlines, flies fives times a week from Istanbul to Leipzig/Halle.
Following on from the successful panorama "Great Barrier Reef", from 28 January 2017, Leipzig Panometer will take its visitors on another journey into the underwater world: the 360° panorama TITANIC deals with probably the biggest shipwreck of all time and shows the ocean giant now - 105 years after the disaster - on the floor of the Atlantic. The celebrated panorama artist Yadegar Asisi not only deals with the sinking of the luxury liner, but also the age-old issue of mankind's attempts to control nature. http://www.asisi.de
The Museum of Fine Arts is experiencing a real colour storm with its special exhibition "Nolde and the Bridge" from 12 February to 18 June 2017. The young "Bridge" group of artists includes some of the most important exponents of expressionism and its members were fascinated by the works of the exceptional painter Emil Nolde. An almost two-year collaboration with Nolde, who was almost a generation older, starting in 1906, saw the introduction of modern art into Germany. For the first time, the Leipzig Museum is displaying this exciting chapter of German art history with an exhibition of 150 works including paintings, drawings and graphic prints. http://www.mdbk.de
Contemporary art enthusiasts should definitely visit the Spinnerei in Leipzig. The walls of what was once the largest cotton mill in continental Europe now house eleven leading galleries and more than 100 studios. Three times a year - on 14 January, 29/30 April and 15/16 September 2017 - the Spinnerei invites visitors on a grand tour (http://www.spinnerei.de). From there is it worth taking a detour to the newly opened Kunstkraftwerk: For the German première of the installation "Hundertwasser Experience", the international artist group "Immersive Art Factory" led by the Italian artist Gianfranco Iannuzzi has turned the rooms of the former power station in the west of Leipzig into a vibrant, colourful and entrancing immersive Hundertwasser world. Up to 24 August 2017, visitors can literally immerse themselves in the works of the painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser thanks to large-scale video installations. http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses on the church door. Leipzig is dedicating an extensive programme of events to this major Anniversary of the Reformation. The Saxon publishing city, and largest city in the Lutheran region of Central Germany, contributed significantly to the dissemination of Martin Luther's writings, and the Leipzig Debate in 1519 sealed Luther's break with the Catholic Church. A dozen special exhibitions at museums in Leipzig, including the Museum of Local History, the Museum of the Printing Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, illuminate the work of the reformer in Leipzig and the Leipzig region. Various events, themed tours, such as "Luther and Bach", and the "Kirchentag on the Way" church congress (25-28.5.2017) bring history to life in Leipzig.
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