Kunstkraftwerkis located in the west of Leipzig - a former industrial district that is now a trendy suburb. After the closure of the power plant in 1992 (commissioning in 1900), it stood empty for several years and was acquired and refurbished in 2012. The focus of its new use is on presenting immersive and digital art.
The spectacular "Immersive Art Shows" immerse visitors into the renaissance era with "LEONARDO DA VINCI - RAFFAEL - MICHELANGELO", take you into the world of the painter with "HUNDERTWASSER experience", let the charm and power of "WORK IN PROGRESS" of an industrial building, or simply enchant with "The Wonder Worlds of Alice".
This immersive art is a form of art experiment that allows a wider audience to feel a new sensory experience. The viewer no longer stands in front of the work or the stage, now the viewer is in the center and becomes an integral part of the work.
Accompanying the immersive shows, Kunstkraftwerk showcases exhibitions of international artists featuring contemporary, international and media-based art. The works range from photography to video art to interactive audiovisual installations.
In addition, company events, private parties, congresses, readings, concerts and various other events take place over an area of over 2000 square meters. The focus is always on our visitors.
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Hot and loud - That's how the former Lindenau power plant sounded at the height of its time. From 1964 to 1992, the fire burned in the boiler house in three huge coal stoves, fed by coal bunkers, fueled by compressed air, monitored by boiler keepers, shift leaders, and ash men. With the generated thermals, water was heated and delivered via pipelines to the customers: Industrial companies in the west of Leipzig. Coal, fire, ashes, this eternal cycle followed the rhythm in the factory, all around the clock.
On July 20, 1992, this world stopped spinning. The factory was shut down. Who walks today through the
listed halls and cellars can experience their story on his own. The foundations of the boilers have been preserved, along with a coal funnel, a dust filter, steam distributor, conveyor belts, the control center and much more - no post-industrial charm, but authentic memories. The almost three decades as a powerplant in the VEB Energy Combine Leipzig were only one step in the vita of the imposing brick building. Built in 1863 as a gasworks, the plant changed in 1900 into the possession of a tram company and supplied as a power station traction current for the routes in the west of Leipzig.
Energy is not lost, it only changes. And so begins a new chapter at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig: charcoal becomes creativity, fire becomes inspiration, new ideas are born from ashes. The 150-year-old former power plant has quickly become a center for digital art and culture, contemporary design and communication.