On January 13, I spent all day at the Leipzig Museum der Bildenden Künste. I got there by 11:30 a.m. and was probably the last person to leave at 6:00 p.m. I even ate dinner there. Seeing art all day made me very happy.
Then I took a 1-hour tram ride to a sauna on the outskirts of Leipzig. I had looked forward to sweating out the rest of my cold, but it turned out that sauna does not offer bathrobes or towels for rent, and I did not bring any. A bit disappointed, I took the tram all the way back to my hotel to nurse my cold, catch up on some emails and phone calls to friends and family, and get lots of sleep.
Here is an incomplete list of artists that were represented, most of these are from the former East Germany and most of them I had never heard of before but want to check them out:
Matthias Weischer b. 1973
Christoph Ruckhäberle (his work looks a bit like the Canadian First Nations artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun)
Katharina Grosse (Richter-like)
David Schnell (from Bergisch Gladbach)
Beat Streuli (photography)
Astrid Klein (photography)
Thomas Strut (photography)
Peter Wegner (minimal colorist, reminds me of Fiene Scharp, an upcoming Berlin artist I met)
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot