Monumenta - Intelligence-of-Many
Once renowned for manufacturing machine tools, the Pittlerwerke in the northwestern Leipzig district of Wahren has now become a work of art in its own right. Renovation projects in recent years have ensured that a large part of the building complex premises can be used again. Like at Baumwollspinnerei and the Kunstkraftwerk, contemporary artists from all over the world are invited to participate in regular events held at the former factory. In addition to art festivals, galleries and exhibitions, the old industrial halls also house a night club with regular opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
Pittlerwerke reopened its doors for the first time from 1 September to 13 October 2018 and presented the art festival Monumenta. More than 100 artists from numerous countries were invited to artistically explore their visions and utopias. Most of them worked on the topic "Intelligence of Many" in which a gas concrete block was used as the starting point - the result was presented at the exhibition.