The art association Delikatessenhaus e.V. was established on March 14th in 2005 in Leipzig. The aim of our art association is the debate with contemporary art and the general sponsorship of artistic statements in the society. This aim is implemented through a continuous exhibition program and encouraging the understanding of contemporary art in the public.
The non-commercial art room Delikatessenhaus as the showcase of the art association, is part of a contribution to the enrichment of the Leipzig art community and has been presenting mostly young positions of contemporary art since September 2005. The name Delikatessenhaus shows the focus of the exhibition program, which is subtle artistic handwritings with the main focus on drawing and graphic arts - without, however, excluding other media. The Delikatessenhaus wants to introduce artists from outside the city of Leipzig and to support the exchange with local artistic approaches. Since its establishment the art room has become a constant on the Leipzig art gallery scene.
By means of its art room the art association Delikatessenhaus e.V. has developed continuing activities and offers on a medium and long term basis. These are related to theoretical and practical appropriations of artistic processes. That means e.g. the artist's conversation at the end of every exhibition (called: Deli Open). Furthermore we are developing special artistic workshops especially related to kids and young persons.
The art association Delikatessenhaus e.V. is working on a non-profit basis and financed by sponsorships, donations and membership fees. Project related sponsorships were granted by "Aktion Mensch", the program "5000xZukunft", URBAN II, Cultural Office Leipzig, Foundation for Culture of the Free State of Saxony, the Institut Française de Leipzig and the American Consulate General in Leipzig.