missing linck

Vermisste Objekte auf einzelnen Losen / missing objects on individual lots
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The collection of the Leipzig pharmacist family Linck, which was created between 1670 and 1807, was known far beyond the city limits and was one of the most important sights in Leipzig. In 1840, Prince Victor I. von Schönburg-Waldenburg bought the collection, which is still - almost completely - in the small town of Waldenburg today. This is an extremely rare occurrence, as almost all private collections from the Baroque period have been dispersed or broken up over time. The whereabouts of missing pieces are largely unknown. The extent of the missing pieces can be investigated by comparison with the well-documented cataloging from 1787 (Linck Index, 3 volumes).

The idea of the project is to ask artists to freely interpret missing pieces, of which only a short description from the 18th century is available, on the basis of the baroque descriptions from the index. Like all other exhibits, these will be added to the collection.

The great interest of the artists in the project and the efforts on our part, which have been maintained since 2019, are contrasted by a museum management that is supposedly "on fire for the project" and a disinterested mayor, whose level of cooperation and interest is shown by the fact that after 5 years, neither targeted activities nor commitments have been raised.


Artists invited to the project:
Jana Gunstheimer, Jena
Lucie Freynhagen, Dresden
Helena Lukasova, Brno
Cindy Schmiedichen, Potsdam
Ricarda Roggan, Leipzig
Barbara Proschak, Leipzig
Peter Bux, Leipzig
Sebastian Stumpf, Leipzig
Jörg Obergfell, Köln
Marten Schech, Berlin
Daniel Klawitter, Eichwalde
Andreas Grahl, Leipzig
Jurit Kärtner, Leipzig
Falk Haberkorn, Leipzig
Thomas Baumhekel, Dresden
Stefan Schröder, Oslo
Matthias Garff, Leipzig
Sebastian Gögel, Leipzig