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»(Colonial)Archaeology and Contemporary Art«
An artist’s colloquium with Jan Peter Hammer, Mathilde ter Hejne and Simon Wachsmuth
June 20, 2017

»Backstage III«
Opening with short presentations and a panel discussion on cultural memory and the culture and politics of remembrance with contributions by Dr. Alexandr Dolgowski (Historian, Historical workshop Leonid Lewin Minsk), Hiltrud Lotze, M.A. (MdB, Berlin/Lueneburg), Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (Historian, Osnabrück University), Prof. Dr. Ulf Wuggenig (Sociologist, Leuphana) and a welcome note by the president of Leuphana University, Prof. Dr. Sascha Spoun
June 14, 2017

Florencia Malbrán »The Embedded Critic: Writing About Art in Latin America«
Lecture and discussion
June 8, 2017

»FROM WHERE I STAND. #1 – Collaborations«
Workshop and discussion with Jessica Gysel and Katja Mater (Girls Like Us), Amy Tobin and Victoria Horne
June 1, 2017

Workshop with Michael Hardt and Kathi Weeks (both Duke University)
May 10, 2017

Kathi Weeks »Down with Love: Feminist Critique and the New Ideologies of Work«
Lecture and discussion
May 9, 2017

»Backstage II«
Exhibition opening, short presentations and panel discussion with contributions by (in this order) Dr. Laura López Paniagua (Artist/Art historian, Berlin/Madrid), Prof. Dr. Carlos Collado Seidel (Historian, Philipps-Universität Marburg), Prof. Dr. Roberto Nigro (Philosopher, Leuphana), Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (Historian, Osnabrück University), Prof. Dr. Ulf Wuggenig (Sociologist), Dr. Steffi Hobuß (Philosopher) and a welcome note by the vice president Prof. Dr. Beate Söntgen (all Leuphana)
April 26, 2017, 6:15pm

»Backstage I«
Exhibition opening with contributions by Karin Rebbert, M.A. (Cultural scientist, Berlin), Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (Historian, Osnabrück University), Prof. (apl.) Dr. Ulf Wuggenig (Sociologist, Leuphana) and the president of the university Prof. (HSG) Dr. Sascha Spoun
March 8, 2017, 7pm

Female Identities in the Post-Utopian: Perspectives on Post-Socialism from Art and Theory
Public seminar with, amongst others, Anabela Angelovska, Anna Bitkina, Ana Bogdanović, Suza Husse, Katja Kobolt, Elena Korowin, Petra Lange-Berndt, Monika Rüthers, Bettina Steinbrügge, Jana Seehusen
January 19 and January 10, 2017

Herwig Weiser »aftermatharchitexture«
January 17, 2017

ReproReality HackLab 005 – 006, FertilityCave 1.0.7«
Talks and seminars with Andreas Bernard, Steve Kurtz/Critical Art Ensemble, Felicita Reuschling/kitchen politics, and Transformalor (a.k.a Johannes Paul Raether)
January 11 and January 12, 2017


Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson (Paris) »UIQ (the unmaking-of)«
Surround sound installation (78 minutes) with subsequent discussion
November 30, 2016

»Memory Culture – Memory Politics. The Campus, its military past in the 1930s / 1940s and adequate forms of memory against the background of populism from the right and neo-fascist tendencies«
Workshop with Anne-Kristin Kruse (London School of Economics), Michaela Melián (Hamburg, HfBK), Christoph Schäfer (Hamburg), Nico Stockmann (Friedrichshafen, Zeppelin University), Nicole Stöcklmayr (Lüneburg, mecs Leuphana), Susanne Leeb and Ulf Wuggenig (Kunstraum of Leuphana) and the »Arbeitskreis Gedenkkultur Lüneburg«
November 26, 2016

»Engfügung migrantischer und filmischer Praxen am Beispiel von harraga« (Approximating Migrant and Filmic Practices Using the Example of Harraga)
Lecture by Brigitta Kuster with subsequent discussion
October 7, 2016

Session of the section »Kulturwissenschaftliche Ästhetik« (Cultural-Analysis Aesthetics) of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft including the discussion of Susanne Leeb’s and Ruth Sonderegger’s paper »Plädoyer für eine kulturwissenschaftliche Ästhetik aus Perspektive der cultural studies« (Plea for a Cultural-Analysis Aesthetics from the Perspective of Cultural Studies)
October 7, 2016

»Ecologies of Existence«
Symposium with Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths, University of London), Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Baruch Gottlieb (Telekommunisten, Berlin), Erich Hörl (Leuphana University Lüneburg), Knowbotiq (ZHdK, Zurich), Elke Marhöfer and Mikhali Lylov (Berlin), Stamatia Portanova (Orientale Napoli), Rasa Smite (Rix-C, Riga), Vicky Temperton (Leuphana University Lüneburg), and Alanna Thain (McGill University, Montreal)
Organized by Christoph Brunner (Leuphana University Lüneburg) and Yvonne Volkart (FHNW, Basel)
July 1 and 2, 2016

»Cataloging Logistics. Migration, Digitisation, Forms of Life«
Workshop organized by Manuela Bojadzijev, Sabrina Apicella, Katharina Platzer, Kelly Mulvaney, Clemens Apprich, and Armin Beverungen (all Leuphana University Lüneburg)
June 16, 2016, 12am-6pm and June 17, 2016, 9am-4pm

Workshop with Melanie Gilligan and Cooper Francis (both New York)
June 4 and 5, 2016

»Research Avatara Species Transformellae and the WordWideWitch - constructed bodies harvesting psycho-realist knowledge«
Lecture by Johannes Paul Raether (Berlin)
May 17, 2016, 7pm

»Mike Kelley. The Architecture of Memory«
Lecture by Laura López Paniugua (Berlin/Madrid)
April 26, 2016, 7pm

»Agreements, Conflicts, and Censorship in the Artistic Field«
Lecture by Martin Fritz (Vienna)
April 12, 2016, 7pm

»Ethnographic Museums and Memories: Two Screenings«
Anja Goebel, »Le terrain du peuple«, 2015 and Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, »Secteur IX B«, 2015
January 19 and January 26, 2016, 2:15pm

Workshop with Melanie Gilligan
January 16 and 17, 2016


Alia Rayyan »Recounting the Past, Present and Future—Art, Sense of Place and Society«
Lecture and discussion
December 17, 2015, 6pm

Melanie Gilligan and Marina Vishmidt »Art and Economics Since the Crisis«
December 13, 2015, 2–6pm

Melanie Gilligan »Introductions«
Lecture and discussion
December 11, 2015, 7pm

»Perspectives of Future Studies of Culture«. The First Congress of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
Keynotes by Sigrid Weigel (Berlin), Andreas Reckwitz (Frankfurt/Oder), Heidrun Friese (Chemnitz), and Orit Halpern (Montréal)
November 12 - November 14, 2015

»Art in the Periphery of the Center«
Book launch and panel discussion with Larissa Buchholz (Harvard University), Christoph Behnke, and Cornelia Kastelan (both Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
July 17, 2015, 5pm

»Against Art's History: Midnight Workers, Art Strikers and Others«
Workshop with Fiona McGovern, Jenny Nachtigall, and Kerstin Stakemeier
July 12, 2015, 12am-5pm

»The Image as Battlefield in the Global Cold War. From the Revolutionary Image towards the Humanitarian Misunderstanding«
Lecture by Doreen Mende
13 May 2015

»The 5th Riwaq Biennale in Palestine«
Lecture by Tirdad Zolghadr
7 May 2015

»In the Stomach of the Predators«
Lecture by Andreas Siekmann
20 January 2015


»The Field of Art in Hamburg«
Lecture and workshop with Volker Pekron
19 December 2014

»The True Value of Art«
Lecture by Roman Kräussl
12 December 2014

»Prizing Art: Art Valuation in the Age of Informational Abundance«
Lecture and Workshop with Pierre Pénet
5 December 2014

»Actionism and Trauma: Otto Muehl's Friedrichshof Commune«
A conversation between Kerstin von Gabain and Carola Dertnig; Moderation: Susanne Leeb
30 November 2014

»Artist talk«
Sergei Tcherepnin in conversation with Fiona McGovern and Axel Wieder
9 November 2014

»Contemporary Art and African Perspectives«
Discussion with Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba, Julia Voss, and Beate Söntgen (moderation)
24 October 2014

»In no-one's time«
Lecture by Katja Diefenbach
3 July 2014

»Art and its Frames - Continuity and Change«
Symposium with Beatrice von Bismarck, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Helmut Draxler, Andrea Fraser, Renée Green, Hannes Loichinger, Sven Lütticken, John Miller, Marion von Osten, Gerald Raunig, André Rottmann, Stefan Römer, Simon Sheikh and Ulf Wuggenig
14 and 15 June 2014

»Art at Auction: A Record of Records«
Lecture by Christophe Spaenjers
30 May 2014

»Aesthetics of Measurement«
Discussion between Patricia T. Clough (City University of New York) and Matt Mullican (HFBK, Hamburg)
23 January 2014

»Epistemology of Measurement«
Discussion between Lucy Powell (Berlin) and Oxana Timofeeva (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
15 January 2014


»Politics of Measurement«
Discussion between Chihiro Minato (Tama Art University, Tokyo) and Sophie Houdart (French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris)
11 December 2013

irational: »Anarchaeology and Futurology of an Artserver«
An exhibition and event series, organized by Post-Media Lab
3 December - 7 December 2013

Jochen Koubek and Franz Schultheis: »The Social Use of Art and the Charm of Digital Media«
10 December 2013

Hilmar Schäfer: »Temporalities of the Artistic Field. On the Practice, Materiality and Historicity of Artistic Production«
22 November 2013

Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock: »I want to be a dog in America«
Exhibition and lecture
15 November 2013

Sven Lütticken: »History in Motion«
15 November 2013

Susanne Leeb: »Cycles of painting and entangled histories: Luc Tuymans and Tshibumba Kanda Matulu«
Sven Beckstette: »Abstraction and Reality: Representing History in Abstract Art«
8 November 2013

Pascal Jurt: »Militant Research as Artistic Research?«
18 June 2013

Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber: »Front, Field, Line, Plane – Researching the Militant Image«
Opening: 6 June 2013

Klaus Ronneberger: »Henri Lefebvre, the State and Social Movements«
5 June 2013

Simple - Complex
Lecture by Carsten Roth
25 April 2013

Urban Development in Berlin – Building Cultures' Strategies, Potentials and Perspectives
Lecture by Reiner Nagel
18 April 2013

The Future of the Metropolis
Lecture by Prof. Jörn Walter
11 April 2013

Architecture in Historical Cities
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jörg Schneider
4 April 2013

How Digitalization is Transforming Our Cities – And What This Means for Architecture
Lecture by Hanno Rauterberg
21 March 2013

Autogestion: Self-Organization and Social Transformation
Panel discussion with Isabelle Frémeaux, Hermann Josef Hack, John Jordan and Shelley Sacks
27 February 2013

Gold, Weihrauch und Malerei - Notion and Representation of Value in Art
Workshop with Isabelle Graw, Katrin Groegel, Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Michael Hutter, Holger Kuhn, Massimiliano Nuccio, Davide Ponzini and Ulf Wuggenig
25-26 January 2013

Helmut Draxler: »Practice in Art Criticism«
24 January 2013

Self-Organization in the Field of Cultural Production
Workshop with Séverine Marguin, Wiebke Gronemeyer and Helge Peters
19 January 2013

Stih & Schnock: »Who Needs Art, We Need Potatoes«
17 January 2013

Sands Murray-Wassink: »Reflections and Oppositional Art: Responsibility, Aesthetics… Humor (Because Without Humor The Work Would Be Dead)«
10 January 2013


Artist talk with Urban Subjects
Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen and Helmut Weber
8 December 2012

»Sustainable: Art«
Presentations, Lectures, Artist Talks with Jeff Derksen, Bettina von Dziembowski, Dan Peterman, Marjetica Potrč and Diego Castro, Fabian Reimann, Katja Staats, Niko Wolf (Winners of the Daniel Frese Prize 2011 and 2012).
5 December 2012

Hartmut Bitomsky: »Reichsautobahn« / »Das Kino und der Wind und die Photographie«
6 July 2012

Henrik Kreutz: »The Anomie of the World of Finance«
26 June 2012

Julia Bryan-Wilson: »Occupational Realism«
14 June 2012

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison: »Peninsula Europe: The Force Majeure«
Workshop, Presentation and Panel Discussion with Werner Härdtle, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Sacha Kagan, Cornelia Kastelan and Valérie Knoll
1 June 2012

Matt Mullican: »More Details from an Imaginary Universe«
Lecture in connection with the seminar »Contemporary art between idea, content, and social media«
26 January 2012

Michaela Melián: »Memory Loops«
Talk with Stefan Römer and subsequent discussion
13 January 2012


New Patrons in Hamburg
Presentation with Harun Farocki, Nina Möntmann, Vera Tollmann
16 December 2011
cooperation with KIM, Innovation Incubator Lüneburg

Studio visit – winners of the Daniel Frese Prize for Contemporary Art
Katja Staats, Michael Dörner, Diego Castro
10 December 2011

Passion Investments in Art Markets
Workshop with lectures by Olav Velthuis, Larissa Buchholz, Massimiliano Nuccio, Christoph Behnke, Steffen Rudolph, Ulf Wuggenig
25 November 2011
cooperation with KIM, Innovation Incubator Lüneburg

Workshop with Maria Eichhorn (Berlin)
5 November 2011
cooperation with KIM, Innovation Incubator Lüneburg

Demanding Supplies – Nachfragende Angebote
Phase 3: Besides Reproduction
Curators involved in the exhibition series are Julia Moritz, Valérie Knoll, Hannes Loichinger, Magnus Schäfer, and Cornelia Kastelan.
5 November – 22 December 2011

Processing Worlds, Processing Back Words – Thinking Through the Act of Curating
Miya Yoshida (Berlin)
27 October 2011

The city is our factory
Christoph Schaefer
11 July 2011

The Governance of Precariousness
Isabell Lorey
30 June 2011


The Self-Made Man
John Miller
Lecture on 01 July 2010
Workshop on 02 July 2010

The sensorial + the conceptual mix
Ricardo Basbaum
28 January 2010

ACT − Program in Art, Culture, Technology. Artistic research and transdisciplinary cooperation at MIT
Ute Meta Bauer
14 January 2010


Conceptual art: Just Another (Sign-)Politics of Aesthetics?
Sabeth Buchmann
17 December 2009, 8 pm, building 7, room 215

The Soviet Union as Conceptual Paradise –
Moscow ‘Existential’ Conceptualism and Other Oddities
Inke Arns
10 December 2009

Art and the Spectacular: Biennials sans frontiers
Chin-tao Wu
18 June 2009

1989 Romania. Videogrammes of a Revolution
Filmscreening und discussion with Andrei Ujica (Berlin/Karlsruhe)
14 June 2009

Debord’s Films
Introduction by Roberto Ohrt (Hamburg), film and discussion
13 June 2009

Film 68
Gerd Roscher
10 May 2009

Dziga Vertov – Der Umsturz
Thomas Tode
9 May 2009


Image Worlds and Knowledge Systems.
The Genesis of Modern Natural Sciences – Galileo and the Consequences
A Discussion with Horst Bredekamp and Juergen Renn
Moderator: Dr. Martin Warnke, Information Technology and Culture, Leuphana University of Lueneburg
30 june 2008

Die Conceptual art und ihr Medienbegriff
Prof. Dr. Stefan Roemer
Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Munich
19 june 2008

Conceptual art in relation to the notion of the picture in art
Prof. Dr. Stefan Roemer
10 April 2008

Return of the Colonial Ghosts in Congo-Brussels
24 January 2008
a filmic commentary by "Remember Resistance"
(Jochen Becker, Julien Enoka-Ayemba, Sonja Hohenbild, Brigitta Kuster)


focus on art/research projects
28 June 2007
Ute Klissenbauer, Dierk Schmidt and Ulrich Loelke
artist’s talk in the frame of the project "The Division of the World"

Conceptual Paradise
by Stefan Roemer
Film screening and discussion
9 May 2007


Florian Waldvogel
Manifesta 6 - The failure is the project
28 November 2006
lecture and discussion

all our tomorrows :the culture of camouflage
panel discussion/artist’s talk
with the artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Sabine Fassl and Yukiko Terada and with the curator Shaheen Merali and Bettina Steinbruegge
25 November 2006

Ruth Noack and Roger M. Buergel
14 January 2006
Abschied von der Regierung (Farewell to government)


Chin-tao Wu
6 December 2005
Y b a Saatchi?

Gerald Raunig
20 October 2005
TRANSFORM institution and critique.

Gerald Raunig (Vienna), Simon Sheik (Malmo), Ulf Wuggenig (Lueneburg)
7 July 2005
Discussion and Book presentation
In the Place of the Public Sphere
Publicum. Theorien der Oeffentlichkeit (theories of the public sphere)

Dierk Schmidt (Berlin)
10 May 2005
Discussion and Work Presentation
SIEV-X. On a case of intensified refugee politics

Franz Schultheis (Geneva)
4 February 2005
Algeria 1960: Pierre Bourdieu's initiation journey into sociology


Clémentine Deliss (Paris)
6 July 2004
Future Academy: A research collective's questions to the future of art academies in a global context

Roger M. Buergel (Vienna)
29 April 2004
Acts upon Acts

Ruth Noack (Vienna)
29 January 2004
University is a Factory


Mark Dion
19 June 2003
Souvenirs and Trophies


Hans Ulrich Obrist and Olafur Eliasson
16 December 2002
Pong Ping

20 November 2002
live radio show

Gerald Raunig
22 October 2002
republicart - The Art of the Public

Chantal Mouffe
7 June 2002
For an agonistic public sphere

Andrea Kroksnes
5 June 2002
Sao Paulo 2002: Biennal Spectacle versus unban Interventions by Arte/Cidade (grupo de intervencao urbana)

Arnold Dreyblatt
15 May 2002
Archives and memory. The traces of the twenty-nine personalities of "T" between 1915 and 1943

Roger M. Buergel
15 May 2002
The Government

Lioba Redekker
31 January 2002
"The making of" – Studio and Archive as "Spaces of dynamic documentation"


Tom Holert
4 December 2001
The (new) order of world images

Diedrich Diederichsen
4 July 2001
Individualistic Conformism - and other kinds of "post-bourgeois" lifestyles

Jochen Becker and Madeleine Bernstorff
22 June 2001
BIGNES? Critique of the entrepreneurial city

Pascale Jeannée and Wolfgang Zinggl
18 June 2001
Art as sociopolitical intervention? Projects by the artist group 'WochenKlausur'

Jonathan Faiers
25 January 2001
Do you really want it that much - ...More!
(Volker Eichelmann / Jonathan Faiers / Roland Rust)
Lecture and video presentation


Gerald Raunig
14 December 2000

Peter Weibel
21 November 2000
The future of media tchnologies

Andrea Fraser
4 May 2000
Globalization and Art: Culture, Capital and International Elites

Art, Ecology and Sustainable Development
January 27–29, 2000
Symposium and workshop

Nils Norman (New York)
January 19, 2000
Gardening as Activism

Positions in Contemporary Architecture


Matthias Poledna
11 December 1999
Work Presentation

Ute Meta Bauer
14 July 1999
Information service. Curatorial projects since 1993

Dr. Charlotte Schoell-Glass
4 February 1999
A cultural studies' art-history: Aby Warburg

Marius Babias
20 January 1999
The political neuter - repolitisation and ideologies of service and creativity


Abigail Solomon-Godeau
17 December 1998
Mourning or melancholia: the case of Christian Boltanski’s "Missing House"

Irit Rogoff
3 December 1998
How to dress for an exhibition

Hans Ulrich Obrist
6 July 1998
Presentation of new exhibition projects in Paris, Rom, Stockholm, Bordeaux

Maria Eichhorn
28 May 1998
Work Presentation: Art, Politics and Economy

Prof. Dr. Susanne von Falkenhausen
19 May 1998
On the Legibility of Abstract Art

Anna Harding
22 January 1998
Curating As A Creative Practice


Thilo Wermke and Alexander Schröder
23 October 1997

Christian Philipp Müller
30 June 1997

Catherine David
30 January 1997


Stefan Germer
21 June 1996
About Sitting on the Fence


John Miller
15 June 1995

Udo Kittelmann
4 May 1995


Christian Philipp Müller
7 December 1994

Hans Ulrich Obrist
20 May 1994

Achim Könnecke
18 May 1994

Daniel Faust
4 May 1994


Renée Green
15 December 1993

Ute Meta Bauer
1 December 1993

Questions are welcome to be directed to kunstraum@uni.leuphana.de.