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»On the Trail of Exploitation«
Students of Leuphana University work with the “Principio Potosí” Archive of Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann

Exhibition and reading room at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg, Campus Halle 25

Finissage: Wednesday, April 13th 2022 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition Jan. 16th to Feb. 13th, 2022
Accessible under 3G conditions for students (otherwise 2G+).
Opening hours Tuesdays from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The archive of the 2010 exhibition "Principio Potosí", curated by Alice Creischer, Max Jorge Hinderer and Andreas Siekmann, is on display at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University. It consists of 36 booklets that can be worked with in the exhibition.

Students of Leuphana University have responded to selected booklets of the archive with their own images, texts, interviews and films, created as part of a previous seminar. They have contacted individual artists and authors from the respective booklets and are exhibiting their work.

The film "The Silver and the Cross" (2010), produced by Harun Farocki for the exhibition "The Potosí Principle", introduces the history of the city of Potosí.

With contributions by
Lilly Berlt, Helen Bortels, Clara Breyther, Simon Göbel, Mateo Hoyos Storjohann, Helena Hüppe, Sara Kanarski, Thea Kohrt, Tessa Reinhardt, Nell Scheffler, Lina-Marie Schulz, Katharina Tamm, Sophie Toups Christiane Worthmann, Adriana Zafiris

Artworks by
Sonia Abian, Christian von Borries, Harun Farocki, Maria Galindo / Mujeres Creando, Konstanze Schmitt / Territorio Doméstico und Mirjam Thomann
»On the Trail of Exploitation«

»Tribunalism - The Case for Art«

Exhibition and Conference
Conference and exhibition from October 7th - November 21st, 2021 at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg,
Organized by Susanne Leeb and Clemens Krümmel.

In recent decades, the historical format of the political tribunal has become an increasingly influential artistic communication structure for dealing with social conflicts – in theater, cinema, and literature, but especially in the field of performance art. In staged or live-recorded (re)performances of legal and social exchanges that are – often to the point of identification – placed in truth-finding and reconciliation processes, completely new, performatively speaking and listening legal subjects and new kinds of visibilities and speaker* positions emerge within the artistic field. The potentially differentiating spectrum of subjective perceptions and judgments articulates in its public performance previously unconfrontable attitudes and viewpoints, that can border on manifestations of protest and enlightenment. In the exchange of accusation and confession, in making the secret and previously unheard appear, in the unsettling experience of being able to change previously fixed positions, participants and viewers encounter central characteristics of the historical tribunal – in the "tribunalism" of art.

Conference and exhibition participants: Zuleikha Chaudhari, Tyler Coburn, Alice Creischer, Radha d'Souza, Rajkamal Kahlon, Helen Knowles, Daniel Loick, Sven Lütticken, Tribunal: Den NSU-Komplex auflösen, Sylvia Sasse, Madlyn Sauer, Ronald Searle, Abderrahmane Sissako, Peter Spillmann, René Talbot, Mirjam Thomann.
»Tribunalism. The Case for Art«

»The Dividual«
Exhibition at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg,
curated by Joshua Simon
Location: Campus Halle 25 (Kunstraum), Universitätsallee 1, D-21335 Lüneburg
Opening on Friday, July 2nd, 2021, 18:00, with a performance by Emmanuela Soria Ruiz. From Monday, July 5th, to Friday, July 16th, 2021, the exhibition will be open between 12:00 – 16:00. It will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Please respect the hygiene regulations effective for the campus of the Leuphana University.
»The Dividual«

Screenshot from „Talking Hands“, 2016, 48 min., directed by Emanuel Almborg

»Remembering Marion von Osten (1962-2020)«
The Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg joins all those sadly remembering the recently deceased Marion von Osten, an extremely prolific artist, curator, researcher and theorist – and a close friend. Marion von Osten has been a welcome guest in Lüneburg, most recently in January 2019 when she gave an inspired presentation of ”bauhaus imaginista“, her last major international exhibition project (bauhaus-imaginista.org).The projects „Making Worlds“ and „Reformpause“ that she developed as exhibitions in 2005 and 2006 are among the central events in the Kunstraum’s history. Far beyond offering site-specific self-reflections of the disputed transformations happening to local university frameworks, these projects contributed to debates about the pre-history, the implications and effects of that peculiar mixture of neoliberal rhetoric and hierarchical-bureaucratically ordered changes many of us will remember as the Bologna Process. In her seminars Marion von Osten worked with students and teachers to develop a field of references blending the history of debates on university reform with theories of a „ New Spirit of Capitalism“ and „creative imperatives“ that she had previously studied as part of the artist collective „k 3000“ or in a project like „Be Creative,“ in Zurich and Leipzig, respectively. For the exhibition created in collaboration with Bettina Steinbrügge, then Kunstraum curator, Marion von Osten not only reconstructed a space-sized model of the Ruhr University Bochum as an example of a previous reform university, she also organized a film program and a workshop. These created crucial impulses for a wall newspaper produced as a reflex of the newspaper "plakat" of the students’ movement of the 1970s, which collected outcomes of students’ research as well as texts that discussed which spaces of knowledge might be fruitful for the development of new subjectivities, alliances and coalitions – or how an adequate critique of educational concepts and reforms could be established. Marion von Osten has kept on working on these topics until the end. (UW)

»Trockel – Rorschach: Experiments in the Interpretation of Form«
Lecture: Brigid Doherty, Princeton University:
Thursday, November 21, 2019., 6 p.m.
»Trockel – Rorschach: Experiments in the Interpretation of Form&«

Conceptualized and organized by Mario Asef, Berlin, and Sven Spieker, Los Angeles / Berlin, in cooperation with Clemens Krümmel, Kunstraum Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Campus Hall 25
Opening: Friday, November 15th, 2019., 2 p.m.
»Acousmatics as a laboratory«

»Florian Dombois & Christoph Oeschger: Films of the Wind«
Exhibition at the Kunstraum of the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Campus Hall 25
Opening: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 6 p.m.
Curator: Mario Schulze
Duration: 8-13 November 2019
Opening hours: Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
»Exhibition: Films of the Wind«

»Exhibition: Ozarichi 1944 - Tracks of a War Crime«
The exhibition examines Ozarichi not only as a site of crime but also as a site of remembrance. It focuses on the participation of the infantry division 110, which was conceived and based in Lüneburg, and further problematizes how society has dealt with this crime since 1945.
Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25
Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 12 – 6 PM
»Exhibition: Ozarichi 1944 - Tracks of a War Crime«

»Art history and curatorial labor – About Ian White: Cinema as a Live Art / Becoming Object at Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin (March 15 – 17 2019)«
Lecture by Anne Breimaier, in German language, in the framework of the seminar „Einführung in die Kunstwissenschaft“, followed by a discussion
Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25
Thursday, July 4th 2019, 10.15 – 11.45 AM
»Ian White: Cinema as a Live Art / Becoming Object«

»"Open Codes?"«
Exhibition in Collaboration with the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Opening: Thursday, June 13th, 2019, 18:00
Introductions to "Open Codes?"
Guest Curator Cheryce von Xylander Clemens Kruemmel, Curator Kunstraum
With a screening of Lawrence Lek’s Film “Geomancer” (2017)
Location: Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25
Opening times: Friday, June 14th (exceptionally) as well as June 17th – July 2nd, Mondays through Thursdays, from 11:00-18:00
»Open Codes?«

»"This is a journey into sound..." Music and Migration. Migrant Worker Blues, Almanyamüzik, Wedding Rave and HipHop.«
A Musical lecture by Imran Ayata
Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25
Tuesday, June 4, 6:15 pm
»This is a journey into sound«

»Angel Perea Escobar: Afro-Latin Aesthetics and Mass Media«
Public lecture
Kunstraum, Campus Hall 25
May 23rd, 2019
»Afro-Latin Aesthetics and Mass Media«

»Victims of the NSU and the social settlement of its crimes«
Travelling exhibition
Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Bildung und Beratung (ISFFB) e.V.
November 6-13, 2018
»NSU Prozess«

»Extermination site Malyj Trostenez. History and Memory«
Ongoing project from October 2018
»Malyj Trostenez«

Exhibitions, screenings, panel discussions
Ongoing project since March 2017
»Backstage I«
»Backstage II«
»Backstage III«

»Backstage IV«: Statements and documents
Ulf Wuggenig and Marina Gerber, research report, opening of the new central building, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, March 11, 2017
Ulf Wuggenig, Medienkritik (in German), March 13, 2017
Dr. Gebhardt Weiss, »Thoughts on a Memorial Stone«, March 3, 2018
Ulf Wuggenig, »My Lai, March 1968, Ozarichi, March 1944«, March 9, 2018
Dr. Gebhardt Weiss, »Lüneburg Memorial Stone Between Narrow and Broad Interpretation«, March 22, 2018

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