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»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