INSIDE WOUNDS

May 30 to June 19, 2024

Beyond a moralizing logic of pain as punishment, what are the critical merits of wounds?

What do we talk about when we talk about ... Never Again

May 22, 2024, 4 pm

Omer Bartov, Holocaust Scholar and Professor for European History and German Studies, Brown University (English; Omer Bartov will join us via Zoom)

Harkeerat Mangat – Good Neighbours

Apr 24, 2024, 6pm

For his guest lecture, Harkeerat Mangat will string together two strands in his recent research: performance in Indian classical music and techniques for ethnographic filmmaking. Over a span of three years, Mangat worked together with residents of a park square in Düsseldorf, Germany to create a …

Bitsy Knox – W'etter,

Apr 10, 2024

In her inaugural performance as guest lecturer this May at Kunstraum, Bitsy Knox will enter into a correspondence with the rain. As Knox´s prerecorded voice mixes with the amplified sound of rainwater being pumped into the Kunstraum, a subjectivity emerges that is indivisible from the ontogenesis …

Twice

Oct 25, 2023 to Feb 11, 2024

Artist Park McArthur joins the M.A. Cultures of Critique at the Leuphana University Lüneburg for the 2023/24 winter term to conceptualize an exhibition for the Kunstraum. McArthur’s engagement with the Kunstraum begins with a listening session on October 25 and concludes with a public symposium and exhibition in January 2024. Under the influence of disabled artists’ ongoing experiments in description, McArthur’s exhibitionary desires are guided by and bound to the materiality of disability access (Geelia Ronkina).

Tejal Shah - Between the Waves

Nov 13, 2023 to Jan 15, 2024

The five-channel video installation Between the Waves, 2012, is a "circular fable, a new cosmology bearing a strong commentary on the Anthropocene", as the artist Tejal Shah puts it. Shahs works are informed by a non-binary Buddhist philosophy and practice, queer-feminism and eco-poetics.

DEADTIME (“Maggie’s Solo”) with Cally Spooner and Will Holder

May 31 to June 28, 2023

“The exhibition at Kunstraum Leuphana University Lüneburg opens on May 30, 6pm and closes on June 28, 6pm. “Maggie’s Solo” is a 44'16" audio recording of Maggie Segale dancing in “early 2020”. The piece by Cally Spooner was also filmed, but the film will not be shown. I met Cally in 2014 which we both forgot...”

weight, véhicules and telepathy, how "la facultad" feels at a distance

Apr 27, 2023

with Catalina Insignares, Henrike Kohpeiß, Myriam Lefkowitz

Dedicated to exiled people and those who assist them, la facultad is a site where our dormant sensory faculties are exercised, so that we can hear, study and amplify them in collaborative situations. For the public talk on April 27, Lefkowitz and Insignares depart from written reflections on la facultad (and its different iterations since 2017), drawing out some of the ideas in dialogue with the philosopher Henrike Kohpeiß. The talk approaches an ongoing project at a distance.

Assistances (Working Title)

April 14 & 15, 2023

A two-day workshop with Valentina Desideri, Stefano Harney, Jason Hirata, Will Holder, Annick Kleizen, Cally Spooner, Eric Golo Stone, Mathilde Supe, Terre Thaemlitz, Marina Vishmidt

The assistant who doesn’t identify with their work is often a bringer of horrible mood, which is not to be underestimated. In fact, it can serve us as a methodology...

Unterwerfungen

Dec 8, 2022 to Jan 28, 2023

Kunstraum of the Leuphana University Lüneburg is delighted to announce the opening of Philipp Gufler´s solo exhibition "Unterwerfungen". Bringing together old and new works and structured by Gufler’s ongoing collaboration with the self-organized Forum Queeres Archiv München, "Unterwerfungen" tracks the various ways in which Gufler stages archival material, resisting the heteronormative capture of a resistant past.

On the Trail of Exploitation

Jan 16 to Feb 13, 2022

The 2010 exhibition "Principio Potosí" archive, curated by Alice Creischer, Max Jorge Hinderer and Andreas Siekmann, is on display at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University. Besides the 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.

The Dividual

Jul 5 to Jul 16, 2021

The exhibition „The Dividual“, curated by Joshua Simon at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg, explores an emergent subjectivity, divided from itself, and always-already part of something. With texts and works by Jacob Lawrence, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, Emmanuela Soria Ruiz, Drexciya, Roee Rosen, Octavia Butler, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Sergei Eisenstein, Sylvère Lotringer, Ruth Patir, Andrei Platonov, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Georges Bataille, Emanuel Almborg, Shana Lutker, and Platon Kerzhenetsev.

Tribunalism

Oct 7 to Nov 21, 2021

The eponymous exhibition combines filmed art works, tribunal documentaries, and artistic works that address and critique the institution of the tribunal – as well as a spatial intervention designed by Mirjam Thomann – created for this exhibition, and framing it in an installation-like language as a site of negotiation.

About the Kunstraum

The Kunstraum of Leuphana University Lüneburg is a project space for exhibitions, lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings and performances. It offers students the opportunity to work with artists and curators, developing exhibitions, encountering artistic perspectives and practices and …