Critique:

Critique of Creativity

Creativity is astir: reborn, re-conjured, re-branded, resurgent. The old myths of creation and creators – the hallowed labors and privileged agencies of demiurges and prime movers, of Biblical world-makers and self-fashioning artist-geniuses – are back underway, producing effects, circulating …

Down with Love. Feminist Critique and the New Ideologies of Work

Kathi Weeks will draw on the 1970s feminist critiques of love, romance, and feminine fulfillment to develop a critique of the popular mandate to »love your work« and the burgeoning literature on »happiness at work.« Kathi Weeks is a Professor in the Program »Gender, Sexuality & Feminist …

Terra Critica – Why critique?

Birgit Mara Kaiser is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Transcultural Aesthetics at Utrecht University. Her research spans literatures in English, French and German from the 19th to 21st century, with particular focus on poetic knowledge production; the relation of literature, …

TRANSFORM. Institution and critique

Under the title TRANSFORM, a transnational research project funded by the EU Culture 2000 priority will be launched this fall as a successor to re publicart. Over the next three years, the project will explore aspects of the relationship between institution and critique. Coordinated by the …

FROM WHERE I STAND #1. Feminist Art/Writing: Genealogies, Subjectivities, and Critique

When writing about feminist art, and possibly for feminist motives, scholars face the problem that their research not only partakes in making visible and valuing politically engaged practices, but also risks depoliticizing them by inscribing them into art history. The workshop series »From Where I …

BIGNES? Critique of the entrepreneurial city

Bigness, as the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas mockingly remarked, is the pinnacle of architecture. Here, Koolhaas refers to his district-sized rail hub ‘EuraLille’, as only greater size can mobilize a “regime of complexity” as well as the “concentrated intelligence of …

From Models to Monsters. Representing the World Economy and its Discontents

A Workshop by the DFG Research Training Group »Cultures of Critique«

Creating Effects. On the Ideology and Efficiency and Its Institutions

Following the main line of the project transform, which investigates new forms of institutional critique between 2005 and 2008, the conference “Creating Effects” will research the ideology and effectivity of creativity and its institutions in postfordist capitalism. When creativity, virtuosity and …

transform

EU-Project in cooperation with Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Wien, A Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, LV Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, A MACBA, Barcelona, E

Tribunalism

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.

Art and its Frames. Continuity and Change

with Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig/Berlin), Julia Bryan-Wilson (Berkeley), Helmut Draxler (Berlin/Nürnberg), Andrea Fraser (Los Angeles), Renée Green (Cambridge, Mass.), Hannes Loichinger (Lüneburg), Sven Lütticken (Amsterdam), John Miller (New York), Marion von Osten (Berlin), Gerald Raunig …

Henri Lefebvre, the State and Social Movements

The event is held in the context of the exhibition »Front, Field, Line, Plane – Researching the Militant Image« by Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter/Jeff Derksen/Helmut Weber), who in 2009 already cooperated with Klaus Ronneberger for the project »Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade«.

The Economic Chain

“The Economic Chain” attempts to precisely contour the chain concept and the analysis of flows (flows of goods, flows of materials, etc.) as introduced into modern economic theory by the new economics and ecology for the first time. In addition to the analysis of the value chain, the …

reformpause

Exhibition in collaboration with students and the Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, in the frame of the project transform

About

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 …

FROM WHERE I STAND #2. Between theory and pose

When writing about feminist art, and possibly for feminist motives, scholars face the problem that their research not only partakes in making visible and valuing politically engaged practices, but also risks depoliticizing them by inscribing them into art history and into a canon they never wanted …

pausenkino

Film screenings within the framework of <reformpause> at various public locations (lecture halls, art room, seminar rooms). A <reformpause> cinema will be programmed at various public venues (lecture halls, art room, seminar rooms), in which the examination and critique of educational …

Post-X Politics

This workshop is a follow-up event to a workshop on Media Ecologies which took place in November 2016 at Concordia University, organized by the Global Emergent Media Lab and a reading group on Readings Around Media in Japan. In bringing this unique style of a reading group seminar to Lueneburg we …

Conceptual Paradise

Ausstellung

Against Art’s History. Midnight Workers, Art Strikers and Others

A workshop dedicated to discussing recent attempts at updating Marxist and materialist art histories, theories and critique, for the question: »Cui bono?« is not only addressed to art itself, but also to writing about, exhibiting and historicizing art. In preparation for the workshop a reader …

Conceptual art in relation to the notion of the picture in art

In the first of his three lectures at Leuphana University Lueneburg in summer semester 2008, Stefan Roemer explores the critique of the traditional notion of the picture in art as developed by conceptual art. In the frame of the project “CONCEPTUAL PARADISE - a film database on conceptual …

The city is our factory

Christoph Schäfer will present his artistic-activist approach at the Kunstraum on the basis of his widely received visual essay ‘The City is our Factory,’ which was published in 2010 by Spector Books. Using a water color pen, Christoph Schäfer traced in this essay the conceptual landscapes and …

Practice in Art Criticism

Art criticism today can’t exclusively be concerned with the description and classification of works of art any more. Rather art criticism has to reflect on the terms and conditions of the artistic field, that have dramatically changed since the 1980s and which at least co-determine what and …

Ethnographic Museums and Memories. Two Screenings

Since Alain Resnais’ and Chris Markers film »Les Statues meurent aussi« from 1953 ethnographic museums have been the topic of filmic and artistic critique mostly due the doubtful origin of their collections as looted art under colonial times. As part of the seminar »Art and Ethnography. History of …

Militante Untersuchung als artistic research?

One repeatedly encounters the concept of »militant research« in the most various contexts like the social movements in Argentina, job centres in Berlin-Neukölln, May Day marches, leftist anthologies, and, since a decade, in the field of art and theory production, as well. This concept arose not …

Occupational Realism

The lecture »Occupational Realism« by US-American art historian and critic Julia Bryan-Wilson at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg draws upon her recent thinking of artistic labor and relates thoughts on the Art Workers’ Coalition (AWC) to the current Occupy Wall Street Movement. In …

ReproReality HackLab 005 – 006, FertilityCave 1.0.7

»ReproReality HackLabs« are a series of gatherings of likeminded and associated as well as individuals to discuss ideas and develop tools around Reproductive Technologies. They aim to extract these Technologies from their biopolitical determination. »ReproReality HackLabs« are hosted by a lifeline …

The Embedded Critic. Writing About Art in Latin America

This lecture will address art criticism in 20th Century Latin America through a strategic focus on the writings of three remarkable women: Nelly Richard, Suely Rolnik and Marta Traba. All three follow conceptions of criticism which draw from Roland Barthes’ notion of the »eternally written« text, …

Contemporary Art and African Perspectives

Moderation: Beate Söntgen

The Dividual

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.

Demanding Supplies – Nachfragende Angebote II

Dealing with – Some books, visuals, and works related to American Fine Arts, Co. Art Club 2000, Patterson Beckwith, J. St. Bernard, John Dogg, Jackie McAllister, James Meyer at Halle fuer Kunst, Lueneburg, and Stephan Dillemuth, Loretta Fahrenholz, Karl Holmqvist, Phillip Zach at Kunstraum of …

Demanding Supplies – Nachfragende Angebote III

with Daniel Buren, Diego Castro, Maria Eichhorn, Katja Staats, Stephan Dillemuth, Loretta Fahrenholz, Phillip Zach, nOffice

Moirés

International group exhibition in the context of the project transform Artists: Andreas Fogarasi, Katya Sander, Urtica, art and media research group

Public / Private

Poject with Thomas Locher and Peter Zimmermann

Planetary Consciousness

International group exhibition in the context of the project translate Artists: Christine Meisner, Mathias Poledna, Lisl Ponger, José Alejandro Restrepo

Services

Conditions and relations of project-oriented artistic practices. The findings of a working group and an exhibition. Exhibition: Video tapes of the meetings of the working groups and material documenting projects, exhibitions, and organisations which have re-defined the relation of artists and …