Form:

Forms of Organisation

with Ibon Aranberri (Bilbao), Andreas Siekmann (Berlin), Latifa Echakhch (Paris), Peter Friedl (Berlin), Ines Doujak (Vienna), Andrea Geyer/Sharon Hayes (New York/Los Angeles), Sanja Ivecovic (Zagreb), Rainer Oldendorf (Paris), Lisl Ponger (Vienna), Alejandra Riera (Paris), Dierk Schmidt (Berlin), …

reformpause

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

Cataloging Logistics. Migration, Digitisation, Forms of Life

The workshop »Cataloging Logistics 2« departs from the premise that logistics poses both a decisive terrain for contemporary transformations in social and everyday life and a critical theoretical lens for understanding the present. Beyond matters of timely concern, the workshop’s focus on …

Research Avatara Species Transformellae and the WordWideWitch. Constructed bodies harvesting psycho-realist knowledge

Transformellae and WordWideWitch are just two of the multiple, fictional identities and hysterical-subversive drag characters of the artist Johannes Paul Raether. They are drawn from Raether’s cyclical performance system Systema identitekturae, in which he has been gathering embodiments as well as …

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

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 …

Individualistic Conformism – and other kinds of "post-bourgeois" lifestyles

The apparent contradiction of a simultaneous individualization of lifestyles and a parallel increase in conformism is not to be resolved dialectically (“colorful ants”), nor in terms of control society theory (subjects control themselves through increased individualism), but by …

The Transformation of Data into Portraiture

Project with Michael Clegg & Martin Guttmann Supported by the Foundation of Lower Saxony, Hanover

Prizing Art. Art Valuation in the Age of Informational Abundance

The lecture of Pierre Pénet and the workshop with him will discuss the proliferation of art prizes and awards. Both parts of the event will investigate their implications for artists’ careers and trajectories. In his lecture, building on the example of the British Turner Prize, Pierre Pénet intends …

Autogestion. Self-Organization and Social Transformation

From the Right to the City movement to the Transition Towns network, the role of self-organization has come back to the front stage of social, political and environmental practices involving activists as well as artists. How do self-organized communities search for »paths through utopia«? What is …

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

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 …

Das interdisziplinäre Projekt „Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg“

Das Projekt “Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg” wurde Anfang der 90er Jahre im Bereich der Kulturwissenschaften konzipiert und im Jahre 1994, unterstützt durch die Stiftung Niedersachsen (Hannover) formell institutionalisiert. Für die Fortführung des Projekts, das von den Autoren …

Backstage III

Exhibition in three parts and phases »Ozarichi, März 1944« in campus hall 25 »Megalothymia« in campus building 10, ground floor Christian Boltanski, »Die Archive der Großeltern« in campus building 7, basement Opening of »Backstage III« on Wednesday, June 14, at 6:30pm with short presentations and a …

Backstage I

Exhibition in three parts and three phases »Ozarichi, März 1944« in UC, Hall 25 »Megalothymia« in UC, building 10, ground floor Christian Boltanski, »Die Archive der Großeltern« in UC, building 7, basement Opening of »Backstage I« on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7pm in lecture hall 5 with …

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 …

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 …

Conceptual Paradise

Ausstellung

Against Masculine Domination. Building the Body

Female bodybuilding has been discussed as a queer practice of transgressing stereotypes of sex, gender and essentialist forms of identity, as well as a field in which, in a paradoxical way, open and veiled practices of reproduction of such stereotypes and the common-sense gender binary (especially …

Exhibition Opening Unterwerfungen

In the lecture performance entitled “Well, a fresh breeze with words and gestures”, the artist, performer, and musician Susanne Sachsse confronts asynchronicity, subtraction, gaps, and unlearning, posing the question: Who or what is this talking, when the talk is about me? Susanne …

Backstage II

Exhibition in three parts and three phases »Ozarichi, März 1944« in campus hall 25 »Megalothymia« in campus building 10, ground floor Christian Boltanski, »Die Archive der Großeltern« in campus building 7, basement Opening of »Backstage II« on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:15pm with short presentations …

Moirés

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

Open Codes?

Exhibition in Collaboration with the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

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 …

Reflections and Oppositional Art. Responsibility, Aesthetics… Humor (Because Without Humor The Work Would Be Dead)

Sands Murray-Wassink’s paintings and especially his performances deal with identity politics and the performance of the explicit body. In doing so they follow a tradition of Performance Art that aimed to blur the borders between life and art that became prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. …

Front, Field, Line, Plane

The idea and images of protest have moved to the foreground recently both in the work of artists and in the global media. On the one hand, artists are documenting the wave of protests that have built up since the memorable moment of Seattle in 1999 up to the ascendance of the Occupy movement; and …

Making Worlds

Open workshop of the <reformpause> project group led by Marion von Osten (artist, Berlin/Zurich) with the Kunstraum of the University of Lueneburg and members of the Institute for Cultural Theory, as well as guests: Madeleine Bernstorff, Julia Franz, MeineAkademie Berlin, Preclab Research …

Memory Loops

Memorials are mostly commissioned works of art that are bound to a pre-definded space and function as symbolic gestures. The task to memorize or to come to terms with the past is delegated to the artist. Thus, an artistic engagement with memorials has to take into account questions of …

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 …

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.

Acousmatics as a Laboratory

Acousmatics is a way of staging the voice in which the carrier of the voice is deliberately kept invisible. The Larousse Dictionary defines acousmatics as a sound that we hear without being able to see its origin. With the invention of radiophony and telephony, acousmatics – voices without a body – …

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«.

all our tomorrows

International group exhibition in the frame of the project translate Artists: Donald Rodney, Shilpa Gupta, Hetain Patel, Owusu-Ankomah, Elmgreen and Dragset, Song Dong, Zhang Dali, Yukiko Terada, Hew Locke, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Sabine Fassl, Johannes Wohnseifer and Lisl Ponger

The Campus as a Work of Art

An artistic work in two parts with Christian Philipp Müller

Import / Export Funk Office

Project and exhibition with Renée Green in cooperation with Kulturinformatik (Martin Warnke)

Urban Subjects

A project of Urban Subjects in cooperation with Kunstraum of Leuphana Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Leuphana Arts Program.

VIVRE EN POF

Following a rally in Paris in conjunction with a Hybert exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Fabrice Hybert and students from the University of Lüneburg transformed the campus of the University of Lüneburg into a test track for Hybert’s prototypes of participatory …

On the Trail of Exploitation

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.

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 …

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 …

Sunil Gupta - A Practice

The Kunstraum Leuphana University Lüneburg is delighted to host a presentation of the photographer, activist, and curator Sunil Gupta on the evolution of his interests in the representation of politics to a formally discrete politics of representation. Having moved from Delhi to Montreal as a …

The Sensorial + the Conceptual Mix

from the series of lectures “Conceptual Paradise. Artistic Practice in the Age of the Social Web”

Second Congress of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

Approximating Migrant and Filmic Practices Using the Example of Harraga Lecture by Brigitta Kuster with subsequent discussion Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:00–3:45 p.m. Session of the section »Kulturwissenschaftliche Ästhetik« (Cultural-Analysis Aesthetics) Discussion of Susanne Leeb’s and Ruth …

Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies

After the loss of a counter-model to capitalism - as real existing socialism formed one until its collapse - alternative concepts of economic and social development have a hard time at the beginning of the 21st century. “Alternatives” are, after all, only discussed more broadly in the …

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 …

Border Crossing Services

A project on border, migration and refugee assistance with Martin Krenn and Oliver Ressler (Vienna)

Unterwerfungen

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.

The Image as Battlefield in the Global Cold War. From the Revolutionary Image towards the Humanitarian Misunderstanding

Between 1980 and 1986 a number of four-week courses for photography took place in Beirut, Aden (Yemen), Berlin, and Tunis. The participants were wounded, aged or young revolutionaries of various Palestinian organizations and communist associations in Lebanon who in cooperation with Horst Sturm – …

Female Identities in the Post-Utopian. Perspectives on Post-Socialism from Art and Theory

with Anabela Angelovska, Anna Bitkina, Ana Bogdanović, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Suza Husse, Katja Kobolt, Elena Korowin, Petra Lange-Berndt, Monika Rüthers, Jana Seehusen, Bettina Steinbrügge

focus on art/research projects

Ute Klissenbauer und Dierk Schmidt diskutieren mit Ulrich Lölke spezifische Herausforderungen für ihre Projekte UFO UNO und “Die Teilung der Erde” an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft, Kunst und Politik.

irational. Anarchaeology and Futurology of an Artserver

In 2010 art-server irational.org made an archived copy of itself, presenting a disk artefact with 18 years of historical data for archaeological translation. Before being disposed of, or interred for collection, any archaeological dig of this disk makes the owners of its data vulnerable and …

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 …

Processing Worlds, Processing Back Words. Thinking Through the Act of Curating

In her presentation, Miya Yoshida will discuss the potentials, limitations and possibilities of artistic research by introducing her PhD project at Malmö Art Academy / Lund University she realized in 2006, simultaneously an exhibition that she engaged as a research. Based on this project, she will …

The Self-Made Man

from the series of lectures “Conceptual Paradise. Artistic Practice in the Age of the Social Web”

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

The Government

With Ibon Aranberri (Bilbao), Maja Bajevic (Paris), Archiv Tucumán Arde (betreut von Graciela Carnevale; in Zusammenarbeit mit Alice Creischer und Andreas Siekmann), Alice Creischer (Berlin), Danica Dakic (Düsseldorf), Filmen von Maya Deren, Ines Doujak (Vienna), Patrick Faigenbaum (Paris), Harun …

The Division of the World

After years of experimenting with today’s possibilities of the strongly tainted artistic genre of historical painting and the traditions of modern painting, Dierk Schmidt has most recently been dealing with the role which the German Reich played in the history of colonialism. German involvement in …

Interarchive

A project with Hans Peter Feldmann and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Testoo®

Exhibition with Fabrice Hybert and Hans Ulrich Obrist

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 …

ACT − Program in Art, Culture, Technology. Artistic research and transdisciplinary cooperation at MIT

from the series of lectures “Conceptual Paradise. Artistic Practice in the Age of the Social Web”

Art, Ecology and Sustainable Development

The symposium “Art, ecology and sustainable development” deals with ecologically oriented art/architecture and investigates the relevance of the current discourses on “sustainable development”, which also accompany the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, for art and the art field. The …

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 …

Conceptual Paradise

In a three-year cinematic research, the artist and author Stefan Römer and his film team interviewed numerous outstanding, international artists. In the intellectual debate in front of the camera, Stefan Römer developed a special cinematic way of reflecting on the state of international …

Der Bäcker gibt mir das Brot auch so

Introduction: Ulf Wuggenig, Leuphana

The Social Use of Art and the Charm of Digital Media

Jochen Koubek (University of Bayreuth): Warum das Verbotene so anzieht. Eine medienwissenschaftliche Betrachtung

Do you really want it that much - ...More!

In the video installation “Do you really want it that much?” - “More!” Volker Eichelmann, Jonathan Faiers and Roland Rust present a compilation of feature film scenes of various genres set in the spaces of art museums or galleries. Annotated by short texts and thematic …

Ecologies of Existence. Art and Media beyond the Anthropocene

with contributions by Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths, University of London), Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Baruch Gottlieb (Telekommunisten, Berlin), Erich Hörl (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Knowbotiq (ZHdK, Zürich), Elke Marhöfer und Mikhali Lylov (Berlin)Stamatia Portanova …

Epistemology of Measurement

The research project »Towards (Im)measurability of Art and Life« by Miya Yoshida (Art & Civic Media, Innovation Incubator, Lüneburg) addresses the ambivalence of measurement and measurability in contemporary realities and questions the apparent tendency to increasingly classify more and more …

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 …

Florian Dombois & Christoph Oeschger: Films of the Wind

Where’s the wind when it’s not blowing? Can it be contained in a film? Most wind tunnels are there for testing. Almost everything is tested in them: Cars, air-planes, rockets, but also flies, people, or baseballs. After the testing comes optimization. The technologies of mobility …

Future Academy. A research collective's questions to the future of art academies in a global context

For the past two years, Clémentine Deliss has been collaborating with art, design and architecture schools in Bangalore (India), Dakar (Senegal), London and Edinburgh, which address questions about epistemological, architectural and structural parameters of future research and educational …

I want to be a dog in America

Stih & Schnock are Berlin based artists, who explore how memory functions in the social sphere and how it is reflected symbolically in culture and urban space. There is to be found an ongoing interest in collections and museums, which they conceive as places of collective cultural memory. In …

More Details from an Imaginary Universe

Title of Matt Mullican’s solo exhibition in Porto, Oxford, Barcelona, St. Gallen, Krefeld and Bolzano 2000-2001.

Peninsula Europe. The Force Majeure Works

Continuing a tradition of symposia (»Art, Ecology and Sustainable Development«, 2000) and artistic projects at the Kunstraum that have addressed issues of ecology and sustainability (Dan Peterman »Greenhouse«, 1998 and Fabrice Hybert »pof83 [pylône]«, 2000 amongst others), Helen Mayer Harrison and …

Tribunalism. The Case for Art

The conference “Tribunalism. The Case for Art” brings together artists, legal theorists, theater and art scholars, and activists to discuss what spaces artistic tribunals open up, what can be said that cannot be said elsewhere and in other ways, how the invocation of a juridical form …

Wien Feber Null. Eine Ästhetik des Widerstands (Aestehtics of Resistance)

Philosopher Gerald Raunig, who is a member of the board of IG Kultur und Medien in Austria, will present the theses formulated in his recently published book about the actions of the Viennese “resistance” against the black-blue government of February 2000 and will also show film footage …

1 - 1 = 2 Hybert-Marché

With Fabrice Hybert and Hans Ulrich Obrist in cooperation with the ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Economies of Misery

An exhibition of photographs by Pierre Bourdieu In cooperation with Camera Austria Graz (Christine Frisinghelli), University of Geneva, Département de Sociologie (Franz Schultheis) and Fondation Pierre Bourdieu, Geneva https://camera-austria.at

Planetary Consciousness

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

Art and Economics Since the Crisis

Since the start of the last economic crisis in 2007/08, there has been much discussion of art’s imbrication with money, specifically its instrumentalization in burgeonining cultures of art investing and financial instruments in the art field. Alongside these conversations, there have been important …

Art and the Spectacular. Biennials sans frontiers

Chin-tao Wu will deal in her lecture with some aspects of the “Biennalisation of the Artworld”: Over the last ten to fifteen years, art biennials have mushroomed. The popularity of the biennial as an institutional framework by means of which cities and city governments are empowered to …

Visit of survivors of the extermination camps in Ozarichi 1944

On August 11, 2017, the Kunstraum was the site of a visit to Leuphana University by a group of six women from Ozarichi in Belarus - Lidija Dormasch, Maria Nowik, Maria Schetschko, Maria Lapowa, Valentina Odnokrylowa and Valentina Schislo. This meeting at the University was initiated by the Working …

Image Worlds and Knowledge Systems. The Genesis of Modern Natural Sciences – Galileo and the Consequences

Moderator: Dr. Martin Warnke, Information Technology and Culture, Leuphana University of Lueneburg

The Field of Art in Hamburg

Volker Pekron deals with questions related to the distribution of contemporary art in Hamburg. As the frame of reference for his empirical study, he did not choose notions such as the »art world« or the »(operating) system art«, but Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of the field that is connoted with …

The True Value of Art

Roman Kräussl’s lecture deals with development trends on art markets, particularly with the phenomenon of high price phases preferably termed »bubble« in journalistic texts. However, using economic definitions as a basis, bubbles are actually a rare phenomenon in the art market. Against this …

The 5th Riwaq Biennale in Palestine

Tirdad Zolghadr will be presenting the 5th Riwaq Biennale (RB5) in Palestine, focusing on the distinctive features of it with regards to display, representation and institutional agenda. As a curatorial endeavor, the RB5 polemically sides with the notion of embodiment and enactment as opposed to …

The Anomie of the World of Finance

The changes in the financial markets have offered unimagined possibilities for individual and collective actors – »rational egoists« – with dramatic economic and social effects. The crises in Greece and Spain give recent examples. New forms of investment can be observed in the cultural fields as …

Die Conceptual Art und ihr Medienbegriff

In his second lecture of a multi-part series at Leuphana University, Stefan Römer examines the relationship of Conceptual Art to the traditional concept of media in art. What role did the division that gallery owner Seth Siegelaub made between primary and secondary information play? Was the concept …

The Soviet Union as Conceptual Paradise. Moscow ‘Existential’ Conceptualism and Other Oddities

from the series of lectures “Conceptual Paradise. Artistic Practice in the Age of the Social Web”

The First Congress of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

Keynotes by Sigrid Weigel (Berlin), Andreas Reckwitz (Frankfurt/Oder), Heidrun Friese (Chemnitz), and Orit Halpern (Montréal)

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 …

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 …

A Trans Hirschfeld Renaissance w/ Leah Tigers, Dean Erdmann, Maxi Wallenhorst and Raimund Wolfert

The conversation between historian and essayist Leah Tigers, artist Dean Erdmann, and historian Raimund Wolfert, moderated by author Maxi Wallenhorst and curator Christopher Weickenmeier, engages the recent proliferation of historical, literary, and artistic practices concerning the Institute for …

Gold, Weihrauch und Malerei. Notion and Representation of Value in Art

What is the value of art? What kind of desire transforms objects without any use value into valuable art. Not only the spectacular development of art prices in the recent years have triggered the debate of questions of value in art. In this workshop, different concepts of value will be examined in …

In the Stomach of the Predators. The Monopolization of Seeds and its Methodological Representation

In his long-term works, the Berlin-based artist Andreas Siekmann is frequently engaged with the privatisation of public property and the restructuring of labour relations under the conditions of globalisation. This is also the case with »In the Stomach of the Predators«, an installation from 2014 …

Introductions

Melanie Gilligan will give an initial talk to introduce some approaches in her practice regarding information and entertainment, theoretical work and popular culture. This is the first event in a series of seminars, lectures, and workshops in her collaboration with Kunstraum of Leuphana University …

Artist talk

After a joint tour of Sergei Tcherepnin’s exhibition »Body Bound Notations«, during which he will »actualize« several of his sound sculptures, Fiona McGovern and Axel Wieder will talk with him about the underlying musical and theoretical concepts, as well as the potentials and problems involved in …

Art and Revolution. Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century

Gerald Raunig presents his new book, published in April 2005 by Turia+Kant in Vienna, and puts up for discussion the fundamental theses of his poststructuralist theory of revolution. Among the artistic tendencies and movements with (post)revolutionary pretensions examined in this volume are Gustave …

Susanne Leeb & Sven Beckstette

Susanne Leeb (University of Basel): »Cycles of Painting and Entangled Histories: Luc Tuymans and Tshibumba Kanda Matulu« Globalization not only entails an increased engagement with arts worldwide, but also with earlier transnational entanglements. Entanglements that, characterized by colonialism, …

Melanie Gilligan, Cooper Francis

Rather than accepting a 2001 »cybernetic hypothesis« that postulated historical stasis grounded in transparent information flows and techniques of population management, this workshop will examine on-going efforts to engineer the technical infrastructure of a global market that still characterizes …

Hartmut Bitomsky. Reichsautobahn / Das Kino und der Wind und die Photographie

Hartmut Bitomsky, »Reichsautobahn«, Germany 1985, 92 min. »Das Kino und der Wind und die Photographie«, Germany 1991, 56 min.

Self-Organization in the Field of Cultural Production

In the workshop, different forms of self-organization of artists from the 1990s up to the present will be presented and discussed. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Séverine Marguin (Paris, Berlin): Self-Organized Off-Spaces in Berlin and Paris 13:30 pm - 14:30 pm Wiebke Gronemeyer (Hamburg): …

SIEV-X. On a case of intensified refugee politics

on the occasion of the publication Dierk Schmidt: SIEV-X. On a case of aggravated refugee policy. A picture cycle in three parts, talks and texts. Series polypen at b_books, Berlin 2005.

UIQ (the unmaking-of)

»UIQ (the unmaking-of)« (2015, 78 min) is a spatialized electro-acoustic soundwork, or invisible film, that filmmaker-artists Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni have created around Félix Guattari’s unmade science-fiction screenplay, »Un Amour d’UIQ« (A Love of UIQ). Working with the …

Return of the Colonial Ghosts in Congo-Brussels

In Raoul Peck’s documentary film essay ‘Lumumba – Death of a Prophet’ (1992), the Congolese liberation politician Patrice Lumumba, who was murdered by Belgian, Western and local secret services, wanders about like a ghost in the former colonial metropolis of Brussels. Europe’s colonial foundations …

Temporalities of the Artistic Field. On the Practice, Materiality and Historicity of Artistic Production

In his talk, Hilmar Schäfer will raise questions on how artistic production can be grasped as a movement of practices and materialities through time. To this end, Pierre Bourdieu’s field and practice theory can first be used to establish a conceptual frame of reference. However, his neglect of …

ATLAS (spaces in subjunctive)

The ATLAS project harks back to the collaboration between the philosopher and sociologist Otto Neurath (Vienna Circle of Logical Positivism) and the artist Gerd Arntz (Cologne Progressive) in the 1920s. Within the framework of the Vienna Museum of Society and Economy, this historically first …

Demanding Supplies – Nachfragende Angebote I

with nOffice (Markus Miessen, Ralf Pflugfelder, Magnus Nilsson), Berlin/London

Field research: art world Zurich

Project with Christian Tarnai (Munich)

Public / Private

Poject with Thomas Locher and Peter Zimmermann

republicart

re publicart was a transnational research project exploring and developing progressive practices of public art. In cooperation with eipcp Vienna, Galerija Skuc Ljubljana, Goldsmiths College University of London, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Riga

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 …

Testoo® Muster

with Fabrice Hybert Hybert’s work seeks to systematize itself into categories or their handy short forms. There are prostheses, monsters, prefigurations of a “peinture homéopathique”, prototypes, tables, decorations, transfers (traductions). In Leipzig in April 1997, the “product range” of all …

Touring Club

Project with Christian Philipp Müller In cooperation with Kunsthalle Fri-Art, Fribourg (Switzerland)

translate

EU-project in cooperation with Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Wien, A Kumu Art Museum / Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, EST Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, A MACBA, Barcelona, E

Greenhouse

With Dan Peterman’s installation “Extended Falster Video / Greenhouse” a “Nonsite” in the sense of Robert Smithson is created in the foyer of the library of the University of Lüneburg. a park on the Danish island of Falster will be referenced, which will serve as a …

Dierk Schmidt: The Division of the Earth

Based on the series of images by Dierk Schmidt shown at documenta 12 in Kassel, this volume documents a project that is based on years of research and does not stop at the documentary “visualization” of the subject matter: At the Berlin Africa Conference of 1884/85, the European powers …

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 …

To care for people before us

The practice seminar "To care for people before us" with visual artist Philipp Gufler takes as its starting point his many years of practice and artistic research with queer and self-organized archives and examines the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion of (hetereo)normative and hegemonic historiography through intergenerational archival work.