Gender:

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 …

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

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 …

Der Bäcker gibt mir das Brot auch so

Introduction: Ulf Wuggenig, Leuphana

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 …

Assistances (Working Title) w/ Valentina Desideri, Stefano Harney, Jason Hirata, Will Holder, Annick Kleizen, Cally Spooner, Eric Golo Stone, Mathilde Supe, Terre Thaemlitz, Marina Vishmidt

The event can also be attended online via Zoom (Password: assistant). Day 2: https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/95681732502?pwd=cWlwWko1ekxlMnp0VHZVVzNGVCt3QT09

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 …

Material Performance - Olympia Bukkakis with Dagat Mera

Drag queen and choreographer Olympia Bukkakis will present a version of “Material Performance”. In this piece Olympia works with, against, for, and under 10 meters of red fabric. This time she is joined by artist and janitor Dagat Mera in a performative exploration of labour conditions, …

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, …

Workshop with Olympia Bukkakis: The Work of Drag

On December 20, the Kunstraum and the Center for Critical Studies are pleased to host a workshop, guided by drag artist and choreographer Olympia Bukkakis. The workshop will attend to the work that goes into drag and the material conditions of a performative practice that purposely blurs the site …

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.

Assistances (Working Title) w/ Valentina Desideri, Stefano Harney, Jason Hirata, Will Holder, Annick Kleizen, Cally Spooner, Eric Golo Stone, Mathilde Supe, Terre Thaemlitz, Marina Vishmidt

The event can also be attended online via Zoom (Password: assistant). Day 1: https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/94170832858?pwd=K0lzUjJjNXA1eGVBSW5VWTJGbWI5Zz09

Bread and Rose Perfume: politics of abundance and pleasure against precarity - Wilson Sherwin

Remote participation is possible via the following link: https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/94544702729?pwd=ZnV1TjBkZDR3clE1L0NtYUh0YzM4QT09 (Meeting ID: 945 4470 2729; Passcode: 303114) In the late 1960s and early 1970s, at the peak of the Vietnam war, poor Black welfare recipients across the …

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 …

Guy Hocquenghem’s “Homosexual Desire”

The dazzling first work of philosopher and LGBTI activist Guy Hocquenghem is a pivotal and initial work of queer theory. Based on Freud’s discovery of polymorphous desire, Hocquenghem outlines a materialist, psychoanalytically informed theory of desire, with which he sets out to critique the …

In Between Subjects – Amelia Jones

This presentation gives an overview of Jones’s book  In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Subjects, with attention to deeper motivations behind its development, and tracks her thinking about the intersection of “queer” and “performance” or “performativity” since the book was …

(Colonial)Archaeology and Contemporary Art

The artists’ colloquium emerges from the »(Colonial) Archaeology and Contemporary Art« seminar within the »Practice Field Art« program. The seminar focuses on the colonial histories of archaeology in the Middle East and Egypt, and on the relationship between imperialism, capitalism 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Public / Private

Poject with Thomas Locher and Peter Zimmermann

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 …