Institution:

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. 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 …

Moirés

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

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 …

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 …

The First Congress of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

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

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

Touring Club

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

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 …

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 …

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.

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”

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 …

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 …

Conceptual Paradise

Ausstellung

The Campus as a Work of Art

An artistic work in two parts with Christian Philipp Müller

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mike Kelley. The Architecture of Memory

American artist Mike Kelley (1954, Wayne, MI – 2012, South Pasadena, CA) started to gain visibility in the 1980s with his stuffed animal works, his iconic design for the cover of Sonic Youth’s album »Dirty« (1992), and for his »Arena« series (1990). However, it was from 1995 onwards that he …

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 …

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 …

Open Codes?

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

reformpause

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

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Art as sociopolitical intervention? Projects by the artist group 'WochenKlausur'

At the invitation of art institutions, WochenKlausur has been realizing socio-political projects since 1993. As the name suggests, it bundles all energies and artistic strategies in a limited time (six weeks) in order to achieve concrete improvements in our coexistence. WochenKlausur sees a great …

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 …

Melanie Gilligan

Melanie Gilligan is an artist and writer based in New York and London. »The Common Sense« (2014/15), Gilligan’s latest episodic video work is a three-part project presented across multiple institutions and has been on view at de Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, Casco Office for Art, Design and …

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 …

Souvenirs and Trophies

The American artist Mark Dion has been working for more than 10 years on the cultural representation of nature and is internationally regarded as one of the most important representatives of context art. This year, for the first time, a large, retrospective traveling exhibition will be dedicated to …

Who Needs Art, We Need Potatoes

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. …

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

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 III

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

Field research: art world Zurich

Project with Christian Tarnai (Munich)

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), …

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 …

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 …

Interarchive

A project with Hans Peter Feldmann and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Planetary Consciousness

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

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 …