The First Congress of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Open Codes?

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


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

Algeria 1960. Pierre Bourdieu's initiation journey into sociology

Lecture Algeria 1960. Pierre Bourdieu’s initiation journey into sociology Friday, 04.02.2005, 14.30 h Workshop Visual Anthropology. Pierre Bourdieu in Algeria Friday, 04.02.2005, 15.00 h - open end Saturday, 05.02.2005, 10.00 h - open end

Art at Auction. A Record of Records

Christophe Spaenjers is an economist from Belgium, known in the contemporary field of art for his historical research on the art market. »Art and Money«, available in two papers co-authored with William Goetzmann (Yale University) and Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University) in 2010 and 2011, is his best …

Art in the Periphery of the Center

Peripheries are profoundly ambiguous regions. While trying to build an attachment to their center, the periphery often finds itself marginalized or even excluded both on a structural and actor-related level – no matter if the center-periphery model is defined in terms of space or along relations of …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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.

Demanding Supplies – Nachfragende Angebote III

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

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 …


A project with Hans Peter Feldmann and Hans Ulrich Obrist


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