Between Intervention and Performance. The revolutionary theater practice of Asja Lācis in the context of the Soviet avant-garde

With this seminar, the scholar Mimmi Woisnitza (theatre and cultural studies) and the artist and director Konstanze Schmitt continue their artistic-scientific collaboration on the avant-garde theater maker Asja Lācis. The aim of their research project “Open Relations” is to make Lācis …

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 …

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 – …

1989 Romania. Videogrammes of a Revolution

In ten days in 1989, a rebellion in Romania overthrew the government and executed leader Nicolai Ceaucescu and his wife. Demonstrators then occupied the television station and broadcasted continuously for 120 hours. Andrei Ujica’s film “Videograms of a Revolution” is a condensation of …


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 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 …

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

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 …

Debord's Films

Guy Debord, founding member of the Situationist International (1957–72), made movies before, during and after his membership in the S.I. He shot his first movie in 1952 and appeared as a movie director for the last time in 1994. Roberto Ohrt, who inter alia published widely on the Situationist …

Dziga Vertov. Der Umsturz

In his video lecture Thomas Tode will introduce the works of the soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov. By means of ten filmic examples the relationship between Vertovs manifests and his technics of editing will be discussed.

Film 68

In his video lecture “Film 68” Gerd Roscher will present the Film “Oskar Langenfeld” (1966) by Holger Meins as well as excerpts of the movie “Zeitgeist” (1968) by the Dutch documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken.

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. …

weight, véhicules and telepathy, how "la facultad" feels at a distance

with Catalina Insignares, Henrike Kohpeiß, Myriam Lefkowitz

Dedicated to exiled people and those who assist them, la facultad is a site where our dormant sensory faculties are exercised, so that we can hear, study and amplify them in collaborative situations. For the public talk on April 27, Lefkowitz and Insignares depart from written reflections on la facultad (and its different iterations since 2017), drawing out some of the ideas in dialogue with the philosopher Henrike Kohpeiß. The talk approaches an ongoing project at a distance.

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 …

Border Crossing Services

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

Open Codes?

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