Saturday, September 6, 2014 | 11 am
Kunsthof | Voigtei 48 | 38820 Halberstadt
Welcome: Lord Mayor of Halberstadt, Andreas Henke
Preface: Director of Lyonel-Feininger-Gallery, Michael Freitag
Introduction: Curator, Ilka Leukefeld
Music: Live John-Cage-performance, MD John Rieger
Afterwards there will be a guided tour through our various exhibition-venues and live art-performances by Dean Kenning (UK) and Upper Bleistein (D).
Some of the exhibiting artists will be present.
Halberstadt is a small town in Saxony-Anhalt, near the forest and mountains of the beautiful Harz region of Germany. Artist and curator ilka Leukefeld grew up here and has been inspired by the town’s long history and a number of unusually interesting contemporary art projects already based here (including the John Cage Organ Project) to found the international biennial Monat_Kunst_Halberstadt.
The concept of Monat_Kunst_Halberstadt – Art Month Halberstadt – promises extraordinary aesthetic experiences for everyone involved. By being used for art, many areas of this ancient town are being brought into view afresh. Hidden corners and previously inaccessible spots, as well as public spaces – all become new places for art and are in turn renewed by art.
The unusual exhibition spaces offer a spectacular platform for the art works and form an assembly of art-spaces. The individual works have not been designed specifically for particular places, yet art and space enrich each other in a variety of attractive and challenging venues, as well as established exhibition spaces.
Due to the geographical distribution of the exhibits, their public visibility and their temporal dimension, the overall project Monat_Kunst_Halberstadt becomes a vibrant artistic intervention re-shaping the image of the town.
Join us at the Contemporary Menagerie of Visual Philosophers exhibition – and allow yourself be surprised.
“As curator of this exhibition, I aspire to offer a platform where contemporary art and visual philosophy can be linked in new ways and so continue to develop together. Through this juxtaposition, I aim to create a memorable experience for participating artists and guests.
“What am I looking for in the exhibiting artists – what excites me – is what their personal 'philosophy of life' consists of, how do they apply their philosophical knowledge, how do they experience, understand, handle and process their time and connected events?
“With Contemporary Menagerie of Visual Philosophers, I hope to initiate an exhibition that meets our essential human curiosity to discover something new, experience something new: something that triggers a shock within ourselves that releases a cognitive process and provides new stimulus. Something that leaves us shaken or amazed.”
Ilka Leukefeld has lived in London and worked between the UK and Germany as an artist for the past two decades. Since graduating from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and receiving her MA from the University of the Arts, London, she has initiated and curated many diverse art projects in both countries. She has presented her work widely, including recently in London at the Southbank Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Galerie im Kunsthof
PIPPA GATTY / UK
PAINTING + VIDEO
Tue-Sun 1-5 pm
closed on Mo
ATELIER FRA SE / I
Tue-Sun 1-5 pm
closed on Mo
UPPER BLEISTEIN / D
ATELIER FRA SE / I
ALEXANDER KLUGE / D
INTERVIEWS + DISCUSSIONS
GUIDO LANTERI-LAURA / UK
ILKA LEUKEFELDT / UK / D
MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION
DEAN KENNING / UK
MULTI MEDIA PROJECTION
Mon-Fri, guided tours by arrangement only:
Tel.: 03941. 55 14 12
Sat + Sun 1-5 pm
In September 2014, we are opening the inaugural Monat Kunst Halberstadt Biennial with the international exhibition
CONTEMPORARY MENAGERIE OF VISUAL PHILOSOPHERS.
Please join us and become a sponsor – and help bring this forward-looking project to life.
Naturally sponsors will, if they wish, be mentioned by name on our web-site and can receive a donor-certificate.
We look forward to your support and sponsorship and would like to thank you.
Your MKH team
IBAN: DE91 8105 2000 0901 0288 27
BIC: NOLADE21 HRZ
Thank`s to our sponsors:
Bärbel und Klaus Herre, Hannelore und Dr. Lothar Beutler, Juliane Kross, Annette und Wolfram Prell, Dr. Ute Pott, Michael Schumacher, Pippa Koszerek, Hannah Becker, Jörg Hartung, Gleimhaus Direktorin Dr. Ute Pott, Cornelia und Stefan Hanke, Dr. Beate und Holger Handel, Heidrun und Wolfgang Scheidt, Sabine Klamroth, Prof. Dr. Angela Kolb, Jens und Simone Limpert, Wiebke Preuss, Claudia Steffens, Jeanette Stach, Xantal Sadion, Ute und Michael Gabriel-Betzle, Dr. Bernd und Petra Kramer, Caroline Bellmann, Francois Klein, Bernd Göpffarth, Karin und Christof Hallegger, Martje Hansen und Prof. Dr. Rainer Neugebauer, Prof. Dr. Joachim Schiemann, Jörg Hartung, Petra und Kay Lautenbach, Claudia und Sven Liedert, Margot Windel, Kathrin und Thomas Windel, Steffi Haubner, Berit Elfbin Lacher, Otto Augustsson, Holger Eggert, Nina und Günther Kühn, Michelle Mahony, Jutta und Thomas König, Harriet Poole, Nanni und Gerd Bieber, Peggy und Daniel Priese, Hubert Eckart, Manfred Doberauer, Leila Bozinoski, Tim Penrice, Ute und Klaus Huch, Jenny Schütze, Roswitha und Wolfgang Dreysse, Heike und Uwe Sierig, Kristina Fischer-Gerloff, Wibke Bruns, Susanne Richter und Bachar Nassif, Ires und Steffen Kenull, Marina und Michael Breitschuh, Sabine Weber, Marie-Louise Prell, Katja Weber, Anna-Marie Walstab, Gaby Beier, Heidi und Klaus Günter, Birgit Grigoleit, Bernd Ruprecht, Jera und Violet May, Eva Kilian, Monika Hinz, Juliane Prell, Ise Prell, Halberstädter Bäcker und Konditoren GmbH, Lotto-Toto Sachsen-Anhalt, Forum Halberstadt, John-Cage-Orgel-Kunst-Projekt e.V., NOSA (Straßenbahnfahrscheine für unsere Gäste), Kuratorium Stadtkultur Halberstadt, Nordharzer Städtebundtheater mit seinem Intendanten Johannes Rieger, HaWoGe (mietfreie Ausstellungsflächen), Gebäudereinigung Scheibler, Wyludda Elektrohandel GmbH Stefan Wyludda, Rathauspassagen Halberstadt Herr Burau, Christoph Gabriel Webdesign HatPep, Druckwerk - Werkstatt für Grafik und Druck Matthias Ramme, Halberstadtwerke Bodo Himpel, Ideengut Mathias Kasuptke, Adams GmbH & Co. KG Gordon Adams, Befer GmbH Dr. Geller; Reiner Heinecke, Spittler Lichttechnik GmbH, Laura Scholz Facebook-Team mit Nora Segler Cuba Design, Director of Photography Mirko Beutler and to all our countless anonymous suporters.
Thanks also to the lord mayor of the town Halberstadt Andreas Henke, the culture-office of Halberstadt Sabine Moczko and to our numerous voluntary co-workers.