BIENNIAL

MONAT_KUNST_HALBERSTADT

2014

CONTEMPORARY MENAGERIE OF VISUAL PHILOSOPHERS

06.09. — 05.10.
1st BIENNIAL CATALOGUE retrospective
BIENNIAL BROCHURE (incl. town map)

Opening

 

 

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.

 

Montage Monat Kunst Halberstadt

PHILOSOPHY

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.

Ansicht KURATORIN

CURATOR

“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.

Ansicht ORTE

LOCATIONS

The exhibition sites are open as followed:
Exhibition tours by arrangement : 03941. 55 14 12

Galerie im Kunsthof
Voigtei 48

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

PIPPA GATTY / UK
DRAWING
PAINTING + VIDEO












opening times
Tue-Sun 1-5 pm
closed on Mo

Kunsthof
Voigtei 48

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

ATELIER FRA SE / I
ARCHITECTURAL
INTERVENTIONS












opening times
Tue-Sun 1-5 pm
closed on Mo

Schraube-Museum
Voigtei 48

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

MARSHA DUNSTAN
AUS / UK
PHOTOGRAPHY












opening times
Tue-Sun 1-5 pm
closed on Mo

Badeanstalt
Bödcherstraße

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

UPPER BLEISTEIN / D
INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
+ PERFORMANCE

ATELIER FRA SE / I
ARCHITECTURAL
INTERVENTIONS

ALEXANDER KLUGE / D
INTERVIEWS + DISCUSSIONS
GUIDO LANTERI-LAURA / UK
VIDEO PROJECTIONS
ILKA LEUKEFELDT / UK / D
MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION
DEAN KENNING / UK
MULTI MEDIA PROJECTION

opening times
Mon-Fri, guided tours by arrangement only:
Tel.: 03941. 55 14 12
Sat + Sun 1-5 pm

Dominikanerstrasse
17

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

JUSTINE BLAU / L
PAPER SCULPTURE

opening times
open all day

Rathauspassage
Fischmarkt

Ansicht Galerie im Kunsthof

HANS SCHEIB / D
SCULPTURE

opening times
Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm,
Sat 9 am - 6 pm
closed on Sun

KÜNSTLER_INNEN

ARTISTS

 



Live-John-Cage performances at the grand piano

Johannes Rieger (D)

 www.harztheater.de

 

 

 



Dissolve I - XII

Marsha Dunstan (UK/AU) 

www.marshadunstan.com

 

 

 



Tabulata II

Atelier Fra Se (I)

www.atelierfrase.com

 

 

 



Mountain (grey) (green) (brown)

Justine Blau (LU)

www.justineblau.com

 

 

 



Interactive Installation

Upper Bleistein (D)

www.upperbleistein.de
www.kh-do.de/de/Ateliers/eschweiler/eschweiler-arbeiten.html

 

 

 



Orange time 1

Pippa Gatty (UK)

www.pippagatty.com

 

 

 



Nudes I - IV

Dean Kenning (UK)

www.deankenning.com

 

 

 



Interviews and discussions

Alexander Kluge (D)

www.dctp.tv
www.kluge-alexander.de

 

 

 



Dancing on the ceiling

Guido Lanteri-Laura (UK)

www.guidolanterilaura.com

 

 

 



Diogenes ’I am looking for an honest man’

Hans Scheib (D)

www.hansscheib.de

 

 

 



Picnic at the heart of the town

ilka Leukefeld (UK/D)

ilka-leukefeld.blogspot.com
www.normalcybias.co.uk

 

 

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represented by:
(board)
Ilka Leukefeld
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Rebekka Prell
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layout:
Matthias Ramme
www.siebdruckwerk.info
programming:
Christoph Gabriel
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Camera:
Mirko Beutler
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