The Three-Legged Golden Toad

The Three-Legged Golden Toad featured in the exhibition Twenty-five Years of German Unity Mirrored in the Arts at the German Embassy’s 2015 Frieze Fringe Event, alongside paintings by Peter Herrmann, sculpture by Hans Scheib and a film by Jürgen Böttcher. (Photographs: Marsha Dunstan/Pinktree.)

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Of global madness

ilka Leukefeld’s new site-related room installation – ‘Vom globalen IRr SiNn’ (of global madness) – was featured at Galerie Süd in der Feuerwache, 39112 Magdeburg, Halberstädter Straße 140 (9 April–15 May 2015). At the opening event, the speaker was Dr Karsten Steinmetz. There was also a live performance by Herbert Beesten and music by Hemm…

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MKH Biennale

ZEITGENÖSSISCHE MENAGERIE VISUELLER PHILOSOPH_INNEN / CONTEMPORARY MENAGERIE OF VISUAL PHILOSOPHERS 06.09–05.10.2014    Monat Kunst Halberstadt / Art Month Halberstadt  For September 2014, ilka Leukefeld organised and curated Contemporary Menagerie of Visual Philosophers – the first art biennale in Halberstadt, Germany, in cooperation with the non-profit making art organisation Monat Kunst Halberstadt (MKH). The concept of this inaugural…

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Canalology: POST at the V&A

Changer of hearts, performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, by ilka Leukefeld on 28 March 2014 (duration: 2 hours). This group event by peer-led UK artists network POST took place in the Renaissance Sculpture Gallery under the auspices of the Hackney Wick Takeover. It was a precursor of their one-day public art festival,…

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Navigate – at the V&A

ilka Leukefeld was part of the performance by the group Navigate at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 28 February 2014. It was part of the Hackney Wick Takeover at the V&A. Participating artists in this performance were Louise Ashcroft, Gerald Curtis, Joseph Dunne, Sadie Edginton, David James, Charlotte Wendy Law, Jasmine Lee, ilka…

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2 normalcy bias

When Dawit Shanko invited ilka Leukefeld to bring normalcy bias to his contemporary exhibition space Galerie Listros e.V. in central Berlin, she introduced new artists to the line-up and new works by previous artists. 2 normalcy bias ran from 4-19 June 2011.

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normalcy bias

ilka Leukefeld invited a total of 13 international artists to make work around the subject of the psychological phenomenon known as ‘normalcy bias’. For the event in London and the exhibition in Berlin, they explored how the suppression of reality is used to keep up the appearance of normality; how bad news is suppressed, ignored,…

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