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Exhibition extended in Halberstadt

ilka Leukefeld’s solo exhibition – Fearless, highly intelligent and successful – has been extended until 29 July 2017.

The show is located at the John Cage Organ Art Project, Burchardi’s Abbey, Am Kloster 1, 38820 Halberstadt, Germany.

It’s open on Fridays and Saturdays, 11 – 5, and by appointment.

Finissage: 29 July, 6pm. All welcome!

Reviews

http://www.kunststiftung-sachsen-anhalt.de/web/veranstaltungen/kalender/furchtlos-hochintelligent-und-erfolgreich.html

https://www.halberstadt.de/de/aktuelles-aus-kultur-und-freizeit/ilka-leukefeld-zeigt-phantasievolle-arbeiten-im-burchardikloster.html

Be Adam and Eve for Another Day in Paradise

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Saturday, 19 December: 12–6pm

ilka Leukefeld will be present at The Muse gallery to offer visitors the opportunity of putting on one of her Adam and Eve polar bear suits and performing in Another Day in Paradise.

The Muse gallery 269 Portobello Road, London W11

Adam and Eve for Christmas

Adam and Eve – ilka Leukefeld

Works by ilka Leukefeld will be featured in the WHITE Christmas Group Show at The Muse gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London W11 (until 20 December).

Private view with a live performance of Leukefeld’s Adam and Eve: Wednesday, 2 December, 6.30-9.30pm

Open: Thursday–Sunday, 12–6pm

The Muse at 269

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Frieze Fringe Event at the German Embassy

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Leukefeld’s latest work, The Three-Legged Golden Toad, is a humorous reflection on the tough life of an artist and a stern review of contemporary political and environmental events. It will be shown for the first time at the German Embassy’s Frieze Fringe Event in London, Twenty-five Years of German Unity Mirrored in the Arts, alongside paintings by Peter Herrmann, sculpture by Hans Scheib and a film by Jürgen Böttcher.

Thursday, 15 October, 2–8 pm / Saturday, 17 October, 11 am–3.30 pm.

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At the Venice Biennale

ilka Leukefeld Venice Biennale

ilka Leukefeld was an Artist-Investigator for the Press Room project at the 56th Venice Biennale 11-13 August, 2015. Press Room developed a parallel dialogue alongside the Creative Time Summit by establishing a ‘pirate press’ to investigate news creation through expanded acts of visual reportage. It was structured around three public breakfast ‘press briefings’ held at the Wales in Venice  venue.

“My response to three breakfast briefings took the form of three drawings (l-r, above): DAY 1 –  #CesarePietroiusti – Lo senti il vento? DAY 2 – #MiriamGhani – Can a biennale enact politics? DAY3 – #CharlesGaines – Political art is art that attempts to link the personal and subjective with the social.

“I recycled sheets of paper from the May Press Room in Venice sessions to make the drawings, using a felt-tip pen instead of the usual ink.”
Participating artists in Venice included Pippa Koszerek, Jane Lawson, Amy Stevenson, Maurice Carlin and Robert Frankle; plus many other artists contributed via Facebook and Twitter.

Of global madness … in Magdeburg

ilka Leukefeld’s solo exhibition – the site-related room installation ‘Vom globalen IRr SiNn’ (of global madness) – will open at Galerie Süd in der Feuerwache, 39112 Magdeburg, Halberstädter Straße 140 on Thursday, 9 April (until 15 May). The opening event (7.30pm) will feature Dr Karsten Steinmetz talking about Leukefeld’s work and there will be a live performance by Herbert Beesten and music by Hemm Rohm DJ Set.

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