Gallery Weekend Berlin / ArtistWeekend

May 1 - May 3, 2015
Lehderstrasse 34, 13086 Berlin-Weissensee
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For the period of Berlin gallery weekend and the first time in its history, the 5000 square meter studio spaces of Lehderstrasse 34 will host an incredibly diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture, multi media, installation, film and photography, in which artists invite other artists to exhibit in the context of this studio environment, thus returning the viewer to the very place of art’s genesis.

 
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Concrete Utopias

May 1, 2015 – June 13, 2015
Alte Post, Hauptstrasse 29, 10827 Berlin
Realismus Club #001

The exhibition CONCRETE UTOPIAS provides a space for artistic works that explore the area of potentiality between “not-yet-realised” and “but-possible”. The art on display will be showing visions that are predominantly about the Now; offering playful alternatives and new approaches to socio-cultural questions, addressing political power structures in an urban environment and above all defying rules.

 
 

Upcoming Exhibitions

May 15 - May 25, 2015
"Kein Ort sondern ein Zustand", D21, Leipzig

June 11 - October 4, 2015
Vienna Biennale "Ideas for Change"

June 9-15, 2015
Wermke/Leinkauf @ Short Film Festival Hamburg
Film "Symbolic Threats", Official Selection
Videoinstallations
curated film program by Wermke/Leinkauf

from June 21, 2015
ZKM "Globale", Karlsruhe

 
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White American Flags

Suddenly you see this steel poetry [...]. It puts everything to shame and makes you wonder what else we could have done that was so marvelous and so unpresumptuous. [...] He [John A. Roebling] really aspired to do something gorgeous. So it makes you feel that maybe you, too, could add something that would last and be beautiful.
(Arthur Miller in ”Brooklyn Bridge“ by Ken Burns, 1981)


On the night of July 21st to July 22nd Wermke/Leinkauf hoisted two hand-sewn white American flags on the towers of Brooklyn Bridge.
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July 22nd 2014, Wermke/Leinkauf hoisted two hand-sewn „White American Flags“ atop the towers of New Yorks iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The intervention was followed by a serious investigation by the NYPD and counter terrorism units as well as a huge media discussion.
Primarily to cover the attorney fees and on the occasion of the presentation of „Symbolic Threats“ at Berlin Filmfestival „Berlinale 2015“ a first edition is launched

Wermke/Leinkauf
„White American Flags (Manhattan Tower)“, 2015
numbered, signed, framed
Edition of 27 (+3AP)
830,00€ ausverkauft / sold out
46,6 x 30,8 (print) 67,8 x 49,8 x 4,1 (frame)
studio@wermke-leinkauf.com

 
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Wermke/Leinkauf
published by snoeck
Texts (german/english) by Xander Karskens and Bettina Klein
136 pages with 250 color images
Format: 30x22cm, Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-86442-056-6
http://snoeck.de/book/188/Wermke-Leinkauf