press release

Marlboro, Pueblo or American Spirit. Vaping or never having touched a cigarette in your life. Coca Cola or Club Mate. Tap water, filtered spring water or BPA-softened PET-Evian. Two dirt-stained people laughing on my Volvic Sport bottle are crawling out of large tubes. It advertises a kind of urban gladiator training, and recalls the Flint water crisis in such an absurd way it hurts.
The pioneering spirit still exists – together with the lukewarm, sweet smell of Flat White and zucchini-chia seed cake oozes it out of the new Swedish café on the corner. It grinds itself with snippets of conversation about precarity, short term rental agreements, and the reclaim of the city. Mixing with the aluminum salts of deodorants, it coalesces into a strange, explosive union. A newly awakened, maddening patriotic impulse arises everywhere. ‘The patriotic Impulse is deadly.‘ Or ‘Do you think you’re not a dick just ‘cause your head is on top of it?!’

(Lucie Stahl)

Works by Lucie Stahl (*1977 Berlin) have been presented et al. at 9. Berlin Biennale (2016), Biennale de Lyon (2015), Sculpture Center New York (2014), Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2014), Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt / Main (2014), Gio Marconi, Milan (2013), What Pipeline, Detroit (2013), dépendance, Bruessels (2012), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt / Main (2011) and Kunstverein Nürnberg (2009).

Programme

"Art and cake"
Sunday, July 17, 2016, from 15.00 clock

"Members guide" with Anneliese Maaß
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

"Puppet Workshop" with Hannah Behringer
25th - 29th of July 2016, 9am - 2pm
For children from 10-15 years

"Children lead children" & "Children's Club"
Saturday, 06. August 2016, 11.00 - 13.00
For children from 6-12 years

The exhibition is generously supported by the state of Lower Saxony, the NORD / LB Cultural Foundation, the Sparkassenstiftung Lüneburg, the Lüneburgische Landschaftsverband and the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg. The education program is made possible by the state of Lower Saxony, the VGH Foundation and the Lüneburger Bürgerstiftung.