Greetings Art Lovers!
The team at Leo Kuelbs Collection is gearing up for a new season!
LIGHT YEAR continues into the new season, while another year at Fata Morgana Galerie in Berlin has been announced and two cool shows coming up in New York and Germany!
LIGHT YEAR: Originally conceived by Leo Kuelbs and the 3_Search group, LIGHT YEAR has already presented the work of over 200 artists and curators from all over the world. Truly an international phenomenon, LIGHT YEAR works are presented on the anchorage of the iconic Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn, trains rumbling overhead and the East River in the near distance. The LIGHT YEAR program is presented by 3_Search (LKC, John Ensor Parker and Glowing Bulbs), the DUMBO Improvement District and the NYC DOT on the first Thursday of each month, as part of the greater First Thursday Gallery walk.
LIGHT YEAR Project Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im9Qin2_jD4
First Thursday Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vu1TdoUnxk
LIGHT YEAR 17: “Earth Revisited” Thursday, September 1st; 7.30 pm-10 pm Manhattan Bridge/Anchorage Place at Pearl St./DUMBO
We start the season off in DUMBO, USA with the North American debut of this wide-ranging body of work as part of the LIGHT YEAR series.
Artists were asked to consider the changing nature of our physical relationship to the ground, the dirt and the history it contains vs. our every evolving digital sense of self.
LIGHT YEAR 17: “Earth Revisited” is also the debut of our LIVE STREAM! Head over to the Leo Kuelbs Collection website on September 1st and 2nd and you can live stream the video content from the show. This is not the actual projection on the bridge (lots of pics of that exist already), but the separate videos! We are very excited about this ability to share the work with our friends from all over the world!
Look for an opening party at the Archway Café if you make it to DUMBO!
Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Bordos, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian
Curated by Leo Kuelbs
LIVE STREAMING CONTENT: September 1st and 2nd http://www.leokuelbscollection.com/live-stream/
IFP FILM WEEK
Video Projections on the Manhattan Bridge September 17th, 18th and 21st/7.30 pm-10 pm Manhattan Bridge/Anchorage Place at Pearl St./DUMBO
Check out the rotating selection of videos culled from the archives of LIGHT YEAR and various LKC projects and presented by your friends at 3_Search! Beyond the soon TBD projections, you can also check out the full-one IFP Film Week Program happening throughout DUMBO at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP at 30 John St. in DUMBO!
Artists: Sarah Walko, Vadim Schaeffler, Thomas D. Rotenberg, Kitzinger Gabor, Bordos, United VJs and others
Presented by 3_Search (John E. Parker, Glowing Bulbs and Leo Kuelbs Collection), DUMBO BID and NYC DOT
DIGITAL FAIRY TALES: Album One
*Two Events in NYC, October 6th
*European Debut in Germany, October 27th
World Debut/Reception/Screening/Artists’ and Curators’ Talk
Besides the LIGHT YEAR presentation of Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” on the Manhattan Bridge, you can celebrate with some of the creative team behind the project at MINY Media Center by IFP. From 6-8.30 pm, drinks will be served, the complete show will be screened on their massive, 27 panel LED wall, and a screening will be held in their beautiful screening room with a discussion of the project to follow. Afterwards, you can have another look at the work on the Manhattan Bridge and see how place and presentation change context.
Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic are thrilled to be joined by Erika Eichenseer to present Digital Fairy Tales in Regensburg, Germany on Thursday, October 27th. Not only is this the show’s European Debut, it also marks a homecoming as the new works return to their spiritual home in Bavaria. A reception and a screening of the seven new videos will lead into a panel discussion and a viewing of one of the von Schönwerth’s original manuscripts.
We look forward to a truly exciting evening bridging cultural experience through time through the ever-evolving art of storytelling!
LIGHT YEAR 18: “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One”
WORLD DEBUT! Thursday, October 6th; 7.30 pm-10 pm Manhattan Bridge/Anchorage Place at Pearl St./DUMBO/BKLYN
RECEPTION/SCREENING/DISCUSSION Thursday, October 6th; 6.00 pm-9.00 pm Made in NY Media Center by IFP 30 John St./DUMBO/BKLYN
EUROPEAN DEBUT! “Digital Fairy Tales: Album One” Thursday, October 27th/6.00-9.00 pm The Runtingersaal/Keplerstrasse 1/Regensburg, Germany
New works by: Rani Messias + Kinga Toth, Integrated Visions + Miss Natasha Enquist, Sarah Mock + Daniela Imhoff, Richard Jochum+ Kriss Roebling, Josh Graham, Thomas Rotenberg, Radka Salmannova
Curated by Sandra Ratkovic and Leo Kuelbs
FATA MORGANA GALERIE Torstrasse 170/Berlin Ongoing
LKC will continue to be part of Fata Morgana Galerie in Berlin. LKC’s history with the space began when it was Sur la Montagne, an amazing event space curated by an innovative and wild group of German friends. I was part of two or three shows there between 2009-2011 before becoming part of the new Fata Morgana group, which began September of 2015.
A new group of partners is now in place and we look forward to continuing in the same bold and exploratory manner as the original SLaM crew, as well as our own amazing first year of working with a vast array of artists, curators and partners from all over Europe and the USA.
Then we will take a little break and get ready for winter shows in Berlin and more LIGHT YEAR events, including a November selection curated by Sarah Walko from Marble House Projects in Vermont, as well as “Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two,” which will appear in March!
I hope you made it this far and to see you all very soon!
Leo Kuelbs and the LKC team