Art for Change – Loraine Leeson
Works from 1975-2005
This catalogue accompanied the British artist’s retrospective at the nGbK, documenting her projects and their reception from 1975 through 2005. Loraine Leeson’s work links political issues, aesthetics and critiques of representation, educational work and field study. In her own text, she reflects on the changing conditions of production and political contexts that shaped her work, relating this to her current practice. Background material is provided in the form of an extensive bibliography and a systematic index of political and personal events in Britain and Germany. Additional essays by authors including Elisabeth Mayerhofer, Birgit Kammerlohr, and Carmen Mörsch situate Leeson’s work within art history and cultural studies, while Grant Kester from the University of California discusses her oeuvre in the light of the debate around relational aesthetics and activism in art.
Work group: Katharina (Katja) Jedermann, Birgit Kammerlohr, Nanna Lüth, Carmen Mörsch, Thorsten Streichardt, Jole Wilcke
With contributions by: Carmen Mörsch, Loraine Leeson, Katja Jedermann, Grant Kester, Birgit Kammerlohr/Christian Mayrock and Elisabeth Mayerhofer