Leonie Radine

January 2017

Leonie Radine studied art history in Marburg and Berlin. As curatorial assistant to Susanne Pfeffer she worked on several exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, including Absalon, Cyprien Gaillard, Seeing is believing, You Killed Me First, Wael Shawky, and One on One. She is currently working as assistant curator at Museum Ludwig.

During her residency at Kandovan, Radine will present her recent curatorial work, "HERE AND NOW" at Argo Factory. "HERE AND NOW" was an exhibition curated by Radine at Museum Ludwig that featured works by artists: Mar­wa Ar­sanios, åyr, Neïl Be­lo­u­fa, Pia Camil, Cal­la Henkel & Max Pite­goff, and Mélanie Ma­tran­ga.

Six in­ter­na­tio­n­al artists and col­lec­tives were in­vit­ed to de­vel­op new site-spe­cif­ic works that en­gage with se­lect­ed liv­ing spaces in which the works were pre­sent­ed. In close co­or­d­i­na­tion with the par­ti­ci­pat­ing artists, do­mes­tic spaces were cho­sen that are of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to the artis­tic in­ter­ven­tion ei­ther con­cep­tu­al­ly, ar­chi­tec­tu­ral­ly, or due to the resi­dents. This ex­per­i­men­tal ex­hi­bi­tion ad­dress­ed cur­rent no­tions of pri­va­cy, in­ti­ma­cy, and hos­pi­tal­i­ty in our dig­i­tal­ly net­worked and no­madic so­ci­e­ty. More­over, it di­rect­ly ex­amined con­ven­tions and new forms of liv­ing as well as the pos­si­bil­i­ties and lim­its of their rep­re­sen­ta­tion. On the one hand, pri­vate homes are in­creas­ing­ly be­ing shared and ex­hibit­ed publi­c­ly through so­cial me­dia and the shar­ing econ­o­my. On the other hand, many peo­ple view the home as a place of re­treat as an in­creas­ing­ly ur­gent ne­ces­si­ty. But what hap­pens when not on­ly what is pri­vate be­comes public, but al­so what is public be­comes pri­vate?