Günther Uecker Institut


Research funding announced for 2024

The GUI | IUG is inviting applications for a 2024 research grant under the title “On Waldsterben: Land Art in the GDR.” The project aims to reexamine photographic documentation of […]


Year in Review 2023

We would like to thank Günther Uecker, Jacob Uecker, and Christine Uecker for a great year of research in 2023; all of our cooperation partners, especially the ZERO foundation and […]


Recap of Table Talk No. 1

At the GUI’s inaugural Table Talk, Lydia Askani gave us some insight into her artistic research project “Circle and Surface: Lunar Relics Scrutiny” in the form of a lecture performance. […]

Artistic Research Fellowship · 24.11.2023

Lydia Askani: Circle and Surface—Lunar Relics Scrutiny

The artistic research project deals with the appropriation of artifacts and forgeries of cultural property. She draws attention to their instrumentalization within geopolitical power struggles and, in this context, critically and humorously questions the role of institutions and museums in relation to the attribution of meaning to objects and their historical contextualization.


Studio Visit with Günther Uecker

As part of our November 2023 workshop “The State of Experience, or: ars activa,” we visited Günther Uecker at his studio in Düsseldorf. After two intensive days of presentations and […]


Recap of the Düsseldorf Workshop

Under the title “The State of Experience, or: ars activa,” the GUI, in cooperation with the ZERO foundation, hosted a workshop in Düsseldorf. In the historic rooms of the ZERO […]

Workshop · 10.11.2023 – 12.11.2023

The Condition for Experience, or: ars activa

The workshop “Condition for Experience” will address some of today’s most pressing questions concerning the discourse on artistic action. Presentations and discussions will include approaches from art-historical discourses and political theory from the 1960s, informed by contemporary debates on (artistic) production, the field of action, the ability to experience work and subject, as well as the concepts of ‘acting’, ‘action,’ and ‘performativity.’