Introduction to Oxana Timofeeva's lecture
During the exhibition Alexandra Leykauf & Dominik Styk: „What We Do in the Shadows“ (19 Feb - 15 May 2022) Oxana Timofeeva was invited to give a lecture with the title „The Soul of Metamorphosis: Plant, Animal, Human“ upon recommendation of Alexandra Leykauf.
The lecture itself was preceded by this introduction in which Alexandra Leykauf traces her interest in Oxana Timofeeva’s research and writing by connecting it to her own artistic practice: From landscape painting to object subject relations to the desire to recognize oneself to cave paintings.
Alexandra Leykauf investigates the relationship between image and viewer, and context and space working with photographic imaging processes. Leykauf exploits the gaze as both a communicative and deceptive element. The image in turn quite often looks back.
Alexandra Leykauf (*1976), lives and works in Berlin. Studied at the academies in Nuremberg and Amsterdam as well as the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. Solo and group exhibitions (selection): 2021 Kunstverein Springhornhof, Kunstverein Siegen; 2020 Villa du Parc, Annemasse (FR), KM Berlin; 2019 Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, Kopenhagen (DK); 2018 Focal Point Gallery, Southend (GB), 2016 Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (FR), 2015 GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen. Works in collections at Centre Pompidou (FR), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (FR), Royal Dutch KPN Collection (NL) among others.