The White Box is an exhibition and project space for the arts at Zeppelin University. The space is both a site for display and an experimental laboratory, one in which new curatorial formats are tested. The events at the White Box aim to create a dialogue between the arts, the scientific community and society that is both surprising and stimulating. To do so, the program engages with the university's research and teaching, or discusses wider social issues that are relevant for the institution.
People in charge
Prof. Dr. Karen van den Berg, Academic Head of the artsprogram
Raehl Gloria Spöhrer, curatorial direction
The White Box exhibition space is sponsored by the Fränkel-Stiftung in the form of a Room Sponsorship and a regular support of the exhibition program.
Opening hours during the semester
The White Box opens this semester exclusively for events and on request.
Telephone: 0049 (0) 7541 6009 1302
Pranayama Typhoon 17 | 03 | 2023 - 05 | 05 | 2023
What does a post-heroic view of the tools and devices of war look like? Why are weapons so often named after animals and natural phenomena? What role do they play in the relationship of so-called civil societies to the world, and how civil are these societies in the first place? With her exhibition Pranayama Typhoon, shown at the White Box as part of the artsprogram's annual theme Being Wrong, Liverpool-born artist Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press (1966) approaches these questions from unexpected angles.
Weaving Dreams into Realities
Jeanne van Heeswijk
The interdisciplinary program Weaving Dreams into Realities , taking place at the White Box from 17.09. to 10.12.2022 focuses on the social transformational power of radical imagination and asks under what conditions it can become a catalyst for social and political change.
17 | 09 | - 10 | 12 | 2022
Algorithmic Rituals – The Infinite Self
Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg
In the installation Algorithmic Rituals - The Infinite Self by Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg, three robots perform a ritual. As moving parts in a machine tableaux vivant, they encounter the visitors and themselves.
10 | 03 | - 27 | 05 | 2022
The Understanding Gaze - Photographs by Pierre Bourdieu
The artsprogram of Zeppelin University, together with the Pierre Bourdieu Foundation and Camera Austria, has set up an interactive archive of photographs by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. There will be an event program on visual sociology and questions of visibility and invisibility.
10 | 10 | 2019 – 10 | 05 | 2020 (Extension until Fall Term 2020)
Together with students, employees and external guests, Kaihatsu transforms the university exhibition space into an "island of freedom" that can be played on for ten weeks. In an environment of artificial polar bear fur, poster islands, and a Speakers' Corner, short lectures, readings, and performances will take place - free of any specifications about the content.
08 | 03 - 10 | 05 | 2019
In the form of an audio installation, Martina Mächler deals with a decisive retreat space, of which capitalism critics in particular say that it is the only remaining area in which the subject remains inaccessible, vulnerable and unruly: the sleep.
09 | 10 | 2018 - 15 | 02 | 2019
Archaeology of the Present – Memory, Media, Matter
The London collective Forensic Architecture (FA) around the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman showed three recent works in the university exhibition and project space "White Box".
16 | 02 – 15 | 09 | 2018
Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Annika Kuhlmann
A cool-elegant, modular experience suite promotes the vision of a postnational and flexible life beyond a permanent residence and territorially bounded citizenship
07 | 09 - 01 | 12 | 2017