White Box - Project Space

Foto: A. Meichsner
Foto: A. Meichsner

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, Curator of Visual Art & Coordinator of the artsprogram


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
Email: artsprogram@zeppelin-university.net

Current exhibition

Interdependence is central to a radical restructuring of power, Parachute by Carmen Papalia

Weaving Dreams into Realities  17 | 09 | 2022 - 10 | 12 | 2022

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.

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Previous exhibitions

© Markus Selg
© Markus Selg

Algorithmic Rituals – The Infinite Self | 10.03 - 27.05.2022

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.

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Plakatmotiv der Verstehende Blick - Fotografien von Pierre Bourdieu

Spring Term & Fall Term 2021

Apocalypse and World Salvation

An exhibition project with Agnes Denes (USA), Arava Institute (ISR), Orkhan Huseynov (AZE), Michael Pawlyn/Exploration Architecture (GB), Oliver Ressler (A), Kateřina Šedá (CZ), Levi van Veluw (NL) & Pinar Yoldas (T/USA)

26 | 11 | 2020 – 01 | 02 | 2022

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Plakatmotiv der Verstehende Blick - Fotografien von Pierre Bourdieu

Fall Term 2019 & Spring Term 2020

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)

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„IMAPURA – What is the most serious problem for you?“ (Japan, 2015) | Foto: Kaihatsu

Martina Mächler - 71% (play)

Spring Term 2019 | Yoshiaki Kaihatsu

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

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Fall Term 2018 | 71% (play)
Martina Mächler

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

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Forensic Arquitecture

Spring Term 2018 | Archaeology of the Present – Memory, Media, Matter

Forensic Architecture

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

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New Eelam

Fall Term 2017 | NEW EELAM
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

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Dan Perjovschi

Spring Term 2017 | Dan Perjovschi

Wall drawings on the blackboard walls of the ZF Campus & in the artsprogram White Box

03 | 03 – 30 | 05 | 2017

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Falsnaes White Box

Fall Term 2016 | Christian Falsnaes

Masculine demeanor as a consequence of social power relations between artist and audience

10 | 09 – 30 | 11 | 2016

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Learning Community

Spring Term 2016 | Project "Learning Community“

mit Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Margit Czenki, raumlabor berlin and Teilnehmenden

Künstlerische Leitung: Caroline Brendel & Luzi Gross

12 | 02 – 30 | 05 | 2016 

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Imaginary Archive

Fall Term 2015 | Gregory Sholette

mit Marcel Kalberer and Teilnehmenden

Imaginary Archive | Zeppelin University Edition

12 | 09 – 26 | 11 | 2015

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Archive of the artsprogram

All events by year (pages in German):

2019/20 | 2017/18 | 2016/17 | 2015/16 | 2014/15 | 2013/14 | 2012/13 | 2011/12 | 2010/11 | 2009/10 | 2004-2007

Archive of the Centre of Cultural Production

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