with contributions by Deborah Bowmann, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Uta Eisenreich, Catherine Geel, Thomas Jeppe, Leonard Koren, Jeppe Ugelvig, Boy Vereecken
Leonard Koren & Guests is a library and a live programme of conversations through which La Loge invites guests to introduce, share and address Leonard Koren’s work whose principle medium is publishing. An artist who defies categorisation, Koren uses books to share his astute observations of objects, rituals, people and places, paying particular attention to overlooked details while opening up new channels through which we can understand art, design, architecture, philosophy, ecology and anthropology. His body of work, dedicated to productive incongruities and unlikely comparisons, reflects a personal and professional pathway that is erratic and consistent, curious and engaging at once.
Over a span of two weeks, prior and during the event, Leonard Koren’s work—the full collection of twenty books, a selection of WET-magazines, images and print-outs—were available for public consultation in a temporary library developed by Deborah Bowmann in the temple of La Loge.
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December, the selection of Koren's publications serves as the point of departure to discuss recurring themes and interests including aesthetics, self-reflection, marketing, creative processes, vernacular practices, editorial sensibilities and 'what artists do’. Comprising three sessions, Leonard Koren and guests is envisioned as on opportunity to bring Koren in conversation with interviewers and practitioners who share affinities with his ways of thinking, making and doing. Each of the guests is invited to discuss Koren’s life, interests and trajectory from a personal and particular point of view.
For two weeks, Leonard Koren’s full collection of books is available for consultation in a library setting designed by Deborah Bowmann.
Curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz