Gaze Shift/Blickwechsel
Cat Head Press
March 8th to 24th, 2019

Presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut, LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme, and on view at Cat Head Press, Blickwechsel / Gaze Shift establishes transcultural references between U.S. and Leipzig artists, each of whom was an artist-in-residence through LIA. The work presented in this exhibition includes video, installation, conceptual art, photography, painting and graphics.

The juxtaposition of German and American artistic production over the past ten years forms a dialogue that illustrates cultures and their ways of life as well as differences in the perception of both. Are there common themes that touch artists from both countries? Are there any cultural differences in dealing with the foreign? What kind of exchange of experiences took place and how did it affect the artists’ way of working?

Leipzig: Oskar Schmidt, Silke Koch, Franziska Holstein, Henriette Grahnert, Matthias Weischer, Bastian Muhr, Maria Ondrej and Vlado Ondrej

USA: Francesco Cincotta, Julia Stoddard, Kylie Lefkowitz, Connor Calhoun, Santiago Chavez, Katie Armstrong, Margo Greb, John Jacobsmeyer, Charlotte Segall, Marcelo Daldoce and Volker Hüller

Curated by Anna-Louise Rolland / LIA Founder

This exhibition is a partnership of iMOCA, Goethe-Institut, Cat Head Press and LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme. For more information please visit the Goethe-Institut.


The gallery at Cat Head Press is located at 2834 E. Washington St. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am – 6pm. For more information, please visit

Opening reception Friday March 8th, 6 to 9pm

Silke Koch, New Leipzig, 2005-06, Photographic print


Kylie Lefkowitz, detail of untitled, 2015, Mixed media


Oskar Schmidt, The American Series I-XII, 2011, Photographic print


iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.


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