Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Leonard Lehrer and His Influences
ICCM is a home for particular people from all over the world. ICCM develops
contents and methods for a critical and independent promotion and procurement of
culture, in close collaboration with an international community of creative artists,
researchers and experts.
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA, This Summer, International Centre for Culture and
Management (ICCM) it is hosting an American Artist: Leonard Lehrer and his
Leonard Lehrer is a painter and printmaker whose work has been seen internationally for
several decades. He has had more than forty-three solo exhibitions; these include shows
in New York City, Philadelphia and extensively throughout the US, Germany, Austria
and Spain, including five one-person museum exhibitions. Museums that have collected
his work include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
The Exhibition Leonard Lehrer and his Influences is a part of ongoing collaboration
between Columbia College, Chicago and International Centre for Culture and
Management with the support of Stadt Salzburg. This exhibition is enabling discourse
for future international understanding between Europe and America in creating platforms
for art catalysts and sustainability.
For Leonard Lehrer thorughout his work he is developing into the formulation of the
"perfect instant" where past is redeemed in the present. This philosophy is echoing the
voice of a historian. Reminiscent of Walter Benjamin- a philosopher of history,
consistantly vigilant to those victims in the past. Leonard has lived with histories,
redeeming personal, kin and humankind. Leonard reworks happenings of the past into a
reality of present hope. Time, was now.
The International Centre for Culture and Management defines itself as a platform for
conceptualising and developing new forms of artistic and cultural practice. It offers arts,
culture, media, economy and politics studies in the Leadership in Culture MBA at Kolleg
St. Joseph – a centre for mutual research, education and practice. Leonard Lehrer and
his Influences are integral to this continual discourse, towards a common culture
Participation is an important component of the entire exhibition project. The exhibition
aims to bridge intercultural understanding through seeing culture itself as the sprit of
humanity- itself in specific works.
The Vernissage was on Saturday, 22 July 2006, from 14:00. It was free with drinks and a
delicious strudel buffet in the park; especially composed music by Haydeé Jiménez and
mixed music with Bernhard Höhenwarter label: Villa Induvidual. Leonard Lehrer, Artist
made an appearance with speakers from Jessica Kennedy White the Curator, Dennis Rich
Chairman of Media and Arts Management, Columbia College Herwig Pöschl, Chairman
of ICCM. .
The ICCM will be open for the exhibition from 10am till 6pm and continue throughout
August until the 22nd.