Kristina Leko, Beweis Nr.4: Jede/r Mensch ist ein/e Künstler/in, Exhibition view, Secession 2006, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Kristina Leko

Beweis Nr. 4: Jede/r Mensch ist eine/e Künstler/in

May 5 – June 25, 2006

In her reinterpretation of an “art salon“ of the late 19th century Kristina Leko presents paintings and furniture from private art collections together with pieces created by unemployed people, who participated in a painting course she taught. The work of the Croatian multimedia and concept artist is characterized by the common use of cultural resources to facilitate interaction between different social groups.

Different people were invited to participate in her “social experiment with ethical and aesthetic consequences“ (Leko), including members of the Friends of the Secession and participants of the Volkshilfe Beschäftigung.


Kristina Leko, born in 1966, lives and works in Zagreb and Cologne.