Events | Spring festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

Sunday, May 7, 2023  | 

Spring festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

On May 7, 2023, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, we cordially invite you to the spring festival! The museum, café and studio house will be opened. There will also be presentations on the stage in front of the castle. The program includes readings, performances, music, installations and open studios involving current and former Schloss Wiepersdorf fellows.

At 1:30 p.m., a free shuttle bus departs from Jüterbog train station to Wiepersdorf and at 4:50 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. back from Wiepersdorf to Jüterbog train station. Please register at or by phone at (033746) 699-0.  For individual travel, the Rufbus can be booked regional in Brandenburg with advance notice by calling (03371) 62 81 81 or online at Parking is available on the street. On the grounds of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf (Am Konsum 4, 14913 Wiepersdorf), there are two publicly accessible electric charging stations with four normal charging points.

Free admission



Castle Terrace

2:15 p.m. – Opening

Opening Speeches

Tobias Dünow, State Secretary for Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg
Annette Rupp
, Director, Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf


Said Azh and Julius von Lorentz

Natalia Pschenitschnikova

4:30 p.m. – Reading: Nellja Veremej

Nellja Veremej: The Callot midgets

Nellja was a fellow at Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2022. Nellja Veremej, born in 1963 in Maikop, USSR, came to Berlin in 1992. After working as a language teacher, geriatric nurse, journalist for "Freitag" and several years in Novi Sad (Serbia), she has been a freelance author since 2010. She made her debut in 2013 with the novel "Berlin liegt im Osten," which was on the longlist for the German Book Prize. In 2016, her second novel "Nach dem Sturm" was published. She was awarded the Chamisso Förderpreis and the Friedrich-Hölderlin-Förderpreis, among others, and was Stadtschreiberin in Magdeburg in 2018. In 2021, her book about Berlin's Alexanderplatz was published in the series "Berlin Places" by bebra-Verlag.

5:00 p.m. – Reading and talk: Ilya Danishevsky

Ilya Danishevsky: Mannelig in chains

Reading and talk | Moderation: Wladimir Velminski

Ilya Danishevsky was born in Moscow in 1990. He studied history of religion at the Russian State Humanitarian University and is also a graduate of the Moscow Literature Institute. He is the editor-in-chief of the Anhedonia book project (AST Publishing House), dedicated to the study of institutions of violence in modern Russia, and curator of the literary section. He writes poetry and prose, lives and works in Moscow. In German, his book "Mannelig in Ketten" was published by ciconia ciconia Verlag, translated by Anja Schloßberger, with drawings by Tanya Pioniker.


Music: Said Azh and Julius von Lorentz

Performance: NataliaPschenitschnikova, Birds Conversation (2018)


2:00–6:00 p.m. Coffee, Cake and Ice Cream

Studio house

3:00–5:30 p.m. Open studios

Nino Bulling

With works of art that were shown on documenta fifteen and a scenography by Marlene Oeken.

Nino Bulling works as a comic artist in Berlin. Shorter and longer works have appeared since 2012 in book form, online, in anthologies or in self-production. In 2017 they published the graphic poem Lichtpause with Rotopol, in 2019 in co-authorship with Anne König the volume Bruchlinien. Drei Episoden zum NSU with Spector Books. Most recently, Nino Bulling published the graphic novel abfackeln / firebugs with Edition Moderne and Colorama, which tells a story about trans*identity and love in times of fundamental change in habitats due to climatic and ecological influences.

Nino Bulling's works move on the borderline between documentary and fiction, exploring the possibilities of reality-based image narration beyond realistic modes of representation. Language and drawing are considered equal actors, taken from reality, examined, modified and amalgamated. The works address critical contemporary issues such as racism, right-wing terror and the arms industry, as well as universal and at the same time personal questions about friendship and belonging.

In recent years, Nino Bulling's works have been shown at the Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art (2021), HMKV Dortmund (2019), and documenta fifteen (2022), among others. Nino Bulling has taught comics/illustration at various international institutions, including the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Sergej Bratkov

Sergey Bratkov was born in 1960 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Graduated Repin Art College, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1978; Polytechnical Academy, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1983. In 1994 he organized "Fast reaction group" with Boris Michailov, Sergei Salonsky and Victoria Michailova. In 2010 took the first prize of the 5th Annual All-Russian Awards in the field of contemporary visual art "Innovation". Since 2000 he lives and works in Moscow, Russia. His projects have been presented in solo exhibitions at REGINA Gallery, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine; Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany; Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum for Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead, UK; Fotomuseum. Winterthur, Switzerland; Canal de Isabel II. Madrid, Spain; Deichtor Hallen. Aktuelle Kunst Haus der Photographie. Hamburg, Germany.

The artist also participated in group exhibitions, including National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Center for Contemporary Culture GARAGE, M' ARS Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia; Sem-Art Gallery, Monaco; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Centre for Contemporary Art 'Ujazdowski Castle' Warsaw, Poland; CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland and at the biennials in Venice, San Paolo, Moscow and Rauma; Manifesta5, San Sebastian, Spain.

Tanya Pioniker

Tanya Pioniker was born in Moscow in 1994. She began her exhibition activities at the age of 17 — in 2011, becoming the youngest participant in the special "START" project at Winzavod Center for Contemporary art. In 2014 she took part in the parallel program of the European Biennale Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg.

In 2017, the second personal exhibition "XVII" took place in VLADEY Space. The third solo exhibition "New ABC-book" (Gogol center) and the solo show of etchings "Seven" (JART Gallery) were held in 2021. She took part in many group shows, including a large-scale exhibition of contemporary art "One Family" as part of the "Cherry Forest" festival (2019).

In 2020, she was shortlisted for the ISCP residence, New York, USA. In collaboration with ciconia x ciconia Verlag (Berlin) she worked as an illustrator for books: "Mannelig in Ketten", 2022 (together with Ilya Danishevsky), "Leben mit einem Idioten", 2021 (together with Viktor Jerofejew).

In her current project in Wiepersdorf, Tanya worked on a German alphabet that is about the city of Berlin.

Justina Repečkaitė

After completing her composition Master’s degree in France Justina Repeckaite (b.1989) studied at the prestigious Cursus IRCAM in Paris. Her Cursus piece "Transduced" (2020) for percussion and live electronics was presented at the big hall of the Center Pompidou. In Paris she was an artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, composer in residence with the ensemble Le Balcon conducted by Maxime Pascal and held a scholarship at the International Centre of Nadia and Lili Boulanger. Both her compositions "Chartres" (2012) for string orchestra and "Tapisserie" (2015) for chamber ensemble represented Lithuania in World Music Days and International Rostrum of Composers. Since 2015 she is a member of the Lithuanian Composers’ Union which awarded her the Debut of the Year prize. Her music is presented in Lithuanian Art Music showcase, by The Lithuanian Culture Institute.

In 2019 Justina Repeckaite’s music and interview were featured in Composer’s Portrait in Radio France show Création Mondiale for which she wrote a new composition "Encierro", performed by saxhorn quartet Opus 333. Her newest composition "Weaving" (2020) was broadcasted by ARTE television from the Grand Theatre of Provence. In 2021, together with 4 percussion players, Justina premiered her piece "Pulsating Skin" for 4 snare drums & electronics during Darmstadt Summer Course.

Justina’s music is performed by such ensembles as Intercontemporain, Court-Circuit, 2e2m, Spectra, Asko/Schönberg, OSSIA, Platypus, The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble and many others.

In her open studio, you can see videos that show performances of her works.

Rose Vöhringer

Rose Vöhringer studied painting at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar from 2013 to 2020. Afterwards, she completed her Masters degree with Gabriele Langendorf. In 2022 Rose Vöhringer received the artist scholarship of the Kulturzentrum am Eurobahnhof in Saarbrücken and was accepted into the Landeskunstsammlung des Saarlandes. As an art therapist and lecturer, she participates in university teaching, gives workshops, and also works as an educational consultant against discrimination and for climate justice.

In her paintings she explores the body both as an instrument, as a means of communication, and the relationship of the persons depicted to their bodies. The inseparable interweavings of inner and outer experience become visible images. They also connect with the viewers: Facial expressions, gestures and body language become narrative. The ambiguity in particular gives rise to chains of associations and subjective stories. In joint projects with other artists, the body shifts to the center of attention, paintings become props for performative and authentic confrontations.

In Wiepersdorf, she created portraits of her fellow artists and of people who do other kinds of work in the castle and park Schloss Wiepersdorf.


Performance & outdoor screening


A group performance namend:

Leben und Wirken der heiligen Renate


Castle park

2:00–6:00 p.m.

© Dirk Bleicker

Cultural historical tour with ten stops

The cultural and historical tour "Kosmos Wiepersdorf" holds information and stories about the grounds, the buildings and the various residents of Schloss Wiepersdorf at ten stations.

At each of the stops you will find a sign with a QR code. If you scan these codes with your smartphone, you can hear stories of three to six minutes that introduce you to the object or topic in question. Everything you listen to on the tour can also be followed or read on your smartphone, tablet, or the website of the Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation. Additionally, each of the stops offers the opportunity to find out more in-depth knowledge about what you have heard or read with the help of expert information.

To Kosmos Wiepersdorf >


Catering and stalls with products from the region

In the park, you can find stalls with products from the region. Also, you can buy savouries and beverages.


© Dirk Bleicker

2:00–5:30 p.m. – Museum visit

The museum illustrates over five rooms how the von Arnimsʼ manor house evolved into a residence for artists and scholars. The focus lies on the spirit of Romanticism as well as on the period from 1945 to 1989, when Schloss Wiepersdorf primarily hosted writers.

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3.30 p.m. – Ingeborg Rauss: Threshold life

Opening of the special exhibition about forgotten female artists.

4:00 p.m. – Isabella Maria Engberg: Romanticism – Empiricism – Ecology

Isabella Maria Engberg presents an insight to her research and reads from Alexander von Humboldt's travelogue.

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