Newsletter 10 / November 2021

© Antonina Slobodtschikowa, 2020



Open Studios
with Antje Blumenstein, Susanne Gabler and Pablo Schlumberger
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Atelierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf

Visual arts fellows open their studios for the public and give insight into current works.

In her works made of neon, plastic and aluminum rods, Antje Blumenstein focuses on the three parameters of the representability of space: line, form and color. Susanne Gabler's current work deals with the artifacts of neoliberalism. Pablo Schlumberger presents previous works and his Wiepersdorf project of large-scale paintings.

Questioning at Point Zero. A conversation with Belarusian translator, essayist and cultural mediator Iryna Herasimovich
Conversation partner: Katharina Raabe
Friday, November 12, 2021, 5 p.m.
Maleratelier Schloss Wiepersdorf
(in German language)

When Belarus was still a blank spot on the map, there was already an idiosyncratic, heterogeneous cultural scene that created spaces in which ideas of a life that was not controlled took shape. Under the unfavorable conditions of the rigid system, fixated on the Soviet past, a parallel society was able to develop, in niches, invisible to many. The repressions that have swept the country and traumatized society since the crushing of the white-red-white protests have also dissolved these niches. In conversation with editor Katharina Raabe (Suhrkamp Verlag), Iryna Herasimovich offers insights into this scene.

„ steht alles sehr zweifelhaft auf dem Lande." Explorations in Wiepersdorf
Special Exhibition by Iris Berndt
November 13, 2021, to Februar 13, 2022
Opening: Saturday, November 13, 2021, 2 p.m.
Museum im Mönchenkloster
Mönchenkirchplatz 4, 14913 Jüterbog

Achim von Arnim (1781–1831) reports in his letters about his work as a farmer and landowner of Wiepersdorf. The art historian Dr. Iris Berndt, fellow at Schloss Wiepersdorf, is inspired by this to search for traces and builds a bridge to the present. She researches and inquires, photographs and paints. Objects from the collection of the Jüterbog Museum complement the exhibition. The exhibition is about urgent questions of our handling of the natural riches in nature and landscape.
A cooperation of Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf with Museum im Mönchenkloster Jüterbog

(*Participants of indoor events must provide proof of the extent to which they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested).


On Demand

Steven Kazuo Takasugi. JNH: Just-noticeably Human
Lecture on Musical Humanness in the Age of Digital Automation
On Invitation by Hakan Ulus
Recording in English language

The American composer Steven Takasugi will provide insights into his musical language, creative process and current works. In his lecture, he will present his piano concerto project scheduled for 2023 in Donaueschingen. Takasugi is one of the most renowned composers in the field of new music today. His work focuses on electroacoustic composition mostly with music-theatrical elements.

German-German Asymmetries
Lecture and discussion with Ulf Erdmann Ziegler („Eine andere Epoche“, Suhrkamp Verlag 2021) and Christoph Dieckmann („Woher sind wir geboren“, Ch. Links Verlag 2021)
Moderation: Jörg Magenau
Recording in German language

A quarter of a century after reunification, the cultural debate in the new Federal Republic of Germany is still characterized by asymmetrical experiences and perceptions. Yet not only the GDR, but also the old Federal Republic has come to its multifaceted end. However, while the reappraisal of the GDR is very far advanced, there is a lack of a comparably dense preoccupation with the old Federal Republic. Above all, it is time for a comparative examination of German-German transformation processes. Christoph Dieckmann and Ulf Erdmann Ziegler will read from their current books and talk about German-German cultural history as a "history of relationships".
An event of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf in cooperation with the Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus

Science – Ecology – Activism
Eva Horn and Klaus Dörre in discussion
Moderation: Steffen Richter
Recording in German language

In the face of climate crisis and pandemic, science has taken on a new status in the social conversation. But scientists not only reflect on crisis symptoms, they also make proposals in collaboration or debate with activists that can become politically effective. This is especially true for ecological problems. In a conversation between the literature and cultural studies scholar Eva Horn and the economic sociologist Klaus Dörre, the relationship between science and activism is discussed with regard to ecological crises.


Save the date

The Christmas concert will take place on Sunday, 19 Dezember, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the park of Schloss Wiepersdorf performed by musicians of the brass quartet of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt/Oder.


Café and Park

The Café in the Orangery of Schloss Wiepersdorf is now closed and will reopen on Sundays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. during the summer months of 2022. The respective hygiene regulations apply. The park remains open to visitors during the autumn and winter months.

The castle remains closed until further notice due to the reconstruction of the museum.


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