Newsletter 5 / July 2021

Ostap Slyvynskyj, Viktor Martinowitsch, Alissa Ganijewa,
© Valentyn Kuzan, Kasia Syramalot, Molly Tallant


Fellows 2022

We are pleased to announce the artists and scholars who have been selected for a three-month fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf between March and November 2022. These fellowships are funded by the state of Brandenburg.

From nearly 800 applications from 67 countries, the following artists and scholars were selected by the jury:

Science: Petra Heymach, Charlotte Misselwitz, Kaila Howell, Dr. Maryam Palizban
Literature: Dr. Fatin Abbas, Sylke Enders, Thomas de Padova, Nellja Veremej
Visual Arts: Annedore Dietze, Sarah Duffy, David Polzin
Composition: Tomomi Adachi, Dr. David Bird, Antje Vowinckel

The jury this year included Prof. Dr. Stefanie Stockhorst and Dr. Hendrikje Schauer as well as Prof. Dr. Roland Berbig and Prof. Dr. Erdmut Wizisla for the science section, Anne-Dore Krohn and Cornelia Geißler for the literature section, Gerrit Gohlke and Christoph Tannert for the visual arts section, and Matthias Osterwold and Helmut Zapf for the composition section.

The next call for applications for fellowships in 2023 will be published in mid-February 2022.


Upcoming Events

The first ZOOPHONY by Sergey Khismatov
Sunday, 11 July 2021, 8 p.m., Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf / Garden (Tankhalle in case of rain)
ZOOPHONY is a multi-channel composition dedicated to the world of animals—a world in which we live and which we must protect. The work consists entirely of animal voices from around the world. The sounds were left in their natural form, they are not subject to any electronic processing. Trailer (YouTube)

The Power of the Powerless—Writing in Times of Eclipse
Panel discussion with Alisa Ganieva, Viktor Martinovich, Ostap Slyvynsky
Moderator: Katharina Raabe
Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 7.30 p.m. (Recording in English language)

A cooperation between the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin LCB

The new society that formed in the protest summer of 2020 in Belarus is today exposed to a politics of revenge. The dictator in Minsk imprisons, tortures and kills. The Russian author Alisa Ganieva talks to fellow writers Viktor Martinovich (Belarus) and Ostap Slyvynsky (Ukraine) about how they perceive their own and each other's situation: Do they redefine their role as intellectuals in troubles communities, rethinking the relationship between the poet and the power? How do they cope with increasing fear and intimidation—and how to reconfirm values such as freedom, responsibility, and truth?


On demand

The Artists Are Present – Artist residencies in cultural exchange
Digital ADIR symposium
Recorded event from 23 June 2021 (in German language)

During the Covid-19 pandemic, residency programs for artists have proven to be very effective and viable structures for international cultural and knowledge exchange. As laboratories for a change of perspective, residency programs often serve as models for the question of how we want to live together.
Cultural and knowledge exchange thrives on polyphony and diversity. How can this be guaranteed in the long term? The presence of artists on site is indispensable for interactions in culture and society. How can the mobility of artists be preserved—even in times of crisis?

The ADIR brings together representatives of around 20 institutions active in Germany and abroad. About the mission of ADIR and its members:

„Künstler sind die ersten im Narrenschiff“ – The painter Achim von Arnim-Bärwalde
Wolfgang Bunzel and Petra Heymach in conversation
Recorded event from 26 May 2021 (in German language)

Petra Heymach, curator and granddaughter of the artist Bettina Encke von Arnim, and Wolfgang Bunzel, professor of modern German literary studies and head of the Brentano department at the Freie Deutsche Hochstift talk about the painter's exceptional life. The conversation is moderated by Annette Rupp.


Reopening of the Café

The Café in the Orangery of Schloss Wiepersdorf will reopen on Sunday, 18 July 2021 for the summer months. It will be open every Sunday from 1–5 p.m. The respective Covid hygiene regulations apply.

The museum is closed due to reconstruction until further notice.


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