Newsletter 8 / September 2022

Mediha Khan, Sarah Kollé © Dirk Bleicker


Summer festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

Many thanks to all friends, partners, supporters and guests who joined us for the summer festival in Wiepersdorf last Sunday! Together with a big crowd of visitors we celebrated the relaunch of the residency program, the opening of the newly designed museum and the “Kosmos Wiepersdorf”.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next events!



Lecture & discussion
„Der Hahn kräht überall genauso.“ Experiences from South Bohemia with the upheavals in agriculture in 1950/60 and 1989/90 up to the present day

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
Kulturquartier Mönchenkloster in Jüterbog
(in German language)

Lecture with pictures by Dr. Alena Wagnerová (Brno-Saarbrücken) & Dr. Iris Berndt (Potsdam) and discussion

It was the resolution of the Information Bureau of the Communist Parties of June 23, 1948, which declared the collectivization of agriculture, following the Soviet model of collective farms, to be the obligatory line of march for all countries of the Eastern Bloc. For the traditional forms of life and work in the countryside, this decision from above meant a serious break; especially since the emerging tendencies to develop cooperatives from below were thus interrupted.

In 2014, a project lasting several years was completed in Zbudovská Blata in southern Bohemia, in which people from eight villages in the region shared their experiences. In 2021/22, the publicist Dr. Alena Wagnerová, who was actively involved in this project, was able to translate the most important Czech-language texts into German. Together with the historian and author Dr. Iris Berndt, she also explored the Niederer Fläming region in 2021/2022. Again and again they came across similarities and small differences in the processes in Czechoslovakia and Germany – the comparison was enlightening and this is what they now want to present in Jüterbog.

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Theme year „Lebenskunst – Kulturland Brandenburg 2022“
Zur Alten Schmiede

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Atelierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf & Zur Alten Schmiede

Until its closure a few years ago, the restaurant "Zur Alten Schmiede" was an important meeting place between the villagers of Wiepersdorf and the guests of the castle. Run by local resident Elfriede Donath, who had worked at Schloss Wiepersdorf for many years, countless evenings were spent here celebrating and telling stories.

After an exhibition by the group K11 in the studio house of Schloss Wiepersdorf, the tradition of mutual solidarity will be revived for one day in the restaurant "Zur Alten Schmiede" with a cultural and culinary program. The writer Nellja Veremej reads texts written during her stay in Wiepersdorf. Nezaket Ekici shows the documentary of her carriage ride performance "Die Nähe der Ferne" about the long-distance relationship of Bettina and Achim von Arnim.

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On demand

(in German language)

From January 7 to 9, 2022, the illustrators Nozomi Horibe, Yves Haltner, Claudia Schramke, Lea Rommel, Katja Gendikova, Beatrice Davies and Xueh Magrini Troll created portraits of writers who were guests at Schloss Wiepersdorf: The resulting portraits of, among others, Christa Wolf, Sarah Kirsch, Maxie Wander, Anna Seghers, and Volker Braun, as well as the two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich and Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk, are part of Schloss Wiepersdorf's redesigned museum.

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Café in the Orangery & Museum

The Café in the Orangery and the museum of Schloss Wiepersdorf can be visited on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months. The castle park can be visited all year round.

Next Sunday, September 11, the café will be closed. The museum will be open.


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Annette Rupp
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Phone: +49 (0)337 46 69 90 | Fax: +49 (0)337 46 699 19
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