Past events

Tuesday,
Behind Putin's Curtain
Landesvertretung Brandenburg in Berlin (on invitation)
A. Dietze © Oliver Mark, V. Erofeev, V. Velminsky

Behind Putin's Curtain. Encyclopedia of Russian Soul

The war in Ukraine affects everyone's life and leaves no one indifferent. There are many speculations and diverse opinions about its causes and consequences. Moscow-born writer Victor Erofeev reads from his most recent work “The Great Gopnik”, which will be published by Matthes & Seitz in 2023, and talks with publisher Vladimir Velminsky about the current situation, the background and the future. Annedore Dietze, who has been dealing with the themes of the body, physique, movement and physical threat for many years, presents large-format paintings and collages, in which she seeks new artistic solutions to depict the tension between transient physicality and vulnerability on the one hand, and the beauty of existence and the vitality of nature on the other.


Sunday,
Clara im Rückspiegel
Tankhalle Schloss Wiepersdorf
Clara im Rückspiegel © Mim Schneider

Clara im Rückspiegel

Songs and chamber music by Clara Schumann form the musical basis, serve as associative material, on the basis of which the composers each developed their own pieces, were filmed in the process, and were also interviewed about it: What significance does Clara Schumann have for the three composers today? Does she still function as a reference? How can a contemporary female composer assert herself as a woman and artist in the still male-dominated world of music?


Sunday,
Open Studios
Atelierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf

Open Studios

On October 9, Schloss Wiepersdorf visual arts fellows Aliaksandar Belsky, Róża Biłko, Badri Gubianuri, Monika Hau, and Małgorzata Sztremer open their studios and provide insight into current works.


Saturday,
Zur Alten Schmiede
Atelierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf & Zur Alten Schmiede

Zur Alten Schmiede 

Theme year „Lebenskunst – Kulturland Brandenburg 2022“

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 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.


Sunday,
„Der Hahn kräht überall genauso.“ Lecture by Dr. Alena Wagnerová & Dr. Iris Berndt
Kulturquartier Mönchenkloster in Jüterbog
Alena Wagnerová, Iris Berndt © KSW

„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

Lecture in German language 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.


Sunday,
Summer festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf
Design © studio stg

Summer festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

On September 4, 2022, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, we cordially invite you to the summer festival! We celebrate the reopening of the residency program, the opening of the redesigned museum and the cultural-historical tour "Kosmos Wiepersdorf". The program includes readings, performances, music, installations and open studios involving current and former Schloss Wiepersdorf fellows.


Thursday,
Guest lecture by Thomas Boehm: Pandemics and vaccinations
Schloss Wiepersdorf
© Thomas Boehm

Guest lecture by Thomas Boehm: Pandemics and vaccinations

Lecture in German language

Since time immemorial, mankind has been afflicted by pandemics. Everyone has heard of the plague epidemics in the Middle Ages, the cholera epidemics in the 19th century and the influenza epidemic at the beginning of the 20th century, and many others that have claimed millions and millions of victims. The Corona epidemic is only the latest example in this series.


Sunday,
Sarah Duffy: The Aside
Jägerschere Gallery, Dorfstr. 17, Wiepersdorf
© Sarah Duffy

Sarah Duffy: The Aside

Live performance for the opening of "Wie die Vöglein so lieblich singen" at Jägerschere Gallery  

Originally inspired by her on-going interest in stage fright and performance anxiety, Sarah Duffy's new performance, THE ASIDE, delves into the many contradictory feelings conjured up when we expose ourselves to the observation of others. Part magic act, part soliloquy, THE ASIDE, will break the human down into parts, before reassembling it again, just in time for the final act.


Saturday,
Marion Brasch in conversation with Charlotte Misselwitz & film screening "Lieber Thomas"
Schloss Wiepersdorf & Tankhalle
Marion Brasch © Holmsohn, Charlotte Misselwitz © private

I want to stay where I have never been

Conversation between Marion Brasch & Charlotte Misselwitz
Afterwards: Film screening „Lieber Thomas“

With the writer Marion Brasch, sister of Thomas Brasch, who wrote a novel about her "fabulous family," Charlotte Misselwitz talks about Thomas Brasch's ambivalent relationship to the GDR, his rebellion against his Jewish parents' GDR allegiance, and the hopes and disappointments of East German Jews toward the GDR project.

After the conversation, we will show Andreas Kleinert's film "Lieber Thomas" (Germany 2021, 157 min, with Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Jörg Schüttauf) in the Tankhalle of Schloss Wiepersdorf.


Sunday,
Picture book reading by Andrea Hensgen: Ein Käfig ging einen Vogel suchen
Castle park Wiepersdorf

Andrea Hensgen: Ein Käfig ging einen Vogel suchen

Picture book reading for children from 3 years and adults

A young, empty cage, which does not yet know much about the world, wishes that a bird would live in it. Then from far away, where there are no cages, a curious bird comes flying, straight into the cage. The old cat in the yard is already looking forward to the easy catch, without suspecting what a stout-hearted cage and a strong bird can achieve together. Loosely based on Franz Kafka, Andrea Hensgen tells a timeless story about friendship and freedom in "Ein Käfig ging einen Vogel suchen" (Knesebeck 2022). With illustrations by Mehrdad Zaeri.