In June, the fellows of 2022 have been selected by an expert jury.

The cultural and theater scholar Corinna Kirschstein receives the research grant awarded in cooperation with the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar: "Die deutsche Tischgesellschaft von 1811: Romantic Sociability, Gender Politics, Anti-Semitism." Corinna Kirschstein will work at Wiepersdorf Castle from September to November 2021.

The "Deutsche Tischgesellschaft," founded by Achim von Arnim in 1811, gathered representatives from art, science, administration and the military, such as Fichte, Savigny, Schinkel and Schleiermacher. Women and Jews were not admitted.

By researching the exclusive circle, Corinna Kirschstein hopes to gain insights into the longings for an ethnically and culturally homogeneous society under the condition of the dissolution of class structures around 1800.

The publication Art in a Conflicted World presents works by Sarah Dobai, Nikita Kadan, Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees (Lloyd Corporation) as well as writings by Alisa Ganieva and Tanya Breslin Zaharchenko. The contributions are the fruits of an interdisciplinary fellowship program at Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf that offers the participants an opportunity to gain fresh creative and cultural insights, test ways of engaging with complexity, and develop models for the future that transcend national boundaries.

Published by DCV in June 2021.

Through her work for Schloss Wiepersdorf over many years, Elfriede Donath knew numerous renowned artists and writers personally who were guests at the castle. She spoke of her experiences as a contemporary witness in the video installation "Wiepersdorf between War and Peace" by Sebastian Eschenbach, which was shown in Wiepersdorf in the summer of 2020. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for her commitment.

Wiepersdorf zwischen Krieg und Frieden - Trailer with Elfriede Donath

Bios and fellowship projects of all 2021 fellows can be found here: Current Fellows