Newsletter 10 / November 2022

Annedore Dietze © Oliver Mark, Victor Erofeev, Vladimir Velminsky



Reading, talk & exhibition

Hinter Putins Vorhang. Enzyklopädie der russischen Seele

Reading and talk with Victor Erofeev and Vladimir Velminsky

Exhibition: Annedore Dietze

(In German and Russian language)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (on invitation)

Landesvertretung Brandenburg in Berlin

In den Ministergärten 3, 10117 Berlin

Moscow-born writer Victor Erofeev, who has met Putin several times, deals with Russia's cultural, political and social situation in his books. In his most recent work “The Great Gopnik” which will be published by Matthes & Seitz in 2023, he relates his biography to that of Putin. Victor Erofeev talks with publisher Vladimir Velminsky about the current situation, the background and the future.

As a painter, Annedore Dietze has been dealing with the themes of the body, physique, movement and physical threat for many years. In her large-format paintings and collages, 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.

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Text and reading by Sonja Hilzinger

Anna Seghers in Wiepersdorf

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:01 a.m.


(in German language)

Anna Seghers wrote in 1969: “I miss Wiepersdorf very much and it’s been a long time now since I was there last ... Today it seems to me as if I had never been so carefree and happy, for no particular reason, as when we were staying there and roaming through the forest.” After she returned from Mexican emigration and until the 1950s, Wiepersdorf was a place of retreat and where she could work undisturbed.

On the occasion of Anna Segher's 112th birthday on November 19, 2022, we publish a video in which literary scholar Dr. Sonja Hilzinger talks about Anna Segher's special relationship with Schloss Wiepersdorf.

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On Demand


Zur Alten Schmiede

Theme Year „Lebenskunst – Kulturland Brandenburg 2022“

(in German language)

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. On September 24, the tradition of mutual solidarity was revived for one day in the restaurant “Zur Alten Schmiede” with a cultural and culinary program. Filmmaker Branka Pavlovic accompanied the event on film. The resulting documentary is now online.

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Video trailer about an escape from Moscow

Liebe Marianna

(in German language)

The filmmaker Ekaterina Eroveeva arrived with her husband, the writer Victor Erofeev, and their two children Maja and Marianna after an adventurous escape from Russia via Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland at night on April 4, 2022 in Schloss Wiepersdorf. Leaving the Moscow apartment, the journey, border crossings, conversations with intellectual friends until the stay and many conversations in Schloss Wiepersdorf Ekaterina Erofeeva recorded with the camera.

A first trailer for the planned film project can be seen here.

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Save the Date

Christmas concert

On Sunday, December 18, 2022 the traditional Christmas concert will be held in the castle park at 6:00 pm.


Other in Wiepersdorf

Ohne ein Wort zu sprechen

October 02 – October 30, 2022, Sundays, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Jägerschere, gallery for contemporary art, Wiepersdorf

“Ohne ein Wort zu sprechen” brings together the work of Kodac Ko and Peter Stauss, two Berlin-based artists who work shares an affinity for a consideration of place and moment.  The work of both artists, in quite distinct ways, explore the moments before and after an action or decision and this exhibition presents a view into their work where these paradoxical concerns are explored.  The title of the show (like every Jägerschere exhibition) is taken from the Brother’s Grimm re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood.  In this case the original line refers describes the Wolf’s silent approach to Grandmother before he eats her.

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Café in the Orangery & Museum

The Café in the Orangery and the museum of Schloss Wiepersdorf will be open for the last time before the winter break on Sunday, October 9. The castle park can be visited all year round.


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