Newsletter 7 / August 2022


Summer festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

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

We will be pleased if you let us know via this form that you are coming.

You can find the detailed program on our website.

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Live performance
Sarah Duffy: The Aside

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Jägerschere Gallery, Dorfstr. 17, Wiepersdorf

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.

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Guest lecture
Thomas Boehm: Pandemics and vaccinations

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Schloss Wiepersdorf
(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.

Thomas Boehm, Director of the Department of Immune System Development at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University there, will talk in his lecture about infectious diseases as a general feature of all living nature and an everlasting task of public health care.

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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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Café in the Orangery

The Café in the Orangery 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.


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Annette Rupp
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