The post-nomadic experience – culture, nature, and sustainability

July 6 - Oktober 15, 2024

In art residencies in Germany and Mongolia, artists from both countries will collaborate on works and exchange ideas about the experience of nature and sustainability - against the backdrop of the respective cultural backgrounds that continue to shape the reality of life and the social fabric in both countries today.

The exhibition The Post-Nomadic Experience, from 6 July to 15 October, in Mürsbach/Bamberg, presents selected works of art that convey key aspects of the understanding of nature in Mongolia's nomadic culture. The exhibition in August at the Zanabazar Museum in Ulaanbaatar marks the conclusion of the two art camps and brings together the experiences of the German-Mongolian Summer 2024.

Zeitgeist Ireland 24 | Irish art highlights in Berlin

June 28 – Oktober 6, 2024 | June 7 – August 11, 2024

In two exciting exhibitions, ZEITGEIST IRLAND 24 - the Irish Year of Culture in Germany - brings contemporary Irish artists to Berlin to share their very special artistic view of the island and its social characteristics with the public. June marks the opening of the group exhibition Turbo Global. An Irish Narrative at Schloss Britz and the photo exhibition Changing States: Ireland in the 21st Century at Haus am Kleistpark. ZEITGEIST IRLAND 24 is an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Germany. Over the course of 2024, the diversity of contemporary Irish culture will be presented in over 200 events across Germany.

Turbo Global. An Irisch Narrative
Schloss Britz
28. Juni – 6. Oktober 2024
Changing States: Ireland in the 21st Century
Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Irland
Haus am Kleistpark
07. Juni – 11. August 2024

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation | 21st Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis

Award ceremony: July 7, 2024 | Exhibition: June 16 - August 11, 2024

The Federal State of Brandenburg and the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation announce the jury's decision for the 21st Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis ('Brandenburg Art Award'). The award ceremony will take place on July 7 at Neuhardenberg Castle. This year's prizes go to:

Painting: Volker Henze (*1950) für das Werk für T. T., (3), 2023

Sculpture/installation: Klaus Hack (*1966) für das Werk Madonnen-Altar, 2023/24

Graphic design: Frank Diersch (*1965) für das Werk Ankunft und Ansicht – Nomad City (Adventus et visum), 2023

Photography: Sven Gatter (*1978) aus der Serie straucheln und lichten (I–VI),2023/24

Lifetime achievement: Cornelia Schleime (*1953)

Annual scholarship: Adam Sevens (*1986)

24th international literature festival berlin | September 5 - 18, 2024

Press conference: July 3, 2024

From 5 to 18 September, everything in Berlin will revolve around literature: the 24th international literature festival berlin, which was developed under the direction of the new director Lavinia Frey and her team, has a number of new features.

Among the new features is the collaboration with a curator in residence - this year it is the Nigerian author Helon Habila - as well as a central theme for the festival. Under the motto "Strange New World", the festival sees itself as a polyphonic and thematically diverse place for literature that takes up current debates and challenges. The 24th ilb brings together authors from around 50 countries worldwide and offers a multifaceted programme with around 150 events and workshops. The ilb offers a stage for high-calibre literary works of prose and poetry. There are new discoveries, big names and numerous German premieres to experience.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | Imagine Another Perspective

July 13 - September 08, 2024

Group exhibition with works by Mandy Barker, Caleb Charland and Maija Tammi, curated by Peggy Sue Amison.

How does our idea of time shift when we are confronted with illness or death? What are the profound effects of the plastics we handle every day? Are there energies in nature that are imperceptible to the human eye? In the group exhibition ImagineAnother Perspective, the Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation addresses these and other questions. The works of the three international artists illustrate areas of the natural world around us that often go unnoticed but are essential for our survival - the invisible, the overlooked and the surprising.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation | Night-time in Germany: Persecution – Destruction – Resistance | Works from the Gerhard Schneider collection

July 20 - August 11, 2024

The Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation commemorates the German resistance with rarely shown testimonies from the National Socialist era in the special exhibition Night-time in Germany. Persecution – Destruction – Resistance. Over decades, the collector Gerhard Schneider has collected drawings, paintings and prints from the years 1933 to 1945 that tell of destruction, fear and persecution, but also of resistance. These are works that werecreated in secret and whose discovery could have meant the death sentence fortheir creators due to their highly volatile political stances.

Hans Georg Esch | Der architektonische Blick – Pompeji | Altenberger Hof

Juni 7 - November 17 2024

The internationally renowned architectural photographer Hans Georg Esch and his HGEsch team have taken a new perspective at the 2500-year-old Roman settlement. The photographer, known for his iconic images of the global architecture of our mega-cities, shows the archaeological excavations as part of the modern metropolis of Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. And he photographs Pompeii not only with his specific eye for architecture in its visual presence, but also with the latest digital recording techniques, such as the use of drones.

The images show the connections and parallels between ancient urban planning and our urban structures today. The once vibrant and bustling, then buried and now ruined urban structure becomes more tangible than ever before. The series not only reveals the beauty of the ancient city, but also invites the viewer to engage with its history and its significance for modern urban development. This photographic approach is combined with new approaches, prominently represented by Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii since 2021, to create a comprehensive and vibrant picture of the ancient city.

Bonnefanten Musuem I Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: This is not the end of the road

June 08, 2024 – February 16, 2025

This is not the end of the road is the first solo museum presentation of Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (Zakopane, 1978) in the Netherlands, in which new works will also be on display. The internationally recognised Polish artist and activist belongs to the Roma - the largest and probably most discriminated against and misunderstood ethnic minority in Europe. The exhibition includes numerous textile works from various periods of her artistic career, including the spectacular series Re-enchanting the World, which caused an international sensation at the Venice Biennale in 2022.


Lausanne's unique art area with three museums, two foundations and an award-winning architecture

Unique in Switzerland, PLATEFORME 10 brings together three cantonal museums on a vast esplanade in the heart of Lausanne. The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), the museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac) and the Museum of Photography (Photo Elysée). The new art district also houses the collections of the Toms Pauli and Félix Valloton foundations.From its opening in 2022, PLATEFORME 10 offers 25,000 square metres of public urban space for encounters and exchanges, inviting international visitors to discover it.

Objects of Desire Surrealism & Design
8.3.2024 – 4.8.2024
Alchemy Surrealism & Glass Art
8.3.2024 – 4.8.2024
Surrealism. Le Grand Jeu
12.4.2024 – 25.8.2024
29.03 – 04.08.24

20 years of DKB STIFTUNG | 20 years of commitment to cultural diversity and sustainable education

Experience the cultural summer at Schloss & Gut Liebenberg with an inspiring programme for children, young people and adults!

From June to August 2024, this year's cultural summer offers a range of events and activities, bringing together people from the region and beyond. From open-air cinema, concerts, culinary offerings, a summer holiday programme for children, the Fête de la Musique and the Brandenburger Landpartie to theatre performances, textile workshops and the Havelländer Puppenbühne. At Schloss & Gut Liebenberg, the DKB STIFTUNG runs one of Brandenburg's largest inclusive businesses and a hotel and looks back on an eventful past: Kaiser Wilhelm II hunted here with his friend Philipp Fürst zu Eulenburg. The Nazi resistance fighter Libertas Schulze-Boysen grew up here and during the GDR era, Liebenberg was used by the SED as a school property for the party academy.

Museum Schloss Moyland | Alice Springs. Retrospektive | Willy Maywald. Die Künstler daheim – Les artistes chez eux

September 9, 2024 - February 2, 2025

Museum Schloss Moyland pays tribute to the work of the photographer Alice Springs by showing works that are being exhibited for the first time in this major retrospective. They are in stimulating dialogue with works by the french-german photographer Willy Maywald, part of the museum's collection, some of which have never been shown before.

In cooperation with the Helmut Newton Foundation and the Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Museum Schloss Moyland is showing around 200 vintage prints and exhibition prints. From intimate portraits to style-defining fashion shots - the exhibition offers a deep insight into the work of a woman who has had a decisive influence on photography.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | Joan Fontcuberta: What Darwin Missed

September 14 – December 22, 2024

The exhibition Joan Fontcuberta: What Darwin Missed presents a new series of around sixty works specially conceived for the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung by internationally recognized Catalan photographer, curator, essayist, and lecturer Joan Fontcuberta (b. 1955). His works reflect on the role of photography in representing reality and frequently deal critically—but always humorously and provocatively—with the image in scientific disciplines such as botany or zoology. For the current exhibition, Fontcuberta engaged intensively with the foundation’s archiveand resumed a research project Alfred Ehrhardt had started in 1938 for the Natural History Museum in Hamburg.

"Thomas Mann's 'The Magic Mountain'. Fiebertraum und Höhenrausch"

September 14 2024 - March 2025 | St. Annen-Museum, Lübeck

A hundredyears of “Der Zauberberg”. 2024 marks the centenary of Thomas Mann's internationally best-known novel, The Magic Mountain. The Buddenbrookhaus celebrates the anniversary year with a major exhibition. "Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. Fiebertraum und Höhenrausch" aims to transform the novel into a contemporary, atmospheric experience. The central themes of life, illness and death as well as love and politics, which are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago, can be experienced in the exhibition

Astrup Fearnley Museet | Oslo | The Deep West Assembly. Cauleen Smith

14 June - 15 September, 2024

Astrup Fearnley Museet presents a solo exhibition of work by multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith (b. 1967). Internationally known for visionary works that draw on experimental cinema from the 1960s and 1970s, science-fiction films and literature, and Afro-diasporic experience and thought, Smith deploys improvisation, musicality, and original research for film, video,live-feed projection, and slide projection. The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of Smith’s prolific output and will premiere her latest film, THE DEEPWEST ASSEMBLY (2024), commissioned by Astrup Fearnley Museet.

Second sculpture in the ‘Station to Station’ cultural series | Sculpture by Andreas Schmitten unveiled at Frankfurt Airport train station

Art in public space at Germany's busiest airport railway station

At Frankfurt am Main Airport train station, travellers are looking art straight in the eye: a larger-than-life head, supported by three hands, appears to be growing directly out of the ground. IMMATERIELLES is the title of the sculpture by Andreas Schmitten, which is over five metres high and will be unveiled today in the presence of the artist. The work will be on permanent loan for at least ten years at FFM airport, one of the busiest railway stations in Germany. With its seemingly supernatural calm, the gleaming white figure in the midst of the hustle and bustle invites each of the thousands of daily travellers to enter into a dialogue and pause for a moment in the restless environment.

Kunsthalle St. Annen | Lübeck | Hello Lübeck! Eine Ausstellung im Wandel

April 11 - July 28, 2024

With new works by FAMED (D), Christian Jankowski (D), Stephanie Lüning (D/USA), Betty Riekmann (USA/D), and works by Andreas Angelidakis (GRC), Tatjana Busch (D), Nezaket Ekici (TR/D), Ahmet Öğüt (TR/NL/D)

Have you ever seen the Holsten Gate in a sea of foam? Smelled conspiracy theory as a perfume or played the piano in a museum while eating fortune biscuits? From 11 April, the second part of the Hello Lübeck exhibition will offer unusual art experiences in and outside the Kunsthalle St. Annen. The exhibition will be expanded to include artistic positions and, with participative and interactive works of art, will underline even more strongly the new orientation of the Kunsthalle St. Annen in Lübeck as a place of lively exchange and open social dialogue.

düsseldorf photo+ Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media: On Reality | Potential Realities

17 May – 14 July 2024

The critical-poetic reflection of digitally and analogue generated audio-visual realities by artists is the focus of the independent Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media –düsseldorf photo+. The overarching theme of the Biennale for 2024 is On Reality. Düsseldorf will be hostto exhibitions, presentations, concerts, talks, lectures and events held throughout thecity at museums, art collections, galleries, independent exhibition spaces and universities. What these events will have in common is that they will address in a myriad number of ways issues relating to the various forms of media, which decisively influenceour comprehension of reality.

Max Wandeler Stiftung | Luzern | Die letzte Bohémienne. Fotografie als Ausdruck der Seele – Eliška Barteks surreale Reise durch Raum und Zeit

April 12 - July 6, 2024

The Max Wandeler Foundation in Lucerne is showing a selection of photograms and clichés verre by the artist Eliška Bartek, together with excerpts from her collection of photographs from the Czech avant-garde.

The exhibition, curated by Marco Obrist and carefully tailored to the rooms of the Max Wandeler Foundation, and the accompanying publication, connect different generations and perspectives and juxtapose Eliška Bartek's photograms with historical works. This is the first time that such a dialogue has taken place, showing the affinity and stylistic proximity of her oeuvre to the historical avant-garde of Czech photography. 42 works provide a concentrated insight into the experimental technique of cameraless photography and its subversive possibilities to this day.

Socle du Monde Art Festival 2024 | Herning, Danmark | DO IT! | Overall concept by Tijs Visser

Mai 24 – November 24, 2024

The 9th Socle du Monde is all about a greater awareness of our environment in which up-cycling should play an important role. With the title DO IT Socle du Monde has invited around seventy Danish andinternational artists, plus several architects, designers and curators to develop projects and exhibitions.

Under the title DO ITyourself Hans Ulrich Obrist has asked twenty-one artists including MarinaAbramović, Olafur Eliasson and Yoko Ono to formulate an assignment for the residents and visitors of Herning. Jean-Hubert Martin has “recycled” several museum collections from Denmark under the title Everything is wrong. Artists Theo Jansen and Sui Park have developed new works with plastics, to increase the awareness of these polluting products. Simon Njami invited the Spanish collective Basuramato create an installation with residual materials from the local textile industry. In a retrospective the French New Realist artists will be featured,including Jean Tinguely, Arman, and Christo; they seem to have invented the concept of “up-cycling” avant-la-lettre,already in the sixties. And so the 9th Socle du Monde consciously looks at the past, present and future, but it is up to each and every one themselves to make the change: just DO IT.

K21 Global Art Award I The Freunde der Kunstsammlung in cooperation with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

The Freunde der Kunstsammlung (K20 K21) and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K20 K21) are delighted to announce this year's winner of the K21 Global Art Award, Wang Tuo (*1984 in Changchun, China). The award includes the purchase of the multi-channel video installation "The Second Interrogation" (2022), which will be on display at K21 from 24 May 2024. The acquisition jury members thus decided in favour of the artist nominated by Doryun Chong (Deputy Director and Chief Curator of M+ in Hong Kong).

Museum of Fine Arts of Mons | Belgium | EXPO Rodin. A modern Renaissance

April 13 - August 18, 2024

The Museum of Fine Arts of Mons presents a brand new exhibition dedicated to French sculptor Auguste Rodin on the occasion of its reopening.

Why Rodin in Mons? The sculptor spent six years in Belgium during an important period in his life in which he fully absorbed his status as an artist. "L'Âge d'Airain" is the emblem of this and "The Thinker", which the sculptor presented in Brussels in 1899, the modern icon - two works that will be shown in the exhibition. The thread running through the exhibition is Rodin's handling of the body throughout his career, his take on the Renaissance, crystallised during his long stay in Belgium, and the invention of a new style in the shadow of works from antiquity.

The exhibition also takes a bold step towards contemporary sculpture, represented by one of today's mostimportant Belgian artists, Berlinde de Bruyckere, and her take on Rodin.

Bauhaus and National Socialism | A Klassik Stiftung Weimar Exhibition

9 May – 15 Sep 2024

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar announces “Bauhaus and National Socialism“: the first exhibition to examine the work of members of this avant-garde movement under the Nazi regime. The exhibition will dispel the long-standing myth that the Bauhaus and its members were necessarily victims of or averse to Nazism by taking an unflinching look at Bauhaus and the regime’s entanglements, which ranged from resistance to compliance and even the promotion of Nazi ideology. Three venues spanning over 11,000 square feet will showcase some 450 artworks and design objects from European and American private collections and museums.

Centre for international light art | RADIANT

April 27 – Oktober 27, 2024

With RADIANT, the Center for International Light Art (ZfIL) presents visual worlds of sound and beaming spatial installations from April 27 to October 27, 2024. The digital-kinetic, audiovisual exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in a world where the boundaries between light, art and technology are blurred. Interdisciplinary international artist collectives present expansive installations that create immersive and modifiable spaces, transforming the vaults of the former Lindenbrauerei. Sound becomes an extended medium which, together with light, allows the historic, rough brewery cellar to shine in a completely new, enormously sensual dimension.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin |A lfred Ehrhardt & Rolf Tietgens: The Port of Hamburg and the Northern Coast of Germany

April 13 – July 7, 2024

Rolf Tietgens (1911–84) is regarded one of the most important photographers of the 1930s, but only a handful of people in Germany arefamiliar with his oeuvre. His work fell into obscurity after he emigrated to New York at the end of 1938, threatened with persecution as a homosexual artist in Germany. Since he never returned to his homeland, his body of work remained forgotten for quite some time. Today his book Der Hafen (The Port), published by the renowned Heinrich Ellermann Verlag in 1939 to mark the 750th anniversary celebrations of the port of Hamburg, has to be considered one ofthe preeminent photo books of the 1930s. It can be regarded as the most sophisticated elaboration of this subject matter in the history of German photography.

Kröller-Müller Museum | Otterlo | THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

March 23 - September 15, 2024

The Kröller-Müller Museum - a unique museum of the 20th and 21st centuries - presents THE WOOD FOR THE TREES, a temporary exhibition with four internationally renowned artists and welcomes its new director Benno Tempel. The perfect time to (re)visit the museum and experience its world-renowned collections.

The special exhibition THE WOOD FOR THE TREES examine the relationship between humans and nature in different ways. Andy Holden watches and listens to birds, Eija-Liisa Ahtila enters into conversation with nature, Julian Charrière explores the role of the landscape in art and Hans Op de Beeck discusses climate change. As part of the exhibition, there are walks and activities in the sculpture garden.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg | Program 2024

Throughout the year, the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg offers a top-class programme of concerts, readings, talks, performances and exhibitions. The Prussian classicist castle, surrounded by outbuildings, a landscaped park and Schinkel's church, invites you to discover it on a tour of the countryside.

VILLA Franz Erhard Walther I Fulda I ACTION AS SCULPTURE / HANDLUNG ALS SKULPTUR. Lygia Clark & Franz Erhard Walther

9 December 2023 - 30 June 2024

With the VILLA, Fulda has created an inspiring venue that honors Franz Erhard Walther's experimental early work and underlines its unbroken currentness and relevance. From December 9, the VILLA will be presenting the fascinating encounter between Franz Erhard Walther and Lygia Clark.

Two major figures from mid-twentieth-century art history whose works revolutionized the role of the viewer meet in the exhibition ACTION AS SCULPTURE / HANDLUNG ALS SKULPTUR. Lygia Clark & Franz Erhard Walther. Although Clark (1920–1988, Brazil) and Walther (*1939, Germany) never knew each other personally, their artistic explorations developed crucial similarities at nearly the same time, despite the artists’ geographic, generational, and cultural differences.

Hilti Art Foundation | Liechtenstein | Die ganze Palette - Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation

November 17, 2023 - October 27, 2024

After more than a year of special exhibitions, the Hilti Art Foundation is once again presenting a selection of artworks exclusively from its own collection. With 40 works, 24 of which are on public display for the first time as part of a Hilti Art Foundation exhibition, Die ganze Palette offers a representative insight into the current state of the collection. On display are the most beautiful works of painting, including well-known paintings by Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Ferdinand Hodler, Piet Mondrian and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, as well as first-class new acquisitions by Edvard Munch, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Max Ernst, Verena Loewensberg, Gerhard Richter and Callum Innes.