forx. pitchforks for peace | 30.09. – 31.10.2023

375 Years Peace of Westphalia: Intervention by Volker-Johannes Trieb at Osnabrück's city hall

With his installation forx. pitchforks for peace, Osnabrück artist and activist Volker-Johannes Trieb not only recalls the Thirty Years' War, but also sharpens the eye for current crises. The artist spans a net of 1648 alienated hay corks as a temporary memorial on the facade of Osnabrück's city hall. With its participatory and formal strength, the intervention forx. pitchforks for peace develops an emotional impact that radiates far beyond the region.


UNLEASHED UTOPIAS. Artistic Speculations about Today and Tomorrow in the Metaverse I VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin 2023

September 9 – November 5, 2023 I Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

The 2023 VR ART PRIZE by DKB in cooperation with CAA Berlin is dedicated to artists using virtual reality and large-scale installations to create visions for social change. Five artworks have been nominated for the second edition of the VR KUNSTPREIS in the field of visual arts in Germany and will be on shown in the exhibition "UNLEASHED UTOPIAS. Artistic Speculations about Today and Tomorrow in the Metaverse". It will be open to the public at the Haus am Lützowplatz between September 9 and November 5, 2023. As part of the exhibition, three of the five projects presented will be awarded a sponsorship prize. The sponsorship prizes total 12,000 euros.

During Berlin Art Week 2023 the DIGITAL ART LAB will introduce visitors to the world of digital art through workshops, talks, and performances, raising awareness for the significance of VR art on the contemporary art scene.

BKJ | „MACHMAMIT! – Finde, was deins ist.“ | Kulturelle Bildung für Kinder und Jugendliche sichtbar machen

July - November 2023

The campaign MACHMAMIT! - Finde, was deins ist the Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung (BKJ) enters the public sphere in order to actively make the diverse offer and the importance of cultural education for children and adolescent a topic of discussion. The central goal of the campaign is to permanently improve the participation opportunities of children and young people from families that are considered socially and financially disadvantaged, and thus to counteract the existing educational inequality in Germany, especially after the pandemic.

15 locations throughout Germany - 15 cultural highlights for children and young people: From July - November 2023, festivals with workshops, dance, readings and music will take place, both in urban centers and rural locations.

HAUS KUNST MITTE | Berlin | Zwischen zwei Orten - Artist Couple Elín Jakobsdóttir and Mark Sadler

October 14, 2023 - February 4, 2024

Zwischen zwei Orten – Artist Couple Elín Jakobsdóttir and Mark Sadler is dedicated to the artistic work of the artist couple Jakobsdóttir and Sadler. They have been living together since 1994 and have been commuting between Berlin and Glasgow since 2005. They each pursue their own visions, while their studios provide a space for discussion and critique. The title of the exhibition, Zwischen zwei Orten, refers to the space between their studios, their two homes, and their two different but intimately connected artistic approaches and attitudes. Parallel to the exhibition, the exhibition Rooms with a View. Crossatlantic Narratives - Villa Aurora Fellows 2022 will be on view from October 14 to November 26, 2023.

Villa Aurora | Rooms with a View. Crossatlantic Narratives - Villa Aurora Fellows 2022 at Haus Kunst Mitte

October 14 - November 26, 2023

For the first time, the Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House association presents an exhibition of its art fellows at Haus Kunst Mitte - House for Contemporary Art in Berlin-Mitte: Ali El-Darsa, Silke Fischer, Anna Haifisch, Antje Majewski, Lukas Schilling, Sonya Schönberger, Siska und Clemens von Wedemeyer. The exhibition Rooms with a View brings artistic ideas and inspirations from Los Angeles to Berlin and provides an insight into the projects created by the fellowship holders of Villa Aurora. The eight artists lived in Los Angeles for three months in 2022,developing new artistic approaches and perspectives. Through the works on display in the exhibition, the fellows engage in a dialogue with each other and present their different artistic perspectives on California.

Centre for International Light Art, Unna & Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst, Soest | ENERGIE / ENERGY

November 25, 2023 - February 25, 2024

ENERGIE / ENERGY is an exhibition by the Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst in Unna and the Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst with RAUM SCHROTH at the Museum Wilhelm Morgner in Soest, dedicated to the energy that underlies everything. The double exhibition brings together energetic works from the Schroth Collection that complement, relate to and interact with one another.

The winner of the first time awarded Tiemann Prize has been selected:

The Museum Folkwang receives the 50,000 euro award | Award ceremony: November 3, 2023

Purchase of a group of works by Armin Boehm - The Museum Folkwang in Essen is the first public institution in Germany to receive the Tiemann Prize. It was able to convince with its application for a group of works by the Berlin-based painter Armin Boehm (*1972) and will receive the aquisition budget endowed with 50,000 euros on November 3, 2023 at a ceremony in the presence of the artist and the donor couple Tiemann at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. The newly established award is aimed directly at museums and art institutions and enables the expansion of the respective collection through the purchase of contemporary painting.

23rd international literature festival berlin | September 6 - 16, 2023

with Salman Rushdie, Francesca Melandri, Werner Herzog, Dinçer Güçyeter, Jeffrey Eugenides among others

For eleven days in September, Berlin will once again be the capital of literature: around 140 authors from over 40 countries are expected at the 23rd international literature festival berlin (ilb). From 6 to 16 September, 130 events will take place, including around 50 in the children'sand young people's programme. Literature lovers of all ages will meet their favourite authors and make exciting new discoveries at readings and panel discussions. The programme ranges from prose, poetry, non-fiction and graphic novels to children's and young people's literature.

The full programme for the 23rd international literature festival berlin will be published on 3 August, the day advance ticket sales starts.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | foto fritz schleifer: küstenland

September 16 – December 23, 2023

For the first time, newly discovered photographs by Fritz Schleifer, an architect, draftsman and photographer trained at the Bauhaus, are being presented at the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung. In 2020, the Hamburg curator Hans Bunge found a package of 128 vintage prints in his son's cellar in the course of his research on Fritz Schleifer. The discovery of the küstenland collection of photographs of the North Frisian and Danish seacoasts from the 1930s/1940s is an absolute stroke of luck, as most of Schleifer's photographic work no longer exists.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg | Blick in die Zeit - Altern und Alter im photographischen Porträt

September 9 - December 17, 2023

The opening is dedicated to a topic that probably moves and concerns everyone. Blick in die Zeit - Alter und Altern im photographischen Porträt is the title of an exhibition that brings together over 170 photographic works from more than one hundred years to create a comprehensive representation of aging in photographic art. The works by Christian Borchert, Helga Paris, August Sander, and Cindy Sherman, among others, come largely from the holdings of the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur of the Sparkasse KölnBonn, supplemented by loans from national and international collections.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg | Fall & Winter Programme

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.

Press section of the foundation

Roosen-Trinks Collection | Wittkielhof | Mondwald und der unglaubliche Mai - 50 years of Roosen-Trinks Collection | 17. September - 15. Oktober 2023

September 17 - October 15, 2023

KUNST für ANGELN e.V. celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ROOSEN-TRINKS COLLECTION in upsmoing exhibition. Ingrid Roosen-Trinks invites to discover 50 years of her passion for collecting. On the occasion of the anniversary, the artist Thorsten Brinkmann curates the exhibition, which is intended to give an overview of the core of the collection as well as a retrospective of the past years.

The second part of the German-Danish project ART & MUSIC OVERCOME BOUNDARIES takes place during the exhibition. The first part was at Schackenborg Musikfest, where art from the German side was brought to music in Denmark. This cooperation is intended to intensify the cultural exchange between the two countries. The Danish Clarinet Trio plays two concerts in the exhibition on the German side.

MKM Museum Küppersmühle | Duisburg | Christoph M. Gais – Image worlds from 1990 until today

September 01 – November 26, 2023

For the first time in 30 years, this exhibition will present the work of Christoph M. Gais (*1951 in Stuttgart) in a German museum. The museum Küppersmühle houses the Ströher Collection, which, among many other works, also has the most extensive collection of works by Christoph M. Gais. In his special role as a non-objective contemporary of the"Neue Wilden" of the 1980s, he developed his own style based on the painting of the German Informel. The work of Christoph M. Gais is exemplary for this outstanding collection of German art after 1945 and marks an important position in contemporary art.

From Contemporary Art to Sustainable Futures by Nina Backman

The journey "From Contemporary Art to Sustainable Futures" goes through the history and current possibilities of Finnish art. Woven through multidisciplinary explorations will be ideas of well-being, nature, and strategies for sustainability – each closely linked to Finnish practices of art, design, food and traditional culture. The journey will be further framed by "The Silence Project", an ongoing initiative by the artist Nina Backman which explores the uniquely significant concept of silence in Finnish culture, and also her new project, "A Million Trees to Finland", which is successfully inspiring grassroots climate action through the contemporary art practice of planting trees and Miniforests. One highlight of the journey will be the performance of Backman’s "The Silence Meal".

The trip is organized in cooperation with Visit Finland, Helsinki Partners, Visit Tampere, Serlachius-Museums, Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula, Mänttä Art Festival, Hyytiälä Forest Station, Finland's National Art Museum (Ateneum), Amos Rex, the Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Helsinki, the restaurant Kajo and the Wine Tavern Vuorenmaja.

HAUS KUNST MITTE | Summer Exhibitions 2023: Roxana Halls & To Be - Named

July 1 - October 1, 2023

HAUS KUNST MITTE, a new venue for contemporary art, located between the main train station and Hamburger Bahnhof, will show two exhibitions at the same time from July 1 to October 1, 2023. The first institutional solo exhibition of the British figurative painter Roxana Halls and the group exhibition To Be - Named with international artists. Strong feminist reflections on the position of women in Western societies meet a sensitive, intercontinental discourse on the identity-forming significance of names.

30th Anniversay Astrup Fearnley Museet | Oslo | Before Tomorrow

June 22 – October 8, 2023

Astrup Fearnley Museet is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2023. To mark this significant milestone, the museum is undertaking an extensive exhibition titled Before Tomorrow featuring works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, which will fill the museum’s two buildings designed by Renzo Piano.

The Astrup Fearnley Collection is one of Europe’s mostwide-ranging collections of international contemporary art containing more than 1500 works. With more than 150 works on display, BeforeTomorrow signals the character of the collection. Alongside recentacquisitions from the past three years, the exhibition will include both iconic and lesser-known works — reflective of the collection’s breadth and scope as well as its evolving identity.

The Rolling Stones - Unzipped I Groninger Museum

June 30, 2023 – January 21, 2024

The Rolling Stones - Unzipped is the first international exhibition about the world's most famous rock band and offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look. More than 60 years of rock history are condensed into a total experience of music, art, design, fashion, photography and film. The Rolling Stones spectacle opens at the Groninger Museum on 30 June 2023. This is the last stop where Unzipped will be shown. After London, Sydney, the USA and Asia, the exhibition tour ends in the Netherlands.

Franz Erhard Walther Foundation | Fulda | VILLA. Franz Erhard Walther: First Work Presentation

unitil November 13, 2023

The Franz Erhard Walther Foundation and the City of Fulda presents Walther's work in the VILLA permanently in his hometown. Significant works by FEW can also be discovered in Fulda's urban space, which refer to the history of the city.

Based on the Seng Collection, which was partially donated to the Franz Erhard Walther Foundation in 2019, the VILLA shows alternating work presentations. The VILLA is an "unfinished space" in which the work is updated in new constellations. Starting in the fall of 2023, further exhibition projects will take place in which Walther's works will enter into dialogue with works by Lygia Clark or Jimmy Robert, as well as the exhibition GELB, which Walther planned in 1964 but never realized.

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | Into the deep. Mines of the Future

May 26 - November 5, 2023

With the interdisciplinary exhibition Into the deep. Mines of the Future, the Zeppelin Museum aims to develop a fully climate-neutral exhibition. Funded with the Fonds Zero program of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), it is not only produced, presented and communicated in a circular economy, but it also showcases the question of finite resources and their extraction practices in terms of content. Based on the location of the museum and the industrial history of the city of Friedrichshafen, the exhibition takes a critical look at the raw material of aluminum, the metal of aviation, and at the multiple layers of raw material extraction in Deep Sea and Deep Space Mining as well as their activist counter-positions.

ROHKUNSTBAU28 | Schloss Altdöbern | Endlich Frieden! Die Sorge um sich und die anderen

June 18 - October 29, 2023

War, pandemic, climate collapse - the world is out of control. The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine showed that violence and war have not disappeared from Europe. At the same time, the climate crisis is looming. Nature seems out of balance. Human domination over nature and its ruthlessness exacerbate the risk of self-destruction.

The 28th Rohkunstbau seeks artistic answers and combines positions from different genres, posing questions about the ethical prerequisites for an end to violence - violence against nature and against the other.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg | Entlang der Oder. Die Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie zu Gast auf Schloss Neuhardenberg

May 28 - October 29, 2023

The Neuhardenberg Castle Foundation presents surprising perspectives on the Oder region with works by the renowned Berlin School of Photography under the title Entlang der Oder.

In 2022, fourteen students from the Ostkreuzschule set out with their cameras to rediscover the seemingly old familiar area around the German-Polish border river. The result was the exhibition Entlang der Oder. The twelve series of pictures deal, among other things, with urban refugees, a village divided by the border river with shared memories, young refugees from Ukraine who were brought to the region by the war, the diverse influences of man on the Oder River, Oder fishermen and Germany's northernmost ski jump.

Hilti Art Foundation | Liechtenstein | Paco Knöller: Beneath Me, the Sky

May 7 - October 15, 2023

The Hilti Art Foundation is staging a monographic exhibition with Paco Knöller (*1950 in Obermarchtal, Germany), which was conceived in close collaboration with the artist. Since the early 1980s, Knöller has been creating impressively sensual and colourful visual worlds from the interplay of human, nature and the universe. The exhibition Unter mir der Himmel features 25 large-format works in oil crayon on wood and paper. Paco Knöller's works are accompanied by sculptures by Hans Arp, Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso from the collection of the Hilti Art Foundation.

Start of the cultural series "Station to Station" | Bettina Pousttchi creates new sculpture at Berlin Central Station

26 April 2023, 4 pm

The project "Station to Station" starts at Berlin Central Station with the inauguration of the sculpture "Vertical Highways" by Bettina Pousttchi. The internationally renowned artist uses familiar urban furniture for her sculptures, e.g. crash barriers, street posts or tree guards. Pousttchi bends, colours and transforms them, piles them up, rearranges them. In this way she creates figures that enter into dialogue with their surroundings. "Vertical Highways" is the name of the latest, six-metre-high sculpture that finds its place in the heart of Berlin.

The work is the artistic prelude to the art and concert series "Station to Station". Artists and musicians are invited to enliven railway stations as places of encounter, exchange and surprise for travellers.

25 years “Casa di Goethe“ in Rome | Casa di Goethe intervenzioni

March 24 - December 2023

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Museum Casa di Goethe in Rome is taking a fresh look at its permanent exhibition. Together with students from the Weissensee art college in Berlin, interventions have been created that bring contemporary reflections and new insights into the presentation of the collection and connect the museum to our present.

Danica Dakić, winner of the Villa Massimo 2022/23 Rome Prize, presents the exhibition Walle! walle in Weimar and Rome together with Arijit Bhattacharyya, Diana Pacelli, Lea Maria Wittich and Farzane Vaziritabar. Based on Goethe's Weimar residence, his collections and his report Italian Journey, the artists* from Germany, India, Iran and Italy have developed a project from their own artistic perspective.

Schloss Eutin | Symptom:Barock

June 10 - October 8, 2023

The magnificently furnished Schleswig-Holstein baroque residence Schloss Eutin will open the special exhibition "Symptom:Barock" in the summer of 2023 with four contemporary artists. Fascinated by the furnishings and the collection of the baroque residence, Margret Eicher, Simone Demandt, Rebecca Stevenson and Myriam Thyes make direct reference to the location with their interventions in the historical palace tour. Her works are in dialogue with the historical art treasures of the castle.

Mallorca | Museo Sa Bassa Blanca

Alcúdia, Mallorca

In the north of Mallorca near Alcúdia, nestled in a nature reserve directly on the sea, lies the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca. Recognised as a cultural heritage site of the Balearic Islands in 2016, the property is the home of the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation, founded in 1993, and the life's work of the artist and collector couple. It holds impressive surprises and discoveries in store for visitors. As a synthesis of the arts, it combines art, architecture and nature from different epochs and regions of the world.