Past events

Stefan Hofmann: Dialectic of Equality. Achim von Arnim's anti-Jewish Speech in Context
on demand

In the early summer of 1811, Achim von Arnim gave a speech in Berlin before the German Tischgesellschaft entitled “Über die Kennzeichen des Judentums”. In it, he addressed the question of whether and how Jews could be recognized in everyday life, making use of various anti-Jewish topoi. In a conversation with Theresa Eisele, a fellow of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, historian Stefan Hofmann discusses Arnim's speech as a paradigmatic text of hostility towards Jews in the early 19th century

Science - Ecology - Activism. Eva Horn and Klaus Dörre
Schloss Wiepersdorf/Atelier
Eva Horn © Eva Horn, Klaus Dörre © Angelika Osthues

Ecological problems are - from an economic point of view - consequences of the capitalist economy as a disastrous management of the earth. From the perspective of the Anthropocene debates in cultural studies, however, ecological questions can lead to a fundamental repositioning of man in the world as well as his perception of this world. In the conversation between the literature and cultural studies scholar Eva Horn and the economic sociologist Klaus Dörre, these different perspectives are conveyed.

Günter Agde: Literature and Film. Günter Kunert
on demand

Throughout his life, the German poet Günter Kunert (1929 - 2019) wrote numerous texts for the cinema, and his films form a significant, yet hitherto largely unknown, part of the German cinematic repertoire. Kunert's short story "Zentralbahnhof" (1972), a work full of Kafkaesque ciphers and timeless and placeless allusions, has inspired quite a few German filmmakers to adapt this prose for the cinema.

ERINYEN NOW. Performance and studio tour
Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf | Atelierhaus, Terrace, Castle Park
Samira Freitag/Project ERINYEN NOW, © Matze Spohn

The group project ERINYEN NOW is dedicated to the Erinyes (Furies), the goddesses of vengeance and representatives of maternal law, and their transmission in art, also from a feminist point of view, through an exhibition and an art novel.

Nezaket Ekici: The proximity of distance (Performance)
Departure from the Castle Square at 2 pm
Nezaket Ekici/Schloss Wiepersdorf Fashion Collection, © N. Ekici

Nezaket Ekici will leave Wiepersdorf Castle on Sunday, August 22, 2021, and travel to Berlin by carriage. The trip lasts three days and ends on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. This trip refers to the journeys Bettine and Achim von Arnim made about two hundred years ago to come to each other.

Open Studios
Tankhalle, Atelierhaus and Schlosspark
Gruppe BETTINE, Atelierhaus, Schloss Wiepersdorf 2020, Detail
Gruppe BETTINE, Atelierhaus, Schloss Wiepersdorf 2020, Detail

On the occasion of the Open Studio Day Wiepersdorf scholarship holders will present their works. The following can be heard and seen: the multimedia composition "Tuono del Cuculo" by Sergey Khismatov, Anna Korsun and Ekaterina Polyakova, the exhibitions "Wildflowers in Wiepersdorf" and "Shoes" by Petra E. Thoss, and the sound installation "Requiem for a Flower" by Natalia Pschenitschnikova.

The wagon - cinema screening
Castle Square

In the summer of 2019, the buehnendauterheims theater ensemble will undertake an unusual tour of Germany: it will travel once across the country with a 100-year-old hayride stage with the Corpus Christi film "The Great World Theater" - from Rheinhessen to Berlin. Every evening the troupe plays in a different village, every day it moves 40 kilometers further.

Popcorn and cold drinks are available in the cinema shop (open from 8:30 p.m.).



Lloyd Corporation: London/Athens (Exhibition)
Castle Square

London/Athens is a photographic series documenting street notices and advertisements found across the two cities since March 2020. Taken by the artists as they navigated and explored the streets during recent lockdowns, the images make visible a multitude of personal and political responses to the unprecedented conditions we currently face in the city.

Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees were fellows of the project "Art in a Conflicted World" of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, which was funded by the German Foreign Office in 2020.

Natalia Pschenitschnikova „Requiem for a flower“ and „Tree Prayer"
Schlosspark Wiepersdorf (in case of bad weather in the Bauernstube)

"Requiem for a flower", developed during the residency at Wiepersdorf Castle, is a musical performance with objects in which performative processes exert strong influences on the sound level. The piece was created against the background of the "Red List" of endangered plants in Russia (List of the vascular plants in the Red Data Book of Russia) and the poem "Flowers" by Bettina von Arnim. The performance can be described as a mobile installation in which the performer becomes both a flower and its viewer. “Tree Prayer" is also a piece that was conceived and developed in Wiepersdorf. It works with objects, voice and live electronics.

Natalia Pschenitschnikova is currently a fellow of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf.

The Power of the Powerless
online | on demand
© Valentyn Kuzan, Kasia Syramalot, Molly Tallant

— in English language —

A panel discussion in cooperation with the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin LCB

The new society that formed in the protest summer of 2020 in Belarus is today exposed to a politics of revenge. Russian author Alisa Ganieva talks to fellow writers Viktor Martinovich (Belarus) and Ostap Slyvynsky (Ukraine) about how they perceive their own and each other's situation: Do they redefine their role as intellectuals in troubles communities, rethinking the relationship between the poet and the power? How do they cope with increasing fear and intimidation—and how to reconfirm values such as freedom, responsibility, and truth?