collect, select, release
Works of Kathrin Sohn, Burchard Vossmann, Ila Wingen, Sophie Tiller, Almud Moog, Doris Hinzen-Röhrig and Susanne Piotter
Exhibition from April 8th, 2019 – June 7th, 2019
Vernissage on Arpil 7th, 2019, 06:00 p.m.
Inherited, bought, created or even passionately collected, an average household allegedly owns 10,000 objects during its lifetime. An amazing number, but one that makes clear: we collect things, we select them – and let them go, sooner or later. A classic collection of bizarre objects, an inherited artist's estate, floods of images in social media, the constant growth of one's own artistic work, but also so-called dust collectors and global garbage collections are the approaches to the content of the respective artistic works in the exhibition on the upper floor of Schloss Biesdorf. To preserve, transform, give away or dispose of things requires individual decisions. What makes things valuable or worthless for people? The artists of the exhibition explore these questions in installations, objects, photographs and drawings. A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Photographs by Gerhard Westrich
Exhibition from April 8th, 2019 – June 7th, 2019
Vernissage on April 7th, 2019, 06:00 p.m.
Photographer Gerhard Westrich has portrayed numerous people in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf in recent months. He was not looking for a representative cross-section of society, but for personal stories and moods.
The exhibition "MaHe inside" on the ground floor of Schloss Biesdorf shows a selection of the photographs taken, supplemented by brief statements by the people portrayed. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, financed by the Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst.
Marzahn Hellersdorf – Photographic Positions
Exhibition from Febuary 17th – March 29th 2019
Finissage on March 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Marzahn-Hellersdorf the idea of a cooperation between the district office Marzahn-Hellersdorf and the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie was born.
In February 2019, the cultural prelude to this anniversary will take place in the form of a large photo exhibition in Biesdorf Castle, which was reconstructed in 2016 as a municipal exhibition venue.
The students of the OKS classes have been taking photographs in the district since March. Their work will be supervised by Maria Sewcz and Tobias Kruse, the teachers of the specialist classes.
In cooperation with the director of Schloss Biesdorf, Karin Scheel, Ludwig Rauch curates and supervises the exhibition as project manager.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.
Admission is free
Vernissage: February 16th 2019 // 6:00-11:30 p.m.
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition. Also Book Launch of "NY Edited. Belonging".
A portfolio from the holdings of the Beeskow Art Archive
Exhibition from march 25th - july 3rd 2019
In 1988, the Association of Visual Artists of the GDR commissioned a graphic portfolio to be published on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. Why, one might ask, is the historical event chosen that is so ambivalent and carries with it a complex history of interpretation? The editors of the graphic folder had one specific aspect in mind: In the enclosed text, art historian Peter Pachnicke emphasizes the " sensuous power of persuasion " of the people who wrestled for recognition on the streets of Paris. However, this pathos conjured up there cannot be seen in the prints of the 16 artists, each of whom contributed one sheet.
In 1989, "Graphic to songs of the French Revolution" was published with the supplement of a record with a total of 21 songs sung by Dieter Süverkrüp, whose texts date from the time of the French Revolution. And even if the graphics with their titles refer to those battle and love songs, these rarely reflect the atmosphere of the pictures. Here, no people is revolting. In gloomy visions the artists show in lithographs, etchings, aquatints and a silkscreen, doubting figures, masses that are once again oppressed by a king and the grimaces of dubious "heirs" who move forward threateningly. Black dominates many of the compositions, be they delicate, fragile arrangements or figures formed with thick strokes. Even the coloured leaves in this compendium are gripped by this drastic quality. The tension-filled contrast between the interpretation of the clients and the interpretations and implementations of the artists also opens a glimpse of the now historical moment of 1989.
With works by Ulrich Hachulla, Karl-Georg Hirsch, Joachim Jansong, Joachim John, Rolf Kuhrt, Werner Liebmann, Gerd Mackensen, Reinhard Minkewitz, Rolf Münzner, Ronald Paris, Volker Pfüller, Otto Sander, Stefan Thomas Wagner, Frank Wahle, Trak Wendisch and Winfried Wolk.
Entrance is free.
Opening: march 24th 2019 // 2 PM