Jakob Kudsk Steensen > Berl-Berl

On the future of the marshes

The work of Jakob Kudsk Steensen oscillates between the analogue and the digital, between new technologies and scientific discourses, between futuristic visions and multi-layered soundscapes. Steensen works with 3D animation, sounds and immersive effects. At the intersection of hybrid world-building and visual storytelling, he reinterprets ecological themes.

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Everything is in motion.
Light art in the historic waterworks

The exhibition’s title is ‘panta rhei’. With these words, Heraclitus is said to have summed up his teaching: “No one can step into the same river twice, for everything flows and nothing remains.” Two and a half thousand years after the Greek philosopher’s death, his lesson is relevant as ever. All is in flux and things are ever changing, each moment gone in the blink of an eye. Man is part of an eternal cycle of coming and going, birth and death as glimpses of evolution in the continuous becoming of time and space. → Read more


Phenomena of viewing II

The concept of the exhibition is based on different levels of painting. All artworks relate to the wall and reveal their origins in painting. They have reduced their vocabulary of form to basic geometric structures, because the material they are based on not only serves as material equipment, but colour, form and light appear as central compositional elements as well. → Read more

Essen Light Festival

REMONDIS Light Award
With its transformation from the centre of the coal and steel industry to the third greenest city in Germany and the Green Capital of Europe, Essen stands for sustainability and change like hardly any other major city. Together with REMONDIS, the Essen Light Festival is once again taking up this theme and presenting the REMONDIS Light Award for the third time. The winners will present their light installations, light art or video mappings at the Essen Light Festival. → Read more

Ahrenshoop > Elisabeth von Eicken und Paul Müller-Kaempff

Capturing the light in the moment

In 1889, during a travel to the Baltic Sea, Paul Mueller-Kaempff became acquainted with Ahrenshoop. Shortly afterwards he moved to the remote fishing village on the Darß and opened the St. Lucas painting school in 1894. The painter Elisabeth von Eicken also moved to Ahrenshoop in 1894 and had a villa built here. It was the pristine nature on the peninsula chain of the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft and the light there that fascinated both painters. → Read more


The brief moment of touch

A handshake, hug or light kiss on the cheek have become dangers. What until recently was completely commonplace, a friendly sign of human encounter, is suddenly no more. We have to keep our distance. But for millions of people around the world, a handshake is a familiar greeting ritual. So, the brief look in the eye and firm handshake of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva in June 2021 were a powerful sign of peace the world had been waiting for. It raised hopes for a revived cooperative period between the two world powers. → Read more

Ingo Bracke > licht.atem: demokratie

The Hambach Castle – like a rhythmically shining lantern

At the opening, visitors can look forward to a light and sound performance stretching across the entire castle hill. In a large-scale projection, Bracke lets the facade of the castle on the valley side shine in slowly rising and falling waves of light, flowing like breathing movements from the castle far into the Upper Rhine lowlands. The great arc of this light performance is the breathing movement of light. → Read more

Zora Palová & Štěpán Pala

“Glass is materialised light”

Palová + Pala are among the most important protagonists of the European studio glass movement. The couple met in the 1970s at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, in Václav Cigler’s class in the architectural glass department. After graduating, Pala and Palová set up a workshop in Bratislava and later began experimenting with mould-fusing techniques.
Visits are possible at any time by appointment.
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Ingo Bracke and Stephan Kaluza

Baedeker’s first trip to the Rhine as an artistic excursus
After Karl Baedeker took over Franz Friedrich Röhling’s publishing house, which had gone bankrupt, he had the latter’s first Rhine travel guide revised and published as ‘Rheinreise von Mainz bis Cöln, Handbuch für Schnellreisende’ in 1832. The publication was an expression of the emerging Rhine Romanticism. This first Rhine travel guide by Baedeker is the starting point of this exhibition.
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lichtsicht7 – Projektions-Triennale

Grand World Theatre in Bad Rothenfelde
This year, the lichtsicht7 Projection Triennale is entitled ‘Great Theatre of the World in Bad Rothenfelde’. Curator and Artistic Director Michael Bielicky explains: “The title naturally has a lot of connotations. In the global post-Corona era, highly dynamic world events can hardly be explained with conventional methods. It is artists coming from the most diverse global cultural circles who are better at reflecting …  → Read more