Sculptor Emika Sekine receives the Worpswede scholarship from BURG

The Burg graduate impressed the jury with the artistic richness of her sculptures. Emika Sekine will start the scholarship in August 2024.

Available again: publication “Haus Atlantis” about the critical examination of Hoetger’s works in the film by Karen Russo

The book project "Haus Atlantis" was created in connection with the exhibition "Bernhard Hoetger and the Expressives" (June 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016) at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede. The Israeli artist Karen Russo focused on mystical Nordic architecture as part of the exhibition Hoetgers made a film about the expressionist building “Haus Atlantis”. The publication of the same name about their film project is available from Künstler*innenhäuser Worpswede e.V.

The book project “Haus Atlantis” was created as part of the exhibition “Bernhard Hoetger and the Expressives” from June 19 to October 23, 2016 at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede. During this time, the Israeli artist Karen Russo (1974) was a guest in the artists' houses and was concerned with the mystical Nordic architecture of Hoetger, who is considered a controversial artist and Nazi sympathizer. The book “Haus Atlantis” documents Russo’s film project through drawings and photographs. Her work includes a complex layering to explore artistic ideas, irrationality and nationalism. She particularly highlights the expressionist building "Haus Atlantis", designed by Hoetger and businessman Ludwig Roselius. The building was intended to boost the self-esteem of the German people and combined Nordic mythology with pseudo-scientific futuristic architecture. By combining his architecture with historical film footage and science fiction, she makes the fascination of this art visible while at the same time remaining at a distance from Hoetger's content. Russo's film, on which the publication was based, shows the magnificent interiors of the building as well as archival materials and images of the building in its current state as a hotel.

The project was made possible through the collaboration of museums and artists' houses and financed by the generous support of Stiftung Kunstfonds and Artis New York. The book project was initiated by Tim Voss (former director of the Worpswede Artists' Houses). Karen Russo's contemporary artistic perspective has changed the perception of Hoetger in Worpswede. It clearly shows that the fundamental compatibility of Expressionism and National Socialism is visible in his art. Russo's work was also shown alongside newer works in a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The publication “Karen Russo – House Atlantis” is about the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede e.V. can be ordered for the price of 24 euros.

Publisher: Künstler*innenhäuser Worpswede e.V. Editor: Arie Hartog Design: Paul Gangloff Authors: Katharina Groth, Sarah E. James, Tom Morton Text correction: Volker Schwennen, Mirjam Verhey, Arie Hartog Translation: Good & Cheap Art Translators Berlin; Edition: 500 ISBN: 978-3-9821046-0-7

Ausstellung "Zwischen den Welten" wir Julia Kiehlmann

Scholarship holder Julia Kiehlmann developed a contemporary perspective on Hoegter's work and biography during her three-month stay in the "Künstler*innen Häusern Worpswede".

Town partnership between Worpswede and Olevano Romano

The local council supports cooperation with the German Academy of Rome Villa Massimo and the Academy of Arts Berlin through community partnership.

Call for applications: Worpswede scholarship from "Burg Giebichenstein Art University Halle"

The Burg Giebichenstein Art University Halle is offering the 2nd Worpswede scholarship in cooperation with the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede e.V. Deadline for entries: February 14, 2024!

3rd festival weekend "Über:windungen" August 11-13, 2023

On the weekend of August 11th-13th, 2023 there will be another colorful program for the art festival "Overcomings", to which we cordially invite you!

Open call scholarship "The indivisible sky. Equality in a global context"

For Paula Modersohn-Becker's 150th birthday, the artists Haus Worpswede and the Worpswede Museum Association awarded a 3-month work grant.

4th festival weekend "Über:windungen" August 25-27, 2023

Our 4th and final festival week has begun and we would like to point out the last - no less exciting program items - and cordially invite you to them!

4th festival weekend "Über:windungen"

Our 3rd festival week is already underway and the program is getting denser - pick something out and come by: We look forward to seeing you!

Book launch "Understanding Artificial Intelligence" of Pit Noack

Book launch at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede 25.02.2023


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