Exhibition opening

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the CLOSEUP Bremen scholarship program, nordmedia Film- und Mediengesellschaft is presenting cross-media projects in the form of an exhibition for the first time. As part of the 8th Bremen Film Festival, innovative media formats by former scholarship holders will be presented at the Weserburg from April 13 to 16, 2023.

The five-day exhibition offers a broad spectrum of cross-media formats that have been supported in recent years by nordmedia and funded by the Senator for Economics, Labor and Europe. They range from audio-visual web series formats to a “living” archive, short films to an augmented reality pilot and an interactive video booth made from recycled materials. In addition, insights into the project development of a dystopian animated film will be given and visitors* can immerse themselves in the story of a work of art by Caspar David Friedrich through an artistic light projection (projection mapping).

Since 2018, CLOSEUP Bremen has been offering Bremen media creators professional mentoring and workshops in addition to 20,000 euros. Therefore, there is also a museum focus on the creative process. The exhibition aims to show how the teams have further developed their work through the project grant and how their works offer new perspectives on the city and life in Bremen and Bremerhaven.

Friday, 14.04.2023
05.00 PM
Admission free
Location: Projectspace

Exhibition duration: April 13-16, 2023

Lecture: re.act feminism. a performative archive

An event with Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Stammer

Based on the exhibition project re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, curators Bettina Knaup and Beatrice E. Stammer explore the question of whether and how performance can be exhibited, archived and an archive performed. re.act. feminism #2 was a temporary performance archive that traveled through Europe from 2011 to 2013, constantly being added to, expanded, changed, and activated (including Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Tallinn Art Hall; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk). The focus was on performance documents by more than 180 feminist queer performance artists and collectives from different parts of the world (www.reactfeminism.org). The concept of archive was understood as an aspiration in the sense of Arjun Appadurai, as a proposal for a living archive in the making.

A special focus is on the activities of performance artists from the former GDR in the 1980s.

An event in cooperation with the Mariann Steegmann Institute | Art & Gender in the context of the exhibition What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?

Thursday, 20.04.2023
06.00 PM
Admission free
Location: Library and via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89910983911?pwd=NHQ2alcweTJwc0NzZ1crMnZmNXRzUT09
Thursday, 20.04.2023
6:00 p.m.

The event is also part of the program of the research field live +/- exhibit in the cooperation of the Institute for Art Studies - Film Studies - Art Education of the University of Bremen with the Mariann Steegmann Institute. Art & Gender (directors: Kathrin Heinz, Elena Zanichelli). The Kuvert series is organized by the research group wohnen +/- ausstellen and the research colloquium for art studies and visual culture: Bild - Raum - Subjekt.

Course Series: Studygroup Poetry and Illustration (1)

With Anke Bär

Poems offer a great template to deal with them in an illustrative way. Richly pictorial language, allusions and atmospheric condensations are a challenge to develop one’s own perspectives on the material, to visually translate intellectual content, to clarify, interpret, contrast or ironically shade what already exists.

In addition, the study group will also and above all explore the interplay of self-penned lyrical texts and own illustrations. Sometimes the illustration follows the lyrical text, sometimes the text follows the illustration, and sometimes both are created at the same time in conceptual preliminary considerations.

Information and registration at: info@ankebaer.de

Photo: Christian Platz


Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday April 23, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Further dates:
September 2-3, 2023: Studygroup Poetry and Illustration (2).
November 11-12, 2023: Studygroup Poetry and Illustration (3).
Please note: The three courses are to be understood as a unit.

Costs: Course fee 140 Euro plus 2 x 5 Euro (reduced entrance fee to the museum) plus material fee: 10 Euro
Location: Art Education

Lacuna - Inside a Dumpling

Exhibition and program with freshly cooked Dumplings.

The collective exhibition “Lacuna—Inside a Dumpling” takes the production of dumplings as its central point of departure. Like the empty space surrounded by a dumpling, the project itself also functions as a lacuna. It offers a site for encounters that will become filled with narrations, animations, ceramics and objects. This gives rise to an open artistic field in which a fundamental role is played by the investigation and development of common media and languages, but also by forms of interaction with the public. Beginning at noon on four Sundays during the exhibition period, the artists will activate this space with workshops and performances while simultaneously serving freshly prepared dumplings from different regions.

This exhibition in the Project Space of the Weserburg has been developed by students at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. “Lacuna—Inside a Dumpling” is accessible to everyone during the opening times of the museum. Admission is free.

On the evening of the opening, dumplings from various regions will be served: Polish pierogi, Peruvian empanadas, shish barak.

The project “Lacuna—Inside a Dumpling” is a collaboration between Lacuna Squat/Hochschule der Künste Bremen and the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst.

With generous support from the VGH-Stiftung and the Freundeskreis der HfK Bremen

Opening: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m., free admission
Jason Miles

Concert: Jason Miles

As part of the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT

Jason Miles is considered a pioneer in his field. The Grammy-winning musician, producer and pioneer of synthesizer programming worked for more than five years alongside Miles Davis, who called him a “genius” in his biography. In addition, he spent a decade alongside Marcus Miller and Luther Vandross. Now Jason has written his own book. At the Weserburg, he presents exciting behind-the-scenes looks, combined with a unique solo piano set. With a bit of luck, he’ll also talk about his time with Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, or Roberta Flack….

Since 2011, jazzahead! has been presenting jazz and related music in Bremen’s city center for a predominantly regional audience as part of its CLUBNIGHT. Around 30 venues participate every year in the so popular long night of jazz. Clubs, bars, theaters, museums, churches and hotels, they all become live venues on this night.


Fig: Jason Miles © 2016 David Spagnolo

Friday, April 28, 2023
6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

35 euros / reduced 20 euros (ticket valid for the entire jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT).
Location: Hans Otte. Klanghaus