Von Gelb und Blau und deren Steigerung – Zu Goethes Farbenlehre

Digital lecture by Dr. Jutta Eckle, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

The lecture will be held in German language.

Digital event in the context of “Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr”. Free access link:

Image from Goethe’s natural science estate © Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv

Wednesday, 09.02.2022
07.00 PM


Last day of the exhibition

Sunday, 27.02.2022
11.00 AM

Timm Ulrichs Total

Last exhibition day

Timm Ulrichs Total
Last exhibition day

On the last day of his exhibition, Timm Ulrichs offers the public an exclusive opportunity to purchase stickers, pins, postcards or his Glückswürfel (Six times the Six, for € 6,66) directly from him out of a portable store.

Image: Timm Ulrichs, Photo: Bettina Brach


Sunday, 27.02.2022
02.00 PM

Junges Blut. Touch me

Opening of the exhibition and cooperation project with Kunstschule Wandsbek.

Exhibition duration: March 12 – April 17, 2022

Photos touch us. We touch photos – Nowadays, the next picture is just a swipe of the finger away. But just as quickly it disappears again in the media flood of images. How can the fleeting, digital moment be captured? What alternative forms and materials can a photo take? What does an image even feel like?

Inspired by contemporary photographic art from the Weserburg’s collections, a group of students is developing their own photographic approaches with exciting, sometimes very personal approaches: Photos as large-format prints, as precious one-offs, as objects that may be touched, or even in booklet form for browsing and discovery. Be it intimate insights or haptic experiences, the smooth surface of the touchscreen is juxtaposed here with other possibilities of experience, other forms of encounters, exchange and touch. Here as there, the motto is: Touch me!

“Participate. Participate. Showing oneself and one’s ideas in public – the long-standing cooperation with the Kunstschule Wandsbek is exemplary for our idea of an open museum. Young people can learn about contemporary art here, become creative themselves, and in the end set up their own exhibition.” Janneke de Vries, Director of the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, 12.03.2022
02.00 PM
Registration for the soft opening is not necessary. There may be temporary waiting times for admission. Current protection and hygiene measures apply ( ).


Landschaften auch mit Blau

Catalog release and artist talk in german language with Ulla von Brandenburg and Janneke de Vries

What is the power of color? Is blue present or absent? Why does an artist line museum spaces with fabrics? What role do the visitors play? What is the fascination of theater, dance and music for the visual arts? What do exhibitions and circus have to do with each other? How can art shape community? And why is it so difficult to leave one’s own exhibition after the opening? These are just a few of the questions that will arise in conversation with Ulla von Brandenburg.

In the presence of the artist, the catalog that was published on the occasion of her current exhibition at the Weserburg will also be presented to the public for the first time. It expands on the exhibition with two texts, a conversation about modern dance, and many illustrations.

As part of the exhibition Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr

Sunday, 13.03.2022
03.00 PM
14 euros / 10 euros reduced, Location: Library.

Prior to the event, a public guided tour of the exhibition will take place at 2 pm. Combined price event and guided tour: 18 Euro / 14 Euro reduced. With advance reservation (Mon - Fri):, 0421-59839-0.

Current protection and hygiene measures apply (

Skulpturale Poesie

Soft Opening at the Center for Artists' Publications

Exhibition Duration: March 26 – August 14, 2022

Among the fruitful relationships between visual art and literature, the dialogue between poetry and sculpture plays an important role, especially in the 20th century. Against this backdrop, the exhibition Sculptural Poetry is dedicated to a facet of experimental poetry and art since the 1960s that has received little attention. The focus is on text sculptures and sculptural texts: poetry objects that deal with the plastic spatialization of writing and the reification of words. Objects are inscribed with texts, or the letters themselves appear as three-dimensional works of art, and are also the subject of actions and performances.

The exhibition at the Center for Artists’ Publications offers an international overview of the diverse manifestations of sculptural poetry. The temporal spectrum ranges from the 1960s to current works.

In cooperation with the international literature festival Poetry on the Road.

Saturday, 26.03.2022
04.00 PM
Registration for the soft opening is not required. There may be temporary wait times for admission. Current protection and hygiene measures apply (

Von Gelb und Blau und deren Steigerung - On Goethe's Theory of Colors

Digital lecture by Dr. Jutta Eckle, Klassik Stiftung Weimar (in German language)

The lecture introduces the basic ideas of Goethe’s Theory of Colors. One focus is on the considerations from the “Didaktischen Teil” of the work, which was first published in 1810. In particular, the sections dealing with the sensual, moral and symbolic effects of color will be discussed in detail.

will be examined in greater detail with the aim of situating Ulla von Brandenburg’s work in a larger historical context and thus providing new perspectives on her work.

Dr. Jutta Eckle, Klassik Stiftung Weimar is a historian of literature and science, deputy head of the department of editions, editor of several scholarly editions of Goethe, including the Leopoldina edition of Goethe’s writings on natural science.

Digital event in the context of “Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr“

Free access link: Zoom

Illustration from Goethe’s natural science estate © Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Goethe and Schiller Archive.

Wednesday, 13.04.2022
07.00 PM

Touch me - Finnisage

Interactive tour and get involved station

The participating students will guide you through the exhibition Touch me.

Afterwards, all visitors are invited to try their hand at the interface between analog and digital photography. The results of the instant photography can be taken home for a small fee.

The project documentation will also be presented during the tour.

A cooperation project with the Kunstschule Wandsbek.

Saturday, 16.04.2022
03.00 PM
Admission free (if necessary material costs 2 Euro), Duration:45Min. Location: Project room
15 and 17h

Bei Anruf Kultur: Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr

Guided tour on the phone in German language with Karin Puck

“Bei Anruf Kultur” invites anyone interested to experience culture on the move or at home on the (landline) telephone – easily, free of charge and entertaining.

A professional guide leads you through the exhibition for one hour. Participants can listen, ask questions in between and exchange ideas in a small circle.

Registration is mandatory until one day before the tour: by e-mail to or telephone (040) 209 404 29. On the day before the tour, a landline number and room number for dial-in will be sent to participants by e-mail.

For more information about the tour and the schedule, please click here. is a joint initiative of the Hamburg Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSVH) and grauwert, the Office for Inclusion and Demographic Solutions.

Wednesday, 20.04.2022
06.00 PM
Participation free of charge

Färben, Falten, Nähen: Textile Wenden in der (Gegenwarts)kunst

Lecture by Dr. Anne Röhl, University of Siegen, Location: Library

Lecture (German language) by Dr Anne Röhl, University of Siegen, Location: Library

Textiles are omnipresent in Ulla von Brandenburg’s work – as cords, ribbons, covers, draperies, curtains, tents and patchwork quilts. They are folded, stretched, hung and laid out, sewn, dyed and bleached. The lecture focuses on dyeing or bleaching, draping and quilting and places these processes in the most recent history of art. Here, textiles are shown to be a medium of transition that dissolves genres and crosses borders.

Anne Röhl teaches as a retired academic councillor with a focus on “contemporary arts” at the University of Siegen. She completed her doctorate at the University of Zurich with a thesis on the role of textile handicrafts in US American art of the 1970s. Her research interests include textiles in 20th and 21st century art, art education practices, and materialities, techniques and gender issues in contemporary art.

Image: Sam Gilliam, Carousal Change, 1970, Tate London, Photo: rocor © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

Tuesday, 03.05.2022
07.00 PM
In the context of "Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr".
5 euros. With advance reservation:, 0421-59839-0

Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr

Last exhibition day

3 pm: Last guided tour of the exhibition (German language) With Karin Puck

Exhibition view “Ulla von Brandenburg. Eine Landschaft ohne Blau, wie ungefähr”, Photo: Tobias Hübel

Sunday, 08.05.2022
11.00 AM
4 euros plus admission, duration: 50 min. With advance reservation (Mon-Fri):, 0421-59839-0. Current protection and hygiene measures apply (

Let's Talk Music

Mandelbrotmenge & Supersignale

Talk concert with pianist Claudia Janet Birkholz

Guest: Heinz-Otto Peitgen, mathematician

With works by György Ligeti (1923-2006)

as well as pictures of fractal geometry

Music releases numerous feelings in most people. If there are patterns behind what is heard, they can trigger a maelstrom-like effect.

In her discussion concerts, Claudia Janet Birkholz, pianist and artistic director of the realtime Festival for New Music, invites people to the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen three times a year.

On May 12, beginning at 7 p.m., she and her guest, the mathematician Heinz-Otto Peitgen, will talk about illusory patterns in connection with fractal geometry. In the process, she will play selected pieces by György Ligeti, in which it will become clear how music can make use of these patterns and trigger special perceptions. Baffled, the audience wonders: How many hands are playing the piece? How wide is the keyboard?

Ligeti himself takes center stage, as does the parallelism between the mathematical research and his own compositional aspirations. When Ligeti saw Heinz-Otto Peitgen’s computer representations of the Mandelbrot set beginning in the 1980s, he understood the connection.

Birkholz and Peitgen talk about fractal geometry, the effect of supersignals, and the fascinating pull that certain music can have – played by Claudia Janet Birkholz on the grand piano.

Heinz-Otto Peitgen was professor of mathematics at the University of Bremen (emeritus in 2012) and president and CEO of Jacobs University in 2013.

Claudia Janet Birkholz is a pianist and lecturer for piano and new music at the HfK in Bremen.


György Ligeti (1923-2006):
Musica ricercata (1951-53)

Etudes (1985-2001)
– L’escalier du diable
– Arc-en-ciel
– Automne à Varsovie
– À bout de souffle
– Galamb Borong


This event is a cooperation Realtime – Forum Neue Musik e.V. and  Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst

With the kind support of Sparkasse Bremen AG

Thursday, 12.05.2022
07.00 PM
14 euros / reduced 8 euros at the box office,

International Museum Day

As part of International Museum Day, visitors* have free admission to the Weserburg all day.

2 p.m.: On the Art of Preserving Art. Guided tour with the Weserburg’s conservator Dörte Kremsler-Klatte.
Who is out and about in the Weserburg with a flashlight, brushes, dust cloths, gloves, and trolleys when there are no visitors in the museum? Who takes care of mountains of powder, bitumen paintings, broken lipsticks, and cuddly bears in the exhibitions? During a tour of the exhibitions and the restoration workshop, Dörte Kremsler-Klatte will provide fascinating insights into her daily work.

Weserburg restorer Dörte Kremsler-Klatte, Photo: Maja Lotz


Sunday, 15.05.2022
11.00 AM
Admission free. Duration: 50 min. With advance reservation (Mon-Fri):, 0421-59839-0. Current protection and hygiene measures apply (

Heute schreibe ich

Katharina Zorn & Jasna Fritzi Bauer

In the exhibition Heute schreibe ich (Today I write), Katharina Zorn and Jasna Fritzi Bauer combine poems by Bremen residents with audio-visual forms of presentation. The artists integrate and transform the poetry into short films and multimedia installations.

The artists will be present in the exhibition on this day from 3 to 5 p.m.

Katharina Zorn (*1992) and Jasna Fritzi Bauer (*1989) live in Berlin. Since 2019, in addition to lyrical writing, they have been engaged in cross-border disciplines in the multimedia field. In 2021, they performed an installation and a short film at Berlin’s main train station and visually staged the town hall and parts of the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main. Further information on previous projects:

Jasna Fritzi Bauer is also a multi-award-winning film and theater actress. She can currently be seen, among other roles, as a detective in Bremen’s Tatort.

The exhibition „Heute schreibe ich“ is produced in cooperation with the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst.

Tuesday, 24.05.2022
11.00 AM
Duration of the exhibition: May 24 - June 5, 2022; 5 euros / 3 euros reduced, location: Projektraum

Ukrainian Night

Talk with Miron Zownir (artist, Berlin), Kateryna Mishchenko (publisher/author, Kiev/Berlin) and Dr. Eduard Klein (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, Bremen) about the book “Ukrainian Night”, published in 2015 (publisher: Spector Books).

About the book: From 2012 to 2014, Miron Zownir traveled Ukraine together with author Kateryna Mishchenko. Around the protests of the Maidan, they visited several cities and rural regions. Through close contact with local activists on the scene, they were able to gain insights into the often abysmal reality of life for the population, such as drug-addicted youths living in ruins in Odessa. Zownir photographed tuberculosis patients, HIV-positive people, orphans and residents of various Roma camps. The impressive images are accompanied by the sensitive texts of Kateryna Mishchenko.

Miron Zownir and Kateryna Mishchenko talk with Eduard Klein about the genesis of their book as well as about the current situation in Ukraine and its historical starting point.

In the context of the focus room “Ukraine” in the exhibition “So wie wir sind 3.0”

Image: Miron Zownir, Maidan, 2014, Courtesy Galerie K Strich


Wednesday, 25.05.2022
07.00 PM
5 euros, Location: Library

With advance reservation (Mon-Fri):, 0421-59839-0

Silvia Bächli. Lange Linien lang

Exhibition opening

Silvia Bächli (*1956 in Baden, lives in Basel) is considered one of the most important drawing positions of her generation. For 40 years, her works in ink, charcoal, pastel chalk or gouache have enriched the oldest genre of fine art with new and unexpected impulses.

Introductory speeches starting at 7:15 p.m. in the Hans Otte. Klanghaus (limited number of participants), the exhibition is open at the same time.

At 8.30 pm there will be a talk with Silvia Bächli and Janneke de Vries at the Hans Otte. Klanghaus (limited number of participants).

Image: Silvia Bächli, coat no. 7, 2017, copyright: Silvia Bächli.

Friday, 03.06.2022
07.00 PM
Without advance registration. Free admission.
venue: Level 3

Lange Nacht der Bremer Museen 2022

Motto "From hearing to seeing"



6 – 11 p.m.
Short guided tours through the current exhibitions
Every full hour

6 – 10 p.m.
Print it!
Hands-on stations for planographic, transfer and gravure printing

6 – 1 p.m.
Records & Covers – the Sound Collection Guy Schraenen
Audio-visual presentation of around 25 artists’ records

6 – 1 p.m.
Spectral landscapes
Interactive sound installation by Riccardo Castagnola

10:30 p.m.
Poetry Slam with Bas Böttcher
n cooperation with Poetry on the Road

11:30 p.m.
Spectral landscapes – Performance
With the Bremen artist Riccardo Castagnola

The restaurant in the Weserburg offers drinks and evening snacks.

Saturday, 18.06.2022
06.00 PM
12 euros, families 24 euros, single families 12 euros, late-night ticket from 11 p.m. 6 euros (advance sale / box office)

Ticket entitles to admission to 30 different museums and exhibition halls in Bremen and Bremen North

10 years of Ensemble New Babylon

In 2022 Ensemble New Babylon celebrates its 10th anniversary with 10 concerts at 10 different concert venues in Bremen as well as 10 commissioned works.

CONCERT V – Commissioned work to Michael Quell (*1960) for string quartet


Carola Bauckholt (*1959): Lichtung (2011/12) for string quartet
John Luther Adams (*1953): The Wind in High Places (2011) for string quartet
Michael Quell (*1960): Commissioned work (2022, premiere) for string quartet

Commissioned by Ensemble New Babylon, funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.


violins – Johannes Haase and Marijke Tjoelker
viola – Hannah Craib
Violoncello – Kyubin Hwang

This concert is sponsored by:

– Senator für Kultur Bremen
– klangpol – Netzwerk Neue Musik Nordwest
– Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

– Schulze Fielitz Stiftung Berlin
– Waldemar Koch Stiftung
– Sparkasse Bremen

Further information:

Sunday, 19.06.2022
07.00 PM
Admission: 15 € / reduced 8 € / 3 € Bremen-Pass
Advance booking at Nordwest-Ticket.

Let's Talk Music. The Goosebump Effect - What music can do in movies -

Talk concert with Claudia Janet Birkholz

Guest: Henning Lohner, film music composer

In this talk concert, pianist Claudia Janet Birkholz and film composer Henning Lohner talk about the different forms of film music based on the work of Henning Lohner and colleagues. With works by Henning Lohner, György Ligeti, John Cage, Hans Zimmer, played by Claudia J. Birkholz on the grand piano.

Henning Lohner, born in Bremen in 1961, grew up in California. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 1987 with a master’s degree in musicology, art history and Romance studies from the University of Frankfurt am Main. Beginning in 1985, he took composition lessons with Iannis Xenakis. From 1984 to 1989 Lohner was assistant to Karlheinz Stockhausen and in 1988 supervised the stage production of his opera Montag aus Licht at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

He has collaborated with international musicians* such as Frank Zappa, Steve Reich and Hans Zimmer, written the music for numerous German and international films, including Laura’s Star, Incident at Loch Ness and The Ring 2, and received several awards for his work. In 2012, he was commissioned to compose a new soundscape for the news program Tagesschau.

Lohner’s work also includes internationally exhibited media art projects, as well as work as a director, screenwriter and producer of various documentaries.

He gives guest lectures in Switzerland and abroad and has been teaching as a visiting professor at the Zurich University of the Arts since 2004.

The event is a cooperation between Realtime – Forum Neue Musik e.V. and the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art.

With the kind support of Sparkassen Bremen AG

Thursday, 23.06.2022
07.00 PM
14 euros / reduced 8 euros (box office),
location: Hans Otte. Klanghaus, Level 4 1/2

Die Kunst nach dem Ende ihrer Autonomie

Book presentation and conversation with Wolfgang Ullrich

Does art today have to be political, fair and climate-neutral? What still distinguishes it from fashion and design? Critical and at the same time culturally optimistic: Wolfgang Ullrich’s comprehensive analysis of a paradigm shift whose consequences reach far beyond art.

In cooperation with the Klaus Wagenbach publishing house

Wednesday, 29.06.2022
07.00 PM
12 euros / reduced 6 euros, venue: Hans-Otte. Klanghaus

With advance reservation (Mon-Fri):, 0421-59839-0

No gloves please - artist book workshop. Two days. Your ideas. My expertise. A book dummy

Workshop with Claudia de la Torre (artist and publisher, Berlin)

Must unfortunately be cancelled!

Two-day workshop for all creatives who want to dive into the world of artists’ books and turn an idea into a book dummy. The workshop takes a look at the practical and conceptual aspects of bookmaking. The focus will be on
the design, composition, sequencing, and materials. The goal of the workshop is to go home with a finished artist book dummy.

In the context of the exhibition Silvia Bächli. Along Long Lines.


Saturday/Sunday, July 2-3, 2022, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Workshop Art Education
100 Euro (incl. material). With advance reservation (Mon-Fri):, 0421-59839-0.

The Use of Colors. Nan Groot Antink andFransje Killaars

Exhibition Opening in the Centre for Artists' Publications

Cabinet exhibition at the Center for Artists’ Publications

The different use of color is the theme of the two Dutch artists Nan Groot Antink (*1954) and Fransje Killaars (*1959). Nan Groot Antink works with colors that she produces herself from plants and other natural materials. For the artist, the material aspects of plant dyes and the way they are applied are defining elements – for her paintings, watercolors, installations, and prints, as well as her 2021 artist book.

The basis of Fransje Killaars’ work is paint based on colored, hand-woven fabric panels. In her artist books, objects and installations, she uses textiles as source material to draw viewers into her world.

Fransje Killaars, Künstlerbuch, NAI010 Publishers, 2013, Photo: Bettina Brach

Friday, 08.07.2022
07.00 PM
Exhibition run: July 9, 2022 - January 22, 2023.

No appointment necessary, free admission.