Filmprogram: film:art 95. Flags

Program of experimental films and videos curated and introduced by Christine Rüffert.

Friday, 27.01.2023
08.00 PM
Admission 9/ 5,50 Euro
Location: Kommunalkino City 46, Birkenstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

Book presentation and conversation: Katrin von Maltzahn: Japan Guide

Katrin von Maltzahn presents her book inspired by travel impressions "Japan Guide. Ein Glossar mit 229 Wörtern". Katrin von Maltzahn (*1964 in Rostock, Germany) is an artist in Berlin and professor of fine arts at the at the HFK Bremen.

Thursday, 02.02.2023
06.00 PM
Admisssion: 5 euros
Location: Library

White American Flags: Artist talk with Mischa Leinkauf and film screening

In context of the exhibition What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag? (until 23.4.2023)
At 3 pm there will already be a guided tour with curator Ingo Clauß, which is included in the price.

Sunday, 19.02.2023
04.00 PM
5 Euro plus museum admission
Location: Hans Otte. Klanghaus

Lecture: Actions and publications. Different ways to use a flag

Curator Bettina Brach provides insights into the Center for Artists' Publications

Whether it is a self-designed flag or a national flag: numerous artists use the strong symbol in their actions and publications. The lecture draws from the holdings of the Center for Artists’ Publications and shows how and where flags were used – how they were waved, attacked, printed, documented, alienated, or invented.

Image: Armin Chodzinski: Behauptung, 2012. flag embroidered with silver and gold threads. Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen


Tuesday, 28.02.2023
07.00 PM
Admission 5 euros.
With reservation

Maria Kulikovska. 254

The performance "254" by Ukrainian artist Maria Kulikovska will take place as part of the exhibition "What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?".

Thursday, March 9, 2023: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 2023: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2023: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2023: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
(One hour each)

Location: Marketplace Bremen
Free admission. Registration is not required!

Print Festival

On the occasion of the fifth nationwide Printmaking Day, the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen Bremen will host a festival at the Weserburg from March 17 to 19, 2023. In addition to the curated exhibition Das beste Wischwerkzeug ist der Handballen (The Best Wiping Tool is the Ball of the Hand), there will be an open presentation from which works can be purchased directly and taken home.

Three creative offerings in the form of hands-on stations are also on the program: letterpress in combination with frottage (Pia van Nuland), intaglio in combination with material printing (Udo Steinmann), and risography, a stencil printing process in the style of screen printing (D.O.C.H.: Katharina Dacrés, Karin Demuth, Julia Dambuk, Carolin Klapp, and Lucia Mendelova).

In addition to live silkscreen prints (Serigraphic Circus), there will be a stand with printed matter by Bremen artists, who will offer their printed products for sale, such as editions, monographs, posters or postcards.


Friday, March 17

  • 7 p.m.: Exhibition opening The best wiping tool is the ball of the hand. Introduction: Sirma Kekeç (artist and initiator) and Bettina Brach (curator at the Center for Artists’ Publications at the Weserburg)
  • 7 – 9 p.m.: Participation stations and live screen printing

Saturday, March 18

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Exhibition The Best Wiping Tool is the Ball of the Hand and Open Presentation
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Participation stations and live screen printing

Sunday, March 19

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Exhibition The best wiping tool is the ball of the hand and open presentation
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Participation stations and live screen printing
  • 1 pm: Performance “Printmaking is like Karate” with Shogun Bremen e.V.

Material costs for the hands-on stations : 2 Euro per station/1 Euro reduced.
For the live screen printing please bring textiles. Costs: depending on the textile to be printed

The festival is organized by the artist Sirma Kekeç and the BBK Bremen, in cooperation with the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art and the artists’ association Gedok Bremen.

Sponsored by: Gedok Bremen Artists’ Association, Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation, Senator for Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen Bremen, Die Sparkasse Bremen, Waldemar Koch Foundation.

Friday, 17.03.2023
07.00 PM
Admission free
Location: Projectspace


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 ( 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
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:

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

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