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Illustration: Making the invisible visible

Artistic-practical weekend course for adults with Anke Bär

Illustration is often about making the invisible visible. The more abstract the object to be illustrated, the greater the challenge of finding a visual language for it. How can feelings be made visible? Or how to transform complex intellectual content into pointed visual positions? Who are the illustrations intended for and where do we lose viewers if we take off into possibly too personal worlds of thought?

In the practice of making the invisible visible in this way, we encounter very different approaches to illustration. From factual, analytical graphics to cloudy collages, from sharp lines to soft areas of color, from realistic scenes to dreamscapes, anything is possible. And of course there is no patent remedy, no one right way.

More detailed course information and registration requests: info@ankebaer.de

Saturday, 02.03.2024, 11.00 AM - 06.00 PM + Sunday, 03.03.2024, 11.00 AM - 05.00 PM

Course fee 140 euros plus 2 x 5 euros (reduced admission to the museum)
Flat rate for materials: 10 euros
Location: Art education
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Beware of Women Artists!

Claudia Christoffel and Sibylle Springer in conversation

In the context of International Women’s Day

Idealized ideals of beauty, stereotypical role models, patriarchal power relations – art is not a neutral place, but sometimes a field in which social conditions and grievances come into view in a special way. The artists Claudia Christoffel (*1971) and Sibylle Springer (*1975) are connected in terms of content, but seek different ways of addressing their concerns:

Claudia Christoffel combines sharp provocation with disarming humor: “Ich schlaf mich lieber runter” (I’d rather sleep off) is the slogan on her T-shirt edition. Clichés and art history often come together in her work. Sibylle Springer, on the other hand, takes on the male-dominated painting tradition. In her latest paintings, she makes forgotten or barely noticed female artists visible. Her look back thus creates perspectives for a different, diverse and, above all, more feminine future.

The two artistic positions will be presented in conversation with curator Ingo Clauß. In the subsequent tour, current works, some of which have never been exhibited before, will be on display.

Beforehand, there will be a guided tour with Janneke de Vries at 6 pm: Girls, Girls, Girls. Women artists in the Weserburg.

Fig.: Claudia Christoffel,Ich schlaf mich lieber runter, 2021, Photo: Lukas Klose

Friday, 08.03.2024
07.00 PM
Free admission
Location: Library
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Anna Ehrenstein. Protest Practice / Tupamaras Technophallus

Opening of new artist space with talk

7:45 pm: Talk with Anna Ehrenstein and Jeanne-Ange Wagne about decolonial strategies, collaborative working methods and memory culture.

The artists’ space is part of the collection presentation The Way We Are.

Fluid body images and identities, the relationship between humans and technology, capitalism and new forms of resistance and activism. Anna Ehrenstein (*1993) focuses on virulent issues in our society as if through a burning glass. Her futuristic-looking visual worlds and video works have a shrill and challenging effect. The most diverse aesthetics of high and popular culture collide, be it dance, music video, performance or kink, in the form of workshops and performances, as virtual 3D videos or expansive installations.

In her artistic practice, Anna Ehrenstein focuses on collaboration, preferring to work in and with collectives. This also links the two groups of works that the German-Albanian artist is bringing together at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst. Protest Praxis takes the Afro-Asian writers’ conferences, first held in Tashkent in 1958, as a starting point for criticism, analysis and new utopian ideas. The works are part of the collaboration Albanian conference with DNA, Fadescha and Rebecca Pokua Korang. The work Tupamara’s Technophallus in turn reflects on socially relevant issues against the backdrop that even the latest technological achievements perpetuate historically evolved imbalances of power.

On display are fitness equipment combined with monitors, photographs extended into the space and textile sculptures.In the exhibited works, Ehrenstein makes queer-feminist perspectives visible, incorporating people from various fields of knowledge, including a cultural activist, a music duo and a dance collective from Bogotá.In this way, entrenched narratives and power structures are broken up and new knowledge and transcultural perspectives are made possible.

Fig.: Anna Ehrenstein, Tupamaras Technophallus © Iga Drobisz und Anna Ehrenstein, courtesy the artists

Friday, 15.03.2024
07.00 PM
Free admission
Location: Level 2

Photo note: By participating in the event, you agree that photos taken at the event may be used for subsequent marketing and advertising purposes of the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst. If you have any further questions, please contact info@weserburg.de.
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Decolonial strategies, collaborative working methods and memory culture

Talk with Anna Ehrenstein and Jeanne-Ange Wagne

As part of the opening of the new artist space Anna Ehrenstein. Protest Practice / Tupamaras Technophallus

On the artists’ space:

Fluid body images and identities, the relationship between humans and technology, capitalism and new forms of resistance and activism. Anna Ehrenstein focuses on virulent themes in our society as if through a burning glass. Her futuristic-looking visual worlds and video works have a shrill and challenging effect. On display are fitness equipment combined with monitors, photographs extended into the space and textile sculptures. In the exhibited works, Ehrenstein makes queer-feminist perspectives visible, incorporating people from various fields of knowledge, including a cultural activist, a music duo and a dance collective from Bogotá.

About the people:

Anna Ehrenstein studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial courses in Valetta, Malta and Lagos, Nigeria. In 2022 she received the INITIAL grant for artistic mediation with her work for Conviviality, in 2021 the research grant of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin and in 2020 the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020 for “New Documentary Film Strategies” with her work Tools for Conviviality. She has worked for the educational program BB10 curated by Gabi Ngcobo and curated exhibitions for the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg. In 2019, she received a DAAD scholarship for a research semester in Bogotá, Colombia. She recently exhibited at the Ural Biennale in Yekaterinburg, the Lagos Biennale in Lagos and at KOW Berlin, Office Impart, the C/O Berlin Foundation, the Kunstraum Kreuzberg, the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken and the Kunstverein Braunschweig, among others.

Jeanne-Ange Wagne is an art historian, art educator and creative practitioner who conducts artistic research into (German) memory culture, colonial history and colonial provenance research. As a freelance art mediator, she regularly offers critical mediation formats for the public program of cultural and art institutions, most recently for the “Dekoloniale,” the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the 12th Berlin Biennale, as well as for the Akademie der Künste Berlin. She also works for the German branch of the transnational research project “The Restitution of Knowledge,” based at the Department of Modern Art History at the Technical University of Berlin, where she co-curated and coordinated the event series “KuK-Tuesdays: Dislocation” in 2022-2023.

Fig.: Jeanne-Ange Wagne and Anna Ehrenstein

Friday, 15.03.2024
07.45 PM
Free admission
Location: Library

Photo note: By participating in the event, you agree that photos taken at the event may be used for subsequent marketing and advertising purposes of the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst. If you have any further questions, please contact info@weserburg.de.
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Intimate voices

Concert with Alexandra Wenger (piano) and Viktor Ivanov (violin)

In this concert, Ukrainian works from the 20th century will be performed for the first time in Bremen and accompanied by Ukrainian poetry translated into German.The duo explores musically and lyrically the deepest wishes, dreams and hopes of people and everything they often hide in the secret depths of their souls.

Saturday, 23.03.2024
06.00 PM
20 Euro / reduced 10 Euro
Location: Hans Otte. Klanghaus
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Yoga for all

Yoga class with Gabriele Kroll in the exhibition "Kay Rosen. NOW AND THEN"

75-minute yoga class for anyone interested with Gabriele Kroll (certified yoga teacher) in the exhibition “Kay Rosen. NOW AND THEN”. Afterwards, there will be a joint finale with refreshments in the library. The exhibition and the museum can be explored before and after.

Please bring comfortable clothing and a yoga mat. If you do not have your own mat, please let us know when you register.

Sunday, 24.03.2024
11.30 AM
15 Euro / reduced 10 Euro, 75 min.

With registration at info@weserburg.de, max. 12 people