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POLISH-GERMAN CURATORS' MEETING JUNE 9 - 12, 2022
From June 9 - 12 Atelier Josepha hosted the inaugural meeting of a Polish-German network of female curators of contemporary art. Eight curators from Poland and Germany spent an intensive period of exchange on challenges and opportunities, discussed about joint projects and funding options. Under the name THE CONDITIVA COLLECTIVE the network is planning a series of further events in the coming years aimed at strengthening cultural relations between Poland and Germany in the field of art and culture. A follow-up meeting in Gdańsk is planned for the spring 2023.
We are confident that this kick-off meeting at Atelier Josepha has laid the foundation for a network of curators cooperating across the Polish-German border.
OPEN GALLERY WEEKEND MAY 13 - 15, 2022
The Atelier Josepha´s Open Gallery Weekend provided an occasion to invite all past, current, and future artists-in-residence to Ahrenshoop. The artists spent a sunny weekend together in may learning about their respective experiences during the residency as well as current artistic projects. The event created connections between artists and marked the creation of a network of Josepha alumni.
The official program of our Open Gallery Day on May 14 started with a concert in the Schifferkirche Ahrenshoop: Marcus Hagemann, cellist and president of Crazy4Culture e.V., played excerpts from Sofia Gubaidulina's "Préludes for Cello solo" and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Cello Suite No.2 in D minor". Ute Wassermann, vocal artist, composer, sound artist and Josepha fellow of 2021 performed her composition "strange songs for voice and bird whistles".
After the Schifferkirche concert, we had a champagne reception and opened a group exhibition in the Atelier Josepha. The artists Boris Becker, Simone Kessler, Anna Kubelik, Peter Ruehle, Torsten Ruehle and Knut Sennekamp exhibited works, inspired by their residencies at the Atelier Josepha and their engagement with the Baltic Sea region.
Four years of Atelier Josepha have produced a multitude of artistic positions and we are looking forward to further exciting artistic stays with
this year's fellows Oksana Yushko, Bärbel Praun and Angelika J. Trojnarski adding their unique perspective to the location.