June 4 –
September 4
2022

The first inaugural of the Ostfriesland Biennale will take place from 4 June to 4 September 2022. We invite you to see artworks by about thirty internationally renowned as well as promising contemporary artists at wonderful locations in the region. Explore Ostfriesland and the province of Groningen and experience the impressive landscape from a new perspective.

Vom 4. Juni bis zum 4. September 2022 findet die erste Ausgabe der Ostfriesland Biennale statt. Wir laden Sie ein, Kunstwerke von rund dreißig international bekannten sowie vielversprechenden zeitgenössischen Künstler:innen an wunderbaren Orten der Region zu sehen. Lernen Sie Ostfriesland und die Provinz Groningen kennen und nehmen Sie die beeindruckende Landschaft aus einer neuen Perspektive wahr.

De eerste editie van de Ostfriesland Biënnale vindt plaats van 4 juni tot en met 4 september 2022. Wij nodigen u uit om op prachtige locaties in de regio kunstwerken van dertig internationaal gerenommeerde en veelbelovende hedendaagse kunstenaars te bekijken. Maak kennis met het indrukwekkende landschap van Ostfriesland en de provincie Groningen en bekijk dit vanuit een nieuw perspectief.

Programme

FINISSAGE WEEKEND
3/4 SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION
Óde to Ostfriesland – perspectives of a cultural landscape

3 September 2022 / 11 am / Aurich

What distinguishes Ostfriesland and its landscape? To what extent can art achieve a unique effect here? That’s what we want to talk about with people who create art and culture, Buten Ostfriesen and people who love and promote Ostfriesland and the province of Groningen.

With Sylvie Gühman (aauthor and poetry slammer) / Uke Bosse (actor & Professor for Gamedesign) / Rico Mecklenburg (President ot the Ostfriesische Landschaft) / Willem Julius Müller (Artist, Lawyer & board member of the Ostfriesland Biennale e.V.) / a.o.
Moderation: Jens Paulus, Mitglied im Verein Ostfriesland Biennale e.V.

Landschaftsforum der Ostfriesischen Landschaft in Aurich, free of charge, limited number of participants, registration under post@ostfrieslandbiennale.de

Uke Bosse
Uke Bosse, Foto: David Lemanski
Sylvie Gühmann
Sylvie Gühmann, Foto: Rouven Kirchhoff

ARTIST TALK
4 September 2022 / 12 am / Kunstraum Pilsum

Art historican Robert Eberhardt talks to Henrik Eiben, Jann Holstein, Willem Julius Müller und other artists of the Ostfriesland Biennale.

Entrance free.
No registration required.

ARTIST TALK
4 September 2022 / 16 pm / Kunsthalle Emden

Artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck in conversation with Lisa Felicitas Mattheis, director of the Kunsthalle Emden.

The “Bar der Jungen Freunde” is open.
Museum admission. No registration required.

Henrik Eiben
Henrik Eiben, the forgotten ikosaeder, Schlosspark Lütetsburg
Sarah van Sonsbeeck
Sarah van Sonsbeeck, One Bar of Gold, Yarn (Rolled an then Unrolled), 2016

OPEN ATELIERS
East Frisia artists open their doors
3/4 September 2022

Atelier Hartmut Bleß
Güldner Strasse 2, 26629 Großefehn
hartmut-bless.de
3./4. September 2022 / 14–18 Uhr

Atelier Helga Beisheim
Grimersumer Altendeich 5, 26736 Krummhörn-Grimersum
helgabeisheim.de
3./4. September 2022 / 15–18 Uhr

Atelier Tine Blom
Landgalerie Dell´arte
An’t Blink 3, 26532 Grossheide
dellartekunst.nl
3./4. September 2022 / 11–17 Uhr

Atelier Kunstweiber
Katharina Schultz, Hielkje van Damme, Gaby Mrongowius, Annette Janssen
Altfehnstr. 6, 26847 Detern/Amdorf
kunstweiber.de
3./4. September 2022 / 14–16 Uhr

Atelier Imke Kreiser
Norderwieke Süd 59, 26629 Spetzerfehn
ikreiser.de
4. September 2022 / 11–17 Uhr

Atelier Gaby Mrongowius
Altfehnstr. 6, 26847 Detern/Amdorf
kunstweiber.de
4. September 2022 / 14–16 Uhr

Atelier Renate und Michael Schildmann
Egerstr. 9, 26127 Oldenburg
michael-schildmann.de
4. September 2022 / 12–18 Uhr

Atelier IngOhmes
Markststraße 2 (access via “Am Armtje”)
26736 Krummhörn-Ry­sum
ingohmes.de
4. September 2022 / 13–18 Uhr

Atelier Gina Sossna-Wunder
in der “Alten Bäckerei”
Denkmalstraße 4, 26736 Krummhörn-Rysum
gina-sossna-wunder.com
4. September 2022 / 13–18 Uhr

Hartmut Wiesner / Alte Schule Oldorf
Neuwarfer Str. 16, 26434 Oldorf
alte-schulte-oldorf.de
3./4. September 10–18 Uhr

“Blendwerk” - the annual exhibition of the BKK Ostfriesland will take place on 3-4 September 2022, 2-6pm at the Galerie Ulbargen in Großefehn.

We would like to thank all participating artists and the BBK Ostfriesland for organising the open studios.

Artists

Tom Anholt – Malte Bartsch – Marc Brandenburg – Constant Dullaart – Tony Cragg – Henrik Eiben – Lena Marie Emrich – Max Frisinger – Andreas Gehrke – Monika Goetz – Anna Grath – Timo Grimm – Stella Hamberg – Stef Heidhues – Jann Holstein – Gregor Hildebrandt – Alexander Janz – Stephen Kent – Alicja Kwade – Via Lewandowsky – Conny Maier – Jonathan Meese – Inge Meijer – Olaf Metzel – Simon Modersohn – Willem Julius Müller – Patricia Pisani – Jan Pleitner – Johanna Reich – Tanja Smeets – Elizabeth Tatenberg – Sarah Van Sonsbeeck – Atelier Van Lieshout – Marit Westerhuis – Reiko Yamaguchi – Markus Zimmermann

Locations

Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden – Kunsthalle Emden – Osterburg Groothusen – Kunstraum Pilsum – Ludgerikirche Norden – Schlosspark Lütetsburg – Burg Berum – Kunstverein Aurich im Pavillon am Ellernfeld – Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven – Schloss Evenburg – Steinhaus Bunderhee – Kunsthaus Hessepark

Rosarium Winschoten – Fraeylemaborg – Groninger Museum – Menkemaborg Uithuizen – Museum Stad Appingedam

Plan your visit

Take your time for the Ostfriesland Biennale.
Our exhibition venues are located on a total route of around 250 kilometers.
We recommend visiting the Ostfriesland Biennale by bike. The locations are on three major cycle routes in the region.

Please note the individual opening times and admission fees of the different exhibition venues.

Exhibitions

Ostfriesland

Tony Cragg – Andreas Gehrke – Johanna Reich
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden
Brückstraße 1
26725 Emden
Tue–Sun 10–17
8 euros, red. 4 euros
landesmuseum-emden.de

Sarah van Sonsbeeck. The State of Things
& Malte Bartsch
Juni 4 – Oktober 31 / 2022
Kunsthalle Emden
Hinter dem Rahmen 13
26721 Emden
Tue–Fri 10–17 / Sat–Sun & holidays 11–17
every 1st Tue/Month 10–21
9 euros, red. 7 euros
kunsthalle-emden.de

The exhibition „Sarah van Sonsbeeck. The State of Things“ is kindly supported by The Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Tom Anholt – Jann Holstein – Anna Grath – Timo Grimm – Stephen Kent – Inge Meijer – Simon Modersohn – Willem Julius Müller – Jan Pleitner
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Kunstraum Pilsum
Loogstraat 16
26736 Krummhörn
Wed–Sat 14–18
Entrance free

Markus Zimmermann
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Osterburg Groothusen
Osterburg 1-3
26736 Krummhörn
The park is freely accessible
osterburg-groothusen.de/en

Jan Pleitner „Temperaturen der Zeit“
June 4 – Juni 25 / 2022
Ludgerikirche Norden
Am Markt 37
26506 Norden
Mon 10–14.30 / Thu–Sat 10–17
Sundays after the church service until 13
Entrance free

Patricia Pisani
EARTH SHATERING
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Burg Berum
Burgstr. 1
26524 Hage-Berum
The moat is freely accessible
burgberum.de/en

Henrik Eiben – Gregor Hildebrandt – Monika Goetz 
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Schlosspark Lütetsburg
Landstr. 39
26524 Lütetsburg
daily 8–21
2 euros
schlosspark-luetetsburg.com

Conny Maier & Jonathan Meese „HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Let me in Ruh’)“
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Kunstverein Aurich
In cooperation with OFFICE IMPART & Kunsthalle Emden
Am Ellernfeld 8
26603 Aurich
Fri–Sun 15–18
Entrance free
kunstverein-aurich.de

Lena Marie Emrich – Stella Hamberg – Via Lewandowsky – Olaf Metzel
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Schlosspark Evenburg
Am Schlosspark 25
26789 Leer
daily 11–17
Entrance free (castle island & park)
landkreis-leer.de

Constant Dullaart
Juni 4 – September 4 / 2022
Steinhaus Bunderhee
Steinhausstraße 64
26831 Bunde
Thursdays 15–17 /
every 1st Sunday/Month 11–13
4 euros, red. 2 euros
gemeinde-bunde.de

Stef Heidhues – Tanja Smeets – Elizabeth Tatenberg
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Kunsthaus Hessepark
Hessepark
26826 Weener
Sundays 11–13 / 16–19
daily by arrangement (+49 0173 2137798 or +49 4951 9148820)
Entrance free

Inge Meijer: Maple Tree
July 23 – September 18 / 2022
Cylophilia. Das Fahrrad in Kunst und Musik
July 23 – September 18 / 2022
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
Adalbertstraße 28
26382 Wilhelmshaven
Tue–Sun 11–17 / Thur 11–20
4 euros, red. 2 euros
kunsthalle-wilhelmshaven.de

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Stella Hamberg, Park Schloss Evenburg Leer, Foto: die bildwerft, Lars-Josef Kemmer
Patricia Pisani
Patricia Pisani, Weltbewegend, 2021, Burg Berum

Province Groningen

Stephen Kent
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Rosarium Winschoten
Mr. D.U. Stikkerlaan 1 a
9675 AB Winschoten
Wed–Fri 11–21 / Sat–Sun 10-21
Entrance free

Atelier van Lieshout
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Fraeylemaborg Village Slochteren
Hoofdweg 30
9621 AL Slochteren
The park is freely accessible
fraeylemaborg.nl

Timo Grimm
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Museum Stad Appingedam
Wijkstraat 25
9901 AE Appingedam
Tue–Fri 11–17 / Sa–So, holidays: 13–17
5 euros, red. 1–3,50 euros
museumstadappingedam.nl

Alicja Kwade – Max Frisinger
June 4 – September 4 / 2022
Menkemaborg Uithuizen
Menkemaweg 2
9981 CV Uithuizen
Tue–Sun 10–17
6 euros
menkemaborg.nl

Megalith: Marit Westerhuis
Groninger Museum
– October 30th 2022
Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
Tue–Sun 10–17
15 euros, red. 10 euros
groningermuseum.nl

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Alicja Kwade, Menkemaborg Uithuizen, Foto: Afiena van IJken-van Zanten

Partners

Supporters

Patron: Minister President of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil

We would like to thank all of our partners and supportes, who have helped
make the Ostfriesland Biennale happen.

The first edition of the Ostfriesland Biennale is co-financed by the INTERREG V A Programme Germany-Nederland with supports of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and by the provinces of Drenthe, Fryslan and Groningen as well as the state of Lower Saxony.


Contact

About Us

The Ostfriesland Biennale is organized by Ostfriesland Biennale e.V. which was founded by art- and culture-lovers from Ostfriesland.