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Aleen Solari, Robyn, Installationsansicht Kunsthalle Hamburg, 2017 – Photo: Jens Franke

4-month working grant for artist with child

awarded to Aleen Solari

In the jury meeting on May 27, 2021, the three-member expert jury, consisting of Marcia Breuer (artist, Hamburg), Dr. Belinda Grace Gardner (art historian, author, curator, Hamburg) and Dr. Peter Kruska (director of the Stadtgalerie Kiel) decided on the awarding of the working fellowship.

Out of 185 very qualified applicants, the artist Aleen Solari was chosen.
Aleen Solari was born in Bielefeld in 1980 and lives in Hamburg with her two children. In her artistic practice she works across media and combines performances with painting, sculpture, photography and film.

As part of the grant, the artist Aleen Solari will receive a monthly allowance of EUR 1000 for the working period from 1 July to 31 October 2021.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture Schleswig-Holstein.


May, 30 2021

From 11.00 am till 17.00 pm

The Day of Künstlerhäuser in Northern Germany: On Site and Beyond will take place at eight artists’ houses in Ahrenshoop, Plüschow, Lauenburg, Trittau, Worpswede, Hohenlockstedt, Eckernförde and Neumünster, as well as online with a video discussion round and small presentations.

11.00 am until 5.00 pm
Bake sale at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

11.00 am and 3.00 pm
Guided tours to the Klang Parcours – Audiovisual city walk Lauenburg/Elbe
Start of the guided tour

2.00 pm
The Network of Northern German Artists’ Houses introduces itself
Videoconference of the NKN artists’ houses in Northern Germany
Just be there with the QR-Code!
Registrations for the Zoom discussion round at:

Fritjof Mangerich, 2020 (Part of „Arseny Avraamov – Symphony of Factory Sirens“, 1922)


Audiovisual city walk through Lauenburg/Elbe
From May 20, 2021

15 audible works of art invite all those interested to take an unusual circular walk through Lauenburg and direct their gaze to special aspects of the town, artistically packaged and accessible at any time with the help of a smartphone or tablet. The folding map for the circular route is available free of charge at the Künstlerhaus and at the tourist information office. QR codes at 15 sound stations allow to experience selected artistic works in the public space.

We cordially invite you to discover the “Klang Parcours” from May 20, 2021. The start of the tour is at the Tourist Information Lauenburg/Elbe.

Folding plans for download and more information about the project via the button

The Klang Parcours is sponsored by the Partnership for Democracy of the City of Lauenburg/Elbe as part of the federal program “Demokratie leben!” by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Further funding is made possible by the Versorgungsbetriebe Elbe, the Kreissparkasse Herzogtum Lauenburg, the Schifferstadt Lauenburg Elbe and the Kultursommer am Kanal 2021.

FELLOWSHIP 2021/2022

Fellowship by invitation awarded to Christian Helwing

Christian Helwing, Double blind, 2016 – Photos: Christian Helwing

Visual artist Christian Helwing is invited by the artistic direction of Künstlerhaus Lauenburg to participate in a one-year project fellowship (April 15, 2021 to April 15, 2022) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein.

Christian Helwing will develop an artistic and functional architectural concept at the interface of architecture and visual arts called “Besucher*Systeme”. At the center of this concept is the spatial and content-related reformulation of the interior spaces and functions of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg in connection with the modernized Stadtgalerie in the building next door. The connection of the two institutions in terms of content and space places extraordinary demands on the concept, whose potential lies in the interweaving and overlapping of artistic, architectural and usability considerations.

Already in 2016, Christian Helwing used the spatial conditions as material in his reinterpretation of the architectural conditions in the Künstlerhaus and developed a site-specific installation. The current concept is intended to remain permanently in the Künstlerhaus.

Press release 15.04.2021 as PDF



In October 2020, the Hamburg based artists Ina Arzensek and Sarah-Christina Benthien, in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, embarked on a one-year project with the working title “Laboratory for Transitions and Processes” (LÜP).

Their approach is process-oriented and situational.

The initial situation is understood as a playroom, in which the transformative quality of the working process can unfold. The processes of searching, researching, not knowing, experimenting, investigating, failing, processing, mediating and exchanging are given equal value in the creation of the artistic works.

soft****scope / Invitation LÜP – PDF

Phone +49 (0)4153 592649



The Künstlerhaus is temporarily closed due to construction measures for the modernization of the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. An opening is planned for the 35th anniversary of the Künstlerhaus in fall 2021. In the annex building of the Künstlerhaus scholarship holder’s residence at Elbstraße 52, additional modern exhibition spaces will be created through comprehensive conversion and modernization measures. The Stadtgalerie will show an ambitious, contemporary exhibition program in line with the cultural mission of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg.

Visualisation Modernization Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg – Photo: Architekturbüro Rabeler


In order to counteract the spread of the Coronavirus, the Künstlerbar will remain closed until further notice in accordance with the regulations. An event program will not take place.

Thank you for your understanding.


Visualisierung Modernisierung Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg – Photo: Architekturbüro Rabeler


Oktober 2021

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
in autumn 2021

In October 2021, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will celebrate its 35th anniversary. On the occasion of this anniversary, a colorful program of music, literature and fine arts will take place with the participation of former fellows. In this context, the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will be opened with an exhibition.


Christian Helwing, Double blind, 2016 – Photo: C. Walka

KÜNSTLERBAR (Artists’ Bar)

Usually open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – from 7.30 pm
Due to Covid-19 temporarily closed.

People can meet for an occasional chat in the relaxed atmosphere of the Künstlerbar, with the added option of viewing the exhibitions in the Künstlerhaus and Stadtgalerie.


Wunschbaum Workshop von Fumiko Kikuchi – Photo: F. Kikuchi


In 2017, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg successfully established an expanded structure of art and cultural education with the new concept of the “Offenes Atelier”. The main goals are, above all, cooperation with various local and national institutions, associations, schools, universities, art colleges and the dialog with the public in Lauenburg.


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