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Valentin Moritz – Photo: Sarah Wohler


Valentin Moritz
„Kein Held“

Literary reading on the occasion of the 35th jubilee of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
October 13, 2021, 7 p.m.

The former literary fellow of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg reads from his debut novel “Kein Held,” 2020.

In “Kein Held,” Valentin Moritz, a 2017 Künstlerhaus Lauenburg literary fellow, goes in search of clues. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, the grandfather asks the grandson to help him write down his memories. The conversations with the grandfather lead the author to his own roots in South Baden in the late 80s, early 90s. The grandfather tells of his life as a farmer, of fascism and the war, the author remembers a childhood and youth marked by village life with all its facets and also its narrowness, which he then escapes as a young person. The result is an impressively moving generational story that raises the question of belonging, identity and homeland, but also offers a mirror of the great story in private life, a committed testimony against war and fascism and for remembering.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Künstlerhaus is hosting a diverse program of music, literature, and visual arts with the participation of former fellows, a connection that the house has always cultivated.

Entrance fee 8,00€/5,00€ (reduced entrance fee for members, pupils and students)

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Valentin Moritz, born in 1987 and raised in South Baden, studied literature at the Free University of Berlin. After working as a frahling for five years, he has been a freelance author since 2019. He has published prose in journals, anthologies, and small individual publications. In addition to a residency at Künstlerhaus Lauenburg in 2017, he has received numerous grants and invitations as a city writer.
For his debut novel, published by Badischer Landwirtschafts-Verlag Freiburg, he was awarded the Literature Scholarship of the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2021.

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A hygiene concept is in place.

The reading is funded by Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. in the context of „Neustart Kultur“ Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


Presentation of audiovisual works on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

September 4, 2021 from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Fallow land Berliner Straße in Lauenburg/Elbe.

Participating former fellows:
CHEN Chengwen + Tobias Klich
Dagrun Hintze / Anna Lena Grau
Youssef Tabti / Alexander Häusser
Farzia Fallah
Noriko Kawakami
Fumiko Kikuchi
Sophia Mainka
Hanne Römer / .aufzeichnensysteme
Donny Karsadi
Heiko Wommelsdorf

On September 4, 2021, a program with 10 positions of former fellows from the fields of composition, literature and visual arts will be presented. The artistic works could be heard and seen on the fallow land Berliner Straße in Lauenburg.

Organized and curated by Benjamin Stumpf and Isabelle von Schilcher.

The event is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) in the program Kultursommer 2021 with funds from NEUSTART KULTUR.

Trio Omphalos – Photo: Karl-Heinz Mierke

HörBlick #04
Concert series Neue Musik

Trio OmphalosSchach | Tanz | Zahl
September 12, 2021 6 p.m.
Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche Lauenburg

Trio Omphalos
Stefan Hülsermann, Clarinet
Olaf Pyras, Percussion
Ji-Youn Song, Piano

Works by Tom Johnson, John Cage, Erik Satie and Noriko Kawakami (UA).
(Programme subject to change)
Moderation: Dr. Egbert Hiller

The concert is supported by

Within the context of Kultursommer am Kanal



Online-Applications for 2022 are open from August 1, 2021
Deadline is September 15, 2021 (Berlin, 24:00).

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe announces four scholarships for the state of Schleswig-Holstein in the following areas:

2 fellowships in the field of visual arts
1 fellowship in the field of composition
1 fellowship in the field of literature

We only accept applications via the form on our website.
The scholarships are awarded by a jury of experts.


Hanne Römer .aufzeichnensysteme, RAUTE verstärkt / Ruferin, 2021 – Photo: Christian Helwing

RAUTE verstärkt
# Staged reading

Hanne Römer .aufzeichnensysteme Wien
Friday, 2 July 2021, 6.00 p.m. — on the Künstlerhaus terrace

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg invites you to a staged reading with Hanne Römer author, artist and literary fellowship holder at Künstlerhaus Lauenburg 2018. It takes place on 2 July 2021 at 6 pm on the terrace of the house.

Literature in Lauenburg

Entrance fee 8 Euro, reduced rate 5 Euro

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A hygiene concept is available.

The event is funded by the German Literature Fund as part of the “Neustart Kultur” programme of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The reading will receive further support from the Kultursommer am Kanal 2021.


Literaturhaus Wien
Ritter Verlag
aktuelle Rezension


RAUTE verstärkt – Text by Hanne Römer Download PDF

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.

Excerpts/compilation of video sketches from the material pool 2020/21

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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


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 the ongoing modernisation work for the construction of the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, the Künstlerbar will remain closed until its reopening in October 2021. Thank you for your understanding.

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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