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Dagrun Hintze

Reading in the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
5 December 2021 – 3 p.m.

A lyrical afternoon with mulled wine and biscuits.

Welcome and moderation:
Ingrid Bussmann

The former fellow Dagrun Hintze (2015) will be reading from her poetry collection “Achten laufen”, which will be published on 1 November by Minimal Trash Art, as well as poems from “Einvernehmlicher Sex” (2018).

Further Links:

A film about the new book of poems by Dagrun Hintze: „Achten laufen“
(Film: Gerrit Jöns-Anders, 2021).

Entrance 8 € / reduced 5 € (for members, pupils, students)
We kindly ask for registration for all events at

The current corona regulations of the state of Schleswig-Holstein apply.
A hygiene concept for the event is available.

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


From October 13 to November 7, 2021, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will celebrate its 35th anniversary.

In October 2021, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Since its founding in 1986, it has developed into an important institution for the promotion of the arts in Schleswig-Holstein and is highly regarded internationally and in German-speaking countries.
Two programme lines are combined under the banner of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. Promising talents in the fields of contemporary visual arts, literature and composition are supported through the house’s renowned fellowship programme. The exhibition programme is supported by the 2021 affiliated Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. Here, an independent programme of contemporary art takes place in the shared spaces of the Künstlerhaus and the Stadtgalerie.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Künstlerhaus is organising a varied programme of music, literature and visual arts with the participation of former fellows, a connection that the house has always cultivated. In this context, the new Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will also be opened with a site party after extensive modernisation of the building.

We would like to sincerely thank our volunteers for their great personal commitment; our members, artists, patrons and sponsors for their loyal support and look forward to building a strong future for the Künstlerhaus together.

We look forward to celebrating the anniversary together with you.


Zöllner-Roche-Duo – Photo: Inga Geiser

HörBlick #05
Neue Musik
Concert series

November 7, 2021 – 5 p.m
Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

women on the edge of time
Heather Roche, Clarinet
Eva Zöllner, Accordion

Clarinettist Heather Roche and accordionist Eva Zöllner are among the most versatile and interesting voices in contemporary music.
Their new programme “women on the edge of time” features female composers who grew up in different parts of the world and whose extraordinary work makes an important contribution to the diversity of the current music scene.

Works by Elnaz Seyedi, Sarah Nemtsov, Rachel Beja, Chichako Morishita, Lina Järnegard, Georgina Derbez and Farzia Fallah.

Entrance 16 € / reduced 10 €


Fresh printed

Fellows’ catalogues

Catalogues of the fellowshipholders from the class of 2020 can be ordered hot off the press.


Selection of picture postcards from the anniversary edition


On the occasion of the 35th anniversary, a special postcard edition has been created.

24 former fellows in the fields of fine arts, literature and composition and other artists associated with the house have participated.

This edition is available in 2 different versions with 12 artists’ cards each at a price of 9 € per edition at the Künstlerhaus. Both editions together are available at the special price of 15 €. Orders for postal delivery via


Yeongbin Lee „Etüde elbab“

„Etüde elbab“

Yeongbin Lee

World premiere on the occasion of the 35th anniversary

During her fellowship in Lauenburg in 2020, the artist Yeongbin Lee recorded the sounds and movements of the Elbe in sketches and transformed them into a playable score. The musical performance on the occasion of the anniversary at the Künstlerhaus is the world premiere of the piece “Etüde elbab” – a graphic score for a string trio, which was created here.

The score can be purchased for € 7.

To listen via YouTube via this Link

Graphic poster: Sam Maurus


Auditory walk through the Kurpark in Lüneburg

From October 16, 2021, opening at 2.00 p.m.
On Saturday, October,16, 2021, at 2 p.m., the “Sound Parcours” will be opened in Lüneburg’s Kurpark (main entrance, Uelzener Straße 45).

The SOUND PARCOURS Lüneburg presents acoustic artistic works at 15 sound stations in the Kurpark. These sound collages and compositions have been developed on the basis of research and by collecting sound material by students of Leuphana University Lüneburg and Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel. The project “Sound in Transition” is a cooperation project of the “Offenes Atelier” at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg with the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel. QR-codes at the sound stations make it possible to experience selected artistic works in the Kurpark.


Valentin Moritz – Photo: Sarah Wohler

Valentin Moritz

October 13, 2021 – 7 p.m.
Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

Literary reading „Kein Held“

The former literary fellow of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg reads from his debut novel “Kein Held,” 2020. Touchingly, Valentin Moritz tells of his grandfather’s life as a farmer in a South Baden village, of fascism and of war. The grandfather’s memories lead the author, who also grew up in South Baden, to his own roots.

Entrance 8 € / reduced 5 €


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.




Thank you very much for the numerous interesting applications. The application process has been completed. No more applications can be submitted. The jury is expected to meet at the end of January 2022 and award the fellowships.
The future fellowship holders will be informed by us personally and subsequently announced here on the website.
No rejections will be sent out. Please refrain from making individual enquiries. Thank you very much and good luck!

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.

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


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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