From 07 July to 03 September 2023, the art festival papier & klang offers exciting contemporary art made of paper in unexpected places in Berlin. For nine weeks, the Museum Haus des Papiers and its event partners from the Berlin cultural scene will let paper and inner sounds resonate through the cultural city of Berlin. Hahnemühle is a patron of the festival and the first museum for fine paper art in Berlin, Haus des Papiers. The cultural venues include the Willy Brandt House in Berlin and the artists Alexandra Grant, Christiane Feser and Wolfgang Tillmanns.
Image 1: Wolfgang Tillmanns, Paper drop Oranienplatz a, 2017 ©Wolfgang Tillmans Courtesy Galerie Buchholz
Image 2: Renata Palekcic 1.T. (Variation 2-22), detail, 2022 ©Renata Palekcic Foto Renata Palekcic
Picture 3: Solveig Gubser Foliage work-AW20-No.16 b, detail, 2020 ©Solveig Gubser Photo Solveig Gubser
Picture 4: Kirstin Rabe Strata 9, detail, 2022 ©Kirstin Rabe Photo Kirstin Rabe
papier & klang by Haus des Papiers
Paper is versatile, changeable and omnipresent. It is a material that can receive, depict and trigger emotions – and that makes something in us resound. The material has the power to touch people and bring them together.
In exhibitions, performances and installations at the papier & klang festival, more than 50 artists from the visual and performing arts unleash this highly emotional power and develop site-specific concepts that relate paper to inner sound.
The Museum Haus des Papiers provides the umbrella under which the Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V, the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin and the Art Space Die Möglichkeit einer Insel gather as event partners.
The opening event will take place on 6 July at the art and cultural venue Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V., which will be the main venue for the entire nine-week period. The opening at the Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e. V. will be accompanied by a festive supporting programme in the atrium of the Willy-Brandt-Haus. The exhibitions at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin and Die Möglichkeit einer Insel will follow on 20 July and 03 August respectively. The House of Paper will present events and positions as part of the festival from 10 August.
The festival will not only take place in public cultural venues. The festival will also be supported in the form of workshops and project workshops at the FRI-X BERG youth art school and in spaces that do not usually offer access to art. These include the oncology department of the Charité hospital and the correctional facility for women in Berlin-Lichtenberg.
The papier und klang festival wants to invite as many different people as possible to explore the ways in which paper makes us sound, and thereby achieve an active perception of art made of paper and a conscious and sustainable use of the material.
The festival is designed to take place in a regular two-year rhythm. In this way, the House of Paper would like to initiate a series of events that promotes the development of an active paper and paper art community.
Opening events “papier & klang by Haus des Papiers” (Paper & Sound by House of Paper)
Friends of the Willy Brandt House e.V. Berlin: 06.07.2023, 6 p.m.
Museum for Communication Berlin: 20.07.2023
The possibility of an island Berlin : 03.08.2023
Haus des Papiers Berlin: 10.08.2023
Participating artists of the art festival “papier & klang” from 7 July to 3 September 2023 in Berlin
Alexandra Grant, Amparo Sard, Anca Munteanu Rimnic, Annegret Soltau, Astrid Busch, Barbara Beisinghoff, Bastian Hoffmann, Christiane Feser, Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Cem Bora, Claudia Hajek, Claudia Schmitz, Dodo Schielein, Eileen Dreher, Elisabeth Sonneck, Erwin Wurm, Fee Kleiß, Fiene Scharp, Finja Sander, Gabriela Stellino, Harriet Groß, Hilli Mann, Ilka Raupach, Ines Schaikowski, Ismene, Jana Schumacher, Janine Eggert, Jenny Michel, Jessica Maria Toliver, Johanna Weis, Jorinde Voigt, Justine Laeufer, Jutta Steudle, Kaja El Attar, Kerstin Mörsch, Kirstin Rabe, Leiko Ikemura, Lucia Kempkes, Marie Kreuz & Lean Alev, Mark Schreiber, Martin Spengler, Miriam Gronwald, Nham-hee Völkel-Song, Nicole Gütl, Olga Jakob, Rachel de Joode, Renata Kaminska, Renata Palekcic, Sabine Hilscher, Sandra Lakićević, Sofia Nordmann, Solveig Gubser, Thomas Judisch, Ute Krautkremer, Wolfgang Tillmans