Cultural Splint #30

What a changeable June!? Our 30th cultural splint heralds the hopefully warmer July and holds ready many new and interesting events from the art and cultural scene. It’s worth stopping by and discover our selection of cultural offerings.

Artist talk with Christian Falsnaes at the Kunsthalle Mannheim

Aggressive performance, spontaneous dance performances and conceptual instructions are hallmarks of the video and audio installations by artist Christian Falsnaes. With his work, the Danish artist manages to bring together foreigners in interpersonal interactions as well as to make visible and exceed inhibitions.

At 7.30 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, he will speak at the “Bar of the Present” at the Kunsthalle Mannheim about his work “Video Artist”, which will be presented in the new building until July 8. The topic of the discussion also will be the power of contemporary art and its influence on the audience at the artist talk with Dr. Ing. Sebastian Baden and Dörte Ilsabe Dennemann . Tickets for the event on the terrace of Friends of the Kunsthalle Mannheim at Friedrichsplatz 4 can be purchased at the box office or online at

The “Bar of the Present” will takes place every first Wednesday of the month with different artists, doers and thinkers at 7.30 pm at changing locations in the Kunsthalle Mannheim.

Feel the art in an inclusive guided tour

In the Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern in Munich on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 at 6 pm an inclusive tactile guide will take place with the art mediator Ruth Lobenhofer. The works of the exhibition “Ebony & Ivory” are brought to your inner eye as blind or even sighted. The exhibition will feature fine paper objects by Verena Friedrich and powerful wood and linocuts by Marcel Muß until August 17, 2018. Sighted people get dark glasses for the tour. The event is sign-supported. Admission is free and you can register by e-mail to

Different and yet at the same time – Opening of two very different exhibitions

The opening of two very different exhibitions will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in the Chemnitz Art Collection.
At 5 pm, the exhibition “Jean Brusselmans” will be opened with the main curator Hans Janssen (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag), which presents works by the Belgian artist Jean Brusselman in Germany for the first time. From first of July to 14th October, a selection of 30 paintings from 1931 to 1950 will be exhibited. In his pictures, the artist depicts the world in a matter-of-fact, almost emotionless manner. His works convey loneliness and isolation with expressionless figures who pursue their activities without facial expressions or depict deserted landscapes radiating a melancholy. Public tours of the exhibition take place on Saturdays at 4 pm.

At 7 pm, the opening of the exhibition “Markus Oehlen. Fallen act with trumpet” will takes place, which shows new works by the artist Markus Oehlen. He is also active as a musician. With his special stamping technique, the artist creates a graphic texture and materiality on the fabric. Oehlen opposes abstract elements like kinky lines to concrete elements like heads, arms or animals in the exhibited works, which requires his works to be intensively examined. As a viewer, you can discover what you are looking for, depending on your expectations, experiences, needs, knowledge and imagination in your work. You can marvel at and decode the new works from 1st July to 14th October and public tours through the exhibition are always held on Sundays and public holidays at 12 am.

Lecture on the dying of butterflies in the context of the current special exhibition

As part of the current and very lifelike special exhibition of the Natural History Museum Kassel on insect killing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 6 pm the lecture “Butterflies in the dive – and what you can do about it” instead.
The general insect killing is a far-reaching problem of our time, which requires new and effective solutions, otherwise can be expected to devastating consequences.

In the lecture Dr. Kai Füldner, who has been dealing with the local butterflies’ fauna for decades, draws from his personal experience an arc over the habitats of the garden, open land and the forest. For now not only rare butterflies disappear, but also all kinds of species are threatened with extinction.
An important concern is Dr. Füldner to give them advice on how to conserve the butterflies and identify areas that are problematic or where help can be provided relatively simply. So gardeners can do a wealth of things to make their garden butterfly-friendly.
Admission to the lecture held in the Ottoneum is free of charge.

Guided tours about the diary industry and herbal stamp production

In the Allgäu Bergbauernmuseum in July every Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 12 am and every Sunday from 1 pm to 2 pm guided tours will take place about the dairy industry.
After explaining the origin of the milk in the accessible cow’s stomach, the participants will get information on the milk-processing steps, visit the production of the Diepolz cheese dairy and will be introduced there to the art of cheese-making. In the subsequent tasting of various cheeses you can melt the knowledge acquired on the tongue.
You can register for the tour by calling 08320 9259290.

In addition, on July 7, 2018, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, you will be able to attend the “Summer greeting with homemade herbal stamp” event. Here you will get to know herbs that stimulate your metabolism and can produce herbal stamps yourself. Through the power of the herbal stamp, acupressure points are activated and toxins are released from the body, tensions are released and you can look forward to the scents of the summer. Please bring writing materials to the event. It is therefore necessary to register with the course management Olga Haußmann on the phone number 08321 66730 or

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