Photo: Margret Hoppe "Thilo Schoder, Frauenklinik Gera III, 2017" f.d.s. "Underexposed Modernity", VG Bildkunst Bonn

What our strength is - Fifty women artists from the GDR

Curated by artist Andrea Pichl, the exhibition features works by fifty female artists from three generations born in the GDR. In different genres, the artists deal with multi-layered themes. Some were already active before 1989. However, the exhibition is not dedicated to a narrative of the GDR or a historicization of art from the GDR, but to biographies and the question of how thematic approaches are shaped by them.

Tina Bara, Ina Bierstedt, Antje Blumenstein, Peggy Buth, Nadja Buttendorf, Yvon Chabrowski, Annedore Dietze, Künstlerinnengruppe Erfurt, Else Gabriel, Katrin Glanz, Henriette Grahnert, Jana Gunstheimer, Sabine Herrmann, Elke Hopfe, Margret Hoppe, Beate Hornig, Uta Hünniger, Lisa Junghanß, Christina Kral, Betina Kuntzsch, Ulrike Kuschel, Alex Lebus, Ingeborg Lockemann, Wiebke Loeper, Jana Müller, Ulrike Mundt, Henrike Naumann/Susanne Rische, Helga Paris, Andrea Pichl, Katja Pudor, Franziska Reinbothe, Inken Reinert, Sabine Reinfeld, Sophie Reinhold, Ricarda Roggan, Jenny Rosemeyer, Christine Schlegel, Luise Schröder, Wenke Seemann, Gabriele Stötzer, Erika Stürmer-Alex, Anett Stuth, Ulrike Theusner, Manuela Warstat, Suse Weber, Saskia Wendland, Kristin Wenzel, Eva-Maria Wilde, Karla Woisnitza/Ingartan und Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Essays by female curators, art historians and artists from the GDR are republished in a collection of texts and will contextualize the exhibition: Angelika Richter, Dr. Hiltrud Ebert, Elske Rosenfeld, Charlotte Misselwitz, Else Gabriel and Suse Weber

Curation: Andrea Pichl with the assistance of Sylvia Sadzinski
The exhibition is running from September 3 – October 30, 2022
Opening: September 2, 2022, 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Uhr
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
Opening hours
Sunday until Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thrusday until Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
free entry
Accompanying program
Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m.
Jana Hensel in conversation with Andrea Pichl and Else Gabriel
Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m.
"The Dark Side of the GDR" - Scenic Reading with Grit Diaz de Arce and Bibiana Malay
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Katharina Warda reads from "Der Ort, aus dem ich komme, heißt Dunkeldeutschland"
(The place where I come from is called Dunkeldeutschland)

Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Film screening "Fünf Sterne" (Five Stars) (D 2017, Director: Annekatrin Hendel)

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
Film screening "Partisan" (D 2018, Director: Adama Ulrich, Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert)

Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Katja Lange-Müller reads from "Drehtür" (Revolving Door).
Sunday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Film screening "Im Stillen laut" (Silently loud) (D 2019, directed by Therese Koppe) and
discussion with Therese Koppe, Erika Stürmer-Alex and Christine Müller-Stosch.

Andrea Pichl will give a guided tour trough the exhibition at 6 p.m. for each event.

"What our strength is" is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: the Kommunale Galerien Fonds (KOGA), the Fonds für Ausstellungsvergütungen (FABIK) as well as the Bezirkskulturfonds (BKF) and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF).
Photo: Margret Hoppe "Werner Tübke, Arbeiterklasse und Intelligenz 1973, mixing technique, Uni Leipzig 2006, from the series "Vanishing Images", VG Bildkunst Bonn

Change of Location. The Museum Giersch of Goethe University Frankfurt hosts the Art Collection of the Deutsche Bundesbank

The art collection of the Deutsche Bundesbank is hosted by the Museum Giersch of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and with it ninety works of art from sixty years of collections practice, which are being shown for the first time in a museum context. I am very pleased that works from my series "Vanishing Images" will be on display.

The exhibitions is running from July 8, 2022 until January 8, 2023
Opening: July 7, 2022, 7:30 pm
MGGU –Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität
Schaumainkai 83 (Museumsufer)
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Opening hours:
Tuesday and Wendnesday, Friday until Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm

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The exhibition can be visited under the current hygiene regulations.

Margret Hoppe, from the series Bowlingtreff Leipzig, 2022, VG Bildkunst Bonn

Reflective Architecture – Virtual exhibition

For the current installment of the Reflective Architecture project, artists Elsa Grégoire, Margret Hoppe and Sebastian Stumpf prepared works in relation with the Bowlingtreff, Leipzig’s former municipal bowling alley. A serial project initiated by Margret Hoppe, Reflective Architecture was conceived with the aim of developing works in different media with reference to buildings of various kinds. Opened to the public in 1987, the former recreational facility in Leipzig, which grew out of local civic action, largely occupies the underground spaces of a former electrical converter station on Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz.
Kept in use until 1997, the Bowlingtreff is set to become the new location for the Leipzig Natural History Museum. The works on view on the exhibition website were created between February and May 2022 and show the place in an intermediate state of lived history, neglect and impending conversion.  Click here to go to the website.
The project was supported by the program "Neustart Kultur" by the Federal Republic of Germany.
Margret Hoppe: Werner Tübke, Fünf Kontinente 1959, Öl auf Holz, ehem. Interhotel Astoria, Leipzig 2006, from the series Vanishing Images, VG Bildkunst Bonn

Identity Not Proven – Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

The exhibition features works that have been newly acquired over the last five years for the collection of contemporary art of the Federal Republic of Germany. I am very pleased that works from my series "Vanishing Images" are among these works.

The exhibiton ist running from May 7 until October 3, 2022.

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
Museumsmeile Bonn
Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4
53113 Bonn

Opening hours
Tuesday 10–19 Uhr
Wednesday 10–21 Uhr
Thursday until Sunday and public holidays 10–19 h

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The exhibition can be visited under the current hygiene regulations.


Agentur Blink, Felix Adler and Margret Hoppe

JEWELRY + IMAGE. The Grassi Adorns – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts

For this exhibition, the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts is showing a selection of jewelry that the museum has received in recent years. In addition, people associated with the museum were invited to be photographed with these pieces of jewelry. Together with Felix Adler we photogaphed in the name of our agency blink for this show. 

The exhibition is running from May 5 until September 25, 2022

GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts
Johannisplatz 5–11
04103 Leipzig

Opening hours:
Tuesday until Sunday and public holidays 10–18 h

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The exhibition can be visited under the current hygiene regulations.


Margret Hoppe: Bernhard Heisig, ohne Titel 1969, Sgraffito, Gästehaus am Park, Leipzig 2006, from the series Vanishing Images, VG Bildkunst Bonn

Alternative Draft. East German Graphic Art. 1945 – 1990 – Middle Rhine Museum Koblenz

In cooperation with Kunstsammlung Gera, the Middle Rhine Museum in Koblenz is exhibiting "main and secondary lines of development of East German art history" with a focus on the "Leipziger Schule" around the artists Bernhard Heisig, Wolfgang Mattheuer and Werner Tübke. Works from my series "Vanishing Images" are part of the exhibition.

The exhibiton ist running from April 30 to October 3, 2022

Middel Rhine Museum
Zentralplatz 1
56068 Koblenz 

Tuesday until Sunday 10 – 18 h

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The exhibition can be visited under the current hygiene regulations.

We connect spaces and people. In the blink of an eye.

I'm happy to announce the launch of our agency for achitectural design "blink". Felix Adler, Maéva Baudoin, Sebastian Stumpf and myself teamed up to realise projects in the field of urban photography. The focus is on the builing, the space and the people who live in it. Have a look at our website and do get in touch if you like to know more or like to collaborate.