Public Collection of Questions

NO NEED FOR ANSWERS?, Performative Printing Workshop

… let us at least agree that we want to save the possibility of questions …  (Jacques Derrida, 1997)

The Werkstatt Neue Drucke awaits your questions about current affairs and makes them legible! On the Day of Printing Arts the collected questions will be part of an art project that explores and makes visible the practice of asking questions in an open experimental set-up.

The starting point for this open laboratory is the assumption that the act of formulating a question—by means of writing in the printing and writing process—forms a complex system of approaches that offers far more opportunities for associations than linear answers. Following the idea that writing was designed by and has a creative effect on people, the printing workshop sets out to search for and deal with current phenomena of social communication.

Between March 15 and 27, 2021, a temporary space will be created in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, where printing is interpreted as an act of creative intervention in society. If you would like to send us your questions in whatever language you prefer, please do so via email or postcard up until March 10, 2021:

Supranationale Gesellschaft für Fragestellungen
Stiftung Reinbeckhallen
Reinbeckstraße 11
12459 Berlin

Dimitris Chimonas – Guest Artist in Partnership with Dance House Lemesos

After several successful co-operations between the Reinbeckhallen and performing artists, the halls will welcome Dimiris Chimonas, a member of Moving the New Artistic Development Program at the Dance House Lemesos.

Dimitris Chimonas’ work understands artistic performances as productions experienced in the theatre. In his work, he explores theatre conventions and theatrical means and formats through their use and misuse. As his host, the Reinbeckhallen will offer the performance artist, an HWP scholarship holder of the Lebanese Association for Fine Arts “Ashkal Alwan” in Beirut, the opportunity to research, rehearse, and exchange ideas with members of the local arts scene for a week. During this period, Chimonas will focus on the content and development of his current production The Only Way Out Is Through.

About this work, Chimonas writes: “Going to the theatre requires that we make an unspoken agreement with ourselves: to dispel any doubts. This ‘clearing up of doubts’, however, requires both the actors and the audience to be willing to temporarily put their own critical skills on hold and to sacrifice logic for the enjoyment of the theatrical experience. By pausing in our seats in the auditorium, we consent to experience life through a rehearsed present moment. We travel through space and time while playing the role of the audience. This unspoken agreement teaches us how to ‘play’ our role.”

At the end of his stay, Dimitris Chimonas will perform in an unconventional setting.

Dimitris Chimonas was born in Cyprus in 1993. He has presented his work in several theatres and exhibition spaces in Cyprus, London, and New York. His work has also been featured on the website of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at The Benaki Museum (Athens, 2016), the Young Artists Biennale from Europe and the Mediterranean (Tirana, 2017), the Biennale Architettura (Venice, 2018), the Window Laboratoire (Paris, 2018), and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2019).

Berlin, 1945–2000: extended until the end of May

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject will be extended until May 30, 2021. You will find news about its reopening via our website or newsletter (register here). Due to the continued lockdown, however, the exhibition will remain closed until further notice.

If you have purchased an Online Ticket for the period affected by the lockdown, you will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

For those interested in having a part of the exhibition at home and in supporting the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s activities, editions by Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien can now be purchased. Further information can be found here.

Our next Artist Talk with Andreas Rost and Piotr Nathan is scheduled to take place once the exhibition reopens. Further information will be published shortly.

We hope to see you again soon. Stay healthy!

Berlin, 1945-2000: The exhibition is expected to remain closed until January 10, 2021.

Berlin, 1945-2000: A Photographic Subject is expected to remain closed due to the current lockdown until January 10, 2021. As a result, we are working to extend the exhibition until the spring, and will provide our visitors with more information about the dates once the new infection protection regulations are officially established in January.

If you have purchased an Online Ticket for the period affected by the lockdown, you will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

For those interested in having a part of the exhibition at home and in supporting the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s activities, editions by Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien can now be purchased. Further information can be found here.

Our next Artist Talk with Andreas Rost and Piotr Nathan is scheduled to take place in January 2021. Further information will be published shortly. If you missed our last Artist Talk with Miron Zownir on November 26, 2020, you can watch the live stream video here.

We look forward to seeing you again. Stay healthy!

Berlin, 1945–2000: Editions

In collaboration with photographers Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen is offering signed limited editions of three works included in the exhibition Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject.

Belonging to an edition of 15, each silver gelatin print is numbered and signed, and is available for € 390 (including VAT). A percentage of the proceeds of the sales go towards supporting the work of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

For more information and to place an order, please contact us at

Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s Health and Safety Regulations

In keeping with the federal state of Berlin’s current ordinances and regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen has implemented hygiene measures that all visitors are asked to follow.

Our employees in the ticketing and exhibition areas are responsible for the implementation of the following hygiene measures:

Hygiene and Behavioral Guidelines in the Exhibition Hall and Project Room

To protect yourself and those around you, we ask all visitors to

• wear a mouth and nose covering
• maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from others
• wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching your nose and mouth
• pay attention to signs on site and to instructions from employees

Please know that by limiting access to the Reinbeckhallen, we are avoiding queues, both outside and inside the building, and reducing the chances of close contact. In line with this, we are also limiting the number of visitors in the exhibition hall to 80 and in the project room to 30.

Attendance Documentation

Again, in keeping with the federal state of Berlin’s current ordinances and regulations, we are obligated to collect the data – name, telephone number, and address or email address – of participants of events such as openings, talks, and guided tours.

This information will only be used to trace possible routes of infection and forwarded to the competent health authorities upon request. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR (processing of personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person). This includes the processing of personal data to monitor epidemics and their spread. The contact details will be safely stored for a period of four weeks and then deleted.

Ticket Sales

To ensure a safe environment for our employees and visitors, we highly recommend purchasing exhibition tickets online or paying by card onsite to limit person-to-person contact.

With the new access restrictions, there may be waiting times, and we kindly ask for your patience and understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s exhibitions!

JiMonLine | Book printing workshop: Zukunft – Buch

A cooperation between Werkstatt Neue Drucke and Jugend im Museum e.V.

Recommended for children ages 10+

Concept and Design by Ulrike Koloska

As part of the virtual JiM workshop, Ulrike Koloska, director of the Werkstatt Neue Drucke in the Reinbeckhallen, encourages children ages 10+ to make themselves heard by designing posters with images and words. In doing so, Koloska makes known how this wonderful old technique of printing is still relevant today.

Zukunft – Buch will take place in three stages:

1. Making the letters and printing the book cover (steps 1–9)
2. Making the picture motifs with found materials and templates (photos)
3. Making the Japanese binding (photos + videos)

We hope you have fun!

Photographs and films taken during the JiMonLine book printing workshop Zukunft – Buch can be sent to

University of Arts London

The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen welcomes students from MA Performance Design and Practice, a course offered at the University of Arts London: Central Saint Martins, for the second time. During their residency, the students will develop new work and present it at the Reinbeckhallen.

This year’s group of students is comprised of 16 up-and-coming artists from different backgrounds and cultures who work in the areas of performance, design, and the visual arts. Using Faust, a Weimar film directed by F.W. Murnau in 1926, as a starting point, and drawing on their own experiences and interdisciplinary practices, these students will work together on a performance that explores the timeless German folktale as well as the ongoing resonance of Murnau’s unique vision. The residency and final performance are made possible by the support of the Reinbeckhallen and the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

The residency and final performance are made possible by the support of the Reinbeckhallen and the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

Serkan Sarier

From the end of January until the end of March, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen will welcome the first artist who successfully applied for the 2020 artist residency through its Open Call.

Serkan Sarier, a graduate of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Goldsmiths, University London, was one of three artists selected from a large pool of applicants from 14 countries for the 2020 artist residency at the Reinbeckhallen.

The son of a Turkish Gastarbeiter (guest worker), Sarier was born in Germany and spent the past 20 years living and studying abroad. With his return to Germany, he will create a complete body of work – paintings, sculptures, and installations – that will explore at once the theme of rejection and his own search for identity and places of acceptance at a young age.

At the end of his residency, Sarier will present the works created on site at the Reinbeckhallen.

Residency Program 2020

The aim of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s residency program is to help artists, particularly those working in the visual and performing arts, to develop their work by offering them a living/working studio and the support of a professional team. While the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen welcomes and reviews all applications, special consideration is given to those that focus on translocality and transculturalism.

The Spaces and Dates

Successful applicants will be offered a studio (22,5 sqm, ceiling height of 2,56–4 m) in a space (100 sqm) that is shared by other artists, architects, and designers. Each residency period lasts between 8 and 10 weeks and takes place during the following weeks:

January 27th – March 29th, 2020
June 29th – August 23rd, 2020
September 1st – October 25th, 2020

At the end of each residency period, artists will be given a space for the presentation of an exhibition, performance, or similar project, for up to 15 days.

What We Offer During the Residency

  • A free space to live and work in
  • A large room to accommodate the artist’s final presentation (to be included in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s program)
  • Onsite organizational, curatorial, and communication support

Who Can Apply

The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen residency program is open to artists who reside outside of Germany and work in the visual and performing arts.

Please note that special consideration will be given to LGBTQI+ people, socially disadvantaged individuals, and artists who include printmaking or printing techniques in their practices.

Applications from mothers with small children are welcome and there is no set age limit to apply.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form available here until November 30th, 2019. Applications close at 12pm GMT+1.

Please provide us with your CV, a letter of intent (up to 500 words), an artist statement (up to 500 words), and a portfolio with a selection of works (max. 5 works, max. 10 MB).

For the requested documents, we ask that you make a folder with your full name containing the files (in PDF format). Please upload it to your own server or a file sharing service (such as WeTransfer or Dropbox) and provide us with the download link.


The final selection of participants will be made by a board comprised of curators, art historians, foundation members, and advisers, and announced by December 15th, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.