Museum Utopie und Alltag

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Location Eisenhüttenstadt

Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, national holidays
11.00 – 17.00

If the national holiday is on a Monday, the museum is open. Closed on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year, even on Mondays.
The exhibitions are barrier-free. An elevator and a barrier-free toilet are available.

Entrance

Adults: € 4
Concessions: € 2*

Groups: € 40**
Guided tours: € 30 / 50 ***
Schulprojekte:  €15 plus 1 € p. P

*Pupils, Students, disabled  persons, Seniors; Children aged under 7: free
** up to 20 people
*** up to 12 people
Tue-Fr: € 30 € / Sa-So: € 50

Location Beeskow

Spreeinsel
Access via Burg Beeskow
Frankfurter Strasse 23
15848 Beeskow

Guided tours Art Archive:

The Archive in Beeskow can be visited on guided tours. Please see our programme for details. In addition to public guided tours during the current event programme, it is also possible to book special tours.
Please contact us in advance at: +49 (0)3366 – 352727

Entrance

Per person: € 9
Concessions: € 7*

Special guided tours:
€ 26 per group, plus entrance per person
*Pupils, Students, disabled  persons
** up to 20 people

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Museum Utopie und Alltag

Tel: 03364 – 417 355
Fax: 03364 – 418 947
museum@utopieundalltag.de

Postal and invoice adress:
Landkreis Oder-Spree
Kunstarchiv / DOK
Breitscheidstr. 7
15848 Beeskow

Press

Contact Press:

Sabrina Kotzian
E-Mail: sabrina.kotzian@l-os.de
Phone: 03366 – 35 2735

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U5, Die Katze, aus der Serie Tarot der kleinen Dinge, 2023 © Courtesy of the artist

Following an invitation by curators Helene Romakin and Lea Schleiffenbaum, the artists’ collective U5 took a look at the Museum Utopie und Alltag’s collection of 170,000 objects. What emerged is the exhibition Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond (The Cleaner, the Cat and the Moon). In the exhibition Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond (The Cleaner, the Cat and the Moon), the artists intermingled objects from the museum’s collection with miniatures, sculptures, ceramics and everyday objects from their own studio.

 

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U5 deliberately refrains from extensive historical analysis and instead focuses on everyday anecdotes, personal memories and youthful longings. Which stories are told, which are forgotten? How do our personal memories and ideas shape the perception of objects?
 
Taking cues from the items’ materialities, colors and functions, U5 deliberately disrupt familiar attributions. An open space emerges from the supposedly bygone and closed past, which – also with the help of the audience – repeatedly gives rise to new narratives and contexts. In the entrance area, U5 allows collection objects and artworks to merge into one another following patterns of shapes and colors in an expansive installation. The arrangement is accompanied by an 89-piece tarot card set, the Tarot der kleinen Dinge. Instead of negotiating grand and abstract questions of life, the cards focus on the mundane and applicable.
Among the museum objects that have captured the artists’ attention is a box of photo slides from a GDR Antarctic expedition. The slides recount the history of the Georg-Foster Station, whose last expedition team commenced their service in October 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. These images inspired U5 to create several artworks: the video piece 1985, the series 6 Flags: Pictures from Antarctica, as well as six original Recreation Areas.
 
The Museum Utopie und Alltag’s concerns extend beyond contextualizing and coming to terms with the past academically; it also seeks to critically challenge contemporary discourse on remembrance through artistic methods. For several years now, the museum has regularly invited artists to creatively engage with its collection and to enrich the ongoing exchange of ideas.
 
 
Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond  is a follow-up to the exhibition I love Clark, presented at the beginning of the year at the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam.
 
The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and GeWi – Gebäudewirtschaft Eisenhüttenstadt GmbH.
 
Venue
Museum Utopie und Alltag
Erich-Weinert-Allee 3,
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt

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U5, Der Reiniger, aus der Serie Tarot der kleinen Dinge, 2023 © Courtesy of the artist
U5, Der Reiniger, aus der Serie Tarot der kleinen Dinge, 2023 © Courtesy of the artist
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U5, Die Katze, aus der Serie Tarot der kleinen Dinge, 2023 © Courtesy of the artist
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U5, Der Mond, aus der Serie Tarot der kleinen Dinge, 2023 © Courtesy of the artist
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U5, 1985, 2023, Video Still © Courtesy of the artist
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Following an invitation by curators Helene Romakin and Lea Schleiffenbaum, the artists’ collective U5 took a look at the Museum Utopie und Alltag’s collection of 170,000 objects. What emerged is the exhibition Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond (The Cleaner, the Cat and the Moon). In the exhibition Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond (The Cleaner, the Cat and the Moon), the artists intermingled objects from the museum’s collection with miniatures, sculptures, ceramics and everyday objects from their own studio.

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U5 deliberately refrains from extensive historical analysis and instead focuses on everyday anecdotes, personal memories and youthful longings.
Which stories are told, which are forgotten? How do our personal memories and ideas shape the perception of objects?

Taking cues from the items’ materialities, colors and functions, U5 deliberately disrupt familiar attributions. An open space emerges from the supposedly bygone and closed past, which – also with the help of the audience – repeatedly gives rise to new narratives and contexts. In the entrance area, U5 allows collection objects and artworks to merge into one another following patterns of shapes and colors in an expansive installation. The arrangement is accompanied by an 89-piece tarot card set, the Tarot der kleinen Dinge. Instead of negotiating grand and abstract questions of life, the cards focus on the mundane and applicable.

Among the museum objects that have captured the artists’ attention is a box of photo slides from a GDR Antarctic expedition. The slides recount the history of the Georg-Foster Station, whose last expedition team commenced their service in October 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. These images inspired U5 to create several artworks: the video piece 1985, the series 6 Flags: Pictures from Antarctica, as well as six original Recreation Areas.

An open space emerges from the supposedly bygone and closed past, which – also with the help of the audience – repeatedly gives rise to new narratives and contexts. The artists invite  the public on a witty, critical-feminist journey that evokes the magic of everyday life in an interplay between association and memory.

The Museum Utopie und Alltag’s concerns extend beyond contextualizing and coming to terms with the past academically; it also seeks to critically challenge contemporary discourse on remembrance through artistic methods. For several years now, the museum has regularly invited artists to creatively engage with its collection and to enrich the ongoing exchange of ideas.

Der Reiniger, die Katze und der Mond  is a follow-up to the exhibition I love Clark, presented at the beginning of the year at the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam.

Founded in 2007, U5 is an artists’ collective whose diverse artistic work involves selecting and exploring various media and materials based on interest and urgency. U5 explores traits of collective action and perception in artistic production, exhibitions as well as research initiatives.

Lea Schleiffenbaum is an art historian and independent curator. Her projects and exhibitions in public space are realized for the Neue Auftraggeber, among others. Helene Romakin is a cultural researcher, independent curator and author. In 2023 she successfully completed her doctoral thesis on the anthropocene and storytelling at the ETH Zurich.

The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and GeWi – Gebäudewirtschaft Eisenhüttenstadt GmbH.

Venue
Museum Utopie und Alltag
Erich-Weinert-Allee 3,
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt

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Ob in Potsdam oder Cottbus, in Eisenhüttenstadt oder Dedelow – in vielen Orten des Landes Brandenburg finden sich zahlreiche Beispiele von baubezogener Kunst, die in ihrer Vielfalt die ostdeutsche Geschichte von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum repräsentieren. Ein kulturelles Erbe mitten im Alltag!

 

Das Museum Utopie und Alltag zeigt gemeinsam mit dem Fotografen und Autoren Martin Maleschka und dem Brandenburgischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologischen Landesmuseum, wie kunstreich Brandenburg ist und thematisiert zugleich die Aufgaben, die mit diesem Erbe verknüpft sind.

 

Die Vernissage findet um 12 Uhr in der Lobby des Landtages Brandenburg statt und kann anschließend bis zum 8. Dezember 2023 von 8:00 bis 18:00 Uhr besucht werden.

 

Adresse:

Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam

 

 

Besucherin vor Büsten von Gustav Seitz, Foto: Kevin Fuchs ©Kunstarchiv Beeskow, Stiftung-Gustav-Seitz

Public guided tour of the depot of the Museum Utopie & Alltag in Beeskow.

 

Sundays at 11.00 hrs, 12.30 hrs,  14.00 hrs and 15.30 hrs.

 

Entrance:
Per person: € 9
Concessions: € 7

Only vaccinated, recovered or currently tested persons have access to the guided tour.

Participation is limited to 10 people. Please contact us in advance by calling the Burg Beeskow reception at: +49 (0)3366 – 352 727

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Armin Herrmann, o.T., 1983 - 84

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Porträt Eva-Maria Hagen, Berlin 1967

Wir freuen uns, Sie am 1. November 2020 zur Eröffnung der neuen Sonderausstellung „Roger Melis – In einem stillen Land. Fotografien aus drei Jahrzehnten DDR“ begrüßen zu dürfen. Aufgrund der derzeitigen Situation in Zusammenhang mit Covid-19 werden wir auf die für 14 Uhr angesetzten einführenden Grußworte leider verzichten müssen. Am Eröffnungstag genießen Sie daher schon ab 11 Uhr freien Eintritt in unser Haus.

 

In unseren Räumlichkeiten gewähren wir nur einer Zahl von maximal 15 Besucher*innen Eintritt. Bitte beachten Sie, dass es besonders am Eröffnungstag zu langen Wartezeiten kommen kann.

 

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch.