Picture Salon

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Exhibition Stefan Schick

Currently on view at the Bildersalon: Simultaneities - Portraits of Young People from the Oderbruch in 2011 by Stefan Schick. The exhibition includes 17 black and white photographs and a video

Changing art exhibitions with reference to the Oderbruch region

With the 2024 season, we would like to make the Bildersalon available to individual artists for staff exhibitions lasting several weeks that relate to the work of the Oderbruch Museum in terms of content. A maximum of three exhibitions per season can be presented. It is now possible to apply until the end of October 2023 for an exhibition in the Bildersalon in the 2024 season.

Further information with the application modalities and on the spatial-technical details can be found here.

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Room Archive


Nine color photographs from the work Manhattan - Street of Youth by Stephanie Steinkopf, created in 2009 - 2012. Remarkable insights into the everyday life of people in the "block" on the outskirts of the municipality of Letschin.

Soul pictures

The first exhibition in the newly designed picture salon was presented by Florian Männel. He showed drawn and painted portraits of young people under the title "Seelenbilder" ("Images of the Soul") supplemented by a series of self-portraits.

2019-2022 Picture salon

Many visual artists live and work in the Oderbruch and many of them deal with the Oderbruch and its people. As a small insight into this diversity, the museum tried out a mixed picture salon over four years with works by:

Axel Bauni, Uwe Behrens, Gunhild von Blücher, Günther Brendel, Manfred Haase, Waldemar Gewand, Judy Marie Guilford, Christine Hielscher, Renate Kohl, Helge Leiberg, Barbara Nagel, Sophie Natuschke, Gisela Neumann and Bettina Männel, Ingo Schrader, Christine Müller-Stosch, Sabine Rossa, Antje Scholz, Petra Schramm, Harald K. Schulze, Susanne Stühr, Erika Stürmer-Alex, Gunar Slezewski, Elizabeth Pankhurst, Heike Zappe and Werner Zenglein.

2018 Zwischenraum - A Space Installation by Kerstin Baudis

Inside and outside, house and landscape, poor and rich - everything is connected.

For the annual theme of agriculture 2018, artist Kerstin Baudis explored the question of how land use in and around Altranft has changed the cultural landscape and the way people live together over time. She talked to people in the village, explored the landscape, did research. As a result, she used the existing furniture in the stately rooms of the castle to build walk-in interstitial spaces that reveal the loss and gain of cultural landscape dynamics.

In four interventions in the castle, she addressed the various facets of manorial agriculture - from the production of wealth to poverty, flight and the present - and found opportunities for creative counterparts in the fisherman's house. Just as it was visible in the manor house that wealth was sweated out through farm labor, it was now possible to see in the farm worker's house how the silverware escaped through the black kitchen's chimney and what labor time went into a bushel of grain. Kerstin Baudis' work, however, was not primarily about social injustice; above all, it established the connection between the different parts of the museum. The outside was reflected in the inside, the inside was turned inside out. This created the perception of an in-between space.

Kerstin Baudis' work was very valuable for the development of the museum. Not only did she enrich the annual theme with many interesting room installations, she also gave the museum an impulse for further courageous handling of the rooms that had been created during the time of the open-air museum. Respecting their character, but nevertheless introducing one's own questions and uses, has since succeeded in many places.

2017 The guest rooms. Room installation by Ellen Kobe

Artistic interventions with works by Beate Bendel, Ingo Biermann, Ellen Kobe, Achim Kühn, Coco Kühn, Petra Lottje, Tanja Ostojic, Fiene Scharp, Judith Siegmund, Elisabeth Sonneck and Astrid Weichelt.

From May 20 to December 2, 2017, Berlin artist Ellen Kobe presented "DIE GÄSTEZIMMER" at the Oderbruch Museum Altranft. She used the bed and chair, window and curtain, floor and table of the Wilhelminian furniture from the Charlotte von Mahlsdorf collection to lay traces that lead into the past and present of the Oderbruch. The wealth of the Altranft estate, which has melted away time and again, played a role, as did the experiences of the Altranft residents from the GDR era, when the castle was a cultural center. The experiences of the 1947 floods are reflected upon, as is the changing significance of women in the context of the manor's practice.

The vernissage of the exhibition project took place on May 20, 2017 in the form of Ellen Kobe's performance "Die Schimmelreiterin" with the participation of actor Thomas Bading.