Wiesbaden Biennale
23.8. — 2.9.2018

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Festival

When the festival Neue Stücke aus Europa (New Plays from Europe) was started in 1992 in Germany in the former capital Bonn, Europe was going through a time of upheaval. The biennale soon grew into one of the most important events for dialogue between European authors. It was a place of discussion, where mutual understanding and the reality of life in Europe could be experienced first-hand. With Martin Hammer and Maria M. Ludewig, a young generation to over the helm in 2016. They redesigned the festival as the WIESBADEN BIENNALE and at the same time went back to its roots. Under the heading “This is not Europe”, the critical question at the centre of the first edition was the possibility of a shared European narrative. In 2018, the WIESBADEN BIENNALE will continue what they started then. Alongside international guest shows and as part of the larger project HINTERLAND, the festival will focus on the sometimes tense relationship between metropolises and regions away from the big centres. Internationally renowned artists will develop large-format pieces in public space, which will probe the historical urban landscape at its most sensitive spots.

From 23.8. to 2.9.2018, the second WIESBADEN BIENNALE will take place in cooperation with the Schlachthof Wiesbaden, the Museum Wiesbaden, the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden e.V. and the Caligari Filmbühne in the empty City Passage, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and several temporary venues in the city area.

HINTERLAND

Hinterland – the word means an area beyond a city, in the USA they call it fly-over country, and it’s also a promise: fewer rules, less security, more freedom – a wasteland. The survival of the fittest applies there, anyone not strong enough is forced out.

It’s inhospitable, dirty and untidy. There’s plenty of space though. Utopias are constructed and then abandoned. Moral certainties and laws exist somewhere far away. It could be the seeds of the coming revolution or a breeding ground for violence and crime. Want to know what it’s really like?

Hinterland isn’t just a geographical location anymore, it’s the flipside of political correctness. It’s the pent-up anger about apparently unchangeable circumstances, which are experienced as unjust and oppressive. When the inner cities become wastelands and rising rents force residents to the outskirts, then Hinterland is the experience of powerlessness, the resignation that nothing can be done about one’s everyday situation. Do political representatives even decide what happens anymore or is it just multi-national investment funds with letterboxes in tax havens?

What would it be like to occupy the Hinterland? To just appropriate it. A new start in the middle of the dirt of the unknown. Would we be able to take it, facing our own fear? Do we have the courage to look the shot, angry animal of fallen pride in the eyes? What if it’s really the end of an old era and the West’s time is up as the good, great example for everyone? Will the sins of the past yet crawl out of their holes to challenge us? What price will they ask us to pay? Welcome to Hinterland! The future began long ago!

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New project office in Schwalbacher Straße

WIESBADEN BIENNALE IS BACK! And we’re in a new office! From now on, you can find us in our new project office right in the middle of the city:  in Faulbrunnenstraße 13, right on the corner of Schwalbacher Straße.

We still have to do a bit of wiring, build some desks and – very important – get our stock of schnapps out of the moving boxes. It’s still a bit fresh, but we already feel very much at home and would love to welcome visitors, whether spontaneous or planned. Come say hello!

Tickets

Ticket Sale starts on 18th April 2018 at 10:00 AM.

Map

17Bahnhofsvorplatz

Bahnhofspl., 65189 Wiesbaden, Deutschland

4Baustelle Kleines Haus

Christian-Zais-Straße 3, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

12Bluebox-Kino

Schwalbacher Straße 57, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

1City Passage

Kirchgasse 48, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

11Ehemalige Volksbank am Ring

Bismarckring 23, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

16Festivalzentrum/Info-Point/Club

Faulbrunnenstraße 13, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

14Koi-Biennale

Faulbrunnenstraße 7, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

13Migrantenstadl in der Wartburg

Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

2Nachgenutztes Theater

Christian-Zais-Straße 3, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

8Nassauischer Kunstverein

Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden e.V., Wilhelmstraße, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

3Parkhaus

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wilhelmstraße 47, 65183 Wiesbaden, Deutschland

6Performatives Pornokino im Studio

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wilhelmstraße, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

10Reisinger Anlagen

Reisingeranlage, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

14Sonnendeck

Schwalbacher Straße 43, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Public transport from central station

HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER
WIESBADEN
Großes Haus / Kleines Haus /
Studio / Malsaal / Kurhaus Kolonnaden
Galerie Hygieia / Warmer Damm /
Foyer Großes Haus / Club
→ Bus line 1, 8, 16 (Bussteig B)
to Kurhaus / Theater stop

WARTBURG / FAULBRUNNENPLATZ
→ Buslinien 3, 6, 6A, 16, 22, 28, 33, 33B
(Bussteig D) to Schwalbacher Straße /
Luisenforum
→ Bus line 21, 34, 46, 48 (Bussteig B)
to Platz der Deutschen Einheit stop

KAISER-FRIEDRICH-THERME/
DREI-LILIEN-QUELLE
→ Bus line 1, 8 (Bussteig B)
to Webergasse stop

CHURCH OF ST.AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
→ Bus line 1, 8, 16 (Bussteig B),
→ Bus line 16 (Bussteig D)
to Friedrichstraße stop
→ Bus line 4, 14, 27, 45, 46,
170, 262 (Bussteig B)
to Dernsches Gelände stop

LAGER STADTARCHIV
→ Bus line 4, 14, 27, 45, 46,
170, 262 (Bussteig B)
to Dernsches Gelände stop

ALTES GERICHT
→ Bus line 3, 6, 16, 28, 33 (Bussteig D)
to Adelheidstraße stop

Professionals

Theatre or festival colleagues may reserve professional rate tickets (advance booking) for selected performances via Email at our festival office.

A professional reduction of 20% is available for shows at following venues: Malsaal, Baustelle Kleines Haus, Performatives Pornokino (performative porn-cinema), City Passage. Except these two shows: Enciclopedia X and My big sister taught me this lap dance.

Please let us know via Email when, at which time and for which production(s) you need tickets. If you are bringing friends and need more than one ticket per performance, please inform us whether the extra tickets are for colleagues, or regular price tickets, or for persons eligible for a concession (for example, students, etc.).

Please present proof of eligibility on admission to the performances.

Contact:
Mara Louise von Zitzewitz
m.zitzewitz@staatstheater-wiesbaden.de

 

Partners

Die Wiesbaden Biennale ist ein Festival des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden und wird ermöglicht aus Mitteln des Landes Hessen und der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden.

Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain.

In Kooperation mit Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden e.V., Caligari FilmBühne.

In Medienpartnerschaft mit sensor Wiesbaden.

Team

FESTIVALLEITUNG & KURATOR*INNEN
Maria Magdalena Ludewig & Martin Hammer

ASSISTENZ DER KURATOR*INNEN
Mara Louise von Zitzewitz

LEITUNG PRODUKTION WIESBADEN BIENNALE
Toni Müßgens

ASSISTENZ LEITUNG PRODUKTION WIESBADEN BIENNALE
Elisabeth Schwarz

LEITUNG KÜNSTLERISCHE PRODUKTION
Kirsten Wandschneider

PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG EINZELPROJEKTE
Sebastian Börngen, Tilman Hatje

PRESSE- UND ÖFFENTLICHKEITSARBEIT
Caroline Lazarou und Team des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden

 

 

MARKETING UND ÖFFENTLICHKEITSARBEIT WIESBADEN BIENNALE
Clarissa Nießner

FUNDRAISING UND SPONSORING
Clarissa Nießner

TECHNISCHE LEITUNG
Markus Pockrandt

TECHNISCHE REALISATION
Abteilungen & Werkstätten des Hessischen
Staatstheaters Wiesbaden

INTENDANT
Uwe Eric Laufenberg

GESCHÄFTSFÜHRER
Bernd Fülle

PARTY & MUSIKPROGRAMM
Marcel Bisevic in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Team des Schlachthof Wiesbaden

In Kooperation mit: Museum Wiesbaden, Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden e.V.

Press & Public Relations

Check out our Press Photos right here.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us:

PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Clarissa Niessner
T +49 . 611 . 132 287
c.niessner@staatstheater-wiesbaden.de

Legal notice

Editor
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Intendant
Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Manager
Bernd Fülle
Editorial
Maria Magdalena Ludewig, Martin Hammer,
Clarissa Niessner
Photos
Artists & Productionteam
Wiesbaden Biennale
Concept & Design
Fons Hickmann m23
Fons Hickmann, Bjoern Wolf, Raúl Kokott,
Max Edelberg
Programming
Jens Buss
Scripture
Favorit (Dinamo Typefoundry)
Translater
Anna Galt