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 German word meaning “the land behind”, describes the area where goods are delivered in a port or the commuter belt around cities. In colonial times it meant the area beyond a political boundary: already conquered, but not yet under control – a wasteland. In it, there are fewer rules, less protection and more freedom. Anyone who lives in these areas is statistically proven to be less educated, earn less and die earlier. But “hinterland” isn’t just a geographic term, it’s also a mental attitude that has captured the minds of large parts of our society: the pent-up anger, the revolt against the leaden feeling that nothing can be done to stop the effects of the globalised economy. It’s a loud protest that expresses itself in vulgar and drastic behaviour.

The WIESBADEN BIENNALE will symbolically bring the hinterland to the state capital and will bring an inner-city ‘wasteland’ back to life by creating performances for the empty City Passage. Just like in 2016, the festival will present both international guest shows and large-scale new productions in public space. Artists such as Roger Ballen, Santiago Sierra and Vincent Glowinski, among others, will develop new work for the Wiesbaden Biennale 2018.

News

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 tickets (advance booking) for selected performances. Further information will be published on this page.

 

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

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

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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