Upcoming Events 

Elixir Bar with Janet Laurence 

An evening of alchemy and eclectic drinks dedicated to our native flora.
ZKR – Centre for Art and Public Space Schloss Biesdorf invites the public to discover unique tastes and tales with an evening inspired by environmental artist Janet Laurence’s Elixir Bar, first presented at Echigo Tsumari Arts Triennale in Japan.

Visitors enjoy exceptional drinks using local ingredients, specially selected and prepared by Janet Laurence herself. While experiencing the flavour of nature, guests have the chance to gain an insight into her artistic work. Laurence will share impressions of previous Elixir Bars and stimulate an open exchange of individual ideas and sensations.


Thursday, 6th April 2017 | 7 pm 
Entry: 3 Euro 
Combined Ticket Elixir Bar and Exhibition: 6 Euro

Past Events

Singing Bowls Workshop with Jeppe Hein

Attention: Unfortunately we have to cancel the workshop withe Jeppe Hein due to personal reasons. Alternatives will be announced in time.

During his trip to Thailand Jeppe Hein discovered the powerful technique of playing a Singing Bowl. He learned how to play himself and developed an artistic workshop based on this meditative practice. In the workshop participants create their own art work while experimenting with color, sound and vibration.

Saturday, 4th March 2017
Group 1: 10 am - 12 noon 
Group 2: 1 pm - 3 pm



California Dreaming - L.A. Evening with Martin Kaltwasser

Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling were living in Los Angeles for one year while discovering smaller and bigger "utopian moments" within the Mega City. 

In the talk, Martin Kaltwasser introduced his projects "Cars into bicycicles" and "Los Angeles Garden" but also discussed the controversial city as source of artistic inspiration. 


Thursday, 12th December 2016 | 7 p.m. 

Being a Stranger - Questions of Identity. Artist Talk with Nuria Quevedo and Angelika Weißbach

The ZKR regularly presents artist talks, lectures, screenings and performances with experts examining the fields of art and public space. 

The artist Nuria Quevedo considers "being a stranger" as part of her own identity. Quevedo was born in Barcelona 1938, before emigrating to Berlin, the capital of the GDR, as a juvenile. We presented parts of the documentary „Nuria Quevedo – Berlinerin aus Barcelona“ followed by a conversation between Nuria Quevedo and curator Angelika Weißbach (Kunstarchiv Beeskow).

Thursday, 8th December 2016 

Choreography of Landscape - Artist Talk with atelier le balto


We had the pleasure to welcome atelier le balto, a collective of landscape architects and artists, for the artist talk in November. In a short lecture and a following conversation with Katja Aßmann atelier le balto gave insights into their special approach to landscaping and its intersection with dance and philosophy.  

atelier le balto is currently creating the IGA-Campus at IGA Berlin 2017.

Thursday, 17th November 2016 | 7 p.m.