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Drawing: Tarfa Bachan

Werkhalle Wiesenburg Opening Hours:
Sat. – Sun. 1pm – 8pm

Wiesenstr. 55 | 13357 Berlin-Wedding

Dear Friends of Werkhalle Wiesenburg

2024 and onwards will see a restricted programme at Werkhalle Wiesenburg as renovations in the Wiesenburg have begun and are due to be completed by 2027.

As usual, our programme will be announced below and on our Facebook page – keep checking back. We look forward to seeing you!




Opening 12.04.2024 | 18.00 – 22.00


THREADSCAPES opens up new horizons in traditional spaces and invites visitors from the 12. to 21. April 2024 to rediscover the countless possibilities that lie in modern textile art. This exhibition is a celebration of creative evolution and an inspiring plea for the reinterpretation of traditional craftsmanship and its common connotations.

Adelina Sadrijaj (Kosovo)
Amrita Dhillon (India),
Tarfa Bachan (Syria/Germany)
Hồng Anh Nguyễn Hoa (Vietnam/Germany)



Chastschatur Kanajan – Intermediale Performance

17.04.2024 | 20.00

Introducing Chatschatur’s regular Wednesday evening performance of his OKNO series


Chatschatur Kanajan (born 1971) studied violin in Moscow, Dresden and Berlin, among others with Marina Jashvili and Ilan Gronich. This was followed by studying conducting and composition with Friedrich Goldmann at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Kanajan was a scholarship holder at the Schloss Solitude Academy in Stuttgart and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. He played in Cairo’s quartet from 1997 to 2007. Kanajan has been a member of the ensemble mosaik since 1998 and conductor of the European Music Project since 2006. He has performed with ensembles such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain and musikFabrik, and has been a guest at international festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Festival d’Atomne Paris and the Venice Biennale.

OKNO is an intermedia serial project by violinist and composer Chatschatur Kanajan. The focus is on the interaction between the various sounds (piano, violin, 7-string electric violin, synthesizers, percussion, field recordings) and the mostly black and grey graphics (Chinese ink, chalk, pigments) on paper. Kanajan developed a set of rules for drawing so that it could emerge as an unconscious process in connection with the music. Drawing thus becomes a musical instrument and follows the simplest compositional techniques such as imitation, counterpoint, unison, hoquetus, etc. It is both a graphic score and a seismograph of sounds.


20.04.2024 | 19.00
Julia Bilat / Hannes Buder


Julia Bilat

More is nothing
I’m not here to play a cello recital.

I understand your disappointment. I have hundreds of years of classical music tradition behind me, but my body is uncivilised and disobedient. What would I call it? Transcendental hysteria, go ahead! The cello slips from between my legs, disobeyed too. Sometimes we become one in this struggle: improvising instantaneous rituals that shape time, space and sound.

Julia Biłat is a classically trained cellist, improviser, composer and performer, based in Berlin since 2014.
She is dedicated to her exploratory, genre-bending practice at the intersection of improvisation, composition and performance, and challenges the norms of the typical concert form in search of a more direct connection with the audience. She often places the instrument in new, thought-provoking contexts in combination with improvisation using body, voice and space.

Hannes Buder
Hannes Buder (born 1978 in the former GDR) is a german guitarist, cellist and composer, whose work gaines from a disparate range of influences, including minimal music, 20th century classical music, jazz and avantgarde rock.


21.04.2024 | 19.00

Linea is a multidisciplinary artist from the North of Sweden, active in Berlin. She will combine chanting, poetry and performance art into an experience in which the audience is invited to feel, visualise and remember.


TIP article June 2023

Constanze Suhr

“Paintings from Sweden are on display in the former WIESENBURG homeless shelter..”

Thomas Bo Henriksson and the Werkhalle Wiesenburg


“It happens. A visit to the Werkhalle Wiesenburg
Thomas bo Henriksson’s studio has been a magnet for the independent art scene since the existence of the complex was threatened…”

Article on Thomas Bo Henriksson and the Werkhalle Wiesenburg by Elizabeth Wirth in Kaleidoskop on TAZ Blogs (German)

English text here

The History of the Wiesenburg

now available in book form

On sale in the Werkhalle 10 euros or on Etsy 14.50 incl. shipping