16. December 2016

Press comment: Saarbrücker Zeitung

A chapel full of art symbols
20. November 2016

Advent market with work presentation "The Cross in Nothingness".

13-17 Uhr
Advent Market
15 Uhr
Introduction and texts: Peter Michael Lupp
Musical reflections: Marie Colombat, cello
Information stand about the cultural site
Program flyer

At the end of a five-year process with the theme "The limits of growth","orientation symbol"by sculptor Hermann Bigelmayr provides the an artistic impulse to explore the ethical foundation that can ensure peaceful coexistence and the preservation of creation.

Buchtitel Kreuze im Nichts

The five-year process and the contents of the current exhibition were documented in a publication. Available on site or by mail order (10,- €, plus shipping costs, peter.lupp@rvsbr.de)


Advent ritual "A light for the world"

The path to an ecologically sustainable future can only succeed if people become more aware of the fullness of creation and develop a physical, mental and spiritual connection with the earth. All guests are invited to light a candle in this spirit.

The Country inn opposite is open and invites you to stop for a bite to eat.

9. October 2016, 12:00

The silent breath of the future

Ulrich Grober

Book launch/Author reading/Local talk

Der leise Atem der Zukunft

At the cultural site Wintringer Chapel, sustainability has already been addressed for several years - supported by topic-specific artistic reflections. The art projects are accompanied by local discussions. Peter Michael Lupp from the Regional Association Saarbrücken traces - in dialogue with the artists, experts and the audience - the urgent questions of how to sustainably shape lifestyles, but also living spaces [biospheres].

On Sunday, October 9, journalist (for ZEIT, among others), author and sustainability expert Ulrich Grober will be our guest. He will present his latest book "Der leise Atem der Zukunft - Vom Aufstieg nachhaltiger Werte in Zeiten der Krise"; , read passages from it and discuss it with the audience.

We want to use the aura of the medieval space to reflect on ancient and at the same time very contemporary values: Serenity, empathy, self-restraint.

Ulrich Grober

Afterwards, there is the opportunity to stop off at the Wintringer farm's Country inn.

Public transport: Bus 147 to Wintringer farm (outward journey only)

Organizer: VHS Regional Association Saarbrücken

2. October 2016

Wintringer farm yard festival


Current exhibitions

"The limits of growth - The cross in the void", Hermann Bigelmayr
"Il fait froid", Leslie Huppert

10-18 Uhr
Information booth about the art station and the "Starry Way"
14 Uhr
Café Garden, "Jazz Duo Cornell Wegmann"
16 Uhr
Dialogue about the place and the works with Peter Michael Lupp
Program flyer
4. September 2016, 11:00
25. September 2016, 11:00

Fine Arts Day

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lectures and guided tours with Peter Michael Lupp. The chapel is then open for viewing until 6 pm.

Program flyer

The cultural site Wintringer Chapel stands within the Regional Association Saarbrücken as a model for the quiet valorization of significant places of art and culture: A significant place of the past, which wants to bring about cultural education for sustainable development in the present with the language of art.

Against the background of the architectural history of the medieval priory, the development of a cultural place of the present is explained. The on-site inspection spans the arc from the renovation to the programmatic approach of the annual art exhibitions. This includes an introduction to the current installation "The Limits to Growth" by the Munich sculptor Hermann Bigelmayr, as well as the references of this extraordinary cultural project to the background and fields of action of the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve. In addition, the installation "Il fait froid" by the artist Leslie Huppert, which deals with the topic of flight and integration, can be viewed on site.

Afterwards, there is the opportunity to stop off at the new Wintringer farm Country inn.

Public transport: Bus 147 to Wintringer farm (outward journey only)

10. September 2016, 15:00
11. September 2016, 14:00

Open Monument Day

Each 3 p.m.: Guided tour and presentation of the current art projects on site with Peter Michael Lupp.

Musical accompaniment: Natascha Bogrowa (flute)

Afterwards, there is the opportunity to stop off at the new Country inn.

Program flyer

Information for the media

10. September 2016, 12:00
26. November 2016, 11:00

Pilgrimage hiking in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve

On the "Way of the Stars/Chemin des étoiles" from Wintringer farm to Auersmacher and back.

The meditative pilgrimage hikes on a section of the European Way of St. James pilgrims in the Bliesgau biosphere reserve begin at the Wintringer Chapel Cultural Site on the Wintringer farm. For several years now, the local people have been working on sustainability - supported by theme-specific artistic reflections: What do we really need? After an introduction, we set off on the "Starry Path/Chemin des étoiles". The stage destination is the village church and the pilgrims' hostel "Altes Bauernhaus" in Auersmacher. There you can enjoy coffee and homemade cake and after a pause in the village church, the 10-kilometre, moderately difficult hike leads back to the Wintringer farm. After a final meditation in the chapel, there is the opportunity to stop for refreshments in the Country inn at the Wintringer Chapel. The pilgrimage hikes are dedicated to bees and take place at the end of the bee year.

The organizer advises to take backpack food according to your own needs and, if necessary, also to pay attention to rainwear and good footwear. On November 26, 2016 please also bring a pocket/head lamp and a seat cushion.

Services: Guided tour, coffee and cake in the "Old Farmhouse" in Auersmacher
Price: 10,- € per person
Guided tour: Peter Michael Lupp
Organizer: VHS Regional Association Saarbrücken Contact: Anja Webel, Tel. 0049 681 / 506-6147, anja.webel@rvsbr.de

Registration required.

Public transport: Bus 147 to Wintringer farm (outward journey only)

28. April 2016

Andreas Kuhnlein at the Glyptothek in Munich

Until October 30, the well-known Munich museum shows the special exhibition "Ragged Antiquity". With his wooden sculptures there he enters into resonance with masterpieces of antiquity.

The sculptor with an international reputation was a guest at the Wintringer Chapel Cultural site in 2010 with his "Stations of Life" sculpture cycle.

Impressionen von der Ausstellung und Foyer mit zwei überlebensgroßen Skulpturen Eingang Glyphothek und zwei Besucherinnen betrachten eine Holzskulptur, die zwischen zwei antiken Büsten steht

17. March 2016

Il fait froid [moving identity 3]

Leslie Huppert

Il fait froid

Since 2011, the Wintringer Chapel Cultural Site has focused on the guiding theme of "The Limits to Growth" (see per annum MMXI ff.). The artist Leslie Huppert (winner of the Saarbrücken Regional Association's 2014 Culture Prize for Art) has made reference to this in light of current events. In 2015, the artist took an artistic approach to people who are on the run.

Introduction: Peter Michael Lupp
Artist talk with Leslie Huppert and discussion
Musical reflections: Hartmut Osswald

This new artistic impulse at the cultural site Wintringer Chapel is the starting point for a cooperation with the KuBa cultural center at the Eurobahnhof in Saarbrücken. In 2016, a continuing exhibition and a topic-related public discourse will take place there.

To the project page Il fait froid Il fait froid

Leslie Huppert in her studio

In interaction with her installation at the cultural site Wintringer Chapel, Leslie Huppert has been working with young refugees since spring 2016 to offer opportunities for integration through the bridge of artistic work.

Huppert Galerie Huppert Galerie