29. February 2024

Advance notice: Exhibition WRITE THE FUTURE

From June 21, 2024, the Cultural site Wintringer Chapel will be showing a work entitled "Writing the Future", which the artist Monika Schrickel created especially for the site in 2003 to kick off the art projects that have followed every year since then. At the time, curator Peter Michael Lupp was able to persuade the artist to develop a work based on her intention "Open book.book objects" for the formerly monastic site in order to create a connection between time and space. Since then, the vision of writing a future worth living through the signs of art has become the guiding principle of the Wintringer Chapel Cultural Site. This impulse has run like a red thread through 20 years of cultural work in the former medieval priory church and has been reflected in a wide variety of artistic reflections.

Reason enough, in the anniversary year 2024, to remember how it all began in 2003/2004 and to pay tribute to the painter Monika Schrickel (1940-2022), who was one of the most important female artists in Saarland, with a renewed presence of her work. The aim is to incorporate her poetic work into a contemporary artistic discourse that deals with the current issues of society and its ability to "write" - in the sense of shape - a sustainable future.

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In the run-up to the event, a selection of the artist's works will be on display in the gallery in Kleinlittersdorf town hall, which traces her artistic career and has been carefully compiled by her son Ralph Schrickel.

The exhibition of the work "Writing the Future" at the Wintringer Chapel Cultural site is also a contribution to this year's celebration of the Bliesgau UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which will take place in Kleinblittersdorf on June 30, 2024.

25. November 2023


Inclusive group of artists extends Vera Loos' current art project and creates "Tree of Wonder + Confidence" for Advent at the Wintringer farm.

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23. August 2023

Exhibition EX VOTO - I Believe in Miracles

Under the title EX VOTO - I Believe in Miracles, the Saarland artist Vera Loos will be a guest at the Wintringer Chapel Cultural site from September 1, 2023 with her site-specific works for an annual cycle.

You are cordially invitedto the opening on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 6:00 pm!

Quadratisches Wandbild aus 16 Einzelmotiven

Opening program


Klaus Posselt (Managing Director Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit Behinderung Obere Saar e.V.)
Rainer Lang (Mayor of Kleinblittersdorf)
Peter Gillo (Regional Association Director and Patron)


Peter Michael Lupp, Cultural site consultant Regionalverband Saarbrücken and curator of the art projects Cultural site Wintringer Chapel in dialogue with the artist Vera Loos

Musical reflections on the work

Bernd Wegener (Percussion)

Afterwards: good conversation and drinks

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30. June 2023

Sleeping customs officers exhibition

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the partnership between Grosbliederstroff and Kleinblittersdorf, photographs of the photo installation "Sleeping Customs Officers" by Mane Hellenthal and Ulrich Behr are on display in the gallery of the Historic City Hall Kleinblittersdorf.

The exhibition can be viewed July 12 to October 12, 2023 in the Historic Town Hall, Rathausstraße 16-18, 66271 Kleinblittersdorf.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (last Friday of the month until 12:00 pm).

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24. March 2023

Exhibition Bliesgau - Messages of a Landscape

Works by artists Rudolf Schwarz and Bernd Janes promote the poetry and preservation of an old cultural landscape in the Historic City Hall Kleinblittersdorf

Stilisierte Grenzlinie des Bliesgaus

The historic city hall of Kleinblittersdorf has been the venue for art exhibitions for a long time and is therefore part of the network of places of art and culture in the Regional Association of Saarbrücken. On the initiative of the Regional Association of Saarbrücken and the municipality of Kleinblittersdorf, it is hoped that in the future the themes of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau will also be addressed locally through the language of art. The artist Vera Loos will curate the art exhibitions.

For the opening, the artists Rudolf Schwarz and Bernd Janes could be won to show works that are readable as subtle messages of the specific cultural landscape of the Bliesgau.

Bildcollage Tafel Bliesgauhocker Mobile

Architect, building ecologist and artist Bernd Janes highlights the unmistakable earth color of this landscape with 7 panels and 7 rammed earth bodies, which he created from the loamy shell limestone soil of the Bliesgau biosphere. It is based on subtle differences of the loamy shell limestone. Lyrical texts written by the Saarland poet Johannes Kühn especially for these works of art open up dialogues that allow deeper sensual access to the very own identity of the Bliesgau landscape.

KunstSchäfer Rudolf Schwarz invites with his conceptual artistic work "BLIESGAUHOCKER" to take a seat to trace the deeper mission of his work. Through the symbol or methodology of "Mobile - UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau", the artist has connected his work to important viewpoints on the sustainable preservation of this landscape. The viewers can participate in this and further develop their own point of view.

For the exhibition opening, on March 1, 2023, at 18:00, Mayor of Kleinblittersdorf Rainer Lang, Regional Association Director Peter Gillo and the Association Chairman of the Biosphärenzweckverband Bliesgau, District Administrator Dr. Theophil Gallo, welcomed the visitors!

Gruppenbild zur Ausstellungseröffnung

Impulse text

Curator Vera Loos and cultural officer Peter Michael Lupp introduced the artists and their works. Saxophonist Hartmut Oßwald performed musical reflections on the theme.

A leaflet on the exhibition provides further information and background.


The exhibition is on display until May 31, 2023 at the Historisches Rathaus, Rathausstraße 16-18, 66271 Kleinblittersdorf.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (last Friday of the month until 12:00 pm).

14. June 2022

Ulrike Donié - "SYNERGIEN"

Gemälde „Tafel“ der Künstlerin Ulrike Donié

Those who linger in the silence at the KulturOrt Wintringer Kapelle can - inspired by the works of Ulrike Donié - let their gaze wander between the medieval space and nature.

The change of perspective invites us to trace the creative moments of a synergetic encounter between humans and nature in the present: Where do fruitful connections arise that make a new togetherness recognizable in a future that is not yet visible but can be felt? Synergetic encounters are a central aspect of creative renewal - art connects!

Peter Michael Lupp, Curator KulturOrt Wintringer Chapel

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8. February 2022

Advance notice: Art project "SYNERGIES" by Ulrike Donié

Ulrike Donié - panel (detail)

Ulrike Donié - panel (detail)

Under the title "SYNERGIES", starting in May, the artist Ulrike Donié will thematize the long and arduous journey of man through a nature that threatens him to a threat of nature by man at the cultural site Wintringer chapel through the visual language of two opposite paintings on the west wall (panel painting) and on the east wall (Tondo).

The human being has developed about 6 million years ago from a being completely integrated in the nature until today to a being completely dominating the nature. The abilities to subdue the hostile world for physical survival have led to technical and later scientific achievements which are both a curse and a blessing. The legitimate interest in using nature to secure life has turned into an environmental and climatic destruction that is existentially threatening to nature and thus to man himself, and which can hardly be stopped.... Now in the course of human development different answers have been given to the same questions. Religions, politics, secular ethics, art and science often offer different solutions to the same problems, which makes orientation difficult... (My) art is supposed to support the process of becoming aware of the present environmental situation through its own symbolic language and mode of expression, which appeals to the subconscious of the viewer and is emotionally effective. Conflicting feelings are generated.

Ulrike Donié

Short vita and exhibitions

1961 Born in Saarbrücken
1984-1987 work college Saarbrücken (basic training)
1991 Start of work as an artist
2008 Artist in residence, Nagoya Art Academy, Japan
2018 Kunstverein Emmerich (E)
Kunstverein Duisburg, June (E)
Kunstverein Soest, October (E)
Municipal Gallery, Kunstforum Neuenrade, September (E)
2019 Pavillon du Centenaire Esch, Luxembourg (E)
Art Forum Neureut (E)
Art in the Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate (E)
Art Association Ingelheim (E)
Museum of Fine Arts in the district of Neu-Ulm (G)
Cultural Ring Meschede (E) (K)
2020 New art association Aschaffenburg "strong women" symposium with exhibition large-scale object for outdoor "Big Bugs"
Kunstverein b-05 culture- art- nature Kunstverein Montabaur Kunstfreunde Lindau, art in St. Stephan (E)
KunstWerk Fellbach e.V. Fellbach (E)
Museum Koenraad Bosman, Rees (E)
Art association Meppen (E)
Art in the machine hall Scherlebeck, Herten (E)
Project space k-Salon, Berlin with Susanne Husemann (E)
Museum Pachen, Rockenhausen (E)
2021 art association Weiden (E)
Museums Miltenberg (E), purchase Kunsthalle Hilsbach (E)
Museum Mölln (E)
Ladenburg Art Association (E)
Art exhibition Nature-Man St. Andreasberg
Art association Germersheim "VIELFACH NATUR" (G)
Art association Frechen (G)
Art association Bad Salzdetfurth (G)
Gallery Art Zone M1, Gera (G)
2022 Periphery gallery in the sudhaus, Tübingen (E)
Gmünder Kunstverein, gallery in the Kornhaus (E)
Städtische Galerie Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein (E)
Art gallery "Altes Rathaus" Schwarzenbach an der Saale (Corona conditional on 2023)
Museum in the Deutscherrenschloss, Münnerstadt (E)
Cultural site Wintringer Chapel Kleinblittersdorf, Saarbrücken (E)
Museum Ratibor Castle, Roth (E)

28. October 2021

Film presentation: Transformation - World Circle Earth

An accompanying film to the current art project was realized by Peter Michael Lupp and Hannah Bernardy.

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20. July 2021

Concert for sheep and the diversity of species

Trioformation Autochthon reacts with sound experiment to Corona and the state of emergency of nature

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At a time when mankind is being tested by a virus pandemic and at the same time its only habitat is being hit by an enormous extinction of species, three experimental musicians - Hartmut Oßwald (saxophones, bass clarinet), Stefan Scheib (double bass) and Wolfgang Schliemann (percussion) - have realized an extraordinary art project.

The trio formation bears the name "Autochthon" (ancient Greek: Αὐτόχθων = "Erdentsprossener" for "native, native, long-established or originated here") and in this sense the musicians see themselves as natives of the Central European region, as natives they are down-to-earth, as citizens of the world long-established. Rooted in the traditional and open to impulses and questions from outside, they are connected to the richness of sound and the vitality of improvised music.

At a time when humanity is being tested by a virus pandemic, the formation moved to the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve in the summer to record a concert for sheep and, with the same tone, for biodiversity. The venues were the cultural site Wintringer Chapel on the Wintringer farm near Kleinblittersdorf and open sheep pastures between Seelbach and Heckendalheim.

On site - in the open - the trio formation linked in an artistic way (sound - film - poetry) to the relationship of man to his habitat - the biosphere earth. Under the motto "Man and the Biosphere", UNESCO sums up its vision of sustainable coexistence between man and nature.

The artist/friend of the trio KunstSchäfer Rudolf Schwarz inspired the project with his expertise as a shepherd and was able to win the Bliesgau-Bio-Schäferei Ernst in Assweiler/Seelbach with their flock of sheep as participants. Katharina Bihler, Stefan Scheib and Hartmut Oßwald realized the film editing. Peter Michael Lupp (Cultural Officer of the Regional Association of Saarbrücken) reflected on the work with a poetic prologue and current references to the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve, among other things.

The result is a synthesis of the arts: whimsical worlds of sound and images that at first glance even make you smile, and a texture that invites you to think and think some more. At the latest on the second view the spectators guess, what the trio has written itself on the flags beside cheerful joy in the experiment, in an enchanting, late summer cultural landscape: To perceive reality from a different perspective, also against the current background of Corona and ecocide, and to enter into a direct artistic relationship with the cultural landscape - biosphere - Bliesgau, and not in the form of a classical performance, a concert in front of people. The accompanying texts let understand the intention in the core and weave the images and sounds together like a poem.

In search of fields of hope for an ecologically and ethically justifiable form of human existence, the unusual idea ultimately also experiments with the question of the extent to which sound worlds, poetic images and textures can trigger a transformative energy between living beings and habitat.

Peter Michael Lupp on the experiment

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6. April 2021

Transformation - World Circle Earth

part of the annual art projects per annum, sculptor Martin Steinert created a wooden sculpture in the shape of a sphere at the Wintringer Chapel Cultural site in April 2021 using the same technique as in Auersmacher. It bears the title "[Ver]Wandlung - Weltenkreis Erde" and is an artistic response to the installation Mensch - Heil oder Dorn der Schöpfung, which the artist created in the Maria Heimsuchung Catholic Church in Auersmacher in 2020.

The sculpture "World Circle Earth" articulates through the language of art the healing process of social and ecological change of humanity in favor of a better world. In the global network of currently 714 UNESCO biosphere reserves, this "transformation" can experience a special dynamic.

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7. July 2020

Night call

Leslie Huppert

Drive in art - the art lives

Video projections by artist Leslie Huppert project the place of art in the crisis onto the medieval building

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, as night fell, videos of extraordinary artworks by various artists were projected onto the interior and exterior facades of the Wintringer Chapel. Some of the artistic reflections that appeared in the night atmosphere also addressed the question of how humanity shapes the future of this unique biosphere - the Earth.

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18. June 2020

Windows meanwhile the worlds

Genc Mulliqi

An artistic reflection in the mirror of the symbolic meaning of the windows of the late gothic "Wintringer Chapel".

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The Albanian sculptor Genc Mulliqi was a guest artist at the Kulturzentrum am EuroBahnhof e.V. Saarbrücken until May 2020. He lives and works in Tirana/Albania as professor of the sculpture class at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Tirana. After a visit to the cultural site Wintringer Chapel, he created a "head sculpture" of fired clay in his guest studio at KuBa under the title "WINDOWS meanwhile worlds". The work will be shown on site in the course of 2020 and become the starting point for local conversations.

Genc Mulliqi conceives his work as a metaphorical "light bridge" between the interior of the sacred space and the outside world. On another level, he wants his work to visually negotiate the relationship between man and nature.


Interview with Genc Mulliqi (engl.)

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19. November 2019

Man - salvation or thorn of creation

Mensch Heil oder Dorn der Schöpfung

Salvation or
Thorn of

An artistic process work about the future of the earth

Martin Steinert (sculptor)
François Schwamborn (light art)

Starting in November, the models of sculptor Martin Steinert, which were created as a basis for the artistic process, will be shown under the title CONVERSION.


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10. December 2017

Sound installation STEPS SILENCE

Liquid Penguin Ensemble

Katharina Bihler Stefan Scheib

Liquid Penguin Ensemble

Introduction, Peter Michael Lupp
Sound sample, Katharina Bihler and Stefan Scheib

Since the Middle Ages, the cultural site Wintringer Chapel on the Wintringer farm has also been a signpost, a place marker, a stopping and orientation point for people in search of a way. A sound installation by the Liquid Penguin Ensemble, developed especially for the location, refers to this. In their multi-channel installation, Katharina Bihler and Stefan Scheib work with the audible aspect of wandering, pilgrimage, walking, as well as with texts that deal with the field of tension between fleetingness and permanence.

The Country inn at the Wintringer farm is open and offers an Advent fire with punch to warm you up.

Program flyer

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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.

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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.

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