Every year, the cultural agency of the Lippe regional association invites artists from the OWL region to a theme-related exhibition, which is shown at the end of the year in the Robert Koepke Haus in Schwa-lenberg with its spacious exhibition rooms. Thus the multi-faceted, diverse art scene of the region will be presented with current works.


At the beginning of the year 2020, 31 artists were invited by the cultural agency to work on the theme of "freedom" - a theme which, with the restrictions imposed by the pandemic that hit us shortly after the theme was set, has taken on a completely new, red-hot significance. For the Landesverband Lippe, as the organiser of the exhibition, it is always exciting to see which different, critical, stirring or thought-provoking facets the artists find on a theme.


31 artists from the region have worked on this theme and have illuminated the most diverse meanings and facets of freedom in their works:
Freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of action, freedom of movement, artistic freedom, freedom of choice, freedom to love whomever you like, freedom to choose your own lifestyle, freedom as self-determination, including the freedom to decide your own death.


Since the museums have to remain closed at present due to the Corona Protection Ordinance, the Lippe Regional Association, together with the participating artists, has decided to present the exhibition digitally, which will be available from 6 December 2020 at
can be seen. It is also planned to make up for the real exhibition at the Robert Kopeke Haus in Schwalenberg from the end of January onwards, provided that the decisions of the Federal Government allow museum openings again.


Please find the online exhibition here


Participating Artists: Christel Aytekin, Henning Bertram, Christine Brand, Christel Brill, Silke Budde, Annely Delker, Friedefrau DeutschMarion Doxie DelaubellGabriela EvardAndreas FuchsDagmar HagemannHeide HaikeAnni HalgmannUlrich HeinemannEwald HorstmannUrsula Horstmann, Christa Niestrath, Helga NtepheRainer NummerKarin OestreichAxel PlögerGesa Reuter, Krista Rodekohr, Wolfgang Rose, Gary Schlingheider, H-Punkt Schmidt, Günter Schulz, Dagmar Stark, Erika Stumpf, Ernst Thevis, Klaus Zeitz

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