4.9.2023, BODO LUBENSKY, NORDKURIER
Some visitors are standing in the castle courtyard, wondering which of the doors, which are usually closed but are wide open today, they want to enter. Each room, including the old bakery and the former brewery, invites visitors to watch documentaries, short films and videos, an exhibition of paintings in the cabinet or a mixed-media installation.
30.7.2022, SILKE HASSELMANN, DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR
Bert Neumann is inseparably linked with the Berlin Volksbühne and Frank Castorf. But his costumes and stage designs were also sought after in productions in Munich, Stuttgart or Vienna. Now his works can be seen at Castle Klempenow. His credo: Don't be afraid of art.
30.8.2021, MATTI HUMMELSIEP, DAS FILTER
The exhibition is a very interesting reflection on the city of Berlin and the spirit of the times. Looking at the three large video installations, it is hardly surprising that some of the excerpts are extremely condensed and breathless. Cleverly staged and as a viewer you stay focused.
24.9.2022, JULIANE VOIGT, THEATER DER ZEIT
All the exhibits in the exhibition are inevitably quotations torn out of their context. And tell their own story in an artistic reinterpretation. The curators have taken the liberty of adding their own.
30.6.2021, GERHILD HEYDER, WELTWOCHE NR. 26.21
There is an immense amount of work behind it, sifting through thousands of hours of film material from public and private archives and making the selection, which is certainly not easy. For visitors who have experienced some of what is presented, it is a re-encounter and a memory.
23.6.2021, PATRICK WILDERMANN, DER TAGESSPIEGEL
"We are observing a stream of thoughts and statements by very interesting women and men that shows how history moves through the minds of personalities as an incessant production of stories" - This is how Thomas Oberender, the artistic director of the Berliner Festspiele, describes it. In this film, one listens to a speech arc of loud (overwhelmingly male) greats. Udo Lindenberg mumbles: "You can't leave anything to politicians alone anyway, history teaches us that they screw up too much." Hildegard Knef smokes and takes a puff. The great Viennese artist Alfred Hrdlicka disparages the "wise guys" who sit in museums and art societies "like a spider in a web" and wait for stupid people to whom they can sell something as art.
28.5.2021, FELIX MÜLLER, BERLINER MORGENPOST
With these video installations, you can look back at the big names who stopped off in Berlin - for example, when Hildegard Knef talks about the struggle between North and South or Sir Alfred Hitchcock tells the old joke in sympathetic German about the employee of a sawmill who orders four beers with two fingers. But one can also discover the lesser-known names, all the actors and actresses, for example, who appeared on an unfamiliar stage during the Theatertreffen. It is, as the accompanying text calls it, a "hall of mirrors of memories", which makes associative offers and thus does justice to the diversity of the festival.