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With "Eastern Sugar" the district of Upper Bavaria is taking part in an international project funded by the European Commission for the first time.

With "Eastern Sugar" the district of Upper Bavaria is taking part in an international project funded by the European Commission for the first time.


- Partner institutions in six countries organize projects, exhibitions, workshops and research work together over two years.

A two-part presentation will take place in the Freisinger Schafhof, the European artist house in the Upper Bavaria district, from April 23rd to mid-June.

The participatory installation “Eastern Sugar” by Ilona Németh will be shown in the barrel vault, as well as “Crossing Borders” with three artistic positions on the subject of “Borders” on the ground floor.

The opening is on Friday, April 23rd at 7 p.m.

It takes place as a live stream without an audience on site.

The video remains available in the video pool of the Künstlerhaus:

There is an extensive supporting program online for the exhibitions.

Depending on the incidence situation and current contact restrictions, visiting the exhibition is possible by prior arrangement.

Further information:

Make sugar loafs yourself

Ilona Németh's exhibition

"Eastern Sugar - Manufactory and Archive"

in the barrel vault of the Schafhof consists essentially of two parts, the so-called manufacture and the archive.

The manufactory is a room-filling, participatory installation made up of numerous workstations, where visitors can make sugar loafs themselves.

Ilona Németh's manufactory brings memories of the past to life through the fundamental human activity of handicraft.

In the course of the exhibition, a collection of "artifacts" will be created.

The archive presents Ilona Németh's research results on the Slovak sugar factories, which she has compiled with interviews, drone recordings and photographs.

The exhibition

“Crossing Borders”

shows three artistic positions that explore, question and subversively overcome the borders in and around Europe.

The Berlin artist duo Wermke / Leinkauf, in their "overcoming exercises", in which borders are crossed and walls built, an arc from the time before the fall of the Wall to the present and thematize the wall on the former German-German border.

A guide for refugees

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian artist

Mladen Miljanoviæ

transforms depictions from military


into a guide for refugees to cross borders.

The British internet

artist Heath Bunting

documents his adventurous transgressions of boundaries in the real and virtual world.

Two videos with interviews as part of the “Eastern Sugar” exhibition by Ilona Németh refer to the exhibition in the barrel vault on the first floor and establish the connection between the history of the Slovak sugar factory and the changed meaning of borders in the post-reunification period.  

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