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Music, Visual Arts and Cultural Education

Three pillars of the Siemens Arts Program

The Siemens Arts Program provides a creative platform for company projects in the arts and culture. Our focus is on the visual arts, music and cultural education.

Projects

Visual Arts

THE VIKTOR ULLMANN PROJECT – AN HOMAGE

Presentation of the project and VR installation at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Vernissage on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Using virtual reality and immersive sound technology, media artist Alexander Stublić created walk-through surreal scenarios in which notes materialize synesthetically, forests of traverses pass by, and concert stages including a deconstructed orchestra reassemble in front of the viewer in new perspectives.

 

The underlying concert recording is the Piano Concerto Opus 25 by Viktor Ullmann. Due to the Jewish origin of his parents, the composer was deported to the concentration camp Theresienstadt in 1942, where he created a large part of his works, and was murdered in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944.

 

On the anniversary of the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, the installation will now be made accessible to the public for the first time at the Jewish Museum Berlin and can then be seen and heard until May 22.

  

Music

"Chief Hijangua" – first Opera of Namibia

With courage, heart, and a lot of energy artists from Namibia and Germany develop the first Namibian opera. The idea and realization come from the Namibian composer Eslon Hindundu and the German director Kim Mira Meyer. Author Nikolaus Frei wrote the libretto for the opera.

The premiere of the opera is scheduled for September 8, 2022, at the National Theatre of Namibia.

 

We are very proud to be a partner of this transnational opera project, where artists* and collaborators from Namibia, Germany and South Africa are working together.

 

 

Cultural Education

KI.ROBOTICS.DESIGN.

Exhibition of the Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum at the Pinakothek der Moderne

Man Meets Machine - Machine Meets Man

The exhibition "AI.ROBOTICS.DESIGN." of the Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne addresses the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) from a social, scientific and artistic perspective. We support the project as an exhibition partner.

The exhibition depicts the emergence, present and future of artificial intelligence and robotics and at the same time asks the questions: How do we design technology to benefit our society? And how can we understand the interplay between man and machine?  

Music

Siemens Conductors Scholarship for the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our young talent development program through a new collaboration with the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

October 2021: Conductors Competition at Philharmonie Berlin

In collaboration with the Karajan Academy, we are organizing a 3-day-competition at Philharmonie Berlin from October 22-24 of this year. The winner will receive a scholarship as part of the 2-year academy training. This includes assisting the chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker Kirill Petrenko, as well as conducting his or her own portrait concert with the chamber orchestra of the Karajan Academy in the Chamber Music Hall of Philharmonie Berlin.

Photography

Fascination of science – Through the eyes of an artist

A new project by the renowned photographer Herlinde Koelbl

In times of climate change and corona, the world is becoming particularly aware of how important science is. Research is increasingly at the center of social events. Scientists must be able to see further than anyone else to influence our future. How do they think, what drives them?

 

With her project "Fascination of science", the worldwide respected photo artist Herlinde Koelbl has set herself the goal to photograph scientists and to show their motivation, influences and ways of thinking - through the eyes of an artist. Siemens Arts Program is pleased to support this unique photo art project and make it visible to a broad public.

 

 

 

The exhibition will be on display from October 5, 2020 until January 29, 2021 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. 

Further projects

Mission

Siemens Arts Program – our mission

A lab of ideas for creativity and change

Arts and culture are a vital driving force for exploring identity, creativity and self-reflection. The Siemens Arts Program builds bridges between disciplines, enabling the company to discover new ways of thinking through new experiences. As a creative department within Siemens AG, we see our role as that of mediator between the worlds of art and business. In an open and impartial way, we engage with future challenges from an artistic and cultural perspective so that we can actively shape transformation and change in line with our corporate values.

 

The Siemens Arts Program does this by creating innovative projects with prominent individuals and institutions from the arts and culture scene. The aim is to encourage collaboration - both personal and thematic, involving creative actors, artistic excellence, and innovative institutions - with our company. The opportunity to participate in the creative process is a key criterion for project selection and management in the Siemens Arts Program. Our aim here is to unleash a powerful inspirational force. Our projects also have a broad relevance and serve as a model within the company.

History

In 1987, Siemens AG launched the “Siemens Kulturprogramm” (Siemens Cultural Program) with the aim of developing a specific cultural program for the company. Starting from internal cultural activities, it developed into a well-known and versatile international program for the promotion of contemporary art and culture in the early 1990s. This company-owned cultural institution implemented initiatives on its own initiative in addition to traditional sponsoring. In 2015, the Siemens Arts Program was relaunched under the artistic direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht.

The Team

Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht, Artistic Director Siemens Arts Program, Senior Vice President Culture and Sponsoring

Anke Bobel, Project Management  
Andrea Clarén, Project Management 

Katia Ernst, Trainee

Martina Heindler, Project Management 

Julia Ripke, Working Student
Rebeca Williams, Organization & Projects  

Press Contact: Florian Martini 

The Siemens Arts Program has a delivery role and does not consider applications for funding from third parties. Engagement with arts and culture is expressed through its own projects and interdisciplinary partnerships. Starting a corporate collection in the conventional sense is not a stated aim of the Siemens Arts Program.  

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