September 17th – October 15th, 2023

Ingrid Roosen-Trinks: „For about 50 years I have been living with art in everyday life and can say that it enriches me enormously and broadens my horizons. That’s exactly what I need not to lose my optimism.”


April 16th – May 14th, 2023

On 14 May 2023, the large exhibition ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES with artists from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein ended.
After its foundation in 2022, the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V., has committed itself to supporting and strengthening the connections and friendships with Denmark through art cooperations and art exhibitions. With artists and musicians from Denmark and Germany through exhibitions, workshops, social projects and music festivals at the Wittkielhof in the Schlei region/ Schleswig-Holstein.


October 9, 2022 to November 30, 2022

The second exhibition of the association “Kunst für Angeln e.V.” together with the collection Roosen-Trinks, ran from 9.10.2022 to 30.11.2022, and dealt with the reference systems of city and country. Topics such as “art and artificiality”, “deceleration and deceleration, “digitality and sustainability” were dealt with by the participating artists.

The group exhibition took a multi-perspective look at the exhibition theme and showed very different works, so that a multifaceted overall picture has emerged.

The interest of the public and the media was great, another indication that a cultural institution like KUNST FÜR ANGELN was long wanted in the region. The participation in the (almost) daily art tours was accordingly lively.

October 9, 2022 to November 30, 2022
Press release english – PDF


Slim Aarons 

Ansel Adams

Brian Alfred

Eduard Bagheer

Henrik Becker

Maria Berking

Thorsten Brinkmann 

Viktoria Binschtok

Julius von Bismarck 

Michael Conrads

Stephen Craig

Walker Evans

Klaus Fußmann 

T.M. Glass

Ramiro Gomez 

Greg Gorman

Beate Gütschow

Roswitha Hecke

Mat Hennek

Thomas Herbst

Jane Hilton

Carsten Höller

Nicole Hollmann

Dennis Hopper 

Alexandra Kürtz

Lazló Maholy-Nagy

Rupprecht Matthies

Sofie Bird Møller

Andreas Mühe

Maria und Natalia Petschatnikov 

Tom Sachs

Max Scheler

Andreas Slominski 

Frank Suplie

Christopher Thomas

Malte Urbschat

Robert Voit

Athena Vida (formerly known as Gitte Schäfer)

Carol Wates

Donata Wenders

Cerith Wyn Evans

Plus Leihgaben von:

Verena Issel 

Camillo Ritter

Michael Conrads


Slim Aarons (USA)

Ansel Adams(USA)

Brian Alfred (USA)

Stephen Craig (Irland and Germany)

Walker Evans (USA)

T.M. Glass (Canada)

Ramiro Gomez (USA and Mexico)

Greg Gorman (USA)

Mat Hennek (USA and Germany )

Jane Hilton (UK)

Dennis Hopper (USA)

Lazló Maholy-Nagy (Austria/Hungary)

Sofie Bird Møller (Denmark)

Maria und Natalia Petschatnikov (Russia)

Tom Sachs (USA)

Carol Wates (UK)( IPad Paintings)

Cerith Wyn Evans (UK)


APRIL 4, 2022 TILL MAY 30, 2022

»The subject of the first exhibition is as topical as it is timeless: Masks and People. A great dream comes true for the region and for Ingrid Roosen-Trinks. A dream that lives out the vitality of art and human encounter. Because Ingrid Roosen-Trinks wants to inspire and move people: her exhibitions and art events are becoming the region’s new cultural meeting place – what a gain for Schleswig-Holstein!«


Portraits often have a clear function; they should represent the personality of the person portrayed. Even if the reproduction of reality is not always in the foreground in this regard, it is not infrequently a question of approaching closer to the person depicted, in order to learn something about them. In the classic case, the face plays a central role in this respect.

In its composition, the painting entitled Businessman (2013) by Lennart Grau is reminiscent of Dutch portrait painting of the seventeenth century, but denies a view into the face of the man portrayed. It is a characteristic style of painting for Grau – impasto application of paint and the intermingling of the artist’s media – creating almost marbled surfaces and thus concealing any individual traits of the sitter. The businessman remains undefined and his identity a mystery.
In photography, Thorsten Brinckmann’s Telmche (2021) displays a traditional portrait that evokes associations with well-known representations from art history. Brinkmann toys with the unknowability of his subject matter: the depicted person looks as if he/she is turning away from the viewer, while a bright yellow handbag seems to become his/her head and equally to disguise it. The photography conveys irony and lightness despite the picture’s strict composition.
In contrast, the figure in Green Coat (2016), a watercolour by Maria Thurn and Taxis, appears rigid and frozen in the moment, and bears a gigantic mask instead of its head. Alienation and concealment are also the dominant elements in the series of works entitled Waywards by Thurn and Taxis. The similarities are obvious in these three works from the ROOSEN-TRINKS COLLECTION; three figurative representations and three enigmatic portraits, but different in their medium and storytelling. Nonetheless, they cast a spell and raise innumerable questions.

Confrontation with the unknown and even with our neighbours has changed, especially during the ongoing corona pandemic, when we mask our faces daily. What is meant by the inability to look someone in the face? What hides behind the mask?

Maria Thurn und Taxis, “Green Coat” 2016, courtesy of the Roosen-Trinks Collection and the artist
photo: FRED DOTT, Hamburg

Curators of the first exhibition have been Corinna Koch and Isa Maschewski from we, curatorial.

About a hundred artworks have been displayed, everything from works on paper, such as photos and collages, to paintings, sculptures and video works. The entire farm area has been transformed into a presentation arena, and not only one of the barns but also rooms in the manor house and the surrounding park had become a performance stage. The first exhibition in the new surroundings celebrated not just the collection’s further development at its new location and the expansion of the cultural offering in a rural region, but also a re-enlivenment of the artistic scene after a dismal 2021. In addition to exhibition projects, Roosen-Trinks and the team from KUNST für ANGELN e.V. have planned a diverse framework and outreach program designed to appeal to all generations, e.g. guided tours for senior citizens together with school classes, as well as children’s workshops with some of the collection’s artists.


Eva und Adele

Nina Backman

Stephan Balkenhol

Heike Kati Barath

Tjorg Douglas Beer

Brian Bress

Thorsten Brinkmann

Margarita Broich

Antje Bromma

Marcel Buehler

Justin Cooper

Charles Fréger

Thomas Glassford

Lennart Grau

Beate Gütschow

Roswitha Hecke

Matt Merkel Hess

Stefan Hirsig

Nicole Hollmann

Katrin Kampmann

Daniel Lergon

Oliver Mark

Bjørn Melhus

Jonathan Monk

Daniel Mohr

Sofie Bird Møller

Andreas Mühe

Richard Phillips

Lisl Ponger

Christian Schmidt- Rasmussen

Frank Roeseler

Gideon Rubin

Gitte Schäfer

Wiebke Siem

Maria Thurn und Taxis

Malte Urbschat

Sahar Zukerman