The association KUNST FÜR ANGELN has planned five projects in 2023:

1) Open House on Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at 2.00 pm opening of the exhibition ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES. Only works by artists from SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN and DENMARK.
Music: student band „La Banda Viktoria“ from Flensburg.

Please register for the OPEN HOUSE event:

2) Starting at April 16th, 2023: a social project during which german and danish students will “abduct” elderly citizens from their retirement homes in Jutland and Angeln into the world of contemporary art.
One trip is headed to the Sønderborg Art School, another one to the art exhibition of the Kunst für Angeln association at the WITTKIELHOF.
Organized and initiated by the KfA association. The project will be running till mid May 2023.
This project is made possible thanks to the kind support of

3) Foundation of the children’s art club Angeln with children’s workshops in spring and autumn. Artists from the Roosen-Trinks collection and loans of original artworks from the collection to schools in Angeln, with the aim of inspiring them to create their own artworks as part of art lessons. All children’s artworks from the workshops at the Wittkielhof and in the schools will be shown in an extra exhibition by the Kunst für Angeln association in October. The highlight: Children guide adults through the exhibition!

4) Autumn exhibition from 17 September: “I re-arranged your collection!”
50 years of the Roosen-Trinks Collection curated by the artist Thorsten Brinkmann.
Location: Wittkielhof

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5) Music meets Art: a german & danish premiere for international cultural cooperation: The Schackenborg Musikfest & Kunst für Angeln , will present artworks from the Roosen-Trinks Collection at the Schackenborg Music Festival in the castle in Møgeltønder in August; and on 7 and 8 October 2023, the Schackenborg Music Festival will be a guest of the Kunst für Angeln association at the WITTKIELHOF. A matinee on October 8  will be performed by the Danish Clarinet Trio, the baritone Viktor Rud from Ukraine, the German pianist Jürgen Christ and Christian Spevak from Flensburg with his jazz ensemble.

Ingrid Roosen-Trinks


At the beginning of 2023, Christine Eisner, teacher at the Nordlicht Schule Süderbrarup and Ingrid Roosen-Trinks from the Kunst für Angeln association, present a new cooperation. Original works of art on loan from the Roosen-Trinks Collection to schools with the aim of expanding art classes, inspiring children, making their own versions in workshops and giving their imagination new inspiration! The association plans to show the resulting children’s artworks separately in autumn 2023 and make them available to the public.

Photo: Cindy Schmädecker
Artists ©️Henrik Becker

A school becomes a museum:
contemporary art comes to Süderbrarup

The association KUNST FÜR ANGELN and the Nordlicht Schule Süderbrarup presented an art premiere at the beginning of 2023 on 11 January in Angeln, the northernmost region of Schleswig-Holstein: The students do not go out to see art but art comes to school.
On January 11, 2023 the school director Wolfgang Schäfing, art teacher Christine Eisner and the board of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V., Ingrid Roosen-Trinks, presented an exhibition of contemporary art in the corridors of the Nordlicht School with works by the young Flensburg artists Henrik Becker and Thore Bernstein as well as the internationally renowned object – and installation artist Carsten Höller.
The school as a learning environment thus becomes a meeting place for all pupils of this primary school in Süderbrarup – made possible by loans from the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V.
Art teacher Christine Eisner asserts: “We are excited to see how our students will adopt this new form of art education on site. In any case, we hope to get inspirations for creative ideas and thoughts, it is therefore an extension of our art classes outside the classroom. “

Director Schäfing: “In a world that is dominated by moving images and with its speed robs us of more time than it’s giving us. Contemplating and dealing with contemporary art offers the opportunity to pause, to take time for creative thoughts, emotions and new perspectives – and thus to broaden the horizon. We see this new art cooperation as an extension of our educational offers and are pleased to have the artworks with us until Easter 2023. “

Ingrid Roosen-Trinks, member of the board of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V.: “One year ago, we founded our association KUNST FÜR ANGELN, with the aim of helping students, young persons, seniors and all people, who live, work and go to school in Angeln, allowing access to contemporary art simply and easily – including exhibitions at the Wittkielhof, workshops with artists and social projects.
Thanks to the ROOSEN-TRINKS collection, we are also making it possible now to experience contemporary art live on site – in this case in the Nordlicht primary school – in the heart of Angeln. We want to offer this offer to other schools in the region.”

The premiere in Süderbrarup was a complete success and the first comments of the students aged 6 – 10 show how diverse and different art can work and how much the imagination and creative thinking is stimulated.
For example, the children’s comments on Thore Bernstein’s photo work “Wasserturm”: – A giant drum as a dwarf sees it, or a plant that has grown very quickly, or a blue corridor with a magic door.
When asked who would like to become an artist later on, spontaneously 11 fingers up. The art world does not have to worry about a shortage of young talent for the time being.
By mid-April 2023, the artworks will be integrated into school lessons and invite to get inspired during breaks and workshops. The results will be presented in an exhibition in autumn by the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN.

Artwork Henrik Becker © Sammlung Roosen-Trinks, oil and acrylic on canvas


In April 2023 opens the exhibition ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES with the participation of 30 artists from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein.

In 2022, it has been 25 years that the districts of Nordfriesland and Schleswig-Flensburg/ Angeln and the city of Flensburg signed the first cooperation agreement with the Sønderjylland administration. The constituent meeting for the Sønderjylland-Schleswig region took place in September 1997.

An agreement was signed in which the members committed themselves to implement joint activities that promote development in the region and at the same time closer contacts between the population, the economic activities and the associations on both sides of the border, as well as to intensify “cooperation across the border”.

After its foundation in 2022, the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V., therefore, has committed itself to supporting and strengthening the ties 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.
This includes programs for children, pupils and senior citizens from South Jutland and the Schleswig-Flensburg region.
It started in October 2022 with an initiative of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V. – with students of the Bernstorff-Gymnasium Satrup in Angeln and seniors from South Jutland. Together, the pilot project “ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES” was launched, which will be continued and expanded in April 2023.
Works by artists from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, all of which are represented in the Roosen-Trinks Collection, are going to be exhibited at the Wittkielhof by the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V.
From April 2023, senior citizens, students from Angeln and South Jutland will experience the exhibition together, get to know artists personally and exchange ideas on the art experience on site.
The exhibition will be open to all interested parties from the border region and beyond until mid-May 2023.

Registrations at:
Entrance is free and parking is available.

The pilot project started in early October 2022 in Sønderborg with a trip to a German/Danish art exhibition at the Sønderborg Art School under the direction of the artist Thomas Lunau and ended at the end of October with a visit to the Roosen-Trinks Collection at the WITTKIELHOF in Angeln, where an exclusive preview was presented with works of art by artists from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein.

This exhibition was a preview of what will be shown at the WITTKIELHOF in April 2023.

In total, about 100 works of art will be shown – from painting to photography, collages to sculptures by a total of 30 artists.

The project ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES – initiated by the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V. and the ROOSEN-TRINKS Collection – thus builds an “art bridge” from Angeln/ Schleswig-Holstein to Jutland /Denmark in 2023.

Some of the exhibited works will deal with the topics that fundamentally determine our current everyday life such as environmental awareness, sustainability, resilience.

Art demands and feeds on creativity.

In the exhibition ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES 2023, artists will show with their art ways to overcome the limits of our thinking. Because they go new ways, free from existing thought structures and patterns and enable us to think anew. Using environmentally friendly, recyclable materials and future-oriented content.

If you ask artists whether our planet can be saved, most say YES.

Joseph Beuys already said: “Only art can change life”

ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES. April 16 – May 14, 2023
Collection ROOSEN-TRINKS at the WITTKIELHOF in Angeln.

An initiative of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V.

A part of this social project has already happened October 2022 in connection with
a meeting of students and senior citizens!
KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V., has invited 4 students of the Bernstorff Gymnasium in Satrup, in the heart of Anglia, to make it “their” project.
1st part started October 5th, 2nd part followed October 25th, 2022

Final photo of the social project 2022 of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V.!
Preview of the exhibition ART OVERCOMES BOUNDARIES was held on October 25, 2022. With seniors from Sønderborg/ Denmark with their care takers, the artists Thomas Lunau, Thore Bernstein, Henrik Becker, the high school students Leonard, Ibrahim, Kira, Jennifer from Satrup, their teacher Sonja Schmidt, the WITTKIELHOF owner Heiner Nissen and Ingrid Roosen-Trinks. To be continued in 2023.