Art price of the city of Weilburg

For the fifth time in a row the city of Weilburg offered an art prize for painting. All works of the finalists will be shown in an exhibition running from  October 6th to December 13th at “Kleines Kabinett” of Bergbau- und Stadtmuseums of the city of Weilburg (Lahn). My painting “Ruin VI” will be shown there as well.


Participating artists:
Anja Barth, Julia Belot Ines Brinkschmidt, Kathrin Brömse, Margit Budel, Klaus Busch, Pilar Colino, Dinara Daniel, Anita Fried, Kerstin Grobler, Uta Grün, Satoshi Hoshi, Liuba Jakupovic, Hartmut Kiewert, Valentina Kulagina, Yi Zheng Lin, Rolf Mallat, Kristine Narvida, Petra Pauen, Natalie Port, Andrea Ridder, Andreas Rück, Sabine Rudolph, Uschi Scherer, Iris Schmitt, Otto Michael Schneider, Slava Seidel, Anja Struck, Helga Thomas-Berke, Klaus Werner, Tessa Ziemßen

“Kleines Kabinett”
Bergbau- und Stadtmuseum
Schlossplatz 1
35781 Weilburg an der Lahn

Sunday, 06.10.2019, 11 pm

Duration of exhibtion
06.10. – 12.13.2019

Opening hours
Tue – Sun: 10 pm – 5 pm
From November: Mon – Fri: 10 pm – 5 pm

The Space Between Us / About The Nature Which We Share

Exhibition at Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg together wiht Annette Krisper-Beslic and Kathrin Henschler.

The Exhibition runs until Sunday 27 October 2019.

Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg
Jakobsmauer 12
06618 Naumburg (Saale)
Tel.: +49 (0) 3445 261 133

Opening hours:
(Access via Nietzsche-Haus, Weingarten 18)
Thuesday to Fryday 2 – 5 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday 10 am – 5 pm

2,50 Euro / reduced 1,50 Euro
Groups (10 people or more): p. P. 1,50 Euro



»Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously. „No artist tolerates reality“, says Nietzsche. That is true, but no artist can get along without reality. Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. But it rejects the world on account of what it lacks and in the name of what it ​sometimes is. Rebellion can be observed here in its pure state and in its original complexities. Thus art should give us a final perspective on the content of rebellion.«

– Albert Camus


Hartmut Kiewert, “In the Open II”, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

NATUR – MENSCH, St. Andreasberg

25. art exhibition „NATUR – MENSCH“ is running from 15. September until 13. October 2019 at Sankt Andreasberg

For the 25th time the exhibition takes place at different spaces in Sankt Andreasberg. Traditionally it is dedicated to reflect the relation NATURE – HUMAN, trying to raise awareness of natural circuit and connections. 62 works from the fields of painting, graphic art, photography, installation, video art and sculpture will be presented at this years art exhibition NATUR – MENSCH. Including my painting “Picnic III” as well.



Rathaus-Scheune (Dr. Willi-Bergmann-Straße 23, 37444 Sankt Andreasberg ), Martini-Kirche and St. Andreas-Kirche

14.09.2019, 7 pm (at Rathaus-Scheune)

Vorab wird Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schulz um 15 Uhr den Vortrag „Das ästhetische Naturverhältnis des Menschen“ halten. Um 17 Uhr führt dann Detlef Kiep Künstlerinnen, Künstler und Interessierte durch die Ausstellung.

Duration of exhibtion
15.09. – 13.10.2019

opening hours
everyday 11 am – 5 pm

Painting at Hof Butenland 2019

From 19 August to 28 August 2019 I was at the farmed animal sanctuary Hof Butenland for a few days again and did paint some of the residents.


Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug

This exhibition attempts to depict the astounding breadth of the teaching of Thomas Rug, now Emeritus Professor of Graphics at Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle. Technically and conceptually highly divergent strategies of more than 40 artistic personalities, whose path was guided in one way or another by a seminal school, are exchanged in this exhibition. Fine observations, kopfkino, abstract investigations, gruff stagings, borrowings from high-, pop- and everyday culture make loud or soft Rabatz. Hardly practiced techniques are ventilated contemporary. The future is the new thing, so also for Thomas Rug.

Participating artists: Rawad Atfeh, Anne Baumann, Franca Bartholomäi, Caterina Behrendt, Oliver Bekiersz, Florian Bielefeldt, Steffen Braumann, Sarah Deibele, Nicolas Engele, Nikolaus Fasslrinner, Mattes Fischer, Rüdiger Franke, Marc Fromm, Jay Gard, Tobias Gellscheid, Jana Gunstheimer, Claas Gutsche, Katrin Hanusch, Sebastian Harwardt, Philipp Haucke, Hartmut Kiewert, Ilko Koestler, Tobias Köbsch, Sophie Kurzer, Christine Matzke, Paul Arne Meyer, Christoph Meißner, Niklas Müller, Sara Möbius, Tayou Mori, Sebastian Nebe, Dirk Neumann, Wieland Payer, Thomas Rabisch, Franz Rentsch, Frank Petzold, Torsten Enzio Richter, Thomas Rug, Alexander Schellbach, Martin Schuster, Paul Sörgel, Regina Stiegeler, Bianca Strauch, Nick Teplov, Tobias Teschner, Marianne Thurm, Christian Weihrauch, Paul Werner, Ulrike Zabel, Majla Zeneli

The exhibition is curated and organized by Nora Mona Bach and Sebastian Gerstengarbe.

The openig takes place on Friday, 9. August 2019, at 7 pm.

with speeches by:
Manon Bursian (Director of Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt), Prof. Dieter Hofmann (Principal of Burg Giebichenstein), Prof. Christian Weihrauch (Professor for Malerei / Zeichnung / Komposition at HGB Leipzig), Nora Mona Bach & Sebastian Gerstengarbe (Curators of the exhibtition), music by Stanley Brinks & Clemence Freschard (Berlin)

Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug
10. August – 2. September 2019
Opening hours: Wed – Sun dnd Holydays 2 – 6 pm
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Neuwerk 11
06108 Halle (Saale)


Since the beginning of this year I am member of BBKL e.V. and will show one of my paintings in the member exhibition.

Image: © Stephanie Marx

Exhibition space: UG14 – Halle14 basement, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

Vernissage: 05.07.2019 // 19.00 Uhr

Duration: 06.07. – 27.07.2019

Opening hours: Wed. – Sat.: 3 – 7 pm

FoodFuturesArt / 26 May – 07 July

International multimedia- and performance project about the future of food

Kunstverein Kunsthalle Hannover e.V. presents the exhibition FoodFuturesArt, which deals with the problems of the future of food. One of my large format paintings, showing so called »farmed animals« not as food, but as companions encountering humans on equal footing, will be shown there as well.

Participating artists:
Noam Braslavsky (Germany/Israel)
Michael Dörner (Germany)
Helmut Hennig (Germany)
Parvez Imam (Switzerland)
Leon Joskowitz (Germany)
Hartmut Kiewert (Germany)
Maurice Maggi (Switzerland)
Norbert Meissner & Franziska Anna Faust (Germany)
Regina Frank TheHeArtisPresent (Germany/Portugal)
Romina de Novilis (Italien)
Marie-Françoise Plissart (Belgium)
Peter Puype (Belgium)
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert (Indonesia)
Daniel Spörri (Switzerland)
Timm Ulrichs (Germany)
Sarah Zehnder (Switzerland)


Kunsthalle Faust
Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3
30451 Hannover

Tel. 0511 2134860
Anfahrt: Bahn 10, Station Leinaustraße

duration of the exhibition:
Sunday, 26 May – Sunday, 7. July 2019

opening: Saturday, 25 May 2019, 7 pm

opening hours:
Thu to Fri 4 – 8 pm
Sat and Sun 2 – 6 pm

3,- Euro, reduced: 2,- Euro

Statement about insects as food

Insects and other animals are no commodities
For a vegan future of food

My paintings show scenarious of a world, in which livestock breeding belongs to the past and humans and other animals encounter on equal footing. This utopia of a world without animal exploitation is not limited to land animals, like pigs, cows and chickens, but includes all other animals, like fish and insects as well.

I refuse the, in the context of this exhibition pointed out, nutrition with insects, as a pretended ecologocal and progressive form of nutrition and the breeding, keeping and killing of insects, which comes along with that, just as any other form of animal exploitation. I distance myself explicit from the so called „insect food“-companies and their products, which are named and offered in the context of this exhibtion.

Today there is simply no need to eat animals. There is enough plant based food available, incuding alternatives to meat, milk and so on, which need less land, water and energy for their production, than the detour via livestock breeding. We can abstain from the cruelty to kill other animals for our nutrution without big issues.

Even if insects are not so familiar to us, like for instance pigs, they are creatures that have teir own goals and partly high complex froms of comunication and cohabitation. We must not exploit them for our purposes.

Let us not add to the 800 million land animals and numberless fishs and shellfishs, that are killed every year in Germany alone for the food industire, not further millions of killed insects. Let us end the crual practise of eating animals.

Let us break up with the profits at expence of the animals. For a progressive organic-vegan and solidary way of food production and a society beyond markets and states, which also considers the needs and interests of other animals.

Hartmut Kiewert