A MAGICAL PLACE NEXT TO THE BALTIC SEA
August 2021, every Thursday to Sunday
5th – 8th | 12th – 15th | 19th – 22nd | 26th – 29th
Opening hours: 14h – 19h
10 km North-West of Stralsund
on the mainland
This August „Sommerfeld Manor“, tucked away in the magical countryside of Mecklenburg, close to the Baltic Sea and Stralsund, will be temporarly open to the public for the very first time!
For this temporarily Opening of „Sommerfeld Manor“, Christina & Knut invited the artist couple Lili & Jesko, well known for creating poetic and highly atmospheric installations inside run down old villas and manor houses, to work together on an exhibition in the morbid ambiance of „Sommerfeld Manor“.
Lili & Jesko’s contemplative art work will resonate with Christina’s delicate still lives. A magical setting of Lili & Jesko’s paintings, antique furniture, candlesticks and carefully placed, complementing individual pieces by Christina, will turn „Sommerfeld Manor“ into a complete art work „Gesamtkunstwerk“.
Music & Drinks
Saturday August, 7th
20h – 24h
Music & Drinks
Saturday August, 28th
20h – 24h
The Danish/German couple Christina Ahlefeld-Laurvig & Knut Splett-Henning the owners of „Sommerfeld Manor“ are well known in Mecklenburg Vorpommern as the „Old Manor House Rescuers“.
In 2002 Christina & Knut bought their first manor house „Rensow Manor“, embedded in the Mecklenburg countryside, near the rural village of Rensow, when the manor was about to collapse.
The couple revived the baroque house and saved it from ruin. They renovated it very carefully with old clay bricks, floorboards from the attic and other materials that were as true to the original as possible and a lot of attention to detail.
Today both the family with their 3 children and their guests live here. You will find rooms full of antique furniture, candlesticks and old stoves, carefully placed, complementing individual pieces made of porcelain, metal or glass, shelves full of books.
In the meantime, the couple completed several of these old manor house transformational projects and since 2017 one ongoing project is „Sommerfeld Manor“. The first traces of this manor date back to the 14th century. Outside, the old manor house appears quite unadorned, however, inside you find wooden panels and plastering from the 18th and 19th century.
For the artist couple Lili & Jesko the morbid charm of „Sommerfeld Manor“ is the perfect setting to set their art work in scene.
HAMBURG ART SPACE
THE GRAND REOPENING
Finally, Lili and Jesko are back in their HAMBURG ART SPACE and would like to invite you!
After three years, the restoration of the whole building came to an end!
You will now find their HAMBURG ART SPACE only in the basement,
as luckily in the meantime their additional BERLIN ART SPACE was established.
The HAMBURG ART SPACE by Lili & Jesko has been published in numerous international magazines:
ELLE UK, ELLE India, ELLE Norway MADAME, ESPACE SEDUCTION, D-CASA, ELEGANCE NL, ARCHITEKTUR & WOHNEN
The magazine DER HAMBURGER will publish a feature in its upcoming issue February 2021.
For your exclusive appointment, please get in touch at least one week in advance:
mobil: +49 151 400 267 56
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they can only welcome groups of 5 visitors of one household at a time.
Please remember to bring your mask!
Looking very much forward to welcome you back!
BERLIN ART WEEK
MAYBACH – ICONS OF LUXURY
September, 9th – 14th 2019
Opening hours: 10h – 19h
Noble Optic House
Kurfürstendamm 171, 10707 Berlin, Germany
In the context of the BERLIN ART WEEK 2019 Lili & Jesko will
take their MOODS ENVIRONMENTS PAINTINGS and 4.000 silver leaves
to transform the MAYBACH Boutique / Noble Optic House Berlin
into a breathtaking artistic landscape!
An exclusive special event on Saturday will be the
September, 14th 2019 from 18h-22h
Finger Food, Drinks & Music will be available.
Please reply, RSVP for the exclusively ART NIGHT until September, 7th
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to space limitations, attendance will be on a “first come first serve” basis
and will be confirmed directly by MAYBACH!
BERLIN FASHION WEEK
Opening hours: 18h30 – 21h30
Berlin Creative Space
Schinkestraße 9, 12047 Berlin, Germany
In the context of the BERLIN FASHION WEEK Rolf Scheider is celebrating
the opening of his new BERLIN CREATIVE SPACE with a Crossover-Event:
Fashion, Paintings, Photography, Live Shows, Music and Drinks
Lili & Jesko, Birgit Kaulfuß, Tina Werning
Esther Perbandt, Danny Reinke, Isabel Vollrath, Kaska Hass, Magdalena Mayrock, Kim Zeuner, Lena Beck, Friederike Snelting, Alexander Michael Arnold, Tanja Christiani
Alex Kurtu, Jade Pearl Baker, Dominik Trampf, Amir Darzi
BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
OPEN ART SPACE & ART TEA SHOP
April, 27th – 28th 2019
Opening hours: 12h – 22h
Berlin Art Space
Lili Nalovi & Jesko Willert
Blücherstr. 40, 10961 Berlin, Germany
Front Building Left / 2nd Floor
Lili & Jesko would like to invite you and your friends for a cup of Green Rose Bud Tea.
Their synthesis of the arts: MOODS ENVIRONMENTS PAINTINGS will be on display in their Berlin Art Space.
The Art Spaces of Lili & Jesko have been published in numerous international magazines.
Right now Lili & Jesko’s Berlin Art Space sets the scene for a magical Louis Vuitton Editorial in the new SLEEK Magazine No. 61!
BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
April, 26th – 29th 2018
Lili & Jesko are represented in two shows:
Heckmannhöfe/Oranienburgerstraße 32, 10117 Berlin
Opening: April, 24th 2018, 6 pm – 11 pm
Exhibition: April, 25th – May, 30th 2018
Isabel Bernheimer and Michéle Adamski
HP Adamski, Karol Bethge, Andreas Blank, Andreas Burger, Alexander Güntzel, Sebastian Klug, Jan Kuck, Alessandro Lupi, Federica Marangoni, Volker März, Lili & Jesko, Dario Puggioni, Alexander von Schlieffen, Cristiano Tassinari, Amir Sinai Weisglass
Heidestraße 20c, 10557 Berlin
Opening: April, 27 2018, 11 am – 9 pm
Exhibition: April, 28th – June, 30th 2018
Isabel Bernheimer and Michéle Adamski
HP Adamski, Karol Bethke, Fiona Bennett, Jan Kuck, Federica Marangoni, Lili & Jesko, Alexander von Schlieffen, Daniele Sigalot, Johannes Vetter, Amir Sinai Weisglass, Mia Florentine Weiss, video artists from the collection of Leo Kuelb, New York
KORNVERSUCHSSPEICHER ART LAB BERLIN
February, 22nd – June, 30th 2018
Heidestrasse 20c, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Lili & Jesko are part of the Art Lab at „Kornversuchsspeicher“. They are represented with their expansive installation „Following the Footprints of a Child’s Broken Heart“. Their installation is dealing with the theme of transgenerational trauma.
Lili’s mother, Ingrid von Seydlitz, born in 1934, was subjected to the ravaging effects of World War II. She was one of the 46 children banished from their home to Bad Sachsa, central Germany, after the failed attempted coup of July 20, 1944.
After 72 years, in August 2016, Lili travelled with her mother back to Bad Sachsa. Today, four of the original seven houses still exist. Mother and daughter had absolutely no contact for over 11 years due to the painful wounds and rejection that stood between them. The shared experience of returning to the place where such oppressive and traumatic events occurred, in many aspects was transformative for both of them. Thus, becoming a very touching and reconciliatory experience. For a long time, Lili was deeply aware that her motherʼs trauma from the war, tied her hands and closed her heart. Through physically being in Bad Sachsa together, Lili realized further how deeply a mother and daughter are subconsciously connected.
In 1995, during her intense work against sexual abuse and child sex abuse, Lili created one object „Circumstantial Case 1-45“, not knowing, that 46 children had been banished to Bad Sachsa. Even in her works with old doll houses she could find a connection to the seven houses of Bad Sachsa in which the „Children of Bad Sachsa“ had been imprisoned.
With their installation at Kornversuchsspeicher, Lili & Jesko hope to encourage the dialogue between generations, especially between war children and grandchildren in Germany.
Participating artists at Kornversuchsspeicher:
Lili & Jesko, Fiona Bennett, Amir Sinai Weisglass, Hans Peter Adamski, Alexander von Schlieffen, Mia Florentine Weiss, Jan Kuck, Johannes Vetter, Daniele Sigalot. Curated by Michéle Victor Adamski in collaboration with Bernheimer Contemporary Berlin and Collection Leo Kuelb New York.
Taste the Future Art Collection
London The Gallery of the German Embassy
September, 26th – November 2017
34 Belgrave Square, London SW1, United Kingdom
Lili & Jesko are part of the „Taste the Future Art Collection” which has its third exhibition out of Venice at the Gallery of the German Embassy in London.
Taste the Future has already been exhibited in Venice, Miami and Paris. The exhibition features works by 29 international artists from 15 countries who first met while participating in the exhibition “Personal Structures” during the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015. The artists were asked to make a unique artwork with just one condition: it should fit in a “pizza box”
Lili & Jesko are part of the “Taste Future Art Collection” with two objects: “Cabinet of Hope” and „Cabinet of Mourning“. To express their deep sorrow and mourning over the loss of their beloved portrait “Burmese Boy Indein Market” – the smallest of twelve paintings – which was stolen from their expansive installation in Room #5 at Palazzo Bembo at the very start of the 56th Venice Biennale. They created a four piece dedication: a “Mourning Display”, a „Moments of Mourning“ video and, in a pizza box, they made the “Cabinet of Mourning“ and „Cabinet of Hope”.