on 15 and 16 November 2019 in Kloster Bentlage / Rheine

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We cordially invite you to the closing event of the IGBK series 2019 "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft"

on Friday and Saturday 15 and 16 November 2019

in and in cooperation with Kloster Bentlage / Rheine (Kulturelle Begegnungsstätte Kloster Bentlage, Ökonomie, Bentlager Weg 130, 48432 Rheine)

Admission is free. Please register until 13 November 2019 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This weekend marks the conclusion of the 2019 event series "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft", in which the IGBK focused on the cross-border cooperation of artists on the transitions between Germany and its neighboring countries.

It is to be elaborated on which funding opportunities, and in particular EU funds, exist for regional cooperation among artists from neighboring countries, and how this affects local artistic cooperation.

At the same time, the question is asked: What does the term "border" mean in 2019 artistically and politically in Europe, especially against the background of new nationalisms within the European Union and now facing Brexit? What new boundaries exist and how do artists deal with them?


Friday, 15 November 2019

  • 18h    
    Welcome by Jörg Wagner (artist and member of the board of IGBK) and introduction by Jan-Christoph Tonigs (artistic director Kloster Bentlage): "Die Grenze ist nicht der Rand, sondern die Mitte - deutsch-niederländische Kulturpraxis am Kloster Bentlage"
  • 18.30h    
    Podium talk on the taNDem Project of EUREGIO Germany/ Netherlands with the artists Ben Greber und Bram Kuypers (“Convoy”) and with Desiree Brüning (taNDem project management, EUREGIO) and Andre Sebastian (co-initiator of taNDem and project management, Münstlerland e.V.)
  • 19.45h     
    "Kleines Nachbarschaftskochen: Die Grenze zwischen Koch und Gästen wird fließend - Sind Nachbar*innen auch gute Köch*innen? Welche Grenzen gibt es beim Kochen?" An edible experiment with Jörg Wagner and guests.
  • 21h    
    Get-together in the evening*

Saturday, 16 November 2019

  • 10h    
    Consulting workshop in German and Dutch on the international mobility of artists: What are the hurdles (keywords tax questions, social security, ...)? What service do the European Mobility Info Points propose? With Christine Heemsoth, Thomas Weis (both IGBK, www.touring-artists.info) and Michiel Van der Padt (Dutch Culture)
  • 12h   
    Workshop discussion "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft": What similarities can be observed across the regions in cross-border work? What specific opportunities and challenges exist? How can artists and cultural actors receive support and bundle results here?
  • 14h    
    Short summary and farewell by the project leaders of “Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft” Jörg Wagner und Marcel Noack (artists and members of the board of IGBK)

 Moderation: Anna Steinkamp, www.annasteinkamp.de

 *An overnight stay in the house or in the surrounding area is possible, if you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 01 November 2019.


Ben Greber and Bram Kuypers met in 2016 during a scholarship stay at Schloss Ringenberg and developed their first joint installation there. Since 2017, they have worked at irregular intervals as a collective - (Greber & Kuypers) - where they develop topics together that they then work on from their individual artistic positions. The results are connected with each other in collaborative installations and spatial concepts.

Ben Greber, born 1979 in Halle, lives and works in Berlin.

Bram Kuypers, born in 1989 in Arnhem, lives and works in Arnhem.

Information about the project "Convoy" here on the website of the taNDem project.


LG taNDem FCtaNDem is a cross-border art and cultural project in the EUREGIO, which is aimed at German and Dutch artists, artists and cultural professionals. The aim is to create a platform that connects the art and culture scene across borders. Therefore, taNDem promotes cross-border cooperation between artists and at the same time establishes a German-Dutch cultural network.

The taNDem project has 3 theme years: Home (2018), Energy (2019) and Paradise (2020). Each year taNDem supports 15 tandems with 15,000 euros each. A tandem consists of at least one German and one Dutch artist. Together, they annually realize art and cultural projects of all kinds on the theme of the year.

In addition to the art projects, taNDem invites everyone to the so-called "taNDEmcamp" at the beginning of each year, a great meeting and exchange platform for artists from both countries.

This event takes place in cooperation with

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Please note that this event will be photographed and the images may be published in the press, on our website, in our printed materials and in social media for documentation and reporting purposes. If you wish not to be photographed, please contact our team at the beginning of the event, thank you.

More information on the IGBK 2019 event series "Übergänge/ Nachbarschaft" here.


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