The Camaro Haus invites you to the Ball der Künstlerinnen (Ball of Women Artists) on 18 June 2022. Today’s Camaro Haus was built in 1893 as a drawing and painting school for the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V.. It was the first art school for female artists in Germany. Legendary masquerade balls took place in these premises 130 years ago. The Camaro Haus continues this tradition and celebrates the pioneering women of the past and present.
Image above: Invitation to the Ball der Künstlerinnen, via Camaro Stiftung
Women artists of the VdBK take part in this colourful and exuberant evening full of interesting encounters as a living work of art. On the programme are: Premiere of an intermedial composition, the catwalk of the artworks, dance introduction and opening of the ball with professional dancers.
A conferencière will lead through the evening. Sumse Keil and the Schellack Trio will play and a DJ will play contemporary and 1920s music. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.
The teaser offers a small foretaste of the ball:
Admission to the ball
Admission: 30 € (incl. finger foods, programme and welcome drinks).
Please register by 10.06.2022 at the latest at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel : +49 30 263 929 75
The POP-UP! exhibition “Let’s have a ball!” is open until the ball. The photographs by Galya Feierman, as well as the photo edition (18 A5 postcards) can be purchased and signed by the artists present that evening.
About the house
Drawing school built for the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V.. After its construction in 1893, the ground floor and first floor housed the classrooms of the Viktoria Lyceum. On the other floors, the brick building housed studio rooms and the drawing room where, among others, Käthe Kollwitz taught and Lotte Laserstein and Paula Modersohn-Becker studied.
Notable stations in the house’s chequered history include Rudolf Steiner’s teaching and educational institution, the Ibach family of piano makers, its use by Albert Speer and later the Red Book publishing house.
A first attempt to reuse the house in the 1990s failed in the 2000s due to the insolvency of the owner. The acquisition by the Alexander and Renata Camaro Foundation in 2009 was able to prevent the planned conversion of the building into luxury flats. Since 2010, CAMARO HAUS has fulfilled its role as a cross-disciplinary cultural institution. In addition, publishers, typographers, architects, designers and a language school enliven the building today.
About the VdBK 1867 e.V
The Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V. is the oldest active association of female visual artists in Germany, founded in 1867 when women were denied access to art academies. The association awards the “Marianna Werefkin Prize” to contemporary women artists every two years. Among others, Lotte Laserstein, Käthe Kollwitz and Paula Modersohn-Becker were members of the association.
About the Alexander and Renata Camaro Foundation
The Foundation cultivates the work of Alexander and Renata Camaro and makes it accessible to the public. It promotes interdisciplinary thinking in the form of its own projects and the examination of selected contemporary artistic positions.
Tuesday – Friday 1-5 pm
Thursday 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, Sundays and public holidays closed
Appointments outside opening hours are also possible by arrangement.
Potsdamer Straße 98A, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Admission to the Camaro House is free of charge.