The series of discussions, called the "Cultural Conspiracy", put the development of important cultural institutions, such as opera, theatre, museum, cinema and TV over the next millenium under examination. Experts like Christiane zu Salm or Volker Schlöndorff led a public discussion in the DG-Bank at Pariser Platz in Berlin under the patronage of the Ministry of State for Culture and Media.
The discussions were supported by the Academy of Arts (Berlin), the publishing house Suhrkamp (Frankfurt a.M.) and the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich). We supported Deutschlandradio, assisted with the cooperation, worked out a marketing conception for the series of ten events and implemented it.
WEIMAR 99 – KULTURSTADT EUROPAS
European cultural capital city Weimar 1999
For the opening exhibition "Mythos Weimar - Photographs by Ute Klophaus" (former Beuys' photographer) of "Weimar 1999 - Cultural City of Europe" the exhibition management was in cooperation with Roman Soukup, former head of the Documenta X exhibition. Areas of activity included the conception and organisation of the exhibition, PR (photos for the FAZ-Magazin), event management, sponsoring, and merchandising.
The "exhibition tour" not only included the "Schiller Museum" in Weimar, but also "Haus der Kunst" in Munich and the "Historisches Museum" in Speyer.
PIN. YOUNG CIRCLE (voluntary)
As a member on the advisory board of the PIN.Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V., Dietlinde Behncke initiated and founded the PIN.Young Circle. Its program aims at young and supporting members to further integrate them in the larger PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. society. PIN.Young Circle focuses on "collecting for a public institution". Questions it aims to answer are: "Where do I get information?" or "How do I recognize true art?". These lead to events and travels to raise the junior's awareness for what makes a piece of art a collectible and create a more differentiated view on art itself. PIN.Young Circle also uses a small budget make an annual purchase of one piece of art for the PIN.Young Circle Collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne.
PIN.Young Circle purchased the video installation "Was bleibt (2005)" by Franz Kaßner, "Blame it on Morandi" (2011) by Kathrin Sonntag, a small workgroup from the series „A Poem by repetition by...“ (2013) by Natalie Czech and two current works of Florian Auer, all important figures in the area of the New Media.
Meanwhile Dietlinde Behncke grew out of the Young Circle and handed it over to Julie Schemann and Dr. Sophie-Kathrin Kirchner. PIN.YC celebrated recently its 10th anniversary with a great PIN.YC collection and over 200 members.