A Room to Yourself


8.02. until 7.04.2024

Vernissage 7.02.2024, 6.30 pm

Stadthausgalerie, Marktstr. 12, 87527 Sonthofen

When a person leaves for good, she or he leaves many things behind. What happens to them? Are they kept? Are they given away? Sold? Thrown away? And what about those that can’t simply be disposed of, such as a room – his or her room. We had a room like that in my childhood home. A shrine of memories.

These rooms here describe the spatial dimension of remembering: old photographs are brought to life – Deep Paula and Post Mortem – an artificial, uncanny liveliness. Would you be willing to bring a photo of a deceased loved one to life – with the help of artificial intelligence?

What meaning does an old photo album have Below the Surface when there is no one left to tell the stories of these people? Can our imagination save them?

And then there are countless Letters from Utopia. Who still writes letters today? Here they are metaphorical bridges to a place of longing that only exists in our memories – a very personal Utopia. Science has taught us that memory is flawed. We leave traces, collect documents and photographs, and archive them. I see this as an existential doubt: who am I if I can’t trust memory? If I leave no traces, did I ever exist?

“In the exhibition “A room to yourself”, ten artists are showing works that deal with Virginia Woolf’s thoughts on feminism and gender differentiation in the broadest sense. The title refers to Woolf’s 1929 essay, which has been available as a German translation since 1978. The themes it contains, such as autonomy, self-development and creative freedom through various artistic disciplines, are still relevant today. A space, be it physical or metaphorical, functions as a home for the innermost thoughts and dreams. It offers the necessary freedom to unfold the inner monologue, to spin ideas and to connect them with creative impulses. The participating artists are members of GEDOKmünchen, an interdisciplinary association of women artists that has been active nationwide since 1926.”

Artists: Silke Bachmann, Renate Gehrcke, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Katharina Lehmann, Ina Loitzl, Herta Miessner, Christiane Pott, Martina Salzberg, Julia Smirnova, Olga Wiedenhöft

Curated by Uta Römer

Music: Anna Heller


More Theater!

20 female artists show their works on the theme “More theater!” Annual exhibition of the GEDOKmünchen.

Exhibition from 16.09.-29.10.2023

Opening: Friday, 15.09.2023, 6 p.m.
Welcome: Rasmus Kleine, Museum Director
Music: Karera Fujita – premiere contemporary singing, soprano solo and Monika Olszak – jazz interpretation, saxophone

Exhibition tour with artists: Oct. 29, 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (GEDOK patrons), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (public)

Gallery in the castle pavilion, Schloßstraße 1, 85737 Ismaning

Tuesday to Saturday 14:30 to 17 h, Sunday 13 to 17 h
or by appointment

Gallery in the Schlosspavillon Ismaning, 2023. Photo: Julia Milberger

With works by: Silke Bachmann – Ursula Bolck-Jopp – Teresa Dietrich – Dorothea Dudek – Renate Gehrcke – Sabine Groschup – Cordula Hofmann-Molis – Claude Jones – Erika Kassnel-Henneberg – Carmen Kordas – Augusta Laar – Katharina Lehmann – Antje Lindner – Nina Annabelle Märkl – Ulrike Prusseit – Charlotte Simon – Julia Smirnova

“Artificial worlds as a contrast or correction to “real life” are not an invention of the present. Models that take up themes of the everyday in order to place them on a stage or in a fictitious space have existed as long as there have been people. Artists who playfully – that is, according to their own rules and without coercion from outside – express their creativity and develop their individual style. Artificial worlds – according to Friedrich Schiller – that “dream away real ones” have not only existed since the invention of computer games and avatars. “Don’t make such a fuss?” Yes it does: we conquer the stages with pictures, drawings, mixed media, videos, sculptures, installations and performance.”

So luxurious in the leaf labyrinth


Flower Power Festival, 3. – 24.02.2023, GEDOK Gallery, Schleißheimer Staße 61, 80797 München

Vernissage: 3.02.2023, 7 pm

Munich is in a floral frenzy with Flower Power Festival. We’re setting off too!

From buds become blossoms – with women’s lyrical contributions of our members, we present a variety of beguiling works of music and visual arts”. (GEDOK)

Participating artists:

Writers: Ursula Haas, Sabine Jörg, Augusta Laar, Katharina Ponnier, Franziska Ruprecht, Barbara YurtdaŞ
Music: Masako Ohta.
Visual artists: Stella Bach, Simone Braitinger, Ruth Effer, Brigitte Heintze, Reinhild Gerum, Gabriele Irle, Claude Jones, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Margret Kube, Katharina Lehmann, Ina Loitzl, Iris Nölle-Wehn, Anne Pincus, Ulrike Prusseit, Katharina Schellenberger, Katarina Sopčić, Christiane Spatt, Eva Raiser-Johanson, Kathrina Rudolph.

Cleaning Up

Annual exhibition of GEDOK Munich.

15.10. until 13.11.2022

Vernissage: 15.10.2022 at 11 a.m.

Municipal Gallery Traunstein

Women artists’ tour on 13.11.2022 at 1 pm


Participation at this year’s ARTMUC at the GEDOK Munich booth

October 7 – 9, 2022

MTC World of Fashion
Ingolstädter Straße 45
80806 München

A Poem Is Like A Pearl*

Annual exhibition 2014 GEDOK München, gallery in the castle pavilion Ismaning

1.10. – 26.10.2014

“All works refer to texts by women poets performing at the 2nd International Shamrock Festival of Women Poets between October 24 and 26, 2014.

Thus, the exhibition provides an insight into the multifaceted forms of expression of contemporary women artists. Artists participating in the exhibition are Dörthe Bäumer, Sheila Furlan, Renate Gehrcke, Die 4 Grazien, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Rosa Maria Krinner, Margret Kube, Augusta Laar, Patricia Lincke, Silke Markefka, Hertha Miessner, Christine Ott, Anna-Jutta Pietsch, Regine Pohl, Ulrike Prusseit, Dorothea Reese-Heim, Hilla Rost, Katharina Schellenberger, Martina Singer, Ursula Steglich-Schaupp and Susanne Wackerbauer. ” (from the exhibition catalog)

The opening will take place on Wed 1 Oct 2014 at 19:00
Opening hours are otherwise Tue-Sun 14:30-17:00

* Quote: Carol Ann Duffy, since May 1, 2009 Poet Laureate, i.e. the court poet appointed by the British Queen. She is the first woman to hold this position (in 350 years!) and the first Scottish woman.

20 Positions in Tutzing 2013

Exhibition of the GEDOK Munich, Academy for Political Education, Tutzing, 19.06.2013 – Juni 2014


Adidal Abou-Chamat
Angelika Bartholl
Ira Blazejewska
Gisela Brunke-Mayerhofer
Anne Fraatz-Unterhalt
Erika Kassnel-Henneberg
Marion Kausche
Eva Kollmar
Doris Kreuzer
Patricia Lincke
Karen Linder
Nina Annabelle Märkl
Anna-Jutta Pietsch
Ulrike Prusseit
Hildegard Rost
Katharina Schellenberger
Iara Simonetti
Ursula Steglich-Schaupp
Waltraud Waldherr
Elena Yanewska