Fukuoka, Japan: Exhibition of Roland’s photographs

September 8 – October 21, 2018

“Basquiat and NY Artists: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg” is the title of the exhibition at Artium Art Space. It features Roland’s works from the 1980s in New York. 



Prague: Lecture at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design

June 1, 2018  18:00

Title of Roland’s lecture: “Modern architecture in a rural environment – who cares?” – based on his experience with “Raiding Project” – an initiative to develop small guest houses at the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt in Austria. 


Burgenland Film Festival, Austria

April 21, 2018 19:00

Roland’s comical video series “Raiding Stories” – where farmers at the birthplace of Franz Liszt set out to produce a Hollywood film – was selected for this year’s Burgenland Film Festival in Austria. Screening in Oberwart at OHO April 21 at 19:00.  www.oho.at 

Scene from Raiding Stories Part 4: “Fly on a Dumpling” 


Japan guide in French

April 2018

The French version of Roland’s Japan guide to 99 selected architecture and design spots ist published this month. You can also EXPLORE ONLINE  or DOWNLOAD HERE

Architect Terunobu Fujimori climbing his “Takasugi-an Teahouse” (photo by Roland).


Roland’s photos in Frankfurt

February 15 – May 26, 2018 – Frankfurt, Germany  – Roland Hagenberg photo exhibition “Basquiat im Atelier” Galerie Peter Sillem @ MARIA Fahrgasse 10 next to Schirn Kunsthalle. The gallery features large size photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat that Roland took in his studio in 1983. On view are also portraits, that Roland took of Basquiat’s friends  like Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer and others. Next door the Schirn Kunsthalle exhibits “Basquiat – Boom for Real” which was previously on view at the Barbican in London. For press information send mail to: email hidden; JavaScript is required




Top: Opening reception; German TV ARD interview with RolandMiddle: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert MapplethorpeBottom: Francesco Clemente with daughter Chiara, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons


Limited edition photo box with book by Roland Hagenberg at Galerie Peter Sillem


Opera singer presents Roland’s poem

March 25 – 18:00 Raiding – Liszt Festival,  Vienna State Opera soprano Ildiko Raimondi sings poem by Roland Hagenberg with music composed by Eduard Kutrowatz


Left: Ildiko Raimondi CD “Begegnungen” (Encounters) with Roland’s poem “Vor meinem Fenster” (In front of my window) with music by Eduard Kutrowatz. Right: Ildiko Raimondi, Roland Hagenberg, Eduard Kutrowatz



September 8 – October 21 Fukuoka, Japan – Roland Hagenberg photo exhibition at Mitsubishi Jisho Artium Gallery



Roland’s photos in Sao Paulo

January – April 2018

As part of the exhibition “Jean-Michel Basquiat – Works from the Mugrabi Collection” the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo also features photos by Roland Hagenberg. January 25 – April 7, 2018


Installation views with wall-sized photo by Roland at Bank of Brazil, Sao Paulo


Roland’s poems in Wendepunkt

January 2018

The literary-philosophical magazine Wendepunkt in Munich/Germany published two poems from Roland’s book “Poems”. 

Wendepunkt magazine with Roland’s poem “Territories unknown” and illustration


Audi magazine with Roland’s architecture report

November 2017

The worldwide edition of all-new-designed Audi magazine is out now with a 20-page Tokyo architecture report by Roland. Watch interview with architect Sou Fujimoto here.

Interview with Sou Fujimoto


Barbican exhibition in London: “Basquiat: Boom for Real”

September 2017 – January 2018

Roland’s photo from 1983  of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio is prominently displayed on an exhibition wall. The show is on until January 28, 2018 and will then travel to the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.

Roland in front of his photo with curator Eleanor Nairne


Catalogue cover with Roland’s photo “Basquiat painting with cigarette, 1983”


BBC Two: Documentary on Basquiat with Roland’s photos

The 90-minutes film documentary on the artist is aired Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9pm. Programm can be viewed online shortly after broadcast.

And a BBC radio announcement for a Basquiat special with this photograph by Roland:


Art & literary event “Homeland: A Place of Yearning”

October 2017

A text by Roland from his book “Poems” is prominently displayed on an advertising column as part of the event in Oberwart, Austria. (October 8 – 21, 2017)

Photo: Andreas Lehner


Roland’s essay on “kintsugi” in German VOGUE

September edition 2017: All about the Japanese fascination with cracked pottery (and fixing it with gold).



Watch all episodes of our comedy shorts RAIDING STORIES at this YouTube playlist. (A film team sets out to produce an Oscar-winning-movie in Raiding – population 800, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt.



Roland on Austrian ORF TV June 26, 2017


Roland shows his and fellow artist’s works at NG39 Art Space (Silverhouse) in Raiding, birthplace of Franz Liszt. Silverhouse was designed by Roland

Works by Roland, Karl A. Meyer, Tanja Pfaff, Erik Trauner, Hugo Carmo and Peter White at Silverhouse

Roland interviewed by Austrian TV ORF


Literary Festival Grenzenlos Lesen (Reading without Borders) opens in Austria with Roland Hagenberg’s book “Poems”   June 16, 2017  7pm


58 illustrated poems in German and English, 132 pages, hardcover, ISBN 978-4-990793760  € 14.95. Published by Shoshi Maimai, Tokyo in collaboration with Art in Flow, Berlin.  Available at: Buchwelten   Art in Flow   Amazon Japan    Amazon Germany

Writer Roland Hagenberg and actress Andrea Schramek talk about the  timeliness and function of poetry as well as Roland’s new book “Poems”. Together with actress Sophie Wegleitner they will recite some of the lyrics.




Summer exhibition 2017 in Raiding, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt

Exhibition information HERE


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