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From August 2020 to February 2021, the Kunsthalle will be focussing on the subject of Disappointment . It’s about the big disappointments of everyday life. It’s about societal disappointments. About disappointments that many people experience. About disappointments caused by politics. About disappointments that influence our lives as well. Where do …

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David Polzin


Jovana Reisinger


Rosalie Schweiker


Mickey Yang


EMAF 2021

21.04.21–30.05.21 Exhibition

Cover page catalogue EMAF.
Exhibition view in the church: installation of smartphones, video works in the background.
Exhibition view in the church: installation of smartphones, video works in the background.
Exhibition view in the church: altar-like installation with video.
Illuminated showcases and video works.
Video work in the church: a person holds her hand in front of her mouth.
Exhibition view in the church: installation consisting of beamer, map and manual.
Exhibition view in the new building: video work on canvas with a chair in front of it.

The exhibition possessed is presented by the Kunsthalle in cooperation with the EMAF festival. EMAF is the short term for European Media Art Festival. The exhibition is about the question: What happens when countries are occupied and exploited? What was it like in the past? And how is it today? What happens when land is occupied? Or raw materials? [Other …

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LET’S Win: How to cheat your way through a gameshow

20:15–22:15 Workshop

2 participants in a game show smiling and holding a money check to the camera.

Online-workshop with Toni Mosebach: How do I win the prize money if I am neither particularly sporty nor very knowledgeable? This workshop may give you some ideas. We study famous cheaters and then put our knowledge to the test by playing some games. Important: Before the workshop all participants will be provided with material boxes by our delivery …

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LET’S Reality: Never not striking nails

14:00–16:00 Workshop

4 fingers with pink fingernails with inscription: I want hot nails not a hot planet.

Online-workshop with Nadja Buttendorf: For a long time, there have been big demonstrations in Germany. Demonstrations with huge banners. Demonstrations about climate change. Greta Thunberg became famous with that. But: the times of these big demonstrations are over. Since the Coronavirus pandemic started, protests have moved to the internet, to social …

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LET’S Prothese: bodyhacking – how to expand the body

16:00–20:00 Workshop

A person with the alginate mass in her mouth.

Online-workshop with Joran Yonis: You know your body pretty well. But what if you could change it? What would it look like then? What would it be able to do that it can’t do yet? And what would this new body feel like? In this workshop we will transform our bodies. We will expand them. We will examine: how smoothly is my body able to move? Which purposes …

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TELE4 – Digital exhibition tour


Photo: Angela von Brill

Our regular Sunday tours are transforming into a new, digital offer. Starting next Sunday, anyone interested can join the Telegram guided tour through the exhibition Upaya by Mickey Yang – free of charge and without registration! The TELE4 format broadcasts, photos, films, texts on the exhibition and impulses for action by Helene Baldursson and Clara Wolff. …

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31.01.21–14.02.21 Exhibition

Mickey Yang

Wooden art object representing a flame with 2 feet.
Exhibition view in the new building: a water basin, a styrofoam relief with dragon claws, next to it hangs a sculpture in the shape of a watery eye.
Exhibition view in the new building: a styrofoam relief with dragon claws, a water basin, next to it hangs a sculpture in the shape of a watery eye.
Exhibition view in the new building: A video screen above a water basin, metal sculptures in the shape of frog creatures are placed to the right.
Exhibition view in the new building: 2 sound objects on the wall, a video on the screen above a water basin.
A sculpture in the shape of a singing bowl.
Exhibition view in the new building: a video on a screen above a water basin.
A finger touches an eye.
Exhibition view in the new building: 2 metal sculptures in the shape of temple guards, a video on a screen in the background.
Metal sculpture in the shape of a temple guard.
Exhibition view in the new building: metal sculptures in the shape of a temple guard and frog creatures.
Exhibition view in the new building: a metal sculpture in the shape of a temple guard.
Exhibition view in the new building: 2 sculptures in the shape of a singing bowl and a brass cymbal.
Exhibition view in the new building: 2 LED bands above a water basin, an abstract wall print in the background, a cymbal on the left wall.
Exhibition view in the new building: A sculpture with 2 kinetic antennas in a water basin.
A sculpture with 2 kinetic antennas in a water basin.
Mickey Yang, Lopend vuurtje, 2018/ Work on the floor by Timo van Grinsven, Photo: Bart Eysink Smeets, © Mickey Yang

Mickey Yang creates installations, objects and videos. Her art is about people’s individual perceptions. Meaning: How do people perceive different objects? Or nature? Why do different people see the world differently? Why is that? Is it because of the place they live in? Is it because of their culture? Is it because of the media? The word Upaya comes from …

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LET’S Prothese: #alieneffect – on contro-
versial matters of face filters

14:00–18:00 Workshop

A female face, changed by a face filter.

Online-workshop with Alla Popp: Augmented reality filters have become more and more popular in recent years. [Augmented reality means: reality is extended by computer information] Since 2019, augmented reality has become a tool for artists. With an augmented reality filter you can change faces. And rooms. That changes what we see. But it has no impact on …

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LET’S Reality: My body and other dough recipes

18:00–21:00 Workshop

A hand kneading a body of dough.

Online-workshop with Clara Wolff: This workshop is about material and about bodies. How malleable is our body? Which molds are we forced into? You will shape and perform with the help of dough material. We will test out where our body’s limits lie. How can we soften up the rigid borders of our body? We want to explore our body’s formal vocabulary, form a …

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LET’S Paper: Publishing without money –
a strategy for communica-
tion in crisis?

22:00–22:30 Workshop

Workshop graphic.

Online-workshop with Rosalie Schweiker: On the 15th, 16th, and 17th of January, Rosalie Schweiker will give you a writing assignment. Always in the time between 10pm–10:30pm. We meet on Zoom. We only live-stream the sound, not the image. Everyone can participate. Even if you don’t have any experience with art or writing. The offer is for anyone who likes to …

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LET’S Latex: Dare & danger: some easy things
to play with

18:00–21:00 Workshop

A piece of latex.

Online-workshop with Manila Bartnik: Latex is an interesting material. It looks exciting. It’s part of our everyday life. We sleep on a mattress made of latex. Small children are being comforted by latex soothers. We wear latex clothing. But what else can you make with latex? What if the material doesn’t have to be useful? What kind of things can you …

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Talkshow-shooting: Men in Trouble

29.11.20 Performance

The church itself will become the setting for her video series Men in Trouble .* Six of the videos will be shot in the church. It is a series of conversations. The conversations are funny and tragic at the same time. They will take place during the exhibition’s run time. The audience is invited to visit the shootings. The conversations are about the …

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Lichte Momente 2020 - Body Hacking

28.11.20–31.12.20 Exhibition

Annual poster Light Moments.

From 28/11/2020 to 31/12/2020, Osnabrück's old town will be the setting for the exhibition LICHTE MOMENTE 2020. Under this year's motto "Body Hacking", video works by international artists will be shown on selected house walls and facades. The Kunsthalle will be the station for Stine Deja's work "Hard Core, Soft Bodies" (2018), an installation of three different videos. More information can be found here.

LET’S Latex: Care & courage: DIY applications with latex

18:00–21:00 Workshop

Latex is stirred in a pot with a whisk.

Online-workshop with Clara Wolff: What kind of material is latex? Can you make it yourself? And if so, how? Together with the participants, Clara Wolff cooks up a pretty viscious latex soup in the digital cooking studio. Surprisingly many things are made out of latex. Maybe this won’t feel so strange after all. How do we deal with these things in our every …

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LET’S Paper: Local news – the secrets
of paper

12:00–17:00 Workshop

A graphic with the word

Online-workshop with Rosalie Schweiker: Rosalie Schweiker's workshop takes place online, but it remains a workshop for all those who want to get their hands dirty. Together with Rosalie Schweiker, we will experiment with papers and a large portion of paste, create individual collages and make lights to carry into the evening. You don't need any talents or …

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IKT 2020

15:00–18:00 Lecture

Graphic IKT.

IKT 2020 Virtual Meeting Sustainable Curating in Corona Times 17./18. October 2020, daily from 15:00 to 18:00 The virtual meeting of exhibition makers from all over the world gives a foretaste of the international curators' congress, which has been postponed until next year due to the pandemic and which the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is organizing together with …

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Talkshow-shooting: Men in Trouble



The church itself will become the setting for her video series Men in Trouble.* Six of the videos will be shot in the church. It is a series of conversations. The conversations are funny and tragic at the same time. They will take place during the exhibition’s run time. The audience is invited to visit the shootings. The conversations are about the following questions: What is masculine? What is feminine? What makes a person beautiful? Who holds the power? Who is excluded? Why doesn’t everyone have the same rights?

Shooting times 10:00–12:00, 13:00–15:00, 16:00–18:00

On the day of shooting there will be three separate time slots. The number of participants is limited. Please register for the date and time slot of your choice at haunhorst@osnabrueck.de. With the confirmation of registration you will receive the corona rules individually tailored to this event.

*The film set by Jovana Reisinger is not barrier-free.

LET’S Garbage: Artist’s waste – an exercise
in active disappearance

14:00–17:00 Workshop

A blank white picture framed in a wooden frame.

Workshop with Helene Baldursson: Objects are solid, rough, smooth, light, or heavy. Sometimes they are unremarkable, but you can see them everywhere. You can describe objects in many different ways. One thing is for sure, though: objects don’t just disappear with a snap of the finger. But do they stay forever? Or can an object just disappear? Could an …

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LET’S Garbage: Sorting material as performative practice

11:00–14:00 Workshop

Piles with leftover wood, fabric and foam.

Workshop with Manila Bartnik: Rubbish, residue, remains — in short, waste. We all know it. No one likes to clean up. You drag it out, postpone it, or just leave it altogether. Why is that? In this workshop we try not to judge the decluttering. We do not say: it’s exhausting. Or useful. Or necessary. We say: cleaning up is art. What is the heap of rubbish at …

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YUP 2020: Der Drops wird gelutscht

17:00–20:00 Performance

Graphic YUP.

The Young Urban Performance Festival will take place again this year. Under this year's motto Der Drops wird gelutscht, various works will be shown at five stations in Osnabrück's urban space. These include live and video performances that invite visitors to participate and try out. In the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, each one is to start individually.

You can find more information here.

Crisis Commu-

30.08.20–14.02.21 Exhibition

Rosalie Schweiker

Drawing of a person leaning forward and holding their hands under their feet.
A purple advertising pillar says that fresh eggs are available at the Kunsthalle.
A chicken coop and 4 chickens in the courtyard of the Kunsthalle.
3 chickens next to a poultry drinker and a feed dispenser.
2 stacks of paper, a folded cloth and 2 wooden chicken eggs.
A sculpture in the form of a sitting figure made of papier-mâché is placed in front of an office table.
A papier-mâché sculpture with the word NO written on it is placed on the floor, in the background a papier-mâché doorstop holds a door slightly open.
Exhibition view in the cloister: stacked egg cartons, straw and sacks of chicken feed.
Exhibition view in the cloister: a patchwork of printed cloth hangs in front of a glass door.
Exhibition view in the cloister: 2 pairs of rubber boots and work accessories for chicken care.
3 people bind notebooks.
Rosalie Schweiker, Hände unter den Füssen, 2020, © Rosalie Schweiker.

For Rosalie Schweiker, art is a social event. That means: she doesn’t create art for herself alone, in her studio, without any connection to others. Her art develops in collaboration with other artists and people. They communicate and work together. That’s how it is in this exhibition, too. Rosalie Schweiker knew: she would get to show her art at the …

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Men in Trouble

30.08.20–14.02.21 Exhibition

Jovana Reisinger

3 women in pink silk robes with pink plastic lips in their mouths.
Exhibition view in the church: A high scaffolding with pink stairs and 3 church windows in the background.
Exhibition view in the church: A high scaffolding with pink stairs and 3 church windows in the background.
Exhibition view in the church: Pink film set with silk curtains, lamps and 3 church windows in the background.
Exhibition view in the church: Pink film set.
Exhibition view in the church: A pink silk curtain on the film set.
Exhibition view in the church: A high scaffolding with pink stairs and 3 church windows in the background.
Exhibition view in the basement of the scaffolding: Visitors watching videos.
Exhibition view in the basement of the scaffolding: Films are shown on screens and monitors.
Exhibition view in scaffolding: Video work depicting a female face with an electronic mask for cosmetic application.
A scaffolding staircase in pink.
2 women are taking pictures of an actress on the pink filmset.
Shot of the filming: A woman in a black dress sits on a chair and holds a strawberry in her right hand.
Shot of the filming: A woman dressed in white is holding her handbag and a man dressed in black is waving.
A man carries an opulent fruit platter.
A woman holds a can of spray cream to her mouth and is filmed doing so.
Film crew on set during filming.
An actress dressed in pink gets her hair done during filming.
2 women and a man sit in the middle of a pink filmset and smile at the camera.
Jovana Reisinger, beauty is life, Filmstill, 2020, Set Photographer: Jenny Bräuer © Jovana Reisinger.

Due to the ongoing lockdown, you have the opportunity to watch all episodes of Jovana Reisinger's new talkshow-series Men in Trouble online for the first time from Wednesday 13 January to Sunday 14 February 2021. Click here for the individual episodes! Jovana Reisinger is an artist, film maker and writer. The way she tells stories in her films is very …

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Ossi Osnabrück

30.08.20–01.11.20 Exhibition

David Polzin

A yellow and black stool with banana-shaped feet.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
A slim brown chair with a leather seat and wooden legs in a rustic look.
A chair in the shape of a sausage on a leather bun.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
A chair consisting of 2 blue triangles and a round pink seat.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
Exhibition view in the new building: shelves with chairs.
Visitors view the exhibition.
David Polzin, from the series “Möbel aus der Postimperialen Phase Deutschlands”, 2013-2019, Photo: Weston Lyon, © David Polzin.

David Polzin’s art is about the life in the former GDR. How do people today remember the GDR and how life was there? How was the GDR depicted in the media? How did that change in the time after the reunification? How do the people feel after the reunification? What were people’s hopes and dreams? And who was disappointed? These are the questions that David …

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At an Artothek you can borrow art — just like from a library. That way, people can bring art into their homes for little money.

In the Artothek of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück you’ll find more than 1,300 art works — among them are graphic works, paintings, photographies and sculptures. The Artothek of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück also wants to give as many people access to art as possible. The art works in the Artothek can be borrowed by all people living in Osnabrück. In the future, we want to reach even more people with these art works. For that reason, the Artothek is getting reworked and restructured. The conditions for borrowing will also be changed.

That’s why, for the coming months, you won’t be able to borrow any art works at the Artothek of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. That way we can focus entirely on the restructuring. You already borrowed an art work from the Artothek and want to extend the lending period? That is still possible. In that case, please reach out to: haunhorst@osnabrueck.de.


In 1991, the city decided: a Kunsthalle should be founded in Osnabrück. The idea was: contemporary art should be exhibited there. Harald Szeemann was consulted on this. Harald Szeeman was a famous exhibition organizer and museum director from Switzerland. He co-developed the curatorial concept of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. That means: he had an idea about which type of art should be exhibited at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. And how. He advised for “international perspectives and site specific installations”. Thereby he meant: the museum should be in exchange with other museums in different countries. But it should also fit the city and its own history. The first exhibition was in 1993. Founding director André Lindhorst curated it. Until 2013, he exhibited solo shows of artists like Elvira Bach, Lothar Fischer, Günther Uecker, Markus Lüpertz or thematical group exhibitions in the exhibition space of 1.300 square meters.

From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Julia Draganović managed the Kunsthalle Osnabrück as the director. Her exhibitions were very site specific. That means: you could clearly see the links to the architecture of the building. During this time, the programme set a focus on performance art. [Performance art is a type of artistic presentation. It is a performance. On a stage. In a museum. Or outside in the city.]

From 2014 to 2020, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück was the headquarter of the IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. During their annual conference, exhibition organizers of many different countries come together.
Since 2020, Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz are the directors of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück.


The Kunsthalle Osnabrück is located in the premises of the former Dominican church with its appendant monastery in the city center of Osnabrück. [The Dominicans are a religious order. A community of faith.] The “Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz” (“Monastery of the holy cross”) was built in Gothic style for the mendicant order of the Dominicans. [The Gothic style is recognizable by its pointed arches and high vaulted ceilings.] The origins of the building date back to the year 1283.
What followed is an eventful history. Parts of the building have been destroyed multiple times. Through fires, wars, or heist. But the monastery was rebuilt every time. Since 1803, there are no religious services conducted in the Dominican church building anymore. First it was used as a an armory and as a drill hall. [In a drill hall, soldiers are training and exercising.]
During World War II, bombs fell on the city center of Osnabrück. They destroyed 94 percent of the medieval old town – including the Dominican church. During the post war period, theater backdrops were stored in the demolished church. In the 1960s, the old town was redeveloped. As of 1966, the former main room of the church was used for cultural events: concerts, presentations of traditional craftsmanship, or exhibitions of local artists.
The Kunsthalle Osnabrück comprises several buildings. One of them is located at Neue Straße. This part of the Kunsthalle is called “Neubau” (“the new building”), because it was added in the 1970s. Before that, there was no fully circumferential cloister. The “Neubau” has large windows on both sides. With it, the building became more accessible to the city and its residents. This renovation shows the desire for interaction and exchange on both sides.

Click here for the virtual 3D model of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück!

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Schüler:innen für Schüler:innen

3 pupils with a gorilla mask, a black scarf and an owl mask on their head demonstrate for 1 day of school with 6 weeks of holidays and for funny lessons.
Schüler:innen für Schüler:innen, Gymnasium in der Wüste, Playing Up, Photo: Kathrin Weidmann

Schüler:innen für Schüler:innen is a programme aimed at various study groups from different neighborhoods in Osnabrück. The groups do not meet in school, but at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. Each student gets the opportunity to prepare a presentation or tour for their classmates. Until then, you get to meet the artists behind the exhibitions. You get to know how they work or even try for yourself: learn how the materials feel and how you can use them. How does one become an artist, anyway? What does art have to do with life? How could I talk about my experiences with others? These are the questions Students for Students addresses. In this programme, you get to experience art class a little differently at a interesting location.

Start at the beginning of each school year.

Contact person

Christel Schulte
E-Mail schulte.ch@osnabrueck.de


Children and adults in disposable protective suits having ketchup battle.
A person with 3 children in the blue-lit room.
3 youths with respirator masks spraying a glass bottle and a plastic lid with blue paint.
3 pairs of hands while tinkering with coloured paper and scissors.
Kultur Schnuppern, Playing Up, Photo: Angela von Brill

Kulturschnuppern is a programme for children and youngsters from many secondary and comprehensive schools in Osnabrück. They are invited to places of guided culture in the city — be it the natural history museum, the Museumsquartier, the Industriemuseum, or the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. We offer tours and workshops where you get to experiment and do it yourself. That way you discover: which parts of culture and art are interesting to me?

Information and Registration

Koordinierungsstelle Schule und Kultur
Ralf Langer
Phone +49 (0)541 32 32 20 64
E-Mail langer@osnabrueck.de



People live very differently in our society. There is diversity. But at the same time, people are being excluded. Not all people have the same opportunities. They don’t have the same opportunities to learn. Or the same opportunities to find a place to live. They aren’t being seen. This problem exists in art houses and museums, too. Not all people have the …

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Die Blaue Distanz

Candice Lin

Katrin Mayer

Alison O'Daniel

Sabrina Röthlisberger

Shedhalle Zürich

Slavs and Tatars

Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Inga Zimprich


26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars, Aşbildung, 2021, Courtesy: Slavs and Tatars

The artists Slavs and Tatars aren’t exhibiting in the rooms of the Kunsthalle. They are exhibiting in a kebab restaurant in Osnabrück. It operates just as usual. But Slavs and Tatars change our perspective on this space. They believe: mind and stomach are a union, they belong together. Therefore they believe: the restaurant should be extended. Then you will …

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I Felt People Dancing

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Alison O’Daniel

Alison O’Daniel, Zamboni Storyboard and Arp Soundproofer, 2016, Courtesy: Alison O’Daniel, Photo: Charles Benton

In her art, Alison O’Daniel combines film, sculpture, and sound to create big installations. [An installation is an artwork in a space.] Alison O’Daniel is hard of hearing herself. For her art, she works together with hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing people. Alison O’Daniel has experienced herself: How does it feel not to hear some information? What gaps …

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Sabbatum Fever

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Sabrina Röthlisberger

Sabrina Röthlisberger, Le sang, performance during the exhibition CONTAMINATION/RESILIENCE, Shedhalle, 2020, Courtesy: Sabrina Röthlisberger, Photo: Carla Schleiffer

The art by Sabrina Röthlisberger is about the relationship between medicine, healing, education and power. How were they related to each other in the past? And how are they related today? How does that relate to her own medical history? And her biography? Sabrina Röthlisberger tells this story using examples from art history, everyday objects and examples …

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We Cannot Skip This Part

26.06.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

die Blaue Distanz

die Blaue Distanz, The closer I come the further I go, Raumkonzept und Gestaltung für DGTL FMNSM #2 - Intimacy, 2018, Courtesy: die Blaue Distanz, Photo: Claudia Dumke

In the new building of the Kunsthalle there is a concrete ceiling. Its only been uncovered recently. This concrete ceiling has been an inspiration for the artists of Die Blaue Distanz. They observe the exhibition space. Does it remind one of an underground car park? Is it a stage? How can this space be used? How do we encounter each other in this space? It …

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06.11.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

Katrin Mayer

Katrin Mayer, SOCIAL FABRICS, a club collection for the Kunstverein Leipzig, 2020, Courtesy: Katrin Mayer, Photo: Caspar Saenger

Katrin Mayer did a lot of research for her art. Her art works always relate to the place in which they are shown. What kind of place was this before? What is its history? Katrin Mayer then incorporates this into her art. Her art changes the way we look at the history of the place. The Kunsthalle was once a Dominican monastery. That means: monks once lived …

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The Glittering Cloud

06.11.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

Candice Lin

Candice Lin, Pigs and Poison, Installationsansicht, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (NZ), Courtesy: Candice Lin, François Ghebaly, Govett-Brewster Art Center, Photo: Sam Hartnett

Candice Lin is a multi-faceted artist. She makes many different kinds of art: text, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, and video. She combines these different kinds of art to create something new. This is how new sculptures and installations are created. [An installation is a work of art in a space.] Her work deals with the question: which impact does colonial …

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Regular entrance fee: 5,00 €

Reduced entrance fee: 3,00 €*

Entrance fee for groups
of 12 or more persons: 4,00 €

Free entrance**

*Reduced entrance fee
Children under the age of 18; Holders of the Kulturkarte; Apprentices, pupils and students of Osnabrück; Kindergarten groups with two attendants; Reporters; Required accompanying person of a disabled person or a person with special needs; Holders of the ICOM-Card; Freund:innen der Kunsthalle

**Free entrance
Apprentices, pupils and students outside of Osnabrück; Disabled persons or persons with special needs (70%); Members of the federal volunteer service, the voluntary social, ecological or cultural year; Local fine artists; Members of the IKT; Holders of the artCARD; Members of the museum or art club; Family ticket (one or two adults with children under 18); CombiTicket (combined with the Museumsquartier)

Guided tours

Unfortunately no guided tours can be offered at the moment

Walks are guided tours through our exhibitions. They take place every Sunday at 4pm. They are offered by art mediators. The art mediators come from various different fields. For example from the arts or from science. They give introductions to the exhibitions and invite you to join the discussion. School classes and other groups can also book walks. You can book guided tours on different topics. On your preferred date.

The number of participants is limited to ten persons. The places will be allocated after registration on site. We kindly ask you to leave your data at the reception. Please contact us regarding the current Corona rules.

Guided tours,
admission excluded: 2,00 €

Booked tours,
admission excluded: 60,00 €*

School class guided tours,
admission included: 40,00 €*

*A registration is required.
Please make an appointment by email.

Contact person

Christel Schulte
E-Mail schulte.ch@osnabrueck.de.
Please contact us regarding the current corona rules.

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The Freunde der Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V. are a non-profit association, which financially and ideally supports the work of the Kunsthalle. The members in turn receive free entrance, early access to the exhibitions, as well as, events and talks with the artists, curators and interdisciplinary guests.


Every year a reader is published, which you can download here for free.

Reader 2020

On the occasion of the annual theme “Disappointment” texts by Bini Adamczak, Helen Pritchard/Loren Britton, Anna Jehle/ Juliane Schickedanz and Anke Stelling are published. Designed by Anja Kaiser and Franziska Leiste. The printed publication is available in …

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The latest press releases concerning our upcoming annual theme Accessibility can be downloaded here.

Pressebilder O'Daniel
Pressebilder die Blaue Distanz
Pressebilder Slavs and Tatars
Pressebilder Röthlisberger
Pressebilder Lin
Pressebilder Mayer


Visit us!

The Kunsthalle is currently closed for renovation work. We look forward to welcome you to our new exhibition and art mediation programme Accessibility from June 26, 2021.

You can visit the Kunsthalle without an appointment. It is not necessary to present a negative PCR test or a vaccination card. A maximum of 50 visitors are allowed in the Kunsthalle at any one time. If there is a waiting time, we ask you to excuse this.

Mandatory masks
You must wear a medical mask when entering and staying in the Kunsthalle. Children up to 6 years of age are exempt from the obligation to wear a mask. From 6 to 14 years of age, a simple mouth-nose covering is sufficient.


Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück


By bus
from the main station/ZOB: lines 584, 585, M2 (stop Rißmüllerplatz)
from Neumarkt: line 11, 581, 582, 584, M2 (stop Rißmüllerplatz)

By train
the next train station Osnabrück Altstadt, but also the main train station can be reached very well by foot or by bus

Public parking spaces and car parks

  • parking lot Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Neue Straße 22
  • Multi-storey car park Altstadtgarage, Lohstraße 9
  • Vitihof garage, Gerberhof 10
  • Townhouse garage, Bergstrasse 10

All listed parking spaces and multi-storey car parks are subject to charges.


All rooms of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück are at ground level. If an installation is not accessible, this will be indicated at the respective exhibition. There are accessible toilets. All exhibition texts are written in simple language.


Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück
Telefon +49 (0)541 323 21 90
Email kunsthalle@osnabrueck.de


Ulla Brinkmann
(Visitor Service)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 21 90
E-Mail brinkmann@osnabrueck.de

Harcharan Gill
(Visitor Service)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 21 90
E-Mail gill@osnabrueck.de

Anne Haunhorst
(Exhibition Office)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 22 63
E-Mail haunhorst@osnabrueck.de

Anna Jehle and
Juliane Schickedanz

E-Mail haunhorst@osnabrueck.de

Monika Kordhanke
(IKT Assistant)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 44 49
E-Mail kordhanke.m@osnabrueck.de, mail@iktsite.org

Sina Lichtenberg
(Visitor Service)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 21 90
E-Mail lichtenberg@osnabrueck.de

Anja Lückenkemper
(Curator for Art in Public Space / Artothek)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 24 19
E-Mail lueckenkemper@osnabrueck.de

Natali Märtin
(Visitor Service)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 21 90
E-Mail maertin@osnabrueck.de

Monika Potaczek
(Curatorial Assistant)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 36 26
E-Mail potaczek@osnabrueck.de

Viktoria Puskar

Telefon +49 (0)541 323 24 54
E-Mail puskar@osnabrueck.de

Christel Schulte
(Curator for Art Mediation and Education)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 45 75
E-Mail schulte.ch@osnabrueck.de

Josef Wegmann
(Visitor Service)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 21 90
E-Mail wegmann@osnabrueck.de

Wilfried Wienstroer

Phone +49 (0)541 323 30 98
E-Mail wienstroer@osnabrueck.de


The Kunsthalle Osnabrück is not a typical museum. The Kunsthalle is showing contemporary art in a church. That is art which is relevant to the present situation. The church and the monastery were build more than 700 years ago. Since 1992, you can view exhibitions by contemporary artists there.

The programme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück deals with important topics in society. Like the questions: How do we live – now and in the future? What is important for living together in this society? Which injustices are being reflected within the arts, too? And how do we reflect upon that within art and culture? How can art spaces become new models of living together?

The programme of the Kunsthalle includes: Exhibitions, as well as art mediation in the form of lectures, workshops, or guided tours. By artists from all over the world.

The programme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is interdisciplinary. That means: Different fields are brought together in the programme. And are considered as a unit. For example, art and science. Or also architecture and dance.

The programme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is processual. That means: The programme develops in a process. It changes. It does not only want to provide knowledge and answers. Many questions remain unanswered. We are on a quest together.

The programme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is collaborative. That means: There is not one person planning the programme alone. Many people do that together. The team is part of those people. But so are the artists. And also the visitors.

To us, art mediation is just as important as the exhibitions. Meaning, how we talk about art. And who is talking, actually? The art mediator is a conversation partner for the visitors. The exhibition is the space where the conversation happens. That way, one can dive deeper into the topics. And one can start conversations with anyone about them.

The Kunsthalle Osnabrück always has an annual theme. All the exhibitions and all events in that year are related to it. In 2020, the annual theme is disappointment. The programme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück deals with important topics in society. Like the questions: How do we live – now and in the future? What is important for living together in this society? Which injustices are being reflected within the arts, too? And how do we reflect upon that within art and culture? How can art spaces become new models of living together? We cannot figure that out alone. Only together with our visitors. That way, we can learn new things together.


Information about the access of the website in line with § 9b NBGG and contact details regarding to this. This statement of accessibility applies to kunsthalle.osnabrueck.de. This website is mostly compatible with the harmonised European standards EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (08-2018). (21. August 2020 current status)

Non-accessible contents

Genderwise correctly written texts: These contents are not accessible because of the following reasons. Due to the introduction of a non-excluding language, the correct terms for gender are used in the simple language. Jobs or groups of persons use “:” for the gender. Women, men and non binary persons are included in this equally.

Creation of this statement of accessibility

This statement was created on the 21.08.2020. It is based on one’s own self-assessment, the arrangements of the programmers and the consultation with the translators about simple language.

Feedback and contact details

You can inform the following contact about accessibility deficiencies:

Annegret Haunhorst
Phone +49 (0)541 323 22 63
E-Mail haunhorst(at)osnabrueck.de

Arbitration procedures

If the answers by the above-mentioned contact are not satisfactory, you can file a request at the arbitration board, established by the state representative for persons with disabilities, for the opening of arbitration procedures according to the barrier-free information technology ordinance of Lower-Saxony (NBGG). The arbitration board is commissioned in line with § 9 d NBGG to smooth over differences between people with disabilities and public bodies of the county of Lower-Saxony in the IT department in terms of accessibility. The arbitration procedures are free of charge. There is no need for a legal advisor.

The contact details for the arbitration board are:
Phone +49 (0)511 120 40 10
E-Mail schlichtungsstelle@ms.niedersachsen.de

Supplementary information

(optional contents according to Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523 of the commission)

Explanation of the effort for a better digital barrier-free access: With the following components and functions, www.kunsthalle.osnabrueck.de goes beyond the requirements by the law in terms of accessibility. Hereby criteria by the WCAG Priority AAA are partly met.

Privacy Policy

With these references, you are being informed about the processing of your personal data by the town Osnabrück. The town Osnabrück takes the protection of your personal data seriously. In general, personal data is processed due to legal provision or because you consented to data processing. The following data privacy statement includes information about how to handle your date while using this website.

You can find details to the information obligation (Art. 13 and Art. 14 DS-GVO) in the assembly of the information notice. It is sorted by departments and information about how your data is handled by certain departments of the town Osnabrück is given. Please note that, the assembly to the information notice is not a complete assembly of all the information obligations of the town Osnabrück.

The town Osnabrück operates several internet presences. The town Osnabrück takes the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly abides to the rules of privacy policy. Generally, you do not need to enter personal data to use the websites of the town Osnabrück. Personal data is only required, when you actively take part in online offerings such as filling out interactive forms, using the comment function, forums or also taking part in raffles. Personal data is merely compiled by this website in a necessary technical extent. This compiled data is never forwarded to third parties or used commercially. The following statement gives you an overview of how the data privacy is ensured and which data is being compiled for what.

Legal Notice


Stadt Osnabrück
Der Oberbürgermeister
Bierstraße 28, 49074 Osnabrück
Telefon +49 (0) 541 323 0
Web www.osnabrueck.de

Responsible for the contents

Anna Jehle und Juliane Schickedanz
Directors Kunsthalle Osnabrück


Annegret Haunhorst
Phone +49 (0)541 323 22 63
E-Mail haunhorst@osnabrueck.de


Anja Kaiser, Franziska Leiste

Design and Development

Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann