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Part of the annual graphic on accessibility.

2021–2022

Graphic of the Kunsthalle on the annual theme of accessibility.

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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Graphic of the Kunsthalle on the annual theme Disappointment.

2020–2021

Graphic for the annual theme Disappointment with composition on a purple background.

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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Queer Walk I

09.07.22
11:00–13:00 Performance

Irène Mélix and Dr. Diana Häs

A green area with trees and a strip of rainbow colours at the edge.
Irène Mélix, Raiffeisenplatz Osnabrück, 2022. Courtesy: Irène Mélix

Queer Walks are city walks to queer history, queer stories and places in Osnabrück. The word queer is a self-description. For example, gay men, lesbian women, bisexual people, trans people and inter people use it for themselves. In which bar did the most popular women's parties take place in the 90s? Where do LSBITQ drink their after-work drink today? …

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EMAF 2022: The thing is

20.04.22–29.05.22 Exhibition

Grafik des EMAF zum Thema

EMAF is the short form for the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück. It is important for the dissemination of media art in Europe. [Media art uses motifs from the mass media. So for example from films or music videos]. It always takes place once a year. The festival gives an updated overview of artistic films, installations, performances, digital formats …

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Hello from my bedside table

07.03.22–29.05.22 Exhibition

Shannon Finnegan

A hand holds a handkerchief dispenser in the shape of a crocheted house.
There is scaffolding in front of the Kunsthalle with Shannon Finnegan's banner hanging from it.

On 27 February, the annual Accessibility programme came to an end. In numerous exhibitions, events and conversations with visitors, we discussed together: Whose freedom is the norm? Who has access to public spaces? How can we care for each other together? Can an art gallery be a place of care? The renovation work on the Kunsthalle Osnabrück building is …

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I’ll walk with you these streets, one last time

16.04.22
18:00 Performance

Larisa Crunțeanu

Recherchebild: an der Hase/Osnabrück, 2021. Foto: Larisa Crunțeanu

Larisa Crunțeanu's work is called I'll walk with you these streets, one last time . It is a sound work. So it is a work made of sounds, noises and words. Larisa Crunțeanu developed this work especially for the public space in Osnabrück. I'll walk with you these streets, one last time is an artistic city tour for listening. In the artistic city tour, Larisa …

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I’ll walk with you these streets, one last time

09.04.22
18:00 Performance

Larisa Crunțeanu

A freestanding gate with a wooden door in front of a car park.
Recherchebild: an der Hase/Osnabrück, 2021. Foto: Larisa Crunțeanu

Larisa Crunțeanu's work is called I'll walk with you these streets, one last time . It is a sound work. So it is a work made of sounds, noises and words. Larisa Crunțeanu developed this work especially for the public space in Osnabrück. I'll walk with you these streets, one last time is an artistic city tour for listening. In the artistic city tour, Larisa …

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I’ll walk with you these streets, one last time

01.04.22
18:00 Performance

Larisa Crunțeanu

A river sluice with a water jet.
Recherchebild: an der Hase/Osnabrück, 2021. Foto: Larisa Crunțeanu

Larisa Crunțeanu's work is called I'll walk with you these streets, one last time . It is a sound work. So it is a work made of sounds, noises and words. Larisa Crunțeanu developed this work especially for the public space in Osnabrück. I'll walk with you these streets, one last time is an artistic city tour for listening. In the artistic city tour, Larisa …

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I’ll walk with you these streets, one last time

31.03.22
18:00 Performance

Larisa Crunțeanu

A staircase surrounded by bushes leads to the river.
Recherchebild: an der Hase/Osnabrück, 2021. Foto: Larisa Crunțeanu

Larisa Crunțeanu's work is called I'll walk with you these streets, one last time . It is a sound work. So it is a work made of sounds, noises and words. Larisa Crunțeanu developed this work especially for the public space in Osnabrück. I'll walk with you these streets, one last time is an artistic city tour for listening. In the artistic city tour, Larisa …

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ANGST ǀ FREI

26.03.22–27.03.22 Performance

Tanztheater Stakkato Osnabrück

8 people dressed in white with black veils and tree branches dance on stage.
Tanztheater Stakkato Osnabrück, Das ewige Kreisen (nach Vivaldi „Vier Jahreszeiten“), 2019, Foto: Fritz Schwarzenberger

The Kunsthalle Osnabrück offers Tanztheater Stakkato Osnabrück a special stimulus for an interdisciplinary performance on the subject of corona. The performance as a physical-sensual experience reflects the still ongoing socially and individually assaulting situation, shows vulnerability and tells what distance does to us, searches for ways out. Dance, …

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YUP Festival 2022: PL3A$URE

18.03.22–20.03.22 Performance

Graphic by YUP on the theme of Pleasure.

You like it like that? The way we deal with closeness and distance has changed a lot in recent years. Connections to other people are valued differently. And the relationship to one's own needs has also changed. In the time of the pandemic, many people were thrown back on themselves. Many of us encountered the question during this time: What gives me …

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Samsa's Verwandlungen

27.02.22
14:00–16:00 Performance

Volxtheater

2 people sitting on a white wall and talking.

As part of the cooperation with the Theaterwerkstatt Bethel, the Volxtheater presents the play Samsa's Metamorphoses after Franz Kafka and Haruki Murakami: A beetle wakes up in the morning and has become a man. Transformations that raise questions: How can I live self-determined? Who do I belong to? And who am I? And then the man meets a woman. With her, he …

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Flurfunker:innen

06.11.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

Katrin Mayer

Exhibition view in the hallway: 3 pillars covered with mirror tiles, in the background glass doors pasted with blue foil, 2 monitors with a video work hanging from the ceiling.
Exhibition view in the hallway: on the left is a glass door covered with blue foil, on the wall on the right are prints.
Exhibition view in the hallway: mirror tiles on a pillar, in the background a glass door covered with blue foil.
One hand holds a postcard that says: Katrin Mayer Flurfunkerinnen How to speek the corridor?
Installation view in the hallway: prints with text on the wall.
A person is looking at prints with texts attached to the wall on the left.
A person holds a mobile phone in his right hand in front of a QR code attached to the wall.
2 women in blue and black dresses carry large bricks, in the background is a church with ladders on the walls.
Katrin Mayer, Flurfunker:innen, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2021. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Katrin Mayer does a lot of research in her art. Her artworks always have to do with places. It is about the history and the stories of a place, about the architecture and the special contexts. Katrin Mayer questions: What happened in this place in the past, and what of it still has an effect today? At what points does the history of the place need to be …

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Politische Gefühle

06.11.21–27.02.22

Inga Zimprich

One person ties the arms of another with rope.
An installation consisting of a bed and a side table. Handkerchiefs, books and a plush bear lie around it.
Text: wir sind das abschreckende Beispiel der Zukunft.
Edna Bonhomme, Nnenna Onuoha, Rituals, 2020, Video, 16:36 Min.

For the film room We Cannot Skip This Part , curator Inga Zimprich has put together a film programme. There are different seating areas in the room. The films will be shown there. They are translated into different languages: German, English, simple language, sign language, audio description and Braille. [Audio description is needed by blind people. It is …

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The Glittering Cloud

06.11.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

Candice Lin

Exhibition view in the church: In the church room, which is bathed in a violet light, people are standing and watching a video work on a large screen.
Installation view in the church: a catapult, a video projection on the church wall.
Exhibition view in the church: video work is projected onto the church walls, a catapult stands in the middle of the room, people stand around it.
Exhibition view in the church: In the middle of the room is a screen showing a video work. People are standing in front of the screen, golden glitter is lying on the floor.
Exhibition view in the church: A video work on a canvas shows a cat-man, in the background there is a catapult.
Installation view in the church: A mobile made of textiles, copper-plated herbs, semi-precious stones, beads and letters made of cast copper hangs from the ceiling.
Exhibition view in the church: ceramic objects stand on 5 pedestals, illuminated by 2 spotlights.
A candlestick made of glazed ceramic in the shape of an alligator with melting candles placed on its back.
A glazed ceramic incense burner represents an idol of the devil.
A copper face mask hangs from a chain.
Part of the installation in the church: a mobile made of cast copper letters and textiles hangs from the ceiling.
A woman in a pink-lit room waters an installation with a hose.
Candice Lin, The Glittering Cloud, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2021. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

The artist Candice Lin lives in Los Angeles. In her work she shows: Colonial history* continues to have an effect in many areas to this day. For example, in these areas: goods that are sold all over the world, knowledge, language, beliefs, precious metals, spices, drugs. Candice Lin has developed a new room-sized installation for the church of the …

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We Cannot Skip This Part

06.11.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

die Blaue Distanz

Exhibition view in the new building: a monitor hangs on a column, on the left is a grille, on the floor are white stripes, in the background on the right is a counter in orange.
Exhibition view in the new building: a film room with monitors, benches, purple curtain and orange carpet.
Exhibition view in the new building: 2 people on a bench and one person on an orange beanbag watch a video work.
A person watches a video work.
3 Hands touching moss.
Exhibition view in the new building: a monitor hangs from the ceiling, in front of it is a bench on an orange carpet, on the right hangs a curtain in purple, in the background is an orange wall.
On the back of a bench is an info sign in Braille that reads: Film Seat 1: Keys.
Exhibition view in the new building: a semicircular wall in orange.
Exhibition view in the new building: a blue bed with blanket and pillow, 2 bowls with moss hanging from the ceiling.
A room with very high ceilings where people sit with their backs to us. The room is bathed in a soft blue light.
Edna Bonhomme/Nnenna Onuoha, Rituals, video, 16:36 min., 2020, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2021. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

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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Es gibt kein Außen von Rassismus

26.06.21–27.02.22 Exhibition

Natasha A. Kelly and Hannah Marc

A banner reading:
2 people walking across the street, in the background there is scaffolding on the church with a large banner saying in German: There is no neutral exterior of racism - every person and every institution is touched by it. Natasha A. Kelly.

Until October 2021, the church of the Kunsthalle is being renovated. So, at the moment, there is a construction site barrier. We make use of that. The Kunsthalle has invited Natasha A. Kelly and Hannah Marc, to develop an artistic contribution for the scaffold. They have designed a big poster for the scaffold. On the poster, you can read a quote from …

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TeleMood

26.06.21–27.02.22 Screening

Digital exhibition tour via Telegram: With TeleMood , you can participate in the exhibition programme. It works via the app Telegram. Maybe you can’t come to the Kunsthalle in person? There are many reasons for that. With TeleMood , you can still be at the exhibitions. With TeleMood you get new perspectives on the exhibition contents. Helene Baldursson and …

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UnlearningLAB

26.06.21–27.02.22 Workshop

Research group

Prejudices are dangerous. They mean: someone is biased. You can also say: Someone already has an opinion on something. No matter if it is right or wrong. Prejudices produce hostility. There are many barriers. And because of the hostility, they remain. In our society there are many boxes. Boxes to categorize people into. That means: You see a person for the …

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The Transformers

26.02.22
14:00–16:00 Performance

Theaterwerkstatt Bethel

A group of people at the performance in the nave of the Kunsthalle. The room is lit purple and there is glitter confetti on the floor.

The Volxtheater of the Bethel Theatre Workshop has developed a new play. The play is called The Transformers . It was created in the exhibition spaces of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In dialogue with the works of art. For the development of the new production, the themes of the artists served as a source of ideas. But also their own understanding of …

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tool kit

18.02.22–20.02.22 Workshop

Symposium on the possibilities of barrier-free art mediation

2 gezeichnete Arme um eine keimende Pflanze.
Rowan de Freitas, Zeichnung, Dezember 2021.

The event weekend offers all the opportunity to exchange ideas about low-threshold mediation services. [Low-threshold means: It is easy to accept the offer. You can simply join in]. What possibilities do art educators, curators and institutions have in their work to use new, low-threshold formats? Together we would like to discuss the possibilities of art …

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„Von innen nach außen, nicht umgekehrt“ – Text, Körper und Geistlichkeit

09.02.22
18:00 Lecture

Sophia Eisenhut and Márcia Elisa Moser.

As part of the exhibition Flurfunker:innen by Katrin Mayer, there will be a reading with Sophia Eisenhut (author and artist, Vienna) from her recently published book EXERCITIA S. Catarinae de Manresa, Anorexie und Gottesstaatlichkeit (Merve Verlag 2021), followed by a talk with Márcia Elisa Moser (gender and religious studies scientist and consultant for …

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Talk&Table

16.01.22
15:00–17:45 Workshop

There is oil pastel and painter's masking tape around an MP3 player.

Guided tour an mini-workshop: At Talk&Table you get an exhibition tour. Afterwards, you can also work on the topic of accessibility yourself. Glitter collage The glitter collage is part of the Kunsthalle's educational offer for the current exhibition on the subject of accessibility. The focus is on the table. A group has been working together at the …

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Human-Device-Human

08.01.22–16.01.22 Workshop

A photo collage: one hand holds a foil with the image of a spectacle frame in front of the arms of the people standing behind it and a cat.
Camila Renè Maggi, Situated Imaginaries, 2020

Together with the collective Autofabricantes , Kunsthalle Osnabrück invites you to the digital workshop week Human-Device-Human. Our bodies are individual – many things in our everyday lives are standardised and make it physically difficult to access and participate in social life. Current standards such as mandatory masks, 2G-Plus or distance regulations …

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UnlearningLAB

04.12.21
14:00–17:00 Workshop

Research group

Learning opens up our horizons. Everything newly learnt brings us a little closer to the things and creatures of this world – learning is great! So why should we UNlearn? Sometimes we learn behaviours that get in the way of togetherness and a diverse worldview. We develop prejudices that can lead to people in our society being treated less favourably than …

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Talk&Table

21.11.21
15:00–17:45 Workshop

How do we smell? How do we taste? How do our senses actually work? How can we consciously smell and taste? And what happens as a result? Smells often trigger feelings: We perceive them as pleasant, disgusting, calming or invigorating... We have prepared several exercises. The exercises connect smelling and tasting with our own memories and stories. Together …

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Transformers

14.11.21
14:00–17:00 Workshop

Theaterwerkstatt Bethel

Der Kopf einer Person mit zerzausten Haaren, an denen Erde und Blätter hängen.

The Volxtheater of the theatre workshop Bethel has developed a new play. It is called Transformers . Transformation means change. By transformers, we mean people who initiate change in society. They help shape these changes. This new play will be developed in exchange with the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. It references the art and the exhibition space of the …

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Wie lassen sich institutionelle Strukturen in Gestaltung übersetzen?

11.11.21
18:00 Lecture

Leaflets on the exhibitions Accessibility and Disappointment.

Presentation of the appearance of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück followed by an open discussion: Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz have been directing the Kunsthalle Osnabrück since 2020. Since then there is a new graphic appearance [Graphic appearance are postcards, posters, flyers and also the website]. All this was designed by the graphic designers Anja …

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Transformers

23.10.21–24.10.21
14:00–16:00 Workshop

Theaterwerkstatt Bethel

Der Kopf einer Person mit zerzausten Haaren, an denen Erde und Blätter hängen.

The Volxtheater of the theatre workshop Bethel has developed a new play. It is called Transformers . Transformation means change. By transformers, we mean people who initiate change in society. They help shape these changes. This new play will be developed in exchange with the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. It references the art and the exhibition space of the …

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Aşbildung

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Slavs and Tatars

Eine Grafik, die einen Koch darstellt, der ein langes Messer in seiner rechten Hand hält und einen Dönerspiess mit aufgespießten Büchern in der linken.
A long table with benches, on the right in the background a podium with a reading desk, on the left a wooden wall with texts and graphics.
A podium with a reading desk, to the left of it a wooden wall with texts and graphics.
People sit and eat at long tables outside a kebab restaurant.
People sit and eat at long tables, in the background on a podium a woman sits in front of a lectern and speaks into a microphone.
A restaurant employee stands at the table in front of 2 people and takes an order. 2 other people are sitting at this table with their backs to the viewer.
A kebab on a plate, next to it 2 paper napkins with Kitap Kebap written on them.
People are sitting and eating under 2 orange awnings, to the right in the background there is an inscribed wooden board and a podium with a reading desk.
4 people are sitting outside at a table eating, next to them are 3 people watching 2 children playing.
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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Cecilia, Onome, Kunbi, Soni and Candy

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Detail of a video work: a girl against the background of the blue sky.
Detail of a video work: A woman speaks.
Detail of a video work: 2 hands holding rosehip fruits.
Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Vitamin See, 2017, 3:56 min

For the film room We Cannot Skip This Part , curator Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide has put together a film programme. There are different seating areas in the room. The films are shown there. They are translated into different languages: German, English, simple language, sign language, audio description and Braille. [Audio description is needed by blind …

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I Felt People Dancing

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Alison O’Daniel

Exhibition view: An installation consisting of hanging fabric in white, red, blue and black with 4 neon tubes in the shape of an arrow on the floor.
Exhibition view in the church: The floor is covered with a large carpet.
One person sits on the carpet and reads, a second person lies on the platform next to a loudspeaker.
Exhibition view in the church: A colourful carpet with 2 pedestals on which loudspeakers are placed.
Exhibition view in the church: a carpeted platform on which a loudspeaker stands.
Exhibition view in the church: A row of 5 monitors showing a video work.
Exhibition view in the church: A row of 5 monitors showing a video work.
Exhibition view in the church: There is a platform on the carpet with a loudspeaker on it.
Exhibition view in the church: the floor is covered with a large carpet on which there are 2 podiums with loudspeakers.
Alison O’Daniel, Zamboni Storyboard and Arp Soundproofer, 2016, Courtesy: Alison O’Daniel, Photo: Charles Benton

Get an insight into the installation I Felt People Dancing by Alison O'Daniel! Click here for the video documentation. 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 …

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Sabbatum Fever

26.06.21–03.10.21 Exhibition

Sabrina Röthlisberger

A woman in a white dress kneels on the floor and holds a microphone in her hand. Her face is smeared red.
Exhibition view in the cloister: an installation in the form of 2 graves, consisting of glass stones, plants and candles.
Exhibition view in the cloister: An installation in the form of a grave, consisting of glass stones, plants and burning candles.
Part of an installation: glass blocks with a golden poetry plaque, in front of it a red rose on the moss.
A golden poetry plaque that reads in English: I have lived a dangerously good life. I have lived in secret. There are no more bras to burn.
Exhibition view in the cloister: installation in the form of altars, consisting of ceramic objects with flowers on tables with black lace.
Exhibition view in the cloister: installation in the form of an altar consisting of a ceramic sculpture with flowers on a table with black lace.
A clay sculpture in the form of a seated naked woman with a plant in place of her head.
A vase made of clay in the shape of a head with 2 artichoke flowers and blueberry branches.
An open door in the cloister gives a view of the banner in the inner courtyard. In front of the door is an installation in the shape of a tomb.
Exhibition view in the courtyard: people look at the large banner showing an entrance to an invented cemetery.
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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Adir Jan and Emrah Gökmen: Concert

02.10.21
17:30 Performance

Adir Jan and Emrah Gökmen have been connected for many years. Both have an intimate friendship and they make music together. Adir Jan is queer. [The word queer is a self-identification. For example, gay men, lesbian women, bisexual people, trans people and inter people use it for themselves]. Adir Jan writes songs. He calls his music Cosmopolitan Kurdesque …

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Nostalgia Nonni

18.09.21
19:00 Performance

Valentina Lucia

Valentina Lucia is a dancer and choreographer. [A choreographer makes dance plays. She decides: How do the dancers dance the play?] Her dance play Nostalgia Nonni is about Valentina Lucia's grandparents. They came to Germany from Italy. It is about the question: How did their Italian grandparents in Germany pass on important values and memories from their …

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Nostalgia Nonni

16.09.21
17:00 Performance

Valentina Lucia

Valentina Lucia is a dancer and choreographer. [A choreographer makes dance plays. She decides: How do the dancers dance the play?] Her dance play Nostalgia Nonni is about Valentina Lucia's grandparents. They came to Germany from Italy. It is about the question: How did their Italian grandparents in Germany pass on important values and memories from their …

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Accessible exhibitions: Is that possible?

04.09.21
18:30–20:00 Lecture

A conversation with Katrin Dinges, Anne Leichtfuß, Inga Zimprich Moderation: Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz (Directors Kunsthalle Osnabrück) The annual theme of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is Accessibility . And we invite you to an open discussion on this topic. We have invited experts to join us. Together we want to discuss: Can exhibition making and …

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Performance

07.08.21
19:00 Performance

Stefan Tchernboc

Stefan Tchernboc was born in Osnabrück in 2000. He studies at the Münster Art Academy. He takes analogue photos. That means: the photos are taken on film. And they are printed on photographic paper. His photos show spaces in the city. Stefan Tchernboc also takes pictures of performances and stage events. The stage events ask questions about culture and …

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Performance

04.08.21
19:00 Performance

Stefan Tchernboc

Stefan Tchernboc was born in Osnabrück in 2000. He studies at the Münster Art Academy. He takes analogue photos. That means: the photos are taken on film. And they are printed on photographic paper. His photos show spaces in the city. Stefan Tchernboc also takes pictures of performances and stage events. The stage events ask questions about culture and …

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Podcast-Radio: „Spazieren mit den Migras“

26.07.21–30.07.21
19:00 Performance

Ana Mekineli

Podcast radio Spazieren mit den Migras with Anna Mekineli: Ana Mekineli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1997 and was seven months old when her parents emigrated to Germany with her. The podcast Spazieren mit den Migras is a kind of time travel through the life of her family since their arrival in Germany and gives listeners an exemplary insight into the …

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Podcast-Radio: „Spazieren mit den Migras“

26.07.21–30.07.21
19:00 Performance

Ana Mekineli

Podcast radio Spazieren mit den Migras with Anna Mekineli: Ana Mekineli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1997 and was seven months old when her parents emigrated to Germany with her. The podcast Spazieren mit den Migras is a kind of time travel through the life of her family since their arrival in Germany and gives listeners an exemplary insight into the …

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Ich glaube an die Freiheit der Stimme

08.07.21
14:00–18:00 Workshop

Iva Bittová

As part of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, a singing workshop with Iva Bittová will take place at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The workshop is called: I believe in the freedom of the voice . Iva Bittová is an exceptional musician at the interface of classical, traditional music and jazz. Accompanying herself on the violin, she takes the audience close to …

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EMAF 2021

21.04.21–30.05.21 Exhibition

Titelseite Katalog 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

26.02.21
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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TELE4 – Digital exhibition tour

31.01.21–14.02.21

2 people photographing an installation in the exhibition in the new building.
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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Upaya

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

Get an insight into the installation I Felt People Dancing by Alison O'Daniel! Click here for the video documentation. 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 …

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Crisis Commu-
nication

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.

Jovana Reisinger is an artist, film maker and writer. The way she tells stories in her films is very unique. Also humorous. It is about women’s rights and the coexistence of people. Jovana Reisinger developed an installation for the church of the Kunsthalle. Some of her older films will be shown there. Also, the church itself will become the setting for her …

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LET’S Reality: Never not striking nails

13.02.21
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

06.02.21
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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LET’S Prothese: #alieneffect – on contro-
versial matters of face filters

30.01.21
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

22.01.21
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?

15.01.21–17.01.21
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 spend time with themselves. And you learn something about writing in a time of crisis.

Lichte Momente 2020 - Body Hacking

28.11.20–31.12.20 Exhibition

Standbild aus: Yvon Chabrowski, SCREEN, Video-Skulptur, Full-HD, Loop, 56 Min., Farbe, Ton, lebensgroß auf einem freihängenden 40-Zoll-Monitor, 2017. © Yvon Chabrowski & VG Bildkunst, 2019

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: Dare & danger: some easy things
to play with

04.12.20
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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LET’S Latex: Care & courage: DIY applications with latex

20.11.20
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

08.11.20
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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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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IKT 2020

17.10.20–18.10.20
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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LET’S Garbage: Artist’s waste – an exercise
in active disappearance

04.10.20
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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Verschwö-
rungstheorien im Kontext der Corona-Pandemie

24.09.20
19:00–21:00 Lecture

Prof. Dr. Julia Becker

All across the world, the Coronavirus pandemic is an important topic right now. Everyone is talking about it. Pandemic means: the virus is spreading all over the world. There are many conspiracy theories because of the pandemic. Many people believe in conspiracy theories. A conspiracy theory is used to explain: Why does the Coronavirus exist? Where does it …

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LET’S Garbage: Sorting material as performative practice

12.09.20
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

05.09.20
17:00–20:00 Performance

Grafik 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.

Talk&Table

20.02.22 15:00–17:45

Workshop

Guided tour an mini-workshop: At Talk&Table you get an exhibition tour. Afterwards, you can also work on the topic of accessibility yourself.

Cooperations: Institut für Gelingende Kommunikation und KunstContainer, HHO GmbH, Institut für Kunst/Kunstpädagogik der Universität Osnabrück

„und wir kamen jeden Sommer“

26.06.21 17:30

Performance

Reading with Elona Beqiraj: „und wir kamen jeden Sommer“

Elona Beqiraj was born in 1997. Her parents come from Kosovo. Elona Beqiraj grew up in Germany. She has written a book called: und wir kamen jeden Sommer. Her book is about people who say: I am between two worlds. I feel torn back and forth and a stranger in both worlds. How does war and moving to another country change a family? Do you remain torn apart in the new place forever? Or can you arrive? In the new country. Perhaps in a new home? And with a person or with yourself?

The reading will take place at: Toros Restaurant, Bohmter Straße 13 A, 49074 Osnabrück

This event is part of the project Aşbildung by Slavs and Tatars. The artists Slavs and Tatars transform the outdoor area of a restaurant. It will become a meeting place. In accordance with the corona restrictions. But you can meet, exchange, talk, read, and eat together. You can watch and listen to artists from Osnabrück. The event series is developed by curator Bêriya (Özlem) Susan, supported by Hana Ćurak. The events are about these topics: What does home mean to me? Where is my home? Where is my family's home? What culture do I come from? And in which culture do I live now? Do I long for a home? How may I show myself? Do I belong? What is normal? What pressures do I experience?

Talkshow-shooting: Men in Trouble

11.10.20

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 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

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

Artothek

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.

History

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.]

Here you can find information on exhibitions and projects before 2020.

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.

Architecture

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.

Virtual tour

A 3D model of the nave of the Kunsthalle.
Ground plan of the Kunsthalle.
Room view of the nave.
Church window in the nave of the Kunsthalle.
Room view of the new building.
View of part of the ceiling with exposed cables in the cloister.
Part of the cloister of the Kunsthalle.

The rooms of the Kunsthalle can also be visited virtually. You can stay at home and still move through the rooms of the Kunsthalle on the internet. This works through a 360-degree view. Many photos of the Kunsthalle are put together like in a computer game. You can zoom in. And zoom out. Look around. And choose which rooms you want to walk through.
Normally, a Kunsthalle is a place where you can see art. But in the 360-degree view there is no art to be seen. The rooms of the Kunsthalle are empty. But you can see the special architecture of the Kunsthalle. The Kunsthalle used to be a church and a monastery. Monks lived there.
It is not only the visitors who can get to know the Kunsthalle. Artists can also see from home where they will later show their art. That's why the 360-degree view is also a tool for artists. They use it to plan their exhibitions. They can measure the size of the rooms. And test how their art will look in the Kunsthalle.
The Kunsthalle says: The 360-degree view is also an archive. That means you can click on points there and get information about the Kunsthalle. About the history. Past exhibitions. The building. And the people who work there. More and more points with information will be added.

Click here for the 360-degree view.

Part of the annual graphic on the theme of

2022–2023

Graphic of the Kunsthalle on the annual theme

We are living in a pandemic. There is war in the Ukraine. In times like these, the Kunsthalle asks: What’s the current state of our desire for love and belonging? The Kunsthalle’s theme this year is Romanticism . It is concerned with the Romantic movement, that is, the time from the end of the 18th century until well into the 19th century. However, it is …

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Battlefield

25.06.22–05.03.23 Exhibition

Gabriella Hirst

Exhibition view in the inner courtyard of the Kunsthalle: Intallation consisting of beds and plants.
On a small sign in the flower bed is written: Iron Cross.
Exhibition view in the inner courtyard of the Kunsthalle from above: Installation consisting of beds and plants.
Exhibition view in the inner courtyard of the Kunsthalle: Intallation consisting of beds and plants.
A small sign in the flower bed reads: Victory Pearl.
A bed with plants in the inner courtyard of the Kunsthalle.
A pot with a plant and with a small sign that says
Exhibition view in the courtyard: flowerbeds and pots with plants, a bench in the back.
Gabriella Hirst, Battlefield, installation, beds, plants, planters, planting aids, benches, publication, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Gabriella Hirst is interested in gardening and breeding plants. Gardening is a conquest. But it is also connected to care. Gabriella Hirst has been building an archive of living and dead plants since 2014. For her installation, Gabriella Hirst uses around 200 different varieties of plants. They were all named after famous battles, conquered territories, …

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diamond splinters – osna’s queerstory

25.06.22–05.03.23 Exhibition

Irène Mélix

Postcards with personal ads are placed in a postcard rack.
Exhibition view in the foyer: A postcard stand with postcards and a mobile wooden letterbox.
2 postcards with personals in a postcard rack.
A person writes a postcard on a letterbox, next to it is a postcard rack with postcards.
2 postcards with personals in a postcard rack.
Irène Mélix, diamond splinters – osna's queerstory, artistic research and mediation project, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Artistic research and mediation project: Irène Mélix is an artist. Irène Mélix is also a queer activist. The word queer is a self-description. This means that people such as gay men, lesbian women, bisexual people, trans people or intersexual use this word by choice to refer to themselves. In Osnabrück, Irène Mélix traces moments of queer encounters in the …

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Homi

25.06.22–05.03.23 Exhibition

Anna Haifisch

Exhibition view in the cloister: Posters are attached to 2 pillars and to the walls in the background, 2 people walk through the exhibition.
Exhibition view in the cloister: A smiling person stands in front of a wall poster with a teddy bear, 2 other people walk past her.
Exhibition view in the cloister: On the walls between the glass doors are large posters with comics.
A wooden table in the shape of a dog, painted orange.
Exhibition view in the cloister: There are posters with comics on the wall.
Exhibition view in the cloister: A table on which 3 books are lying, in the background a person is standing and looking at posters with comics hanging on the walls.
2 wooden tables: the orange table on the left is in the shape of 2 dogs, the yellow table on the right is in the shape of a food bowl. There are books on both tables.
Exhibition view in the cloister: Posters with comics hang on the walls.
In front of a wall with a comic poster, 2 people sit in 2 massage chairs.
Anna Haifisch, Homi, 10 Posters, 140 x 190 cm, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Anna Haifisch is a comic artist and illustrator. [Illustrator is another word for someone who draws.] She has a very humorous but also very clear take on society. In her drawings, all characters are portrayed as animals. She became known for her comic The Artist . The comic is about a skinny bird who has a very tough life. It represents the struggles that …

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Inside

25.06.22–16.10.22 Exhibition

Hannah Quinlan und Rosie Hastings

Exhibition view in the church: Doll's houses stand in a row on the pedestals.
A doll's house on a pedestal.
An attic room in a doll's house.
View through the door of a doll's house: a window and a staircase.
Exhibition view in the church: 2 doll's houses on the pedestals, with a sound box in between.
Exhibition view in the church: Different doll's houses stand on pedestals in a row through the middle of the room.
A doll's house of a modern villa on a pedestal.
View of a room in a doll's house: window and outside railing.
Ein zweistöckiges Puppenhaus ohne die Frontwand auf einem Podest.
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Inside, mixed materials, dolls houses 1890s-1980s, 16 channel sound piece, 50:00 min., Installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings use different media in their art: film, painting, drawing and performance. [Another word for performance is action art.] Their work questions the way we live together, structures in politics and the recent development of conservatism. [Conservatism means: Someone rejects change. They want everything to stay as it is. They …

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Walhalla to Birkenau

25.06.22–16.10.22 Exhibition

Forum demokratische Kultur und zeitgenössische Kunst (Forum DCCA)

Exhibition view in the new building: a video work is playing on a screen in front of which headphones are placed.
Excerpt from a video work: A woman with an umbrella stands in front of the ruins of Valhalla.
Exhibition view in the new building: Ruin-like installation with 2 video projection walls.
Exhibition view in the new building: a video is running on a projection screen, headphones are in front of it.
Exhibition view in the new building: a foil in the shape of an ionic column is mounted on a large window, casting a shadow on the floor.
Exhibition view in the new building: ruin-like installation with a pedestal and a video work on a projection screen.
Exhibition view in the new building: a video work is shown on a projection screen.
Exhibition view in the new building: a video projection wall cut out of the wooden floor.
Exhibition view in the new building: a platform, purple curtains on the windows on the left and right, a video projection screen at the back, two beamers hanging from the ceiling.
Forum demokratische Kultur und zeitgenössische Kunst, Walhalla to Birkenau, installation, wood, varnish, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

The Forum demokratische Kultur und zeitgenössische Kunst (Forum DCCA) looks at the political dangers facing the arts. It encourages discussions of issues that are important for an open society. The focus is on addressing racism and antisemitism. These problems keep coming back. [Racism means: Someone believes: Humans belong to different races. Some races …

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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

Kulturschnuppern

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

Summer-Workshop – Battlefield

24.08.22
18:00–21:00 Workshop

Gabriella Hirst

People standing amidst plants in the inner courtyard of the Kunsthalle.
Opening of the annual theme Romanticism at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Photo: Carlos Pohlmann

The summer-workshop Battlefield takes place in the garden of Gabriella Hirst's installation. It is designed to support plant growth. The focus is on the propagation of plants. We will learn techniques: grafting roses, gentle pruning, encouraging flowering, weeding and other methods of maintaining and controlling the garden. Gabriella Hirst will give a tour …

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Lonely Hearts – Schreibwerkstatt

27.08.22
12:00–17:00 Workshop

A person writes a postcard on a letterbox, next to it is a postcard rack with postcards.
Irène Mélix, diamond splinters – osna's queerstory, artistic research and mediation project, installation view Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2022. Photo: Lucie Marsmann

Queer voices from the international and Osnabrück past will speak out via personal ads from the archives and journals. [The word queer is a self-designation. For example, gay men, lesbian women, bisexual people, trans people and inter people use it for themselves]. The search for love, sex, encounters of all kinds and sometimes longings for completely …

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„Mutig und stark alles erwarten“ – Reading

05.09.22
18:00–21:00 Lecture

by Margret Greiner

Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke (born 1888), is still overshadowed by her first husband, August Macke. This narrated biography attempts to put her in her own right, to acknowledge her talents and merits. In the few years of life together with Macke, she was his partner on an equal footing, encouraged him in his artistic work and was artistically active herself. In …

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Soft Date (Coffee party at the Bar Confusion)

11.09.22 16:30

Workshop

Location: Confusion Gay Pub

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstory by Irène Mélix.

In memory of Peter Hamel

14.09.22 18:00

Performance

Location: Raiffeisenplatz

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstory by Irène Mélix.

„Totally romantic?“ – Workshop

17.09.22 11:00–17:00

Workshop

One-day, inclusive workshop at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück in cooperation with the VHS Osnabrück and the KunstContainer of the HHO Osnabrück for young people and adults.

As part of the series Talk&Table, the Kunsthalle will host the inclusive workshop "Totally romantic? " under this year's theme Romanticism.
We will start with short tours of the exhibition, collect first impressions and translate them together at a large work table using a wide range of materials.

The cost of the workshop is 15€ per person.
You can register by phone at the VHS under: +49 (0)541 323 43 47. As well as by email info@vhs-os.de or via the shopping cart on the website of the VHS.

Please bring snacks and drinks for a joint lunch break. Tip: come later, leave earlier? No problem, we keep the timeline flexible on request: +49 (0)541 323 21 90.

Coming Out Day

11.10.22 15:30

Workshop

Location: Kunsthalle Osnabrück

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstory by Irène Mélix.

Queer Walk II

22.10.22 11:00–13:00

Performance

Meeting point: Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstory by Irène Mélix.

A Song of Tigris & Euphrates

05.11.22–05.03.23 Exhibition

Cemile Sahin

Verschont mein Haus, zündet andere an

05.11.22–05.03.23 Exhibition

Andrzej Steinbach

Queer Walk III

12.11.22 11:00–13:00

Performance

Meeting point: Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstoryProgramme – diamond splinters – osna’s queerstory by Irène Mélix.

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #3 – Decolonizing Romaticism

10.12.22

Lecture

What was the view on nature at the time of Romanticism? Nature was mystified and seen as "the primordial". [Mystification means: something is retold more beautifully than it was in the past]. The world was divided into culture and nature and the return to feeling was celebrated. How did Europe in the era of Romanticism look at the world? And what was happening at the same time in other parts of this world?

The symposium UNEXPECTED LESSONS #3 takes a critical look at the contradictory world of ideas of Romanticism. The symposium will take place digitally.

The series TALKING OBJECTS LAB, which takes place in Kenya, Senegal and Germany, organises exhibitions and think tanks. [Think tank means: people think together about a topic and exchange views on it.] The event series deals with the question: What can knowledge be today, beyond European knowledge systems? This means: For centuries, the focus in the field of knowledge and learning was exclusively on the European perspective. Knowledge from other parts of the world was not part of the exchange. How can this change? The series explores the knowledge of the African continent and tests: How can this knowledge be shown and shared?

Queer Walk IV

21.01.23 11:00–13:00

Performance

Meeting point: Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstoryProgramme – diamond splinters – osna’s queerstory by Irène Mélix.

Queer Talk (Talkshow)

09.02.23 19:00

Lecture

Location: Lagerhalle Spitzboden

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstory by Irène Mélix.

Queer Walk V

11.02.23 11:00–13:00

Performance

Meeting point: Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück

As part of the artistic research and art mediation project diamond splinters – osna's queerstoryProgramme – diamond splinters – osna’s queerstory by Irène Mélix.

Admission

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 outside of Osnabrück; Kindergarten groups with two attendants; Reporters; Disabled persons or persons with special needs (>70%); Holders of the ICOM-Card; Freund:innen der Kunsthalle

**Free entrance
Apprentices, pupils and students from Osnabrück; Required accompanying person of a disabled person or a person with special needs; 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

Guided tours are tours through our exhibitions. Art mediators offer the tours. The art mediators come from different fields. For example, from art or science. They give an introduction to the exhibitions and invite you to talk with them. You can book your personal appointment via schulte.ch@osnabrueck.de

Sunday guided tours

From now on, our open Sunday tours will take place every Sunday of the month. You will get a guided tour through the exhibitions of the annual theme Romanticism.

  • 1st Sunday of the month: German
  • 2nd Sunday of the month: Englisch
  • 3rd Sunday of the month: German (Translation in DGS on request)
  • 4th Sunday of the month: German + Prosecco for all participants

Participation is included in the admission. You don't have to register for it.

Talk&Table

At the Kunsthalle we also offer open workshops. At the Kunsthalle we call this Talk&Table.

Talk&Table takes place on 3 dates:

  • Saturday, 17.09.2022, 11:00–16:00: total romantisch!?, in cooperation with KunstContainer of the HHO and VHS Osnabrück
  • Tuesday, 11.10.2022, 15:30–17:30: COMING OUT DAY, QUEERS AND FRIENDS, with Friends of Dorothy, Starkids, Queer Refugees, an event of diamond splinters – osna’s queerstory
  • Saturday, 19.11.2022, 15:30–17:30: Guided tour through the exhibitions of Romanticism with craft table

Participation is included in the admission. You don't have to register for it.

Contact person

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

Friends
of the Kunsthalle

Become a member!

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.

Publications

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

Reader 2022
Romantik

On the occasion of the annual theme Romanticism , a publication with contributions by Heike Geißler, Amanda Leduc, Enis Maci and Pascal Richmann, Marie Rotkopf and Andreas Speit is published. Designed by Anja Kaiser and Franziska Leiste. The printed …

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Reader 2021
Accessibility

On the occasion of the annual theme “Accessibility” contributions by Katrin Dinges and Stefanie Wiens, Natasha A. Kelly, Katharina Klappheck as well as Lydia Lierke and Ariana Savoji. Designed by Anja Kaiser and Franziska Leiste. The printed publication is …

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Reader 2020
Disappointment

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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Press

Press contact
Kristina Helena Pavićević
E-Mail pavicevic@osnabrueck.de
Phone +49 (0)171 744 86 87

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

Press folder Romantik

Jobs

We are looking for a Collection Manager (m/f/d) for the Artothek and the Public Art Collection of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück at the earliest possible date. The position is a permanent part-time position (EG 12 TVöD). The application deadline is 03 August 2022.

More information about the tasks and profile as well as access to the online application can be found here. (The job advertisement is unfortunately only available in German)

Visit

Visit us!

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 11:00-18:00

The Kunsthalle is closed on 24.12. (Christmas Eve), 25.12. (Christmas Day), 31.12. (New Year's Eve), 01.01. (New Year's Day) and on 01.05. (May Day).

Address

Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück
Germany

Journey

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.

Accessibility

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.

Contact

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

Team

Manila Bartnik
(Curator for temporary art mediation formats)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 24 19
E-Mail bartnik@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
(Collection Assistance Art in Public Space / Artothek)

Phone +49 (0)541 323 44 49
E-Mail haunhorst@osnabrueck.de

Anna Jehle and
Juliane Schickedanz
(Directors)

E-Mail maertin@osnabrueck.de

Monika Kordhanke
(Press assistant/International Affairs)

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

Sina Lichtenberg
(Visitor Service)

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

Natali Märtin
(Exhibition office)

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

Kaan Ege Önal (Visitor Service)

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

Kristina Helena Pavićević
(Press contact)

Phone +49 (0)171 744 86 87
E-Mail pavicevic@osnabrueck.de

Anna Holms
(Curatorial assistant)

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

Viktoria Puskar
(Administration)

Phone +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
(Janitor)

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

Vision

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.

Accessibility

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:

Natali Märtin
Phone +49 (0)541 323 22 63
E-Mail maertin(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

Publisher

Stadt Osnabrück
Die Oberbürgermeisterin
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

Contact

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

Design

Anja Kaiser, Franziska Leiste

Design and Development

Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann