Dear visitors,

due to an internal event, Kunsthalle Osnabrück will be open until 16:30 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. From June 19, we will be open at usual times. We kindly ask for your understanding and are looking forward to your visit.

7 Minutes Studio

A cooperation between Kunsthalle Osnabrück and hase29


36 artists from Osnabrück, Bielefeld, Herford and Münster will provide insights into their working methods and ideas on six evenings at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

7 Minutes Studio, an event format jointly developed by Kunsthalle Osnabrück and hase29, gives artists a new stage to bring their work into conversation with curators, the public and other fellow artists.
Seven minutes is the time frame for the participants to present their ideas, works, concepts and focal points - but the form is determined by the artists themselves. Afterwards you will have the opportunity - also within 7 minutes - to ask questions and at the end of the evening to deepen these questions in a relaxed atmosphere.
While you can get to know artists up close, invited curators accompany the project by giving the participants useful hints. More and more often, artists are invited to present themselves and their work in person to visitor groups, in committees and at events. The popular form of presentation in brief offers initial insights for large sections of the public and encourages discussion with artists.

All dates and participants at a glance:

Monday, July 8th
with presentations by Manfred Blieffert, Zauri Matikashvili, Monika Witte, Samuel Treindl, Susanne Heitmann and Sibylle Jazra | guest: Friederike Fast, Curator at Marta Herford

Wednesday, July 10th
with presentations by Sibylle Hermanns, Gabriele Undine Meyer, Peter Möller, Rudolf Müller, Margit Rusert and Jakob & Manila | guest: Dr. Mechthild Achelwilm, Curator for Contemporary Art at the Museumsquartier Osnabrück

Tuesday, July 16th
with presentations by Sabine Kürzel, Christina Kramer, Angelika Höger, Titus Gräsel, Christine Wamhof and Kati Gausmann | guest: Eva Wolpers, curator at Marta Herford

Thursday, July 18th.
with presentations by Werner Kavermann, Nina Musholt, Merle Lembeck, Azim Becker and Lena von Goedeke | guest: Dr. Michael Kröger, freelance curator at hase29

Wednesday July 24th
with presentations by Katharina Pöhlmann, Birgit Kannengießer, Regine Wolff, Claude Horstmann and Aaron Rahe| guest: Ann Kristin Kreisel, curator at Marta Herford

Friday July 26th
with presentations by Hirmiz Akman, Hiltrud Schäfer, Anne Krönker, Kristina Berning, Joran Yonis (Pia Tabea Visse) and Jan Neukirchen | guest: Claudia Löffelholz, freelance curator in Modena/Italy, LaRete Art Projects und Fondazione Modena Arti Visive

from 7 - 9 pm in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück

Admission is free.


The events will be moderated by Elisabeth Lumme, curator, art mediator and board of hase29, as well as by Yasmin Behrens, freelancer at Kunsthalle Osnabrück and member of the educational team.

The presentations of the artists should also be made visible beyond the event series: they will subsequently be made available to international curators of the IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art). In the spring of 2020, the next IKT Congress will be hosted by the Kunsthalle Osnabrück and the Marta Herford Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. It will lure IKT members from all over the world to the Westphalia region to get to know the art scene in Osnabrück, Bielefeld, Herford and Münster.




European Media Art Festival No. 32: WILD GRAMMAR


Language widens and defines boundaries. It creates our image of the world, and shapes our interaction with the world and with each other. Time and again, artistic languages in particular have worked against the simplification and entrenchment of our image of reality: they have deliberately produced non-sense, cultivated contradictions, upturned hierarchies, and devised new codes that let us see and experience the world in a different way: “wild grammar” as a counter declaration and an attempt to make a clean break.

With 32nd European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck will once again become a forum for exciting media art discourse. Featuring the theme of Wild Grammar, this year’s festival offers a whole host of works from Germany and abroad that are devoted to the question of the transformative power of language.

The programmers and curators have selected a multitude of high-calibre works from the 2,200 or more entries. This year, EMAF presents more than 130 short and feature-length films, as well as round about 40 installations and performances.

During talks at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, we will discuss the topic of language, using language. Several locations will showcase a wide range of pieces by young artists from various higher education institutions. Showcasing audiovisual works, exhibition performances, installations, sound performances and animations, INIT Experience provides the opportunity for lively exchange based on all kinds of artistic forms of expression at the Haus der Jugend and Haus Heger Straße 29/30.


Opening: April 24th | 7.30 pm

Festival: April 24th to 28th


More information:

Catalog and program:


opening times

Tuesday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Wednesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 6p.m. 

on the second Thursday of the

month: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Saturday / Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Kunsthalle Osnabrück

Hasemauer 1

49074 Osnabrück