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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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Aleksandra Domanović

David Polzin


Jovana Reisinger


Rosalie Schweiker


Mickey Yang


Bini Adamczak

Loren Britton

Helen Pritchard

Anke Stelling

Book premiere: Spitzen-

14.02.21 18:00


Jovana Reisinger reads from her new novel Spitzenreiterinnen.

LET’S Reality: Unfit

13.02.21 14:00–16:00


Workshop with Nadja Buttendorf and Toni Mosebach

The workshops are free of charge. The registration is possible via email haunhorst@osnabrueck.de. The number of participants is limited to ten persons. With the registration-confirmation you will receive the corona rules individually tailored to the workshop.

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

06.02.21 16:00–20:00


Online-workshop with Joran Yonis

The workshops are free of charge. The registration is possible via email haunhorst@osnabrueck.de. The number of participants is limited to ten persons. With the registration-confirmation you will receive the corona rules individually tailored to the workshop.

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

14:00–18:00 Workshop

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

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

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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In my Feelings

10.01.21–14.02.21 Exhibition

Aleksandra Domanović

Aleksandra Domanović, Kalbträgerin, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin.

Aleksandra Domanović makes videos, sculptures, installations and prints. Her art is about technology. About questions like: How do we think about technology today? Do people believe in progress through technology? Who is responsible for science and its findings? Especially within the scientific fields of automation, robotic, or bio engineering. Why isn’t …

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10.01.21–14.02.21 Exhibition

Mickey Yang

Mickey Yang, Lopend vuurtje, 2018/ Work on the floor by Timo van Grinsven

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 Latex: Dare & danger: some easy things
to play with

18:00–21:00 Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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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Conspiracy theories
in the context
of the Corona pandemic

19:00 Lecture

Lecture by 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 …

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LET’S Garbage: Sorting material as performative practice

11:00–14:00 Workshop

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

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

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

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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Ossi Osnabrück

30.08.20–01.11.20 Exhibition

David Polzin

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.

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Schüler:innen für Schüler:innen

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


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



Many people believe: you are only happy when you are healthy. When someone isn’t healthy, it gets complicated. Many think: people with an illness or a disability are not normal. They have to be treated. They have to take medicine. So that they have it easier. But who is it easier for? Who decides what is normal and what isn’t? People with a disability are …

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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

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.

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.






Visit us!

On the basis of the Ordinance on Measures against the Spread of the Corona Virus SARS-Cov-2 of the State of Lower Saxony, the Kunsthalle will remain closed from November 2, 2020 until probably January 10, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Kunsthalle after the lockdown. We will keep you up to date on the developments here on the website and on our social media channels.


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)

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Harcharan Gill
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Annegret Haunhorst
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Anna Jehle and
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Christel Schulte
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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 transgender people 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:

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