Catalog Art & Halls. A Sense for Art beyond Walls

The catalog Art & Halls. A Sense for Art beyond Walls (German and English) is available at the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen or can be ordered online (mail to: With texts by Solange Lingnau, Dr. Uwe Neumann, Tereza de Arruda and Stephan Koal.

Details: 30 x 20 cm, 100 pages of content, approx. 70 color illustrations as brochure glued in corrugated cardboard folder

Design: Huelsenberg Studio and Niklas Sagebiel

Publisher: Verlag für Moderne Kunst

Price: 24 EUR


Solange Lingnau, Director of Stiftung Reinbeckhallen
“Curated by Tereza de Arruda, Kunst & Hallen. Kunstsinn über Mauern hinweg (Art & Halls. A Sense of Art beyond Walls) offers us the opportunity to discuss today’s cultural and political structures and their development, to recognise our role within this contemporary landscape, and to reflect on our own position as a cultural institution. Shown at the Reinbeckhallen and documented in this catalogue, this exhibition provides insight into these discussions, which are both a source of excitement and inspiration for us as a young institution.”

Dr. Uwe Neumann, Director of Kunsthalle Rostock
“Built for the former GDR’s only biennial – the Ostsee-Biennale (Baltic Sea Biennial) – in 1969, the Kunsthalle Rostock’s history is hugely significant. Its puristic architecture makes it a timeless place with international renown, and the museum’s varied collection today still offers ample opportunity to make discoveries. Besides focusing on our own collection, we also take our role as the only art museum built in the GDR very seriously. Indeed, we were the first port of call for many artists, especially from the Berlin area, seeking to exhibit their work after the reunification of Germany. We are delighted that so many artists, particularly from Berlin, who have had exhibitions at our museum are now showing their work in Berlin, thanks in part to the acquisitions we made for the collection.”


Tereza de Arruda, Curatorial Statement
“As an authentic monument of GDR cultural history, the Kunsthalle Rostock fulfills and extends its function as a mediator of art and culture within two different political systems. Like a lighthouse in the north of the GDR, the museum created orientation and enabled navigation towards cultural exchange. Not only metaphorically, but also in reality, this stable structure survived storms and high waves for decades. Its special history as part of the German-German cultural policy of the last five decades and its fragile character are part of the spirit of the times. We want to show that art today exists neither as a victor nor as a victim, but as a contemporary witness. In every epoch there are new questions, and art gives us the answers. Art is not a consequence, it is a cause. Art should not prove itself as a product. Art should multiply the production of values. However, these values are partly dictated by ideologies and principles. During the Cold War, when Kunsthalle Rostock was created and the majority of its holdings were created, there was massive competition between East and West. Art served as propaganda and as evidence of one’s identity, potential and strength.”



Art education
Art mediators answer visitors’ questions about the exhibition and the works.

January 2022
Saturday & Sunday | 12-15 PM

Artist talks, guided tours and walking tours
Duration: ca. 45 min


21.11.2021 | 15 PM
Guided tour with art historian Darja Zub | in German
Work, body, materiality – Insights into contemporary works that deal with the body between work and life and express it through different materiality. Thematic contexts of the exhibition will be explained, which will stimulate the discussion of current issue. |  Further information and tickets

28.11.2021 | 15 PM
Berlin and Rostock in Dialogue: Artist Talk between curator Tereza de Arruda and artist Leiko Ikemura | in German

Artist Talk between the curator of the exhibition Tereza de Arruda and the artist Leiko Ikemura. The symbolic character of the exhibits will be presented by Tereza de Arruda and put into dialogue with the Berlin art scene by Leiko Ikemura. | Further information and tickets


11.12.2021 | 18:30 PM
Catalog presentation and Artist Talk | in German and sign language
Artist Konrad Mühe in conversation with art historian Darja Zub.
The event will be accompanied by a sign language interpreter. | Further information


05.02.2022 | 11:00 AM
Family walk through the art collection of the Kunsthalle Rostock | in German
Family walk through the art collection of the Kunsthalle Rostock is a tour and short film screening offered by museum educator Gundrun Kracht for families with children between the ages of 5 and 8. | Further information and tickets

10.02.2022 | 18:30 PM
Depot of Experiences | in German
Tereza de Arruda and Clemens Krauss will discuss Depot. Realized at the Kunsthalle Rostock in 2021, this performative work takes the form of a psychoanalytical session and explores the question of how people fare when depositing and archiving their own experiences. | Further information

The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s Residency Program

Residency Program

The aim of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s residency program is to help artists, particularly those working in the visual and performing arts, develop their work by offering them a living/working studio and the support of a professional team in the vibrant city of Berlin. In alignment with the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s central value of maintaining an openness with regards to its program, the Residency Program is developed individually in discussion between its team and each participating artist. The same applies to the final presentation of work, for which the Project Space of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen can be used.

Spaces and Dates

Successful applicants will be offered an 80 sqm apartment that includes a work space. Each residency period lasts between 8 to 10 weeks and takes place during the following weeks:

• April 11th – June 5th
• July 18th – September 11th
• October 4th – November 27th

At the end of each residency period, artists will be given a space of approximately 75 sqm for the presentation of an exhibition, performance, or similar project, for up to 10 days.

What We Offer

• A free space to live and work in
• An exhibition space to accommodate the artist’s final presentation (to be included in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s program)
• On-site organizational, curatorial, and communication support

Who Can Apply

The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen residency program is open to artists who reside outside of Germany and work in the fields of the visual and performing arts.
Special consideration will be given to LGBTQI+ people, socially disadvantaged individuals, and artists who include printmaking or printing techniques in their practices.
Applications from mothers with small children are welcome and there are no set age limits.

How to Apply

Please provide us with your CV, a letter of intent (up to 500 words), an artist statement (up to 500 words), and a portfolio with a selection of works (max. 5 works, max. 10 MB).

For the requested documents, we ask that you make a folder with your full name containing the files (in PDF format). Please upload it to your own server or a file sharing service (such as WeTransfer or Dropbox) and provide us with the download link.


The final selection of participants will be made by a committee comprised of curators, art historians, foundation members, and advisers, and announced by the end of January.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s Health and Safety Regulations

The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen is currently running its program under special conditions. For the protection of its staff and visitors, it has implemented the appropriate health and safety measures to ensure a safe and pleasant visit. The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen asks all visitors to kindly follow these measures. 

*All employees working in the exhibition areas are responsible for ensuring these measures are met. For more information on these measures, please see the current SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance.


Hygiene and Behavioural Requirements in the Exhibition Areas

The exhibition areas at the Reinbeckhallen are no longer operating under the 2G-plus and 3G-Rules. This means it is no longer obligatory for our visitors to be fully vaccinated, recovered or tested.

 The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen still insists on compliance with the AHA-L rules:

– Visitors must maintain a distance of 1.5 m in all exhibition areas and in the office of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

– Visitors must observe the general hygiene rules by minimising the touching of objects and follow exhibition markers to avoid large gatherings.

– Visitors are encouraged to disinfect their hands by using hand sanitiser made available at the entrances of all exhibition areas.

– The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen has installed air conditioning systems (RTL systems) in the exhibition areas and entrance area, which circulate the air, and its staff regularly ventilates its exhibition spaces.


Ticket Sales

Tickets can be purchased at the Reinbeckhallen and online. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please feel free to contact us via email.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen!

Public Collection of Questions

NO NEED FOR ANSWERS?, Performative Printing Workshop

… let us at least agree that we want to save the possibility of questions …  (Jacques Derrida, 1997)

The Werkstatt Neue Drucke awaits your questions about current affairs and makes them legible! On the Day of Printing Arts the collected questions will be part of an art project that explores and makes visible the practice of asking questions in an open experimental set-up.

The starting point for this open laboratory is the assumption that the act of formulating a question—by means of writing in the printing and writing process—forms a complex system of approaches that offers far more opportunities for associations than linear answers. Following the idea that writing was designed by and has a creative effect on people, the printing workshop sets out to search for and deal with current phenomena of social communication.

Between March 15 and 27, 2021, a temporary space will be created in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, where printing is interpreted as an act of creative intervention in society. If you would like to send us your questions in whatever language you prefer, please do so via email or postcard up until March 10, 2021:

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Reinbeckstraße 11
12459 Berlin

Berlin, 1945–2000: extended until the end of May

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject will be extended until May 30, 2021. You will find news about its reopening via our website or newsletter (register here). Due to the continued lockdown, however, the exhibition will remain closed until further notice.

If you have purchased an Online Ticket for the period affected by the lockdown, you will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

For those interested in having a part of the exhibition at home and in supporting the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s activities, editions by Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien can now be purchased. Further information can be found here.

We hope to see you again soon. Stay healthy!

Berlin, 1945-2000: the exhibition will be closed from April 24th until further notice

Due to an amendment to the Infection Protection Act that was passed by the Federal Cabinet in Berlin on April 21st, the exhibition Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject will be closed from April 24th until further notice. If you have purchased an online ticket to visit the exhibition any time after April 23rd, you will be contacted regarding a refund via email.

When we have more information about possible reopening dates, we will update our website and inform our visitors via our newsletter. In the meantime, for those interested in having a part of exhibition at home and in supporting our activities, limited edition prints by photographers Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien can be purchased from the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen. For more information, please contact us at

On May 7th, Andreas Rost will meet with the curator, Dr. Candice M. Hamelin, in the exhibition to discuss his experiences in Berlin in the late 1980s and 1990s. More information about their talk and where to view it online can be found here.

We hope to welcome you to the Reinbeckhallen again soon! Until then, stay healthy!

By Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien

Together with photographers Kurt Buchwald, Andreas Rost, and Werner Zellien, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen is offering signed, limited editions of three works that were included in the exhibition Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject.

Belonging to an edition of 15, each silver gelatin print is available for € 390 (including VAT). A percentage of the proceeds go toward supporting the work of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

For more information, please call or contact us at

JiMonLine | Book printing workshop: Zukunft – Buch

A cooperation between Werkstatt Neue Drucke and Jugend im Museum e.V.

Recommended for children ages 10+

Concept and Design by Ulrike Koloska

As part of the virtual JiM workshop, Ulrike Koloska, director of the Werkstatt Neue Drucke in the Reinbeckhallen, encourages children ages 10+ to make themselves heard by designing posters with images and words. In doing so, Koloska makes known how this wonderful old technique of printing is still relevant today.

The book printing workshop Zukunft – Buch will take place in three stages:

1. Making the letters and printing the book cover (steps 1–9)
2. Making the picture motifs with found materials and templates (photos)
3. Making the Japanese binding (photos + videos)

We hope you have fun!
Photographs and films taken during the book printing workshop can be sent to