Anchored locally and internationally relevant – this is also reflected in the exhibition program of the Kunsthaus Göttingen.


In the context of temporary exhibitions, up to four exhibitions will be created each year, in close cooperation with national and international artists presenting drawings, graphic prints, book and poster art as well as photography and video. Exhibitions by individual artists are just as much a part of the concept as extensive group exhibitions of different approaches.

The Göttingen-based company Sartorius is providing free admission to all exhibitions at the Kunsthaus in the first five years.

“Smaller Bundles Cram”
Photographer: Ron Amstutz; Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Roni Horn – You are the Weather

Roni Horn, born 1955 in New York, studied at Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. A scholarship made it possible for her to live several months in Island, which influenced her artistic work since then. Horn lives and works today in New York and Island, her works were displayed in exhibitions internationally and is part of the most distinguished museums of the world.


»Each form, to me, comments on and enriches the experience of the other.«

»Für mich kommentiert und bereichert jede einzelne Form das Erlebnis der jeweils anderen.«

Roni Horn

Roni Horn creates always innovative and highly poetic works. They deal with the changeability of identitites, instabilites of place and time, shapes and languages. In all of her works, sentences and titles are incorporated – language and literary quotations are a defining aspect of her work.

The artistic medium encompasses drawings, photography and sculpture all the way to books. The photographic process with his specific depictions interests Horn as a medium to build presence and isolation, not to document. The spectator is guided to the subject by means of the real, but through repetitions and variotions of the depicted, a single interpretation is refused.

“You are the weather, Part 2”
Photographer: Stefan Altenburger; Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The exhibition at Kunsthaus Göttingen shows an insight into her manifold artistic work. Accompagnied is the exhibition by an collateral program, which is created together with the artist.

collateral program

Parallel to the exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and discussions will round off the exhibition program. For children, adolescents, and also for adults, we will offer a varied program in the training of perception and how to actively experience artistic ideas. For school classes, there will be a unique catalog of events.

Experiencing and communicating the exhibitions creates a mutual understanding that opens up diverse perspectives and broadens horizons. Visitors are confronted and challenged with beautiful, but also contradictory and disturbing visual worlds.