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It takes a good ten minutes on the S-Bahn to travel from Herne to Recklinghausen. Or you can walk along Bochumer Straße and cross the imperceptible change in city boundaries. At the station, a former tram kiosk is taken over by bats, and a few metres further on, the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen presents Mariechen Danz’s solo exhibition Clouded in Veins. The exhibition is a collaboration between Kunsthalle and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, with whom we are arranging another performative project in a large tennis hall near the Festspielhaus. The numerous collaborations that Ruhr Ding supports at all its locations anchor the exhibition project in the region and link different groups of visitors — local residents, theatre audiences, or friends of the local history museum — with the temporary art project, and vice versa. The beautiful and rough General Blumenthal colliery, recently saved from demolition by a heterogeneous community of users, forms a central hub within walking distance of the Festspielhaus with its large installations.


Due to the ongoing pandemic and the current COVID-19 regulations all art sites will remain temporarily closed. We will inform here and via all our communication channels as soon as the situation changes.


Admission is free.

For the exhibition Clouded in Veins by Mariechen Danz at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, the museum charges an entrance fee.


5 €


2,50 €

Children under 14 years:





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Word Count #1—8

In the different episodes of her film series Word Count, Kasia Fudakowski creates a dystopian world in which the right to communication is fundamentally curtailed in order to avoid a climate disaster.

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Clouded in Veins

In her exhibition Clouded in Veins, Mariechen Danz uses a stage-like approach to display her works throughout the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and enables the public to be actively involved.

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Death of Worlds

On the site of the former General Blumenthal Mine, New Zealand born artist Hayden Fowler creates a poetic reflection on the dramatic and often invisible loss of species from the natural world.

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Love is a warm Gun

In the tennis hall of the Recklinghäuser Tennisgesellschaft, and the adjacent city park, La Fleur, in collaboration with Elisabeth Tambwe, enquire into the contemporary meaning of love.

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Future Past

Two vast shimmering objects by Monira Al Qadiri occupy the centre of the abandoned Schwarzkaue. What seem to be machines from the future are reproductions of drill bits from the Kuwaiti oil industry.

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The Futurology Kiosk

From a social and ecological perspective bats are model creatures from which humans can learn a great deal. This fact provides the starting point for Monster Chetwynd’s sculptural installation.

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Inverted Mine / The possibility of another life expresses itself directly in a cop car on fire and obliquely in the faces of my friends

From the ceiling of the Weißkaue, Johannes Büttner suspends a type of mobile made up of a range of humming ventilators and wind gauges, together with claw-like hands.