Hallenbau-Festival 2022: die Jubiläen!
foyer of the ZKM
October 28–30, 2022, Festival
Language: German

Three institutions – one building: under the title »The Anniversaries!« the Hallenbau Festival 2022 celebrates 25 years of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe and the ZKM | Karlsruhe in the Hallenbau as well as 30 years of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG).

Hall A has been one of the foremost art locations in Karlsruhe since the 1990s. With a length of 312 meters, 10 inner courtyards, as well as 16,500 square meters of floor space, the listed industrial architecture building from the 20th century is an urban landmark located between the western and southwestern city, which is renowned far beyond the city of Karlsruhe.

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, the Hallenbau Festival 2022 offers a program of culture across all genres: exhibitions, films, concerts, lectures, debates, guided tours, retrospectives, and outlooks.

Admission is free throughout the building during the Festival.


The Hallenbau Festival 2022 starts on Friday evening in the foyer of the ZKM. With welcoming speeches we open the festival together and at the same time two new exhibitions as well as the »BookBau Festival« of the HfG. The Städtische Galerie presents the exhibition »Drawing Rooms: Marcel van Eeden | Karl Hubbuch« and the ZKM »Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then«.

The Hall will be accessible via all atriums, a DJ will play in the foyer of the ZKM into the night, and the mint café will be open for wine, cocktails, and drinks as well as small food and snacks. 

Opening evening, Friday, October 28, 2022

Saturday, October 29

Opening Hours ZKM ehibitions at the »Hallenbau-Festival«:

Fr, Oct 28, until 10pm
Atrium 1+2, GF: »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds«
Atrium 1+2, GF: »Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then«

Sa, Oct 29 and Sun, Oct 30, regular until 6pm
Atrium 8+9, 1st Floor: »Walter Giers. Electronic Art«
Atrium 1+2, GF: »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds«
Atrium 1+2, GF: »Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then«
Atrium 1+2, 2nd Floor: »John Sanborn. Between Order and Entropy«
Atrium 1+2, 2nd Floor: Permanent exhibition »zkm_gameplay. the next level«

Sunday, October 30

History of the Hallenbau A

Built in 1915 as a munitions factory, Hallenbau A was, apart from interruptions between the world wars, in operation using forced laborers until the end of the Second World War. In the 1980s, independent artists discovered the monumental building for themselves, before the Städtische Galerie and the ZKM moved in in 1997, followed two years later by the HfG.

In the diversity of their programs and projects, the three institutions have established the building internationally far beyond Karlsruhe – as a platform for art, media, and contemporary art production, as a place for learning and teaching, for debating and researching, as well as for exhibiting and mediating. Three institutions that stand for an art and production space in the middle of Karlsruhe.