Im Licht der Nacht - Vom Leben im Halbdunkel

Featuring FORT

Oct 26th, 2019 — Feb 9th, 2020
Marta Herford, Herford

Installationsansicht Im Licht der Nacht


Open End, 2017

Mixed Media

Installation view Im Licht der Nacht – Vom Leben im Halbdunkel © Marta Herford
Courtesy artists; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Hans Schröder


Marta Herford

Featured Artists

The invention of the light bulb is an achievement of the 19th century which, particularly in the pulsating metropolises of the world, put an end to the natural alternation of day and night. Glaringly illuminated filling stations, shopping centres, shift work and night clubs are just some aspects of this development.

The night without boundaries is the focus of this major exhibition, presenting works from early modernism to the present in pursuit of the question of how the natural order of bright and dark, of activity and sleep has been turned on its head, how perception and everyday routine change fundamentally and intermediate worlds are created. In pictures, sculptures and installations, visitors can experience how the twilight can inspire the imagination and how the masquerade of nocturnal actors is brightly exposed in the glare of artificial light.

The exhibition and the catalogue are the result of collaboration between KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION in Düsseldorf and Marta Herford. The historical core in the Marta Herford is based on a partial takeover from the Centre Pompidou Metz.


For further information please contact Tine Lurati via e-mail or call +492113014360.

  • Monday—Friday
    10.00 am—6.30 pm
  • Saturday
    12.00 am—2.30 pm