Hans Op de Beeck: Location 2, 2001, Sammlung Marta, © the artist

In the Spotlight of the Night
Life in the Gloom
26.10. – 09.02.2020

A publication is being prepared


Soon more on the blog (German)

In Greek mythology the goddess Nyx embodies the creative principle of the night. She gave birth to the day, brought order to the dark chaos of the “primeval night” while always remain-ing connected with the mysterious, irrational side of the darkness.


The electrification in the 19th century increasingly displaced the strict change from bright to dark. Night work, glaringly illuminated filling stations or the loud hustle and bustle in clubs and pubs are just some aspects of this development. The shady life in a night without boundaries is at the centre of this exhibition dedicated to the facets of a fascinating theme and taking place as a cooperation project in two venues at the same time – 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.



Hans Op de Beeck, Elvira Bach, Martin Boyce, Auguste E. Chabaud, Max Ernst, FORT, Rodney Graham, George Grosz, Martin Kippenberger, Amédée Ozenfant, Philippe Parreno, Emilie Pitoiset, Alexandra Ranner, Anna Vogel, Jeff Wall, and many other


Thank you

Project cooperation

Logo KAI 10 Arthena Foundation

Marta Partner

Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners und Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.