Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst
Foto l Photo: Rolf K. Wegst

Liveperformances by
Julie Andrée T. (CAN) + Morgan O’Hara (USA/IT)

26 July 2022, 5.30 / 7 pm

At 7 pm, US-American artist Morgan O’Hara will respond live with her celebrated drawing pencils to the visually powerful performance language of Canadian artist Julie Andrée T.
At 5:30 p.m. – 1.5 hours prior to the live performances –  Morgan O’Hara cordially invites everyone interested to handcopy the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ together.

Julie Andrée T. (*1973, Montreal, Canada) lives and works in Québec. Body and space are at the center of her installations and performances. In the interplay of everyday objects, ritual, poetry, and a defiant corporality, she creates a place in which personal identity begins to dissolve. While this may seem like a utopia, the artist is committed to arriving at a shared understanding beyond personal and cultural boundaries. Her works were part of the Biennals in Havana, Liverpool such as the Festival d’Avignon, among others. She has taught at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA and until today at the University of Chicoutimi, Canada.

Morgan O‘Hara (*1941, Los Angeles, USA) lives and works in New York / Venice. In her performative practice of LIVE TRANSMISSIONS, the artist responds with drawings, created in real time, to people’s gestures – during work in factories, dance performances up to speeches of US presidents. Since 2016, she invites people worldwide to handwrite fundamental documents of human rights in her project HANDWRITING THE CONSTITUTION, an act of shared awareness. Her works are represented in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the British Museum, London or Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 7 pm
Official greeting
Frank-Tilo Becher
Mayor of the City of Giessen
Dieter Hoffmeister
Vice Chairman 
Unterer Hardthof Association
Tarika Johar

Kunsthalle Gießen goes Unterer Hardthof

Due to renovation work at the Kunsthalle Giessen, the performative interventions will be held at the former brewery “Unterer Hardthof”.
EXBODIMENT is a collaboration with BLACK KIT | DIE SCHWARZE LADE. Founded in 1981, this vibrant archive for international performance art is intended as a source of inspiration for the present. It contains approx. 4,000 dossiers on performance, theatre and sound artists, 10,000 specialist publications, videos and photos in various formats, relics of performances and many metres of shelf space devoted to networks across different continents.
As a result of the Kunsthalle’s collaboration with the Cologne-based archive, all performances will be held in two cities. In addition to the dates in Giessen, performances by the invited artists can also be seen at the Kulturbunker in Cologne-Mülheim.
Due to the worldwide Covid 19 situation, last-minute changes may occur. We will inform
you of such changes in good time.

Kunsthalle Gießen goes Unterer Hardthof

Unterer Hardthof 7, 35398 Germany
Access information:
Please do not park in the courtyard.
Parking on the street in front of the entrance.
Line 7, bus stop ‚Unterer Hardthof‘
With special thanks to: