Lock Down #2

The next few weeks will be under containment because of Covid. The enthusiasm to create in this constraint also leaves a lot of doubts and worries. But we never give up and we continue! In any case, I will try to continue to draw my drawings in my Moleskine notebooks ! Courage to all !

Ateliers Ouverts, Alsace, Emmanuel Henninger, Art, Dessin

On October 3/4 and also on October 10/11, we are waiting for you at Module76 in Mulhouse: sculptures, ceramics, paintings, illustrations, drawings, objects with Sebastien Haller, Stéphanie Convercy, Dominique Schoenig, Emmanuel Henninger – Black Ink, Jean Wollenschneider, Sandrine Bringard et Frédéric Henninger

Exposition, Mulhouse, Emmanuel Henninger, Art, Dessin
Module 76
76, avenue Aristide Briand
from 2pm to 6pm

LOVE YOU GERMANY, this Thursday, September 24th, an evening meeting with Emmanuel Henninger

From Mulhouse to Leipzig, via Hambach, the travel diary of a young artist and draftsman from Mulhouse.

For a long time, Emmanuel had been longing to change his life, to see the country, to mature his artistic talents. One day in October 2019, he simply left Mulhouse, with his bundle, leads and pencils in his hand. Direction: Germany.

Come and meet him on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm at the Carré des associations (100 avenue de Colmar in Mulhouse).

He brought back from his six-month journey dozens of drawings on themes dear to him, the unspoiled and mysterious nature (the Urwälders), the destructive action of man on it and the titanic forms which result from it. From the salt mountain of Kali to the open-cast mines of Hambach and Garzweiler, Emmanuel Henninger’s meticulous lead mine frescoes depict, as with a scalpel, the exploitation of the environment “down to the bone” and show how humans desert the places where they have committed crimes.

Beyond the environmentalist theme, Emmanuel’s journey is also a formidable human adventure. He has let himself drift along with the encounters, staying at the homes of people he has met by chance while couch surfing. Like many Alsatians, he knows the German language without being bilingual and this immersion in Germany allowed him to discover German life and culture in a different way.

This bilingual meeting (a lot in French and a little in German) will also give to see drawings and photos made by Emmanuel Henninger during his trip. Perhaps it will make other Mulhouse men and women want to go on an adventure in Germanic lands…

The Grenz-Up association will take advantage of this opportunity to give young people – and the not so young – who so wish advice and “good plans” to live for a few weeks or months at a lower cost in this part of Europe.

Thank you for coming with your mask! Admission is free, but due to sanitary measures, the number of places is limited to 50 people. Please make a reservation at

It will also be possible to follow the meeting live on the internet thanks to a Facebook Live on:

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Saturday 19 September from 2pm to 7pm
Sunday 20 September from 11am to 7pm
The open workshops will take place in compliance with health regulations.
ATTENTION: closing of the doors at 6 pm on Saturday AND Sunday.

11, rue des Brodeuses – MULHOUSE

Motoco is a place of artistic production, which brings together more than 100 artists in residence, mainly in the visual arts. The building of nearly 9000 m2 in the heart of the DMC district in Mulhouse, also hosts numerous events


Mulhouse artistic productions are online

Mulhouse renaissance

This period of confinement in Mulhouse allowed many artists to explore new artistic proposals.

Find part of my work of confinement on the temporary cultural portal of Mulhouse, as well as that of many cultural actors.


During lockdown…

A small series around the Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine is under way…

L’image contient peut-être : nourriture
Open-PIt Mine – Part I/IV” – 22,4 x 30,3 in (under construction)
Garzweiler II” – 12,59 X 19,68 In – Ink on paper – 2020

From 16 March: Confinement in France (Covid19) to ?

The travel through the German Länder is unfortunately interrupted in Leipzig. It will resume as soon as the borders are opened again. In the meantime, let’s live intensely !

Leipzig (Saxony) – Photo: Emmanuel Henninger

March 07-11, 2020

Visit the slag heap in Heringen in Hesse (GE).

It is a 200-meter high slag heap, one of the largest neoformed landscapes in Europe. It consists of rock salt residues from which potash has been separated. It is therefore piled up in the vicinity of large mines, such as here in Heringen-Werra, where 22,000 tonnes of salt are added every day to the 188 million tonnes already mined.

Monte Kali in Heringen (GE) – Photo: Emmanuel Henninger

March 02-05, 2020

Visit of the Garzweiler Mine which is located between Cologne and Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia in the west of Germany.

In this rural area wedged between the Ruhr conurbation and the Netherlands, Immerath and the surrounding municipalities will be wiped off the map to allow energy giant RWE to expand the huge Garzweiler open-cast mine.

Emmanuel Henninger
Hambach Forest – Photo: Emmanuel Henninger

From May 2020

Very happy to integrate the artist residency Motoco (More to Come) in Mulhouse!

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