Über das Scheitern / On failure

4. September – 31. October, 2023

“Failure is not an option.” is a famous quote from the film Apollo 13. Sociologist Richard Sennett has even called failure the great taboo of modernity. In a performance-oriented world, failure has a bad reputation. Yet failure can have a positive effect on personal development and creative processes. So what does failure mean in the field of art? At what point is an artist or their work considered a failure? And what role does failure play in the artistic process? Goldstein Galerie will explore these questions in a new series of events “On Failure” starting in September 2023.

Artists: Frédéric Ehlers, Jakob Hoffmann, Thomas von Steinaecker and others at Goldstein Gallery

For further information visit: Über das Scheitern – Atelier Goldstein (

Information for visitors

The Goldstein Galerie is a public art space located within walking distance of Atelier Goldstein and has been showing contemporary positions by artists with and without disabilities since 2013. In addition to exhibitions, residency programs, workshops, lectures, readings, concerts, talks and film evenings take place.

Since 2020, Goldstein Galerie has dedicated these formats to twelve themes that shape artistic work and life.

For the opening hours of the various formats, please refer to the respective program.

Goldstein Galerie
Schweizer Straße 84, 60594 Frankfurt am Main


Contact and press enquiries: Sven Fritz, Lutz Pillong
Phone: + 49 (0)69 201 72 - 023

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