Über das Funktionieren / How it works

1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023

When talking about art, one often encounters the question: “Does it work?“. Although art is by definition freed from function in the sense of a purpose, the production and publication of art nevertheless somehow has to work. Functioning – the smooth progress of the work – is central to the technical production of art.

Contemporary artworks such as Cloaca by Wim Deloyes or Der Lauf der Dinge by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, artistically engage with the technical production of art and question functionality/dysfunctionality of it. In her sculptures, Frankfurt-based artist Catharina Szonn raises the question of what happens when machines no longer work.

In addition to the question of function in artistic production, there is also the question of how social conditioning can influence artistic careers and determine how someone “functions” in society and in the art market.

The event series “Über das Funktionieren / How it works” starts from November 1st at Goldstein Gallery.





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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