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Join us on a journey - 2,000 years into the future!

As the debate about the future of Europe continues, in 2017 the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A have commissioned twelve international artists to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now. How might our present be viewed from the future?

Collecting Europe continues

The continuation of Collecting Europe will display four existing works from the first exhibition at the The Future of Europe festival in Stuttgart: Onkar Kular and Common Initiative (Sweden/ UK), Jasleen Kaur, (UK), Remco Torenbosch (NL ) and Thibaut de Ruyter (FR/DE). In addition two new works by Nina Støttrup Larsen (DK) and the artistic duo Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Köperl (DE) have been specifically commissioned by Schauspiel Stuttgart and Goethe-Institut London for the festival to continue the spirit of Collecting Europe.


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Collecting Europe - Artists

Post-Brexit: Victoria and Albert Museum show imagines Europe 2,000 years from now, The Art Newspaper, Anny Shaw. 06.01.2017

V&A museum asks artists to travel through time to tackle Brexit, BBC News, 12.12.2016

A London Exhibition Will Look at Europe From 4017, The Wall Street Journal, Anna Russell, 20.01.2017

Europe: No name for an Anthem: Remco Torenbosch at the V&A, Metropolis M, Vivian Ziherl, 26.01.2017

Collecting Europe, BBC Radio 4, John Wilson and Jerome Weatherald, 30.01.2017

Kultur nach dem Brexit: Schluss mit dem Lamento!, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Marion Löhndorf, 01.02.2017

Europa im Jahr 4017, ZDF heute in Europa, 01.02.2017

Im Jahr 4017: Archäologen entdecken Europa 2017 - Ausstellung in London, Deutschlandradio, 01.02.2017

Ausstellung "Collecting Europe": Wie sieht Europa in 2000 Jahren aus?, Deutschlandfunk, Friedbert Meurer, 02.02.2017

Zukunftsvisionen im Victoria & Albert Museum, Bayern 2, Thomas Spickhofen, 02.02.2017

V&A Museum Invites Artists to Reimagine Europe as UK Parliament Passes Brexit Bill, artnet, Amah-Rose Abrams, 02.02.2017

"Collecting Europe", Deutsche Welle, Birgit Maaß, 04.02.2017

L’arte british è Brexit o Bremain? Risposte al V&A, qui le immagini di Collecting Europe, Artribune, Elio Ticca, 05.02.2017

Auf den Straßen schwindet die Zuversicht, ZEIT Online, Elisabeth Wellershaus, 22.02.2017

Collecting Europe - On the streets, the confidence is fading, Migration und Integration, Elisabeth Wellershaus, 22.02.2017



A collaboration between the Goethe-Institut London with Schauspiel Stuttgart and the V&A in partnership with the British Council. With support from the Finnish Institute in London, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.