Exhibition Series The German School

Archivbild Städelschule (C) Archiv Städelschule, Photo: Walter Krankel

Fri, 10.09.2021 -
Sat, 09.07.2022

Return Gallery

A series of exhibitions by students of the film class at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

From September 2021 through spring 2022, the Goethe-Institut's Return Gallery will host “The German School”, an exhibition programme of artworks from the film class of the internationally known Städelschule art school in Frankfurt am Main.

Initiated by Irish artist and Städelschule Professor, Gerard Byrne, and the Goethe-Institut Irland, the programme presents diverse new work from 24 students who originate from across five continents.

Even in the wake of the past 18 months of isolation, “The German School” programme reflects an appetite amongst younger artists to connect internationally, affirming a constellation of localities connecting via Dublin, Frankfurt am Main, and elsewhere.

In recent decades the Städelschule has become an important international magnet for young artists to congregate, exchange, and cultivate a diversity of artistic practices together. All this under the care of a 200 year old art school, in the city of Frankfurt am Main. With a pedagogical approach that is very non-prescriptive, diverse, and highly oriented towards the development of each individual’s practice, the Städelschule students' work collectively evidences new forms of Cosmopolitanism, reflective of our contemporary global conditions of connection and uncertainty.

Over the course of a programme of six exhibitions at The Return Gallery, “The German School” will consider, and reconsider these Cosmoplitanisms amidst the rich backdrop of a Georgian Dublin townhouse.

10 September – 2 October 2021
with works by Gabriele Rendina Cattani, Hyunjung Choi, Arthur Stachursk, Jia Jun Nicholas Toh

Ein Loch weben
8 October – 6 November 2021
with works by Benedikt Ackermann, Jack Brennan, Jing Lin, Louis Hay, Bernhard Scheiner, Gerard Byrne

holy terrain
11 November - 18 December 2021
Rashiyah Elanga, Jordan Martin/Hell, Hemansingh Lutchmun, Maximiliano Sinani Paredes

Diagonal Horizon
11 March - 14 April 2022
Alexis Gautier, Mahya Ketabchi, Nicole Khadivi

Sharp Service
29 April - 3 June 2022
Ella CB, Nina Nadig, Dudu Quintanilha, Eva Richardson McCrea, Lisa Strozyk, Gintaré Sokelyté and Juliet Carpenter

Opening: 9 June 2022
10 June - 9 July 2022

Rachel Ashton, John Hussain Flindt, Paul Haas, Gabriel Possamai, Emma Rosenzweig

Opening Hours of the Return Gallery
Mon -Tues: 9 am - 9:30 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9 am - 3:00 pm (except bank holiday weekends)

No booking necessary.

Please note that due to the protected structure of the Georgian building, the gallery is not wheelchair accessible.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland and the Städelschule as part of the cultural programme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Goethe-Institute in Ireland

Supported by Städelschule Portikus e.V.