16/10/2021 — 12/11/2021
Goethe InstituteThe Archive

As far as we're concerned // Was unsberifft

On Friday, October 15, the exhibition What us concerns // Was uns berifft opens. The doors of the Goethe-Institut open at 17:19.00 p.m. and those of Het Archief at 12:2021 p.m. The exhibition is on display until November XNUMX, XNUMX.

For ten years now, the twin cities of Rotterdam and Dresden have been linked by an artist exchange program that has enabled more than two dozen Dresdeners and Rotterdammers to spend a few months in the other city. A wealth of artistic work has emerged as a direct or indirect result of the residencies, and new creative partnerships have emerged across national borders. Reason to ask: What has emerged in these ten years? What themes, what impulses did the other, new city bring with it?

Exhibition at two locations

'As regards us / Was uns berifft' is about the current state of our society, seen from the very personal points of view of the artists. Works are shown that address a social theme and respond to social changes. Each artist views and investigates social phenomena with a unique eye. A temporary stay in another city, made possible by a residency program, sharpens the eye by allowing the artist to adopt a different perspective and forcing him to relate to an unfamiliar environment in a new way.

The exhibition is divided into a more documentary overview section in the Goethe-Institut and a section in Het Archief on Robert Fruinstraat, where thematically selected works by alumni from both cities are shown.

With project documentation from 22 former participants and work by Lisa Maria Baier, Philipp Gloger, Susanne Keichel, Johannes Makolies, Juliane Schmidt, Antje Seeger and Patricia Westerholz from Dresden and Ronald Bal, Oana Clitan, Judy van Luyk, Niels Post and Otto Snoek from Rotterdam .


Part 2 of the exhibition will take place in spring 2022 at two locations in Dresden (Galerie Raskolnikow, January 28 to March 5, 2022 and Galerie Ursula Walter, January 29 to February 19, 2022).

Opening hours

The Archive Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 13:00 – 18:00
Goethe-Institut, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:00 am – 14:30 pm


Check the shortly before your visit website for current corona measures.


The exhibition was compiled by Judy van Luyk on behalf of Goethe-Institut and CBK R'dam. In collaboration with Kulturamt der Stadt Dresden and with thanks to the Foundation for the Promotion of People's Power.