And This is Us 2023 – Young Art from Frankfurt
30.03.2023 — 11.06.2023
Opening on Wednesday March 29, 2023, at 7 pm
With Benedikt Ackermann, Offert Albers, Rashiyah Elanga, Anita Esfandiari, Pia Ferm, Lisa-Sophie Gehrmann, Jenny Sofie Kasper, Ramon Keimig, Meret Kern, Nassim L‘Ghoul, Sonja Rychkova
For the exhibition And This is Us 2023, 11 young artists have taken over the Frankfurter Kunstverein. In the weeks before the exhibition opening, they worked in our spaces for weeks and set up their temporary workshops. New large-format works were created in the process.
This is the fourth time since 2017 that this overview show of current art production from Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region takes place. It is part of a lively cultural landscape in which numerous internationally renowned academies and universities train the new generations of artists.
And This is Us has developed into a visible stage for young talents, from which many artists have already been able to launch their careers and make their way into the art scene.
This edition shows eleven aspiring artists who are studying or have just graduated from the Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. With works produced especially for the Frankfurter Kunstverein, they paint a polyphonic picture of young people’s questions about the complexity of the search for identity, our society, and the future.
Contemporary art allows us to deal with these existential themes, which also arise from changing social structures. It raises awareness of social transformation processes that are often not yet addressed by the political system.
Young artists have always been seismographs of their time. It is always about their gaze and how they read reality and transform it pictorially, how they open up new perspectives and thus create new insights and shift discourses.
We thank the Dr. Marschner Foundation, which has supported and made possible the exhibition series since the beginning.