Sustainability Concep

We have committed ourselves to sustainability.

For the exhibition construction we use a simple and reusable construction made of pinewood slats which was developed in-house. Only the most necessary is built and materials are selected for their durability. Wall surfaces are patched up and new coats of paint avoided. Information texts are only issued once and are
attached to reusable boards. We use paper made of quickly regrowing natural resources such as
gras or coconut fibre. Leaflets and other print products are printed on recycling paper.


Transporting artworks is a necessity. In order to avoid needless or half-empty journeys art
transports are pooled together or works of art are added to pre-existing transports as extra cargo.


We, the team of Kunsthaus Dresden and the artists travel by train if there is no scheduled art
transport. Air travel is avoided as far as possible. Research, preliminary talks and communication
are conducted digitally most of the time.

The new digital exhibition format (Re)Search & Share was developed in order to work with artists
without the use of fuel, kerosene and packaging. This way we can focus on long-term research and
working processes.


Exhibiting artists are generally reimbursed for their contributions. As are all other collaborators in
design, text work or other contributions. In exhibition construction we work on-site with artists
who support us with their expertise. We also do this in order to counteract the precarious wage
situation in the cultural sector.

For the completion of special tasks we principally commission regional specialist companies.

In hospitality we use regional products as far as possible.


Exceptions must be possible if an artwork requires them. We also make mistakes, not allprocesses are subject to our control. This however does not prevent us from the fundamental search for better solutions.


Issues are dealt with in the long-term and recurrently in order to work sustainably on a content-related level and to grow and learn together with our audience.


We are open and thankful for any suggestions for improvement!