OSTRALE – Centre for Contemporary Art

„The OSTRALE sees art as a mode of communication that does not necessarily need words to make itself understood. It is the sensory, empirical, even outraged replaying and realisation of our obsession with words. It is also an invitation, a motivation to explore different ideas and begin operating within new systems of logic.The OSTRALE Centre for Contemporary Art is primarily concerned with creating space for cross-border projects. In doing so, it is helping to develop an open cultural landscape where different artistic positions engage in dialogue with one another. As well as seeking connections to arts that exist in close proximity, we also aim to create links to science, education and social engagement. OSTRALE exhibitions and projects endure because they focus on important social issues that address European identity. The subjectivity of artistic expression, free of any purpose or use imposed from the outside, exemplifies the profound nature of what the works are trying to say. The OSTRALE exists at the heart of Dresden’s vibrant cultural life, a scene that embraces all forms of art including, of course, the contemporary visual arts. As such, it also helps drive economic growth in the city. The OSTRALE makes Dresden a magnet for art that addresses, through everything from humour to the macabre, the power structures and ideologies, value and values that exist in the art world.”

Andrea Hilger Director and initiator of the OSTRALE

OSTRALE, Foto: Sven Höher

OSTRALE, Foto: Sven Höher

Goldbach, Shin – Ostrale´O14

Goldbach, Shin – Ostrale´O14

 

Artist-in-Residence

 

The artist exchange in the artist-in-residence cooperation ensures a lively and personal international encounter. Apart from practical work, there are numerous and intensive contacts to local, national and international artists. Particularly in the current political situation in Europe, this type of direct personal contact is a contribution to mutual understanding.

In addition to the artistic and personal exchange of the „Artists in Residence“, the distance from everyday life offers the possibility of a month of exclusive concentration on the artistic work.

For guests and artists from the exchange countries, OSTRALE enables professional work in the premises and workshops on site as well as the possibility to develop the works directly in the future exhibition space. The stay is combined with an intensive personal care. The OSTRALE offers an ideal workplace as a meeting point, exchange location and a place of retreat.

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