duration: 23 days
15,000 m² exhibition space indoor
50,000 m² exhibition space outdoor
135 artists and artist groups
91 artists OSTRALE.xtra
Entitled Interim Arrangements, this year's OSTRALE collates different artistic statements. The title refers to the unique character of the abandoned temporarily occupied buildings and fallow land of the exhibition areas as well as to the selected works in these rooms situated somewhere between genres and time.
Besides the works curated by the art direction of the OSTRALE taken from an open call for tender, for the first time two external curators were invited independent of each other to dedicate themselves to specific exhibition spaces on the ample terrain and to liven them up with regard to content.
Curator Lukas Feireiss from Berlin has planned the exhibition spaces around the centrally situated Rinderhalle (cattle barn) and the Schafstall (sheep pen) which present current visions and interpretations of architecture and the city in contemporary art. These exhibition spaces expose hoe architecture and visual culture are influencing each other in a creative interplay. Here, the emotional concern of many creative people comes into being, through ther urge for originality and the lust to experiment with spatial structures. In this manner, the general understanding and perception of space are questioned and widened. The projects featured in the OSTRALE range from installation, sculpture and architectural models all the way to illustration, painting, collage and photography. They all reveal a hidden creative potential for architecture and urban environments in inventive ways.
In the Direktorenville (a villa formerly owned by the manager of the abattoir) curated by painter and designer Martin Müller from Berlin, artistic positions are merged in 40 rooms whose similarities are not a predetermined topic or a discursive approach but the poetically reflecting quality of the critical examination of the artistic theme of transformation and transition. Unagitated and without a need for the "grand gesture", the works in the small rooms of the Direktorenvilla complement one another for the benefit of a focused and intense presentation which reflects and introduces – spatially and with regard to contents – the open and generative idea of the OSTRALE and the OSTRALE-Zentrum.
The works composed partly of free applications and partly invitations by the art direction are allocated on the ramshackle terrain complementarily and continuatively in a symbiotic relationship and situated at the future canter of arts. On the tour, the visitor is led through active and resting zones of discourse and can experience the wide range of contemporary art at the same time. The OSTRALE is an exhibition for art that can be experienced directly and physically. The rooms in all their variety provide space for inspiration and sensual perception of the audience.
Exhibition venues: the cattle shed, the social wing, the pig shed, the fat smeltery, the sheep shed, the director's villa, and the Western feeding stalls in the historical Erlwein slaughterhouse of Dresden
Curators: Martin Müller, Katja Albers, Lukas Feireis, Andrea Hilger
Jury Award: Andreas Hetfeld/Netherlands/Installation "Raum der Sehnsucht"
People's Choice Award: Hung Yun-Ting/Taiwan, Germany, Installation "XIAO XING XING-Sternchen"
Exhibiting and Performing Artists of the OSTRALE O9
Brückel – Wieland: Irene Wieland & Gudrun Brückel (DE), Dadara (NL), EVOL (DE), f L y r.m. (DE), Formation Weisser Rausch: Michael Petermann (DE), intolight: Conrad Schneider & Marco Zichner & Marko Ritter (DE), KETKETVOOM: Tine Günther & Martin Feistauer (DE), Lamettanest: Evelyna Schubert & Heike Neubauer-Antoci & Robert Grund (DE), Mizzi Schnyder / Raalrohm: Mizzi Schnyder & Paul Raal & Matthias Rohm (AT), mr.rik, Refunc (NL), Secret Wars Germany (DE), SPAR*K: Carsten Dankert & Gunnar Krempin & Malte Schröder (DE), Stern/Morgenstern: Daniel Stern & Marcus Morgenstern (DE), urbikon.com: Kai Dolata & Michael Grzesiak & Lola Meyer & Sebastian Stiess & Gabriela Looke (DE), Maria Anwander & Ruben Aubrecht (AT), Benjamin Appel (DE), Sabine Bachem (DE), Karolin Back (DE), Suus Baltussen (NL), Thomas Baumhekel (DE), Matias Bechtold (DE), Sandro Berneis (DE), Luis Berrios Negron (ES), Jens Besser (DE), Christoph Beyer (DE), Michel Boekhoudt (NL), Eberhard Bosslet (DE), Madeleine Brady (DE), Thomas Bratzke (DE), David Campesino & Julia Gaisbacher & Lydia Schneider (DE), Ralph Cüpper (BE), Denis Darzacq (FR), Theo Deutinger (NL), Philipp Dorl (DE), Filip Dujardin (BE), Gustavo Espinosa (GB), Ivan Faktor (HR), Larissa Fassler (CAN/DE), Sibylle Feucht (CH), Benjamin Fleig (BE), Lutz Fleischer (DE), Verena Frensch (DE), Sabine Geierhos (DE), m.giltjes/bobok (DE), Gesa Glück (DE), Göran Gnaudschun (DE), Johannes Göbel (DE), Jan Goldfuß (DE), Laurent Golon (FR), Paul Göschel (DE), Mitsy Groenendijk (NL), Tine Günther (DE), Antje Guske (DE), Alexander Gutsche (DE), Tibor Gyenis (HU), Thorsten Hallscheidt (DE), Uli Happe (DE), Stefan Hauberg (DE), Björn Hegardt (DE), Sven Alexander Heine (DE), Andreas Helbling (CH), Heike Herzog (DE), Andreas Hetfeld (DE), Sade Hiidenkari (FIN), Franziska & Sophia Hoffmann (DE), Alekos Hofstetter (DE), Michael Hooymann (DE), Anya Janssen (NL), Bryn Jayes (USA), Patrizia Karda (CH), Anna Myga Kasten (DE), Sarah Key (GB), Swaantje König (DE), Astrid Korntheuer (DE), Matthias Korntheuer (DE), Jeroen Kramer (NL), Ludwig Kuckartz (DE), Ute Kühn (DE), S'maral Kunz, Alfred Kurz (DE), Gesa Lange (DE), Florian Lechner (DE), Hendrik Lehmbruch (DE), Angelika Lemb (DE), Paolo Leone (DE), Xenia Lesniewski (DE), Susanne Ludwig (DE), David Manley (GB), Cyril Massimelli (DE), Anja Matsuda (DE), Oliver Matz (DE), Benoit Maubrey (DE), Tanja Mosblech (BE), Martin Müller (DE), Anne Müller (DE), Eva Nordus (DE), Vladimir & Maya Opara (RUS), Ulrike Panhorst (DE), Katrin Pieczonka (DE), Thomas Prochnow (DE), Steffi Prohaska (DE), Esther Irina Pschibul (DE), Carsten Rabe (DE), Marco Reichert (DE), Jens Reinert (DE), Dieter Rogge (DE), Uljana Rogoshina (DE), Stefan Roigk (DE), Sandra Rosenstiel & Markus Herold (DE), Max Scholz (DE), Johannes Schroth (DE), Ulrike Schüchler (DE), Emanuel Schulze (DE), Detlef Schweiger & Ed Myer (DE), Jens Semjan (DE), Natalie Wild (DE), Jeanet Snijders (NL), Meike Staats (DE), Caspar Stracke (USA/DE), Susanna Hanna (DE), Rob Sweere (NL), Rita Varga (HU), Tim von Veh (DE), Alexandra Wegbahn (DE), Ingo Wilhelm (DE), Maik Wolfram (DE), Hung Yun-Ting (DE), Christoph Ziegler (DE), Andi Zimmermann (DE), Stephan Zinke (DE)
Performing artists / OSTRALE.xtra
Michael Petermann, Blue Honkey Tonk, Simon Schäfer, Rainer König, Katja Langnäse, Anna Konjetzky & Company, ARTISAR, DuoDezim, Trans Media Akademie, Flutronic, artscenico, Gualaceo, Johnny Gonzalez, Krebszucht auf AMRUM, Sandra Rosenstiel und Markus Herold, Kunst Kombinat Kalaschnikow, Marek Choloniewski & Olga Szwajgier, Mindpiercing, Nebel-Leben, Marcel Leemann, Physical Dance Theater, Julia Vitalis, Roland Graeter, Peter Segler, Julia Dathe, Die Dame mit Hut, Michael Graul, Tom Schilling, Karin Straßburger, Frank Weißbach, Rob Sweere, Jan Heinke, Alexander Fülle, Michael Antoni und Peter Andreas, Alien + Oldguy und Gäste, T. Herzz Hallbauer, Spontanzerfall, Martin Sommer, Tarentatec, TONLAST, Davenport trifft auf Leopold Müller, Circus Mirage, ZEBRA Award Winner Films