The second Biennale and also 12th OSTRALE will be dedicated to the theme "ism" .
As part of the Biennale O19, the decentralized exhibition will take place from 11th June to 8th September 2019 in Dresden institutions such as the Dresden Foreigners' Council e.V., Goethe-Institut Dresden, Memorial Bautzner Straße, Old Firestation Loschwitz | e. Art and Culture Association Dresden and art´SAP.
Isms are mostly used as dogmas, juxtaposition, concept of art and social values. Always produced by man, they are also delimitations to other world views. The subject and the collective perception are inextricably linked in art with the current discourses. Here, too, the new media are increasingly allowing limits to be tested. While digital reality and fiction are increasingly blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, traditional "isms" are being used again to support, defend and stabilize our values and worldview.
What is art, what can art and, in particular, what is art allowed to do?
Should we reset, reset, re-consider attitudes and attitudes, use ism as a discussion and mindset, direct the expanded concept of art as a universal destiny of human creativity to all areas of the lifeworld reality "ism"?
Concepts, social movements and phenomena such as ideologism, terrorism, territorialism, naturalism, feminism, animism, consumerism and dystopism were examined, questioned and reflected upon in the artworks selected by the curators for this year's exhibition. Each artist had a different approach and perspective on these issues and often associated with more than one of the themes mentioned above at the same time.
WomanIsm is one of the main topics in this context, which will be further explored in the years 2019-2020 and will be significantly supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In frame of this project, female artists from Germany and Africa are jointly investigating the situation of women and women's rights through artistic cooperation under the direction of curator Syowia Kyambi (Kenya).
The Artist in Residence Program of the OSTRALE enables the participating artists to meet here in Dresden and work together on cooperative artistic projects, to exchange ideas and experiences and develop concepts for collaborative artworks.
In addition, artists and performers from Hong Kong, Malta, South Korea, Israel, Indonesia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Japan, China, Portugal, Spain and Russia were invited to construct and build up their works on site during the construction phase of the exhibitions.
Exhibition venues: Historical Tobacco Factory f6 in Dresden-Striesen, Bautzner Straße Memorial Museum Dresden, Goethe Institute Dresden, Ausländerrat Dresden, E. Kunst- und Kulturverein Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, art SAP
Curators: Drorit Gur Arie/Israel, Yik Chow/Hongkong, Syowia Kyambi/Kenia, Toni Sant/Malta, Antka Hofmann, Andrea Hilger
Exhibition places and exhibition dates
11th June bis 8th September 2019
Gedenkstätte Bautzener Straße
Bautzner Str. 112A, 01099 Dresden
12th June to 1st September 2019
Königsbrücker Str. 84, 01099 Dresden
13th June to 1st September 2019
Ausländerrat Dresden e.V.
Heinrich-Zille-Straße 6, 01219 Dresden
28th June to 18th August 2019
Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz | e. Kunst- und Kulturverein
Fidelio-F.-Finke-Straße 4, 01326 Dresden
3rd July to1st September 2019
Historische Tabakfabrik f6 Striesen
Schandauer Str. 66-68, 01277 Dresden
Monday to Friday: 10-19h
Saturday to Sunday: 11-20h
Postplatz 1, 01067 Dresden
OSTRALE - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Zur Messe 9, 01067 Dresden
Achim Riethmann (DE), Ad Van Aart (NL), Adnan Softić (BIH/DE), Aleksandar Radan (SRB/DE), Alex Attard (MLT), Alex Lebus (DE), Alexandra Slava (UKR/PL), Anastasia Obaregbe (DE), André Wagner (DE), Andreas Hildebrandt (DE), Anja Sonnenburg (DE), Annalena Maria Bichler (DE), Anne Martin (DE), Annika Grabold (DE), Anya Janssen (NL), Austin Camilleri (MLT), Bernd Hennig (DE), Bianca Patricia Isensee (DE), Brele Scholz (DE), Carolin Koss (FIN/DE), Casper ter Heerdt (NL), Christian Holtmann (DE), Cie Yu Dans (KR), Cornelia Renz (DE), Csaba Fürjesi (HU/AT), Dana Balážová (CZ), Dana Widawski (DE), Daniel Chluba (DE), Daniel Mullen (GB/NL), Darek Sitek (PL), Darren Tanti (MLT), Deggeller (CH/DE), Di Hu (CN), Dorota Nieznalska (PL), Enriqué Tabone (MLT), Franz Ehrenberg (DE), Frenzy Höhne (DE), Gerard Waskievitz (PL/DE), Gilbert Brohl (DE), go plastic company (DE), Gunhild Kreuzer (DE), Guy Goldstein (IL/CZ), Gyula Varnai (HU), Hanna Nitsch (DE), Heinz Schmöller (DE), Hiram Wong (AT/HKG), Immy Mali (UGA/NL), Iwona Rozbiewska (PL), Jakub Janovský (CZ), Jana Rinchenbachova (CZ), Janice Iche (KEN), Jeppe Lauge (DK/NL), Jo Albert (DE), Joachim Noack (DE), Johannes Kersting (DE), Junya Kataoka & Rie Iwatake (JP), Jürgen Höritzsch (DE), Kaloki Nyamai (KEN), Katerina Belkina (RUS/DE), Laure Boulay (FR/CH), Lawrence Buttigieg (MLT), Lena Lapschina (RUS/AT), Liese Schmidt (DE), Lo Lai Lai Natalie (HKG), Lucas Oertel & Heinz Schmöller (DE), Manja Barthel (DE), Marie-Christin Rothenbücher (DE), Mark Swysen (BE), Masanori Matsuda (JP), Michael Heindl (AT), Michael Kalmbach (DE), Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper (DE), Nadine Wottke (DE), Nadja Poppe (DE), Nancy Mteki (ZWE), Nathalie Bertrams (DE/BE), Nezaket Ekici & Shahar Marcus (IL/TR/DE), Panteha Abareshi (CAN/USA), Patrick Fenech (MLT), Peter Kees (DE), Philipp Gloger (DE), Pierre Portelli (MLT), Ramona Seyfarth (DE), Rob Sweere (NL), Robert Kunec (SVK/DE), Rolf Blume (DE), Roman Weinig (DE), Roman Zaslonov (FR), Ruben Alexander Müller (DE),
Ryan Falzon (MLT), Sabine Endres (BE/DE), Sebastian Hertrich (DE), Sibylle Feucht (CH/DE), Sonia E Barrett (JAM/DE/UK), Stef Fridael & Wim Vonk (NL), Stefan Brandmayr (AT), Stefanie Herr (DE/ES), Stephan Hörnig (AT), Studio Kawakeb (LBN), Suse Itzel (DE), Sven Windszus (DE), Talia Benabu (IL/GB/DE), Thomas Agrinier (FR), Thorsten Groetschel (DE), Thorsten Passfeld (DE), Tobias Köbsch (DE), Ulrich Heemann (DE), Ulrike Schüchler (DE), Usha Seejarim (ZAF), Valerio Figuccio & Nicola Piccini (IT/DE), Vince Briffa (MLT), Werner Bitzigeio (DE), Wibke Rahn (DE), Wieland Payer (DE), Wolfgang Bittner (DE), Yuval Avital (IL/IT)
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019 Manja Barthel, Nathalie Bertrams, Wolfgang Bittner, Werner Bitzigeio, Gilbert Brohl, Daniel Chluba, Sabine Endres, Sibylle Feucht, Philipp Gloger, Thorsten Groetschel, Urban Grünfelder, Bernd Hennig, Andreas Hildebrandt, Frenzy Höhne, Jürgen Höritzsch, Bianca Patricia Isensee, Peter Kees, Tobias Köbsch, Alex Lebus, Hanna Nitsch, Lucas Oertel, Nadja Poppe, Wibke Rahn, Cornelia Renz, Simon Rosenthal, Heinz Schmöller, Brele Scholz, Anja Sonnenburg, Dana Widawski, Nadine Wottke
The artistic concept was realized by the curators Syowia Kyambi (Kenia), Teesa Bahana (Uganda), Drorit Gur Arie (Israel), Toni Sant (Malta/England), Yik Chow (Hongkong), Martin Müller and Antka Hofmann (Germany) together with the Artistic Director of the OSTRALE Andrea Hilger (Germany).
The OSTRALE is funded by the provincial capital Dresden, the exhibitional focus "WomanIsm" is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the „all sense app" is funded by AKTION Mensch,
sponsored by: BplusL Infra Log GmbH, Heinrichsthaler Milchwerke GmbH, Spedition Detmers Transport GmbH, Schneider + Partner GmbH