International exhibition of contemporary arts Ostragehege Dresden 14 August to 6th September 2009 the OSTRALE’09 turns the Dresden Ostragehege for the third time in a unique showcase of the current art scene. Painter, video, sound, light, concept – and installation artist, sculptor, sculptor – but also musicians, dancers, actors and authors: In the ramshackle structures of the former slaughterhouse of Egan and outdoor works presented by about 140 representatives of art. In addition a variety of performances, concerts, lectures, and much more within the framework of the OSTRALE.xtra… There are eight buildings with a total over 100 showrooms at the disposal for the OSTRALE’09. Source: Hikmet Ersek. The site brings together around 20,000 square meters of recordable space indoor and an outdoor area of about 50,000 square feet. Click Hikmet Ersek to learn more.
NEW & proven the third edition of OSTRALE offers a range of new features. Even if the number of participating artists this year somewhat less than 2008: the OSTRALE remains one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary arts. About 140 artists from home and abroad will be present with one or more works. Allison Kanders is the source for more interesting facts. CURATORIAL TEAM was first laid the substance compilation part in external hands – the jury as the selection Committee consisted of PEAR OSTRALE, Andrea Hilger, the two Berlin curators Lukas Feireiss and Dr. Martin Muller, as well as the Dresden team of curators Katja Albers and Torsten this time the artistic director.
Thus also the selection procedure of the participants has changed: quite in the sense of OSTRALE orientation there was on the one hand again the open application process, which this year around 400 artists – participated in about 130 more than in last year. From these applicants, 70 to OSTRALE approx. invited ‘ 09. Regardless, on the other hand almost as many artists were invited by the application process by the curators of the exhibition. ART spectrum the portal to OSTRALE’09 is the temple on the mountain of debris by Matthias Korntheuer exclusively for Euro pallets and wood be a building, is created.