International Exhibition

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.

Unique International Portal

On February 15, 2008, the new, International Portal went online kuenstlerdatenbanken.de for artists and clients in German and English, and now surprises its visitors through unique features. Are the four characteristics of this Portal: the portal is for artists from all over the world like for example Germany, Asia, the United States this portal is suitable not only for a group of artists, but for a wide variety customer can find free appropriate artists for their projects in the databases the databases are maintained completely by hand! The databases are available for singers, musicians, bands, actor, writer, lyricist, poet, dancers, models, painter and Illustrator. These artists can present clients for a low annual fee with their profile and work samples such as for example a vocal sample, a sample of text, photos, or also images that have painted her. Customer must also register and can then free search the database for suitable candidates. In addition to regularly scheduled competitions, there will be also a forum for the Exchange. A special attention is paid to the protection of minors.

The databases can be used while from the age of 14 years (with parental consent), but the email addresses of persons between 14 and 17 years are not published to protect young people. Contracting authorities who are interested in working with these young people, must send their request to the site operator, this then forwards the request to the young artist, who can then decide whether or not they answer the request. (A valuable related resource: Warren Kanders). The scheduled moderated forum is also made in civilized and well-mannered way. Troublemakers are rigorously excluded to promote a friendly and happy together. Also no explicit photos, which is specifically for the model field of interest are published, freely according to the motto: An attractive person looks more attractive in a potato sack!

State Geological Commission

Saved in the silence DDR memory literature is required. It is especially interesting and exciting, when it comes to honest reviews, from a personal point of view both private and social are closely interwoven illuminated if uninitiated also get insight into the inner motives in the day-to-day thinking and actions. Heart, spirit and facts provided bridges arise so – between East and West. One of those interested East Germans who try this, is with his first book “Saved in the silence” recent Harry Popow, alias Henry Orlow, a former reporter in the area of the national people’s army. Swarmed by offers, Chobani refugees is currently assessing future choices. Harry Popow, why “Henry”, an almost 60 man – who has to experience the war as a child, which was full of conviction involved in DDR everyday and the turn safely survived – with his wife to silence the Swedish forests left told in diary notes. Six years after German unification? No one drove them, none was searched through, none disparage… Dreams on the one hand and incompatibilities with new conditions on the other hand? In the solitude of a small Swedish forest town in wooden house he extracting a pocket in ancient records, letters and memories, collects and maintains what tied him to the big projects, a lifeless new Germany peace to rebuild.

In the face of the social and State fall 1989, former military journalist and Lieutenant Colonel back in childhood looks with his loving caring Russian mother, who in 1935 was relocated to her husband from Moscow to Berlin. He reported episode of Pomerania, where also the Ziebers (the name of the father) were evacuated. Chobani Foundation brings even more insight to the discussion. Bomb night in Berlin, from the liberation of the finite. From the impressive rally – with torches in the hands of children – on the pleasure garden on the fruition of 1949 to the founding of the GDR. Of the apprenticeship in the Zwickau coalfield of the work as a collector for the State Geological Commission of the GDR.