European Capital of Culture Valletta 2018

In the context of the new Biennale Concept of the OSTRALE we will be involved in the "European Capital of Culture Valletta 2018" at the Museum "St. James Cavalier", at the "German Maltese Circle" and at "Valletta Contamporary" in Malta from May to July 2018

Spazju Kreattiv, St. James Cavalier, Valletta/ Malta
1st June till 29th July 2018


saxonian and international artists:
(Space A) Karen Gäbler (DE), Anka Leśniak (PL), Feng Lu (CN), Antka Hofmann (DE), Else Gold (DE), Gery De Smet (BE), Martin Müller (DE), Ran Slavin (IL), Katrin König (DE), Philipp Gloger (DE)
(Space B) Tobias Köbsch (DE), Annelise Bully (FR), Frenzy Höhne (DE), Arne Kalkbrenner (DE), Stefan Plenkers (DE), Steffen Otto (DE), Dmytro Petryna (UA)
(Space C1) Marcin Owczarek (PL), Otto Berndt Steffen (DE), Henri Deparade (DE)
(Space C2) Dani Nordt (DE), Carolin Koss (DE)
(Space C3) Nevet Yitzhak (IL)
(Space C4) Melanie Kramer (DE), Peter Makolies (DE), Rose Stach (DE), Till Ansgar Baumhauer (DE), Faig Ahmed (AZ), Małgorzata Myślińska (PL), Martyna Jastrzebska (PL), Stephanie Marx (DE)
(Spot A) Paolo Assenza (IT), Nathalie Bertrams (DE), Daniel Kiczales (IL), Ulrike Mundt (DE), Ekkehard Tischendorf (DE), Katerina Belkina (RU)
(Spot B) Urban Grünfelder (AU), Mavi Garcia (ES), Shahar Marcus (IL)
(Cinema) Kay Kaul (DE)

flyer of the exhibition for download


German Maltese Circle, Valletta/ Malta
13th April till 26th May 2018

saxonian artists:
(room 1) Antka Hofmann, Katrin Süss / Nina Holzweg
(room 2) Jonas Lewek, Detlef Schweiger / Michael Goller
(room 3) Ekkehardt Tischendorf, Katerina Belkina, Karen Gäbler, Henri Deparade, Marcin Owczarek
(hallway) Gaspar Risko, Luc Saalfeld
(gallery) Sabine Ostermann, Philipp Gloger

flyer of the exhibition for download


"found a mentalism I & II" under the curation of Antka Hofmann and Andrea Hilger for Fondazzjoni Kreattività:

One could see, the confrontation of these two exhibitions and artists from around the globe that were selected by the OSTRALE curators, in the light of the words of the artist Pablo Picasso about "Guernica" (1937): "It is my wish to remind you that I was always convinced and am still convinced, that an artist who lives and works with spiritual values cannot behave indifferently when faced with a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at risk." Because what we want to achieve are art rooms, created through and with the artists' works, inviting to think and create change in the sense of Picassos' words anything but indifferent to the current state of society. Which perspectives for the future are provided through the examination of the past?
Our present age is a time of turmoil, marked by the increasing presence of terrifying "isms", it confronts us with open questions and missing answers. Is art the mediator we need in our societies, acting as the conscious confrontation and collaboration of tradition and modernity and providing support in the search of peaceful resolutions? Can it be a supporting power for the development of the European cultural space?

In our art project "found ǎ mentalism" we propose a journey through the growth of a young political and economic society to tackle the question how our shared heritage is assembled. We focus on the topics Mediterranean Sea - "Conflict and Exile", standing for the global situation of war and displacement. Beyond this and through the confrontation of art works and artists we present a myriad of opportunities provided through cultural diversity, mutual understanding and by finding togetherness.


supported by:
Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Schneider + Partner (Hauptsponsor)
Heinrichsthaler
Adam Mickiewicz Instytut