Found ă mentalism II is inspired by Picasso's words about his famous Guernica; "[...] "Artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake."
Through the exhibition we invite you to reflect and get new impressions about this topic just to ensure that art will carry on the spirit of Picasso's words. Cause we shouldn´t be indifferent to all the conflicts and struggles around us. Through the project, we suggest perspectives and possibilities for a better future.
Found ă mentalism II heralds the growth of a diverse cultural, political and economic European society. Global conflicts and increasing migration flows provide an opportunity for art, to act against potential violence and embrace cultural diversity.
The issue proposes a journey through a European culture, which is common and diverse at once. We are asking if art is able to act as a mutual support between these diverse cultures, and if this provide a remedy for current societal crisis.
Andrea Hilger, Antka Hofman, Co-curators, OSTRALE
The contemporary art scene in Malta gets more and more dynamic and diverse. Exchanges such as the collaboration between the OSTRALE and Spazju Kreattiv serve the intercultural exchange, reinforce collaborations and encourage the growth of the artistic community, while providing further opportunities for broader audiences to access contemporary art on an international level.
Toni Sant, Spazju Kreattiv Artistic Director
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)
Tobias Köbsch (DE), Annelise Bully (FR), Frenzy Höhne (DE), Arne Kalkbrenner (DE), Stefan Plenkers (DE), Steffen Otto (DE), Dmytro Petryna (UA)
Marcin Owczarek (PL), Otto Berndt Steffen (DE), Henri Deparade (DE)
Dani Nordt (DE), Carolin Koss (DE)
Nevet Yitzhak (IL)
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)
Paolo Assenza (IT), Nathalie Bertrams (DE), Daniel Kiczales (IL), Ulrike Mundt (DE), Ekkhard Tischendorf (DE), Katerina Belkina (RU)
Urban Grünfelder (AU), Mavi Garcia (ES), Shahar Marcus (IL)
Kay Kaul (DE)