On the invitation of this year’s European Capital of Culture Valletta, Malta, opening will take place on Friday, June 1st at the “Spazju Kreativ” in the St. James Cavalier.
Numerous German and international artists will be exhibited until July 29, which were also presented at the OSTRALE itself in previous years.
Works will be shown by:
Mavi Garcia / ES, Urban Grünfelder / AU / IT, Ekkehard Tischendorf / D / AU, Paolo Assenza / IT, Nathalie Bertrams, Daniel Kiczales / IL, Ulrike Mundt, Shahar Marcus / IL, Katerina Belkina / RU, Anka Lesniak / PL, Feng Lu / CN, Antka Hofmann, Karen Gäbler, Else Gold, Katrin King, Ran Slavin / IL, Philipp Gloger, Martin Müller / D, Annelise Bully / FR, Dmytro Pertyna / UA – and others.
The works were curated under the guideline of Pablo Picasso from “Guernica” (1937): … I was always convinced and still convinced that an artist who lives and deals with spiritual values, can not remain indifferent in the face of a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.
The visual artist and composer Michael (Mike) Jansen has been working for a couple of years on work cycle simular to psychedelic images. These images are created in complex analogue and digital processes on canvas, paper and hard materials. Jansen, who has been dealing with medical questions practically and philosophically for decades, manages to fascinate the viewers with his creations and to introduce them in a hedonistic way into an effective healing process. The 1951 born artist, with visiting professorships at the University of the Arts in Bremen and the Center European d’Art Contemporain, Vallauris, Nice, became first known through his cooperation with Joseph Beuys (Art Museum Vaduz Lichtenstein) and John Cage.
Projects, exhibitions and acquisitions: i.a.. ‘Feuerkonzert’ elementary concerts Graz; ‘Orientexpress’, National Museum of People and Economics Düsseldorf, National Museum Samuel Brukenthal Sibiu (RO); Artist Association Malkasten Düsseldorf; ‘Missiles’; ‘My europe’ Berlin; ‘No Man’s Land’ Dusseldorf Weimar Barcelona Kampala; ExtraHart artist fair Art Cologne; ‘California Dreaming’, Kunstraum Schlossstrasse Mühlheim a.D.R., Galerie d ‘Hamé; ‘MetroMusic’ Miami (FL) Moscow; ‘Gulf Projects Dusseldorf, Athens, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai; Hangar Foundation Langen; ‘Opera Death’ Atatak Dusseldorf; Teahouse Music; ‘Colourfields’ London Satellite Frieze; Earth Music State Museum Düsseldorf, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg; OptiMystic Vitamins.
The exhibitions are supported by Winter Foundation in:
Artforum Athens, Summer 2018, and
Artforum Artspace Thessaloniki, November 2018.