"OSTRALE'014 is open to the world Around You. It seeks to change the way we see the world and to sharpen our awareness of the things that are going on close to us. It wants to find out who we are and what it is that holds us together as a society, as political citizens, as art lovers, as elements of nature and as whole nations. For centuries, art has been a catalyst for change and a way of reflecting our opinions -- either through the lens of fiction, surrealism or real life. Art raises important questions, builds bridges and encourages us to get involved.
The OSTRALE thus deliberately focuses on artistic positions that, both in Dresden and further afield, question, move, confuse and unite. We believe that by recognising different identities and modes of expression and by putting them on an equal footing as topics for discussion within contemporary society, we can help make Europe more cosmopolitan and open-minded." - OSTRALE