ost in space is an artistic research program in the Saxon Ore Mountains, which are characterized by their mining history, industrial culture and special traditions. The region represents a unique starting point for exploring history(ies) and, above all, connections between Saxony, Germany and the world, uncovering hidden histories and getting to know the region from new, different perspectives.

In this way, the Erzgebirge region will be enriched and be able to develop its hidden potential in the near future. The Ore Mountains harbor an immense amount of knowledge that can be communicated very well across all borders, especially through contemporary art. We want to create a network that extends from rural areas to cities and internationally.

A symposium and an artistic project were planned for 2023 in the Erzgebirgskreis, focusing on the connections between the Erzgebirge and the Eurasian continent. Light, post-socialism, art, public space, cyberspace, cobalt, counterfeit craftsmanship and a copied Ore Mountains in Asia all played a role.

The artistic directors of ost in space are Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian and Sandy Becker.

Further information on the project and its events.

Featured image: Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian, Cinematography Lars Preisser