Wednesday, September 16, 2009
PDX ART: "The East/West Project" Gallery Homeland in Berlin
Founded by Dam Stuhltrager/ Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Gallery Homeland/ Portland, Oregon, The East/West Project supports the advancement of global understanding through initiating long term relationships among multinational cultures.
Far more than just a gallery annex, The EAST/WEST Project is a 501(c) international artist residency and exhibition program that travels to different communities around the world recognized for their emerging art scene. The project encourages cultural exchange by establishing a short term (about six months) gallery and residential space for international artists to share, develop, progress contemporary ideas and build long term relationships.
From Sept 19, 2009 - March 31, 2010 EAST/WEST BERLIN will be in the heart of Mitte within two blocks of Berlin's major transit hub and famous TV tower, ideally located among some of Germany's most recognized emerging art galleries and museums.
Venue: The EAST/WEST Project BERLIN
Dates: Sept 19 - Oct 18, 2009
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Sept 19 (8pm - on) w/ This Frontier Needs Heroes
Inaugrial Exhibit: Urban Nature
Artists: Mark Andreas & Cris Dam (Dam Stuhltrager/ East Coast, USA), Josh Arseneau (Gallery Homeland/ West Coast, USA), Kathleen Vance (galerie open / Berlin, Germany), Steve Schepens (Brot und Spiele Galerie / Berlin, Germany)
East / West Project is a nonprofit initiative that encourages cultural exchange by establishing short term project spaces for international artists to share, develop and progress contemporary ideas.
Traveling annually to a different city with an unique emerging art identity, EAST/WEST Project provides leading contemporary art communities with worldwide access to each other, the ability to collaborate and a physical axis for developing ongoing cultural dialogue.
From Sept 1,2009 - April 1, 2010 EAST/WEST will be in the heart of Mitte within two blocks of Berlin's major transit hub and famous TV tower, ideally located among some of Germany's most recognized emerging art galleries.
Jonathan Brilliant Josh Arseneau
Cris Dam Damien Gilley
Anna Frants Dan Gilsdorf
Devrim Kadirbeyoglu Sean Healy
Ruth Marshall Christoph Heuppi
Brose Partington Victor Maldonado
Carol Salmanson Vanessa Renwick
Raphaele Shirley Ethan Rose
Ryan Wolfe Joe Thurston
Leah Stuhltrager (director/curator) Paul Middendorf (director/curator) East West Project BERLIN
(SEPT 2009 - MAR 2010)