Garage and contemporary art
For some, the urban landscape’s “burning concrete” is a riding surface, for others it is symbolic, providing inspiration and a blank canvas. Car fanatics, visual and graphic artists, skateboard enthusiasts, photographers and graffiti artists connected by passion, creativity and a love of freedom. While the main protagonists within each of these scenes tend to be part of effective networks, it is rare for the different disciplines to come together to exchange views. Burning Concrete is Dresden’s first exhibition to provide a common platform both for garage and for contemporary art; a combination of unique customised vehicles and striking contemporary art installations that pay homage to street culture.
The exhibition focuses on the here and now: garage art, painting, photography and urban art are all given equal weight as trends within contemporary culture. Original and ingenious customised vehicles are juxtaposed with the work of eleven young artists: Tony Futura, Christian Kage, Sören „Drik the Villain“ Giehler, Sven Uwe Kaiser, Robert Czolkoß, Tom Palluch, Martin Förster, Erik Gross , Artourette, Alexander Endrulat and Christopher Putbrese.
A comparison which highlights their many similarities as well as their obvious differences. Mobility and freedom, movement and speed are therefore key themes, whether as an approach to life or the subject of art.