Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 9610 When we began planning the hotel and office site on Ostra-Allee, not far from the Zwinger in Dresden in 1992, integrating an art and exhibition hall was a top priority. Together with the architects we were able to design the site in such a way that sufficient space was available in the center of this historic area—just between Maxstrasse and Ostra-Allee—to construct an exhibition hall that would be unique to Dresden. Initially, this space was supposed to be made available at no cost by the city in remembrance of the esteemed history of the artists of Dresden. However, the city’s strained budget resources made rethinking this plan necessary, and the decision was therefore made to have curators that I appointed create exhibitions for the Kunsthalle. Since then, many extensive exhibitions of important artists have taken place. Prominent positions in current art from Germany have been shown, such as those of Gerhard Richter, Franz Erhard Walther, A. R. Penck, Cornelia Schleime, SEO, and Helge Leiberg. We have also been fortunate to present internationally renowned artists, including the Chinese artists Zou Cao, Chen Wenbo, Huang He, and Shen Liang. A further focus of the Kunsthalle exhibition activities is contemporary art from Korea. We have presented pioneering artistic currents and tendencies, for instance those of Kim Yusob or Hwang Young-Sung, to the Saxon public in solo exhibitions. Simon Raab is the first artist from the United States to exhibit works in our Kunsthalle.It fills us with great pleasure to be able to present his unique works on metal, which resonate with color and vitality. The exhibition Vibrations continues the mission that we set ourselves many years ago. In addition to exhibiting established art from Germany, our aspiration is to present impor- tant, international artistic positions in our lilliputian Dresden cosmos—and that of Simon Raab is definitely among them. Dirk Gädeke Kunsthalle Dresden KUNSTHALLE DRESDEN PROMINENT POSITIONS IN CURRENT ART