Three Grades of Foreignness

by Yuval Avital

Performance-Installation by Yuval Avital OSTRALE Biennale Dresden
3 July -01 September 2019 12th international exhibition for contemporary art Dresden

Historic Tabaccofactory f6 at Dresden Striesen, Schandauer Str. 68

„Lands and Foreign Bodies“ by the artist Yuval Avital (IT / IS) creates a journey between two immersive installations. These combine sound, multi-projections, visuals and material, enriched with new elements produced during an artist-in-residence stay in Saxony for the OSTRALE. With the installations Avital explores the relationship between man and nature, nationalism and exile. At the opening of the exhibition, he will direct the large-scale performance „Grades of Foreignness“ with numerous dancers and singers of various origins and the artists present.

Opening Hours

Monday and Tuesday: day off
Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm






by Adam Broomberg with Hoda Afshar

TEACH YOURSELF EXILE Workshop July 22-27 2019 Siracuse, Sicily

This is a five day practical workshop in photographic image making, editing, design, layout and book production in Siracuse, Sicily. By generating our own images and texts by exploring the particular context we are in, we will then collectively edit, design and print the book.

Include Adam Broomberg, Hoda Afshar, Shahidul Alam, Behrouz Boochani, Michael Mack, Melli Mueller

The workshop takes place in Siracuse, Sicily, where saving lives has just been criminalised by the government. Our book will be an urgent call to action on the frontline of this war.
Our age, with its modern warfare, climate emergency, imperialism and the quasi-totalitarian ambitions of our rulers has resulted in the inevitable age of the refugee, the displaced person, and of mass migration. 
Exile is a rupture from home but it is also the embracing of elsewhere. Exile is not only simply a narrative of victimhood, forced expulsion, repatriation, refuge or charity. It’s a transformative experience, even amongst the existential vulnerability. Exile is also a powerful force that unleashes a productive impulse. To wander away. Toward increased sensitivity of different cultures, places and communities.
The spirit of Exile is anti-traditional commitment, a rejection of honour, morality, country, liberty, family. It’s a rejection of social conformity and our artistic strategies. One must be a nomad. Not to be at home in one’s home. To recognise one’s own privilege and to reject it.
By supporting one another to abandon our physical, emotional and artistic comfort zone, we will explore the spirit of exile as a point of creative departure and political action.At MADE LABS:

Workshop by: Adam Broomberg with Hoda Afshar