OCEAN Contemporary ©

is a collaborative, non-profit research and exhibition project whose aim is to stimulate contemplation and responsibility through the medium of contemporary art. International artists will present pieces with a focus on the Ocean and the many problems we have in inflicted upon it.

The project follows on the objectives of various national and international strategies within the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the recent UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development to prevent the fast dwindling biodiversity of our planet and to preserve it for the future.

The ocean is home to the elixir of life and the cradle of evolution that began about 3.5 billion years ago. Salt water covers 71% of the earth’s surface, roughly 85% of the plant life on Earth is in the ocean, 70% of the oxygen we breath is created by marine plant-life, it contains vast quantities of food, raw materials and energy. The ocean combines several superlatives: it is the oldest, largest, most dangerous, most threatened and most important habitat on earth.

OCEAN Contemporary wants to highlight these issues to both those interested in art and in particular to the broader public. By promoting contemporary art with Oceanic and Nautical themes we bring an eclectic array of pensive concepts to the public eye.

The conservation and protection of biological diversity on our “Blue Planet” is at the forefront of the two recent UN initiatives and our priorities as a species. In the desired cooperation with various partners OCEAN Contemporary© wants to achieve its objectives and contribute to a sustainable, psychological change in today’s ‘disposable’ society.

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Further Projects

Corinna Rosteck – Roosevelt

Bitter Water

The group exhibition “Bitter Water” presents positions of international artists tracing the inspirational power of the element water and reviewing its’ existential importance. The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the art initiative On Water and the Reederei Riedel GmbH with the objective of shaping the debate on water and setting critical impulses.

Lisa Hoffmann – Meersucht

German Ocean Foundation – Open Day of the German Government

The curator Katja Vedder is an expert for contemporary art, that focuses on the themes of ocean and water. For the ‘Open Day’ she has brought together two artists to show their work to the public.

OCEAN Contemporary © Catalogue

The catalogue presents the work of 15 contemporary artists who share their views of the ocean as an endangered landscape and ecosystem, a habitat, as mythology, as a scientific subject of research and a target for political and monetary strategies.

OPEN CALL – OCEAN Art Films 2019 @ CineMare Int’l Ocean FilmFestival

In collaboration with the CineMare Int’l Ocean Film Festival Germany we invite artists for the third time to present their ocean themed art short films as part of the film festival.

The aim of the project is to stimulate contemplation on and responsibility for our oceans through the medium of contemporary art. By shaping the visual dialogue artists create new perspectives on global topics, open room for dialogue as well as communicating universal values concerning our Blue Planet.

Vortragsabend OCEAN Contemporary ©

Lecture Evening “Whales in Mind”

As part of the exhibition “Tension Test. OCEAN CONTEMPORARY #1” at the GEDOK Gallery Berlin, we spoke with art historian Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle from the Humboldt University of Berlin and filmmaker Daniel Opitz from the OCEAN MIND FOUNDATION, Kiel, on the themes of ‘ocean’ and the various aesthetic strategies used to communicate about it.

Sailing Journal Cover

Plastic Pollution

We presented these contemporary views in an article for the Sailing Journal. We are taking a closer look at the positions of contemporary art focusing on the plastic pollutions of the ocean.

DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION | Interfilm Festival Berlin

Art Objective invites the viewers to discover new horizons in contemporary art. International artists present their perspectives of our ‚Blue Planet‘.

Thorsten Fuchs – Pattern

OCEAN Art Column

The aim is to communicate new perspectives of contemporary art to a wide audience and therefore to make a contribution to the current social discourse. In addition an exclusive limited edition as a Fine Art Print is offered by the artist.


CONTEMPORARY OCEAN VIDEO ART FILMS – International artists present new perspective on our »Blue Planet«. Their works open room for dialogue, surprise and irritate the viewer. The Video Art Section is curated by Katja Vedder and presented at the 3. CINEMARE Int’l Ocean Film Festival.

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Tension Test

For a community of artist and art promoters, eV Berlin, we designed the group exhibition “Tension Test. OCEAN Contemporary #1.” Included were fifteen contemporary artists and their views on the theme of “The Ocean Today”, realized in a variety of artistic mediums.