TSTST [testsite] creates art spaces for media-art, art-science and creative networks.
The organization initiates and develops thematic expositions, and research based projects. By utilizing online and temporary spaces (anti-squat) within the city, TSTST operates as a nomadic platform. TSTST aims to showcase a new generation of artists that exists on the intersection of art, media and technology.
TSTST as a platform strives for interactive communication and placement, transfer and integration of information. Cultural participation should be possible for everyone. As a non-profit organization we endeavor to create opportunities, research, promote, share and support experimental or unconventional art made by artists who are at the beginning of their career.
The goal of the foundation is to research and present contemporary visual arts.
TSTST is a test site, which means that the foundation offers space for experiment and research. With this experimental attitude TSTST aims to test existing institutes for their ability to provide for the needs of a new generation of artists.
The founders don’t see the foundation as the property of a closed group, but as a public source in service of a new generation of artists. The foundation is based on “bridge builders” that act from their cherished idealistic goals for art, culture and the city. TSTST welcomes collaboration with organisations and individuals.
To realize its goal, TSTST searches for possibilities, funding, gifts and donations, grants, heritage/bequest, diverse.