---BEGIN TOP SECRET MESSAGE--- Friedrich Dirsten, the youngest in the long line of Frankfurt industrialists, has committed a sizable amount of his fortune over the next decade to the production of new visual and musical work by leading, young emerging artists.

With a mission statement to engage artists in dialogue with each other as well as with the public at large, the foundation of DIRSTEN KUNST promises that the coming years will witness an enlivening of artistic discourse and the exploration of new artistic frontiers.

The legacy of diverse and powerful work made possible with the support of DIRSTEN KUNST will have a transformative effect on the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century and beyond. ---END TOP SECRET MESSAGE---