• Europe

    Tracing down a forgotten conflict: Sebastian Wedl is the "Reporter’12-Ost"

    In cooperation with ERSTE Foundation, the initiative Reporter’12-Ost of the Austrian daily “Die Presse” is supporting young people with journalistic ambitions and giving them the chance to investigate on interesting stories from Southeastern Europe with the support of professional journalists. This year’s winner, 25-year-old Sebastian Wedl, was selected in December 2011 by an expert jury after […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation

    Georg Winckler elected as president of the association

    In its last general assembly the association “DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung” elected Georg Winckler, former rector of the University of Vienna, as its new president. Georg Winckler takes over from Karl Korinek, who has resigned due to health reasons. Georg Winckler’s first representative in the association will be Johanna Rachinger, director of the Austrian National […]more
  • Culture

    Catalyst Award 2011 Winners

    The Catalyst Award Handed Out For the Second Time The Catalyst Award, founded by tranzit.hu in 2010, awarded for the second time the cultural impact of contemporary art projects in two categories. The awardee in the “Motor” category is Kretakor, while the one in the “Novelty” category is the “Napidij” project of Nemzeti Muveszetert Alapitvany. […]more
  • Culture

    THE NEED TO HISTORIZE

    Symposium 14-18 December 2011 tranzitdisplay Dittrichova 9, Prague organised by tranzit.cz and SWEET 60s (tranzit.at) Over the last decade a number of artistic, theoretical and inter-disciplinary initiatives and activities have appeared in the artistic community, resuscitating the relatively classical topos of the “archive”. It is precisely this geographical and epistemological variety of archive interests that […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Juliana Koleva wins 2011 Balkan Fellowship

    The top prize for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has been won by Juliana Koleva for her article Bulgarian Asylum Policy Pushes Migrants West. Koleva, an editor and reporter for national Bulgarian daily Dnevnik, won 4,000 euros in prize money. Second place, and a 3,000 euro award, went to Jelena Kulidžan from Montenegro […]more
  • Culture, Invitation

    Romanian Dance History III (Social Dance)

    9 December 2011, 7:30 pm Tanzquartier, Vienna (free admission) Lecture: Speranta Radulescu, Anca Giurchescu, Manuel Pelmus “A proposed academic course at the Bucharest National Conservatory to discuss a recent form of music and dance generally known as Manele ended with an official complaint for “national treachery” against two professors. Earlier this year I have invited […]more
  • Events, General Funding

    WELL.COME – Ten years connecting people

    Book presentation, readings and discussions 6 December 2011, 6 pm Venue: ÖBV Atrium, Grillparzerstraße 14, 1010 Vienna Admission is free. In 2001, asylkoordination österreich started “connecting people”, a project that provides underage refugees with helpful mentors from Austria. Since then, a great number of the thousands of unaccompanied young people running from war, violence and […]more
  • General Funding

    FILM MUTATIONS: The Fifth Festival of Invisible Cinema

     Zagreb, 1 – 4 December 2011 Kino Tuškanac Muzej suvremene umjetnosti / The Museum of Contemporary Art Akademija dramskih umjetnosti / The Academy of Dramatic Art Rijeka, 5 – 6 December 2011 Art-kino Croatia Ljubljana, 12 – 13 December 2011 Slovenska kinoteka / The Slovenian Cinematheque Under the title The Ethic Point of Film. […]more
  • Culture

    tranzit.ro is launched in Romania

    tranzit.ro to become fully active in the beginning of 2012 in Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj tranzit.ro is a non-governmental organisation based in Romania, initiated and funded by ERSTE Foundation, with the mission to identify and discuss the context, attitudes and methods of contemporary art, especially in Romania and East-Europe. tranzit.ro becomes thus the fifth member […]more
  • Events, General Funding

    Remembering Maly Trostinec

    27 – 29 November 2011 International Conference Wien Museum Karlsplatz, 1010 Wien Maly Trostinec is a place near Minsk in Belarus, where more than 10.000 Austrians were deported and fell victim to to the Nazi regime. Despite this high number, the horrible events are quite unknown in Austria. Thus, on 28 November 2011, exactly 70 […]more