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Isidro Fainé, president of ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, Franz Karl Prüller, Chairman of the Managing Board of ERSTE Foundation, and Georg Winckler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ERSTE Foundation, signed today a strategic alliance with the goal of jointly promoting social and cultural projects in the Erste Group’s home markets.
It has been a good 25 years since “West” and “East” experienced a decisive shift in real political terms. And it has been nearly as long since the still-ongoing process of overcoming the narrow and restrictive notional corset of “art from the former Eastern Bloc” got underway. Articulating oneself in a more freely chosen, expanded context unaffected by the “Eastern art” label represents a special challenge of the transitional or threshold-order that has arisen since then.
The exhibition Thirty One highlights 31 works by artists from the Kontakt Art Collection that have been selected by Petrit Halilaj and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The number of artists corresponds with the opening days of the exhibition and is meant to be a starting point from which to facilitate new, unanticipated approaches to the collection that will lead to a concept for a future exhibition of the Kontakt Art Collection.
The Market in Trnavské mýto in Bratislava has, despite its somewhat sleepy retro character, many unique qualities. It is a place of friendly encounters and the vendors have a lively relationship with their customers. In May 2015, though, the Market will be added to the list of places worldwide in which Kateřina Šedá has carried out one of her art projects. As part of the program of tranzit.sk, she will present to the public her project Bojárt Market.
October 2015–July 2017: Jelena Petrović appointed for new Endowed Professorship for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
The Endowed Professorship for Central and South Eastern European Art Histories is a co-operation between the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and ERSTE Foundation.