ERSTE Foundation is active in the Central and South Eastern European region. Together with our partners, we create a hive of activity for common good. Founded in 2003 ERSTE Foundation began its work two years later by developing its three programmes Social Development, Culture and Europe. We understand culture as a driving force for an open society and believe in its ability to forge links between diverse linguistic and geographical regions.

PATTERNS_Researching and understanding recent cultural history is a transnational programme of ERSTE Foundation that aims to research and understand recent cultural history. PATTERNS initiates, commissions and supports contemporary culture projects in a variety of formats and media. The programme focuses on the visual arts and culture of the 1960s until today.

PATTERNS Advisory Panel:
Cosmin Costinas (Curator, bak – basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht)
Veronica Kaup-Hasler (Director of steirischer herbst, Graz)
Piotr Piotrowski (Art Historian, Poznan)
Georg Schöllhammer (Editor of “springerin” and “documenta 12 magazines”, Vienna)