Sozialatlas Lungau. Ideen und Projekte für ein besseres Zusammenleben

“Sozialatlas Lungau” presents the outcomes of the initiative Tu was, dann tut sich was. and documents the findings of the scientific projects that accompanied the first project of this kind in the region of Lungau in Salzburg. The book provides analysis and insights into the social and economic set-up of this particular region and shows […]

Dim. Stolittja zmin / Home. A Century of Change

From September 2011 until March 2012 the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe organized in Lviv the exhibition Home: A Century of Change, which explored the history of dwelling in its cultural and social dimensions, as well as in its political and ideological contexts throughout the 20th century. The exhibition looked at home […]

Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe

The conclusion of the Cold War in 1989 signalled the beginning of a new era in Eastern Europe, and this widespread change was felt no less strongly in the world of art. In Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe, Piotr Piotrowski examines the art made after 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe in light of […]

Cultural policy landscapes

A guide to eighteen Central and South East European countries Cultural policy landscapes. A guide to eighteen Central and South East European countries is a compilation of cultural policies in the CSEE region and in the Baltic States. It covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, […]

Gendering Post-Socialist Transition

Studies of Changing Gender Perspectives The studies of Gendering Post-Socialist Transition presented in this volume follow the economic, political, social and cultural effects and traces of system changes in the lives of women and men after 1989 in eleven countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe. The contributions from nine research teams from different Central and […]


€uroXibition is a result of six months intensive work of five young Serbian and five young Kosovar photographers, gathered around the ideas and perspectives of their realities toward EU and sharing their thoughts through photos. A coherent group of ten artists broke all the prejudices inside of them, myths that exist among nations and faced all […]

Draga umetnost / Dear Art

Dear Art was an international group exhibition in the new building of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, curated by the collective What, How and for Whom/WHW from Zagreb. The exhibition Dear Art looked at art’s own reflection upon its practice, and offered proposals for rethinking the role of art through challenging its models and […]

No arhiv / No archive

10 razloga za otvoreni digitalni arhiv konceptualne i neoavangardne umjetnosti / 10 reasons for an open digital archive of conceptual and neo-avantgarde art No archive is a spatial annotation, merely one among many possible visualizations of a permanently changing virtual archive. Interconnected through its data on the dimensions, years of production, materials, and authors, its […]

Igor & Ivan Buharov: Good opinion

The Buharov brothers (aka Kornél Szilágyi and Nándor Hevesi) have been working together for over 15 years. Their surreal avant-garde films dance on the edge of art and cinematic art with a focus on social and political criticism. The point of departure for the book by Igor and Ivan Buharov is their 2012 exhibition in […]

Sećanje grada / Memory of the City

The publication Memory of the City is a result of the eponymous project and in the same time dossier on the activities that were realised within the project from September 2011 till January 2012. It explored the memory and the cultural heritage of the City of Belgrade, striving to identify different ways to activate the […]


This documentary, titled Non-Movement (Nepokret), is an intimate story of the one Sarajevo neighborhood, Džidžikovac, involving Bosnian artist Nebojša Šerić Shoba who lives in New York for past 15 years and was grown up in Džidžikovac. The documentary is directed by Enes Zlatar and talks about the generation born in the late 60ies and early […]

Svědectví. Ženským hlasem / Testimonies. In a Female Voice

The publication Testimonies. In a Female Voice summarizes the outputs of the course at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague during the winter and spring semester 2010/2011 initiated by PATTERNS Lectures. The book is a collection of twelve interviews with Czech and Slovak women artists and art historians. The interviews capture opinions […]

Drugost – Magazine for cultural studies

PATTERNS Lectures supported a special issue of Drugost (Otherness), the student journal of the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka. The goal was to encourage students who took the class The Comparative History of the Culture of Memory and participated in the study trip to sites of memory in the northern Adriatic […]

SEE! Urban Transformation in Southeastern Europe

Can we draw on the experience of different independent initiatives and associations in Southeastern Europe to draft and collate typical development and qualification strategies for periods of urban transformation and post-conflict situations, and apply them to similar urban situations elsewhere? The publication presents different approaches to this topic and answers the question in the affirmative. The […]

Murdered in Maly Trostinec

The Austrian victims of the Shoa in Belarus Nowhere else were so many Austrian victims of the Shoa murdered by National Socialists as in Maly Trostinec, Belarus. Yet, this spot near Minsk is barely known in Austria and has not yet been anchored as a place of annihilation in Austria’s collective memory. The organization IM-MER […]

Kdo žere psy? / Who eats dogs? – Allstar Refjúdží Band

Two years ago, in cooperation with ERSTE Foundation, the Archa Theatre in Prague launched the project Where is My Home, which deals with the topics of xenophobia and migration through a combination of music and theatre. In collaboration with refugees, host communities, students, actors and musicians, a series of new theatre pieces, musical works, performances and workshops […]

Black Cats. A documentary film

This documentary was produced within the framework of the regional partnership project: Individual Utopias Now and Then – discontinuity of generation dialogue or what do we have in common? by Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Arts, New Media, and Tirana Institute for Contemporary Arts (T.I.C.A.). Black Cats is a documentary composed in two parts: The […]

Reclaiming the City

Through a complex interweaving of field trips and interviews, archival and found footage, personal narratives, interventions in public spaces, images, and other sources, the film reveals a number of sites of the New Berlin that uniquely exemplify the contradictions and tensions of social memory and national identity in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. […]

Return to Europe. Croatia, Moldova

In 2008, around four million viewers followed the TV documentary series Return to Europe (German title: Balkan Express) on ten countries of Southern Europe on ORF and 3Sat. Now, the documentary series, which was initiated by ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative (ESI), continues with two new episodes. Croatia, Europe and the […]

Gendering Popular Culture: Perspectives from Eastern Europe and the West

Gendering Popular Culture: Perspectives from Eastern Europe and the West – is a useful guide to understanding the meanings and contradictory effects of popular culture and gender today. The texts in this collection reveal how popular culture is a dynamic terrain where gender norms and identities are simultaneously produced and contested. The authors explore such […]

Martina Kudláček – Notes on Marie Menken

Notes on Marie Menken explores the almost forgotten story of the legendary artist Marie Menken (1909-1970) who became one of New York’s outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940s through the 1960s, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, and Gerard Malanga. She was a probable role model of Edward Albee’s Who’s […]

Ivan Ladislav Galeta – Obsession: Structuring Time and Space

Ivan Ladislav Galeta from Zagreb is the neo-Platonist among European experimental film directors. Galeta hides a true chamber of wonders behind the clear, mathematically abstract structure of his films and videos, meticulously compiled rhythmically frame for frame, each work likewise presenting an analysis of the film medium. Concealed therein, culled from deep in the medium’s […]

ERSTE Foundation Annual Report 2011

Cover Annual Report 2011

ERSTE Foundation publishes annually a report with information and figures related to its work. The Annual Report 2011 shows what has been done in this year, describing specific projects, their objectives and accomplishments, as well as the highlights of our work. In addition, it provides the foundation’s financial statement and gives an overview of developments […]