Monuments Should Not Be Trusted

This publication was produced on the occasion of the group exhibition Monuments Should Not Be Trusted, curated by Lina Džuverović. The exhibition brings together over 30 leading artists and groups from the “golden years” of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – the period between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s. Over 100 artworks […]

The Empire Strikes Back?

A traveling academy through the post-Soviet cityscape Is the Empire striking back? The Soviet period is judged differently today from country to country.In the autumn of 2016, a traveling academy made up of intellectuals, urban researchers, architects, and activists from Kyiv, Minsk, Moscow, Chişinău, Tbilisi, and Yerevan traversed the post-Soviet cityscapes of these capitals, accompanied […]


Normalities presents artists from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), Austria and the United States. While the exhibition focuses on a specific region, it also features an impressively multifaceted array of personal statements by various artists. The plural chosen in Normalities already suggests that the exhibition invites visitors […]

Generation In-Between

The Children of the Balkan Wars: Getting to Know a Crucial Generation for Europe All across Europe one will find members of a generation born into the agony and aporia of the socialist societies of the 1980s. Those who grew up in the Yugoslavia of the 1980s and early 1990s, torn by conflict and crises, […]

Mittendrin – people and recipes from the VinziRast restaurant

Former homeless people, students of all nations who wait tables or work in the kitchen, volunteers who provide hands-on support, young and old guests – a community full of life. That’s “mittendrin”, the VinziRast restaurant in Vienna. Aleksandra Pawloff, photographer and a VinziRast volunteer from day one, portrays the lively diversity of the people who […]

An oral history of homosexuality in Croatia

Documenting accounts of the private and public activities of sexual and gender minorities before the rise of the LGBT movement in Croatia. This book is a pioneering attempt at documenting the life circumstances of members of sexual minorities in times before what could be called “the contemporary battle for the recognition and equality of human […]

Assessment of the Impact of the Percentage Tax Designations: Past, Present, Future

The subject of this study is the percentage tax designation system as a phenomenon in the nexus of public finance allocation, public benefit/civil society realm and taxation. Its focus is Central and Eastern Europe, where the system has remained to be a popular policy instrument over twenty years. An international team of country research associates […]

Artists as agents of institutional exchange –

“Artists as agents of institutional exchange” is a 2015 joint initiative of Iaşi and Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur, Iceland, that is materialised into a unique live streaming platform dedicated to the use of its artists in residence: Cristina David and Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. It took place as part of the programme “Promoting Diversity in Culture and […]

Unsere neuen Nachbarn / Naše nove komšije / Our new neighbours

The articles selected for this catalogue provide the readers with diverse and comprehensive view of the topics dealt with in the exhibition Our New Neighbours. The authors are people engaged in different fields of activity and their texts are the result of their own experiences and observations of the refugee crisis. The civil sector, which […]

Július Koller. One Man Anti Show

Július Koller is one of the most important Eastern European artists working since the 1960s, whose art had and has considerable international significance. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of the Slovak artist’s work to date, documenting his independent contribution to the neoavantgarde and based on painstaking research into his art and archives. Koller’s work […]

Extending the Dialogue

Essays by Igor Zabel Award Laureates, Grant Recipients, and Jury Members, 2008–2014 Contributors: Edit András, Fouad Asfour, Keti Chukhrov, Karel Císař, Ekaterina Degot, Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes, Alenka Gregorič, Daniel Grúň, Sabine Hänsgen, Tímea Junghaus, Klara Kemp-Welch, Miklavž Komelj, Lev Kreft and Aldo Milohnić, Kirill Medvedev, Piotr Piotrowski, Jelena Vesić, Raluca Voinea, WHW /What, […]

Nesvrstani Modernizmi / Non-Aligned Modernisms

These seven publications explore the political modernism developed through the political practises of non-aligned countries and its reflection in the production of new social relations, public spaces and representations in visual arts and urban studies; its potential for todays’ globalised art, culture and politics. The publications entered the field of debates on European political and […]

ERSTE Foundation Annual Report 2015

Cover Annual Report 2015 EN

ERSTE Foundation publishes annually a report with information and figures related to its work. The Annual Report 2015 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 […]