Transkaukazja

Transkaukazja presents contemporary art from Caucasus in Europe. It takes place each two years in urban rooms as an open air event, as well as in galleries of modern art, cinemas, theaters and arts centers. Kultur Aktiv, as official German partner emphasizes interdisciplinary presentations. These presentations connect various cultural areas as film, music and representative arts.
Duration of the project: each two years, since 2011| Project Director: Marcus Oertel (Organisation), Elena Pagel and Holger Wendland (curation)
Partners: The Other Space Foundation, Warsaw/PL | Austrian – Caucasian Society, Wien/AT | National Association of Art Critics NAAC (AICA Armenia), Jerewan/AM | Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilissi, GE) | Tutu Art Centre (Baku, AZ) | Stockholm Fringe Festival (Stockholm, SE) | Kontora Pravylo (Kiew, UA)
Sponsorship 2011&2013: Program KULTUR of EU, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Europäische Kulturstiftung, Wir für Sachsen
Contact: marcus.oertel@kulturaktiv.org | Homepage: www.transkaukazja.eu

10 meters of Metz – with Aleksey Manukyan, 14/06/03

On June 3rd 2014 Armenian artist Aleksey Manukyan has presented an art performance that happened last year in Metz/France. Manukyam has copied the street’s profile with a piece of charcoal. That way, a structure showing us that the soil below our feet is more than just ground to stand on was brought into existence. Since … Continue reading

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“homeland” – opening event on 2014/05/08!

Gallery NEUE OSTEN presents „homeland“, a photographic essay on migration and homeland by  Romanian photographer Laurentiu Feller from Nuremberg about a Romani family that immigrated into Germany. The exposition took place on Thursday, May 8th 2014 in the presence of the artist and the curator Matthias Schumann. For several months, Laurentiu Feller, born in the … Continue reading

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(Deutsch) Aserbaidschan – drei fotografische Positionen

Between oil boom, oriental-caucasian tradition, modern self-conception and the post-socialist legacy, this exhibition presents a foto-set from Azerbaijan, a country whose self-perception is that of a bridge between orient and occident. Participating artists Chingiz Babajew, Sevinj Aslanova and Fakhriyya Mammadova know how to document those many contradictions in an ironic and slightly provocative way. These … Continue reading

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Transkaukazja 2013: Final presentation “Woman_looking from” 2013/06/28!

Transkaukazja 2013: Final presentation “Woman_looking from” 2013/06/28! In 2013/06/28 the extraordinary trio of three female artists from Caucasus will present under the title “Woman_looking from” its results of an artist in residence in Dresden/DE which took several weeks in the frame of the project Transkaukazja. Gender specific inequality stands in the focus of their researches … Continue reading

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Transkaukazja: “Border – Key – Neuropa” land art at the Neisse river!

During „depARTment walk“ at 2013/07/12 visitors and artists could see the presentation of land art objects as the results of a two-week residence of six artists from Caucasus and eight from Germany. The main focus lay on borders – how to experience, to challenge and open them up. Together we could gain inside in this … Continue reading

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