Transkaukazja is probably the only interdisciplinary presentation of contemporary art from the Caucasus in Europe. It occurs biannual in urban spaces and in the open, as well as in modern art galleries, cinemas, theatres and cultural centres. Hereby, great importance is given to interdisciplinary presentations, which connect the different areas of film, music, performing arts and others. After successful first realization in 2011 Transkaukazja this year takes place in Germany for the second time.
WOMAN_LOOKING FROM | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | 2013/05/15 – 07/14, Dresden
Artists in residence and exchange with focus on gender inequality, research and presentation! Participating artists: Elene Rakviashvili (GE), Eva Harut (AM), Sabina Shikhlinskaya (AZ), Curation: Elena Pagel
2013/05/23 Introduction Elene Rakviashvili (GE) and Eva Harut (AM), Galerie Raskolnikow, Böhmische Str. 34, 01099 Dresden
2013/06/20 Introduction Sabina Shikhlinskaya (AZ), Blaue Fabrik, Prießnitzstr. 44/48, 01099 Dresden
2013/06/28 Opening event of final exhibition in Johannstadthalle, Holbeinstr. 68, 01307 Dresden
2013/07/14 Closing event of exhibition with Transkaukasian film screening in Johannstadthalle
In cooperation with: Blaue Fabrik, Johannstadthalle, Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Baikalplan
LUSTGARTEN FESTIVAL | MUSIC & PARTY | 2013/06/14-16, Dresden
DJs and VJs from the Caucasus together with local DJs at the Lustgarten Festival during the street celebrations Bunte Republik Neustadt (BRN, en: Coloured Republic of Neustadt) in Dresden/DE. An audio-visual show and party! Participating artists: Kancheli dj set/Mozgovoi live visual, Stare At Dj (GE), Manual FM (Mansur Ahmadov, AZ), DJ alter edo (Edgar Baghdasaryan, AM).
2013/06/14-15 evening and night shows at the Lustgarten Festival
Lustgarten Festival is organized by Kultur Aktiv.
BORDER – KEY – NEUROPA | LAND ART | 2013/07/01-14, Neisse river bank Zittau – Goerlitz
A Landart action with Caucasian and German artists, discovery of the border region at the Neisse, art performance and presentation! Participating artists: Ana Riaboshenko (GE), Chingiz Babayev (AZ), Dirk Fröhlich (DE), Elena Pagel (DE), Elene Rakviashvili (GE), Eva Harut (AM), Holger Wendland (DE), Johanna und Michael Dobbelt (DE), Matthias Jackisch (DE), Matthias Schumann (DE), Melissa Wagner (DE), Sabina Shikhlinskaya (AZ), Mariam Mughdusyan (AM), Curation: Holger Wendland
2013/07/12, Department walk & Transkaukazjan picknick at the river Neisse
Youth exchange „Borderland 02763“ parallely taking place in Tagungshaus Großhennersdorf.
In cooperation with: Hillersche Villa Zittau, IBZ Internationales Begegnungszentrum im Kloster Marienthal
In preparation for 2014:
RADIO NEUROPA | Podcast-portal in internet about cultural issues around Caucasus and Europe
Since 2010 Kultur Aktiv is the official German partner already and could realize Transkaukazja in 2011 in Germany for the first time with exhibitions, artists in residence, festival contributions, Marshroutka parties etc. Following the idea of a merging project every time approach and activities change a bit and, therefore, in 2013 a new edition rises up which is based on the experiences from 2011. Transkaukazja 2013 takes place in international cooperation with:
The Other Space Foundation, Warsaw (PL)
Austrian-Caucasian Society, Vienna (AT)
S-Hacek, Prague (CZ)
Association Aye Aye, Nancy (FR)
Oficina da Courela Association, Evora (PT)
Arts Territory, London (UK)
Stockholm Fringe Fest, Stockholm (SE)
With the support of the programme Culture of the European Union, the Cultural foundation of Saxony, the European Cultural Foundation and the programme Wir für Sachsen.