Vas

Vas

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Karlovac

Karlovac

Krapina Zagorje

Varazdin

Varazdin

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Foto: LPD/Fritzpress

 

Alps-Adriatic Art Sector is online!

“artsector.eu” is a virtual map for artists and art initiatives, museums and galleries from the Alps-Adriatic area.
The project, which was supported by the AAA, combines contemporary art and culture – it is a tool for artists to search for cooperation partners and informs about cultural events in the region.
Visitors of the site can enjoy virtual art trips, meet artists and cultural associations and experience what public spaces, museums and galleries have to offer.
Of course all artists, cultural associations, museums and galleries throughout the AAA are warmly invited to become part of “artsector.eu”, since it is intended to constantly expand the website. Contemporary artists and cultural organizations can register for free and it is particularly interesting for those who want to network across borders or plan an EU-co-financed cultural project. A registration form is available on the website.
You can find the map at http://artsector.eu/ or http://kunstsektor.at/
“artsector.eu” is a project of Styrian Summer Art in cooperation with the publishing company “Beletrina” from Ljubljana/Slovenia and the Savaria Museum in Szombathely (Vas County/Hungary).

“Echoes from the Alps-Adriatic Region” – HAPPENING 1

The AAA supported the preparation of the project “ECHOES FROM INVISIBLE LANDSCAPES” which is co-financed by the EU-“Europe for Citizens”-program. Coordinated by the project partners newly established “Echo Collective Network” (Enterprise Z, Wieser Publishing Company, Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt, Zveza Mink Tolmin and Mani doo) the two-year project invites the local population of the Alps-Adriatic area and international artists as “agents of cultural reflection”, to reconsider social structures based on our relationships.
In the project´s framework, “HAPPENING 1” will take place from the 12th to the 16th of December 2017 under the motto “Echoes from the Alps-Adriatic Region” at Klanghaus Untergreith in St. Johann im Saggautal (Steiermark/Styria). On several journeys across the Alps-Adriatic area, sounds and noises were collected and compiled into a sound map of this region in order to reflect the cultural and social diversity. This sound map will be presented at HAPPENING 1 and also on the project´s website www.echoesfrominvisiblelandscapes.com.

Alps-Adriatic-Council: Chairmanship handed over to Varaždin County

On November 22nd 2017 the Alps-Adriatic-Council met for its third meeting since the foundation of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Carinthia).
In his function as chairman for 2016 and 2017 Carinthia´s Governor Peter Kaiser congratulated all members of the AAA to 177 projects which were supported since 2014. Among these are 17 which were co-financed by the EU. Five best practice projects (Alps-Adriatic Golden Wines, CROWD, INCLUSIA, SIGG 2017, Youth in Europe) were presented to the political level.
Governor Kaiser also pointed out that 2018 will be an anniversary year for the AAA: Considering the foundation of the Alps-Adriatic Working Community in 1978 the AAA-members will look back to “40 years of institutional cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic-Area” in the coming year.
The final highlight of the meeting was the hand-over of the chairmanship for 2018 and 2019 to Varaždin County (Croatia). In his first statement Varaždin County´s Prefect Radimir Čačić pointed out that his goal will be “an even more visible AAA so that the term `Alps-Adriatic´ becomes a brand in the best sense of the word”.
Photo Credits: LPD/Eggenberger

Alps-Adriatic Beekeepers met in Đurđevac

„Honey Day“ is an important event in Koprivnica Križevci County (CRO)! That´s why beekeepers from Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia met in Đurđevac on October 14th and 15th 2017. During the two-day meeting, they attended professional lectures in the Old Town-fortification of Đurđevac, where they gained insight into Croatian beekeeping traditions as well as information on quality and quality assessment of honey and other beekeeping products. Another focus was laid on modern technological bee breeding measures, beekeeping business associations, product branding and product placement on the market.
During a visit to the family farm „Pintar“ the beekeepers exchanged their experiences and also had a chance to see the newly renovated building of „Klaster pčelara Podravina“ where honey-filling is planned in the near future.

FACES: Women in Media 20 years of interactions, connections and collaborations

“FACES”, a network of women in media arts was founded in 1997 in Austria, with strong connections to Slovenia and Croatia. Since then, the network has been growing continuously and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

FACES has built its base from meetings with communities of women around the world, in person and virtually, bringing a borderless sense of communication, giving new possibilities for creative online projects – performance, spoken word, sound, and theoretical discussion. On the initiative of the TCp on Art & Culture and the TCP on Equal Opportunities Celebrating the AAA supports a series of events in order to celebrate this 20th anniversary:

On the 1st of September at 20:00 Eva Ursprung will present the history of FACES and show some examples of the works of its members att Galerija Makina in Pula (Istria/CRO). There will be audio interviews with Boryana Rossa (Bulgaria), Helen Varley Jamison (New Zealand) and Nina Sobell (USA) followed by videos by Marina Grzinic / Aina Smid (Croatia/Slovenia), Varsha Nair (Thailand) and Myriam Thyes (Germany/Switzerland)

From the 13th to the 15th of October 2017 “Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz” will host a symposium and exhibition which will be curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung.
The opening of the exhibition and symposium will be on October 13t at 19:00.

There will also be presentations and videoscreenings at the International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA) in Maribor (SLO) from the 6th to the 16th of October 2017.

Pictures: „FACE SETTINGS“ postcard, 1998; Marina Grzinic / Aina Smid – „Seizure“, installation view; Myriam Thyes – „Sophie Taeuber-Arps Fluchtlinien“, videostill