and Cultural Center
At the occasion of numerous significant anniversaries in 2018, the Austrian Embassy, Austrian Cultural Forum and Curatorial Studies Institute prepared a project establishing cultural link between Vienna and Bratislava. The contemporary art gallery and cultural centre will regularly, 11 times a day, ply as an ÖBB/ZSSK train on the route between central stations in Vienna and Bratislava. Title T.R.A.M. refers to Vienna tram (in German Pressburger Bahn), which has been connecting Vienna and Bratislava since 1914. Vienneses would travel for a cup of coffee or to opera house to Bratislava, Bratislavans to Vienna. Mission of the TRAM project is to support cultural mobility, as well as to provide passengers with an unusual art experience enriching their journey with surprising encounters with contemporary art.
From February to November this year, the passengers will have an opportunity to recognize various exciting art groups or performers during their train ride. The art train cannot be overlooked; its exterior will be recreated into an art piece by Polish artist, Marta Kopyt, in the Train Cover Project. TRAM will bring you 4 exhibitions of contemporary art (in cooperation with Karikaturmuseum Krems, Curatorial Studies Institute, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Universität fur Angewandte Kunst Wien and Haus der Geschichte Österreich), street musicians festival in cooperation with the social architect Kateřina Šedá, theatre festival in cooperation with the multimedia space Nástupišťe 1-12, as well as performance festival (in cooperation with students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Rokko Juhász). The train, at the same time, will provide a space for panels, presentations and lectures by guests specializing in the field of art, culture and diplomacy (every Wednesday evening) and on the other days and times, this space will be available for unmoderated forums of passengers.