The Slovenian Culture and Information Centre (SKICA) in Vienna at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, together with the Slovene Arts & Culture Residency programme by the Ministry of Culture is a backbone of a vivid and intense cultural cooperation between the two neighbour states.
Every third day, Slovene artists and producers feature on cultural events in Austria. (Check the database or explore the map.) Half of these events take place in Vienna; there is also a strong connection with Carinthia, the region with a culturally prolific Slovenian minority. In 2018, the Grand Austrian State Prize goes to writer (b. 1937) who has written in Slovene language. In 2011, however, (b. 1961), also a Carinthian writer, was bestowed the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, one of the most important in contemporary German literature, for the novel Angel of Oblivion, which was later turned into a play and produced in Slovenia by the Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana in 2014.
Slovene artists and producers regularly participate at established Austrian festivals: Waves Vienna (MENT Ljubljana, Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre...), Vienna Design Week ( , Gigodesign, Poligon Creative Centre...), LET'S CEE Film Festival (Staragara, Sever & Sever Production, Petra Pan Film Production...), Festival of Literature and Wine in Krems (Versopolis), and Ars Electronica in Linz (Kapelica Gallery). Two Slovene artists have even won the prestigious Golden Nica Award there: (Marko Peljhan in 2001 and in 2017). The P74 Centre and Gallery regularly presents artists at the ViennaFair, while Photon Gallery participates in the ViennaPhotoBook Festival and viennacontemporary. In 2013, Photon opened a new gallery space in Vienna.
Quite a few partnerships have lasted for years, among them, the collaboration between the temporary radioCona and the Ö1 Kunstradio; the creative collaboration between the accordionists Bratko Bibič and Otto Lehner; Aksioma Institute has collaborated in various projects with the University of Applied Science FH JOANNEUM Graz; Flota Institute with the D.ID Dance Identity platform for choreographic research and the practice of contemporary dance and its Tanztage festival held in Oberwart; and the Slovene Ethnographic Museum with Weltmuseum Wien in the SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage) project.
See a list of Austria-related articles below.
Events in Austria
- 25 October to 4 December 2019
Screenings of The Valley of Peace (1956) and The Ballad of the Trumpet and the Cloud (1961), directed by Triglav Film), Farewell until the Next War, directed by (Viba Film Studio), and Moments of Decision, directed by and produced by Triglav Film, in the frame of the O PARTIGIANO! Pan-European Partisan film retrospective, supported by the Slovenian Film Centre and Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at the Viennale at in ,
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- 16 October to 19 October 2019
A retrospective of films by Gustav Film), supported by the Slovenian Film Centre and Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at in ,
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- 4 October 2019
Presentation of the book "Cloud Arrangers" by photographer Žiga Koritnik; and a concert by pianist , Petter Eldh, and Christian Lillinger, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at in ,
- 27 September to 6 October 2019
OLoOP Design present their project Story of Women, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at the Vienna Design Week in , organiser info
- 27 September to 28 September 2019
MENT Ljubljana Festival and SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre, in the frame of Slovenian moMENTs, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at the Waves Vienna Club and Showcase Festival at in ,
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- 26 September to 29 September 2019
The exhibition NSK State in Time (Slovenian art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK)), curated and presented by , in the Focus section, supported by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory; P74 Centre and Gallery presenting and ; Photon Gallery presenting Peter Koštrun and ; Ravnikar Gallery Space presenting , and ; and Galerija Fotografija presenting , and , supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at the Viennacontemporary International Art Fair at in ,
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Festivals in Austria
Pages in category "Austria"
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total.