and Cultural Center
The TRAM is about connecting
Connecting passengers travelling in the train filled with art, and also connecting places, countries and people. Step by step, we´ve been redesigning one train into a gallery. We invited visual artists to create art works, which should break your everyday routine and banality of travelling. We would like to talk with you about travelling, the jobs, you commute to, migration, the topics, which used to connect us in the past, and also about our common future. Feel free to become part of the intellectual game! We invite you to think critically and share your perspectives on who we are and where we are heading.
TRAM is a contemporary art gallery and cultural centre operating regularly as an ÖBB/ZSSK train between central stations in Vienna and Bratislava. The title refers to the historical Vienna tram (in German Pressburger Bahn), which has been connecting Vienna and Bratislava since 1914.
TRAM gallery will bring you 4 exhibitions in 4 cars:
Flip Books on Tour in cooperation with Karikatur museum Krems (February-November)
Connections curated by the Curatorial Studies Institute (May-November)
Soft norm + Social Design – cooperation of students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and Universität fur angewandte Kunst Wien (June-November)
Nicole Six / Paul Petritsch in cooperation with Haus der Geschichte Österreich (September-November)
TRAM Cultural Centreis providing space called “Chat Point” for discussions, presentations and lectures by special guests (every Wednesday evenings), while on the other days this space is available for unmoderated discussions of passengers. For the TRAM centre, social architect Kateřina Šedá prepared a Buskers music festival, and Zuzana Godálová from Nástupišťe 1-12 and Rokko Juhász initiated 2 performance festivals.
Train Cover Project was made by Polish artist Marta Kopyt.
TRAM was initiated by the Austrian Embassy Bratislava the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Curatorial Studies Institute in cooperation with ÖBB and ZSSK