© 2006


Journey Against the Current


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Francesca von Habsburg
    Pages 8-13
  3. Ivaylo Ditchev
    Pages 14-17
  4. Kutlug Ataman
    Pages 18-19
  5. Kutlug Atman
    Pages 20-25
  6. Daniela Zyman
    Pages 26-33
  7. Irit Rogoff
    Pages 34-37
  8. Matei Bejenaru
    Pages 38-51
  9. Branislav Dimitrijević
    Pages 52-55
  10. Nedko Solakov
    Pages 56-61
  11. Iara Boubnova
    Pages 62-67
  12. Želimir Žilnik
    Pages 68-75
  13. Gabrielle Cram
    Pages 76-79
  14. Teofil Pančić, Nebojša Grujičić
    Pages 80-85
  15. Zoran Pantelić, Kristian Lukić
    Pages 86-89
  16. Renata Poljak
    Pages 90-95
  17. Nataša Ilić
    Pages 96-101
  18. Sezgin Boynik
    Pages 102-107
  19. László Csáki, Szabolcs Pálfi
    Pages 114-119

About this book


During May and June 2006, artist Kutlug Ataman’s award-winning film installation Küba is travelling aboard the Negrelli, a converted container barge, up the Danube River from the Black Sea to Vienna. Slowly, against the current, Küba will navigate Europe’s oldest trade route and cultural artery through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovakia to its heart in Austria. At each stop, in each country, a new work specifically commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is presented in dialogue with Ataman’s installation. Matei Bejenaru, Nedko Solakov, Zelimir Zilnik, Renata Poljak, László Csáki and Szabolcs Pálfi, Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkácová, Emanuel Danesch and David Rych speak in different tongues through their individual artistic projects about minorities, invisible communities, their migrations, histories and memories, and the survival skills learnt to protect their identity and self-representation. Küba: Journey Against the Current is a local and international project intended to provide an artistic response to the complex challenges presented by recent socio-political developments In Europe.


Ataman, Kutlug Küba contemporary art identity migration minorities

About the authors

THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY was founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg in Vienna. Its mission is to support through co-productions and unique commissions the creation of new works from artists that contribute important positions to the contemporary art practice. T-B A21 seeks to achieve this through multi-disciplinary projects that break down the traditional boundaries that define and categorize artistic expression in its different forms, whilst at the same time empowering the audiences with a living experience of contemporary artistic expression.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Küba
  • Book Subtitle Journey Against the Current
  • Editors
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-36544-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-211-38214-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 182
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional and Cultural Studies
    Interaction Design
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