tranzit.at is the Vienna hub of tranzit.org, a network of independent initiatives in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic. tranzit.org operates as a collective of these autonomous local units, cooperating across various borders – between nations, languages, media, mentalities and histories.
tranzit.at was founded in 2004. Its aim is to challenge the post-fordist idea of cultural production and of the cultural institution in the categories of efficiency and relevance. tranzit.at is dedicated to the research of long-term counter canonical artistic practices and engaging in translocal collaborations beyond the event and across disciplines.
We believe in the liberty of the contemporary art institution to lead a "blind", unframed, poetical research conducted by socially valuable beings; in experiments; in iconoclastic, hybridizing, transgressive, resistant, localized and situated concepts of cultural practices; and in impure theory.
Legally tranzit.at is a non-profit charitable Civic Association.
tranzit.at’s main partner is the ERSTE Foundation.