“Transart, a festival with plenty of contemporary shades”
“Transart is unique for the extravagance of the locations in and around Bolzano: abandoned and functioning factories, mountain huts, university rooms, secret gardens.”
“A festival entirely dedicated to the contemporary, to the artists of today.”
FESTIVAL TRANSART is one of the most important multidisciplinary festivals for contemporary culture in Italy.
Appreciated all over Europe, Transart accompanies the audience in a new and exciting discovery of the most innovative projects of international contemporary culture. The projects, and their experimental character, are further enriched by the location-choice where they are set up: abandoned- and functioning factories, mountain huts, universities…
Starting from Bolzano, the heart of the festival, classical music, electronic music, performances, theatre, exhibitions, movies, and new technologies are presented all over the region from north to south, creating an inter-regional and trans-border contemporary culture platform.
Through the years TRANSART has worked with, among others, Marina Abramović, Nils Frahm, Laurie Anderson, Blixa Bargeld, Omar Souleyman, Matthew Barney, Jon Hopkins, Beat Furrer, Klangforum Wien, Matthew Johnson, Moataz Nasr, Sonic Youth, Quiet Ensemble, Teho Teardo, Tokyo Contemporary Dance, Roman Signer, Tomoko Mukayama. Furthermore collaborations where made with festivals such as MUTEK Montreal, Maerz Musik Berlin, Club To Club Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Elevate Festival…