On 27 July 2019, the Kulturbrücke Fratres cultural and social event took place in Fratres (Austria), on the Czech-Austrian border near tow Slavonice (Czech Republic). It was an annual meeting of cultural representatives and experts from Central European countries (mainly from Austria and the Czech Republic) focused on society‘s development.
The event was initiated by the well-known Austrian journalist and essayist Peter Coreth, founder and owner of the unique Museum Humana in Fratres. The event was supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The topic of discussion, in which Grigorij Mesežnikov took part in the Kulturbrücke Fratres, was “The Wild Nineties – A Decade of Possible”. Jan Boháč, an author and actor of the Prague theater Sklep, Jiří Růžek, a front-man of the Prague cult rock group Veteráni studené války (Veterans of the Cold War) and art producer, Jana Zoglauer Vinšová, a civic activist and cultural manager and Peter Coreth.
The discussion was introduced and moderated by Tomáš Bouška from the Prague office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The event included the opening of an exhibition by Prague sculptor Martin Ceplecha, the introduction of the new book on the history and presence of Czech-Austrian relations attended by its co-editors Hildegard Schmoller and Václav Šmidrkal and a concert of the Cold War Veterans.
(photographs: Hannes Reisinger, Kulturbrücke Fratres)