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25 Jun 2011

Stanica Cultural Centre / Truc sphérique

Stanica Cultural Centre has occupied the old station building of the still operational, Zilina-Zariecie train station since 2003, combining the roles of independent venue, artistic laboratory and activists’ collective. On the white map of today we wish to be a culture node - creative, educative and critical. We continue the story of a small train station, where people stop as they’re passing by, to share news and experiences from their travels.

Truc sphérique, a non-governmental organization for contemporary arts and culture was founded in 1998 in Zilina. The organisation opened Stanica in 2003, where we run a gallery, workshop and artists residency space, a cafe, a waiting-room, and a multifunctional presentation venue for theatre, dance, concerts, discussions and screenings. Besides that there is also huge outer space open to the public with a garden, park, summer stage, and a children’s playground. Each week there are several different children workshops, taking place almost daily and, on average, two or three artistic events. In 2009 we also launched the venue S2, an alternative construction of beer crates and straw bales.

Stanica is not just the next cultural center in the town or region, but a platform for information, research, and realization of experimental art, cultural and community projects and international and inter-sector communication that lead activities to other institutions and across our European networks, including Trans Europe Halles.

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