6th of October - 25th of November
Tranzit.ro/Bucharest in partnership with Jogja Biennale Foundation invites 12 participants and initiatives from Romania, Serbia, to Ukraine and Slovakia in the main exhibition of Jogja Biennale 17 under the project “Reclaiming Sociality around Land and the Rural” co-financed by The Romanian Cultural Institute through the Cantemir Programme. The biennial runs between 6 October and 25 November 2023 in various venues across Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Invited participants: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Anca Bucur, Dan Vezentan, Eduard Constantin, Ilona Németh, Jelica Jovanović, Nikita Kadan, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Raluca Voinea, Raluca Popa, The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life. Curated by Adelina Luft.
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The “Telephone: Communication Technology & Communicating Technology” summer school organised by tranzit.ro/Cluj took place between the 14th and 20th of September of this year in Câmpu Cetații. It was a fruitful place for dialogue between participants, guest speakers and curators. The concepts about technology and society that acted as the project's foundation were developed and refined, leading to new connections between the speakers’ topics of interest, some of which were very unexpected.
As part of the “Telephone” project, we will be releasing a podcast series, featuring the guest speakers discussing their topics with each other. The whole 6-episode series will be available by the middle of November, and the first 4 episodes are already available on the project’s Facebook page. or here.
In the 1st episode, Alin Răuțoiu interviews Irina Dumitru and Alexandru Evanghelidis, the summer school’s curators, about the project’s objectives, what the stakes of the interdisciplinary study of technology are, and what’s next for the project. The episode also takes a quick look at the topics covered by the rest of the series.
The 2nd episode features Alin Răuțoiu, Marina Oprea, and Beti Toma discussing how we read the internet, who teaches us to read it, and what internet literacy even means.
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The fifth edition of Kyiv Biennial will be international and will take place in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhhorod, Vienna, Warsaw and Berlin.
In view of the brutal Russian attack on Ukraine, a comprehensive biennial project in Kyiv long seemed deeply uncertain, if not impossible. But, with a cascade of openings – starting in Kyiv and Vienna in October 2023, finishing in Berlin in 2024 – the fifth Kyiv Biennial will take place. This Biennial edition is conceived as a European event, with dispersed exhibitions and public programs in a number of Ukrainian and EU cities, and realized in partnership with leading European institutions in the field of contemporary art.
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tranzit.cz is publishing the first czech translation of Sophie Lewis's radical book / cz /
On the evening of Wednesday 27 September 2023 the premises of the Petrohradská kolektiv will host the launch of the book Abolish the Family, featuring a thematic workshop headed by Maja Vusilović and Eliška Koldová from Druhá : směna. During the course of the evening the book shall be on sale at a special discount. Admission to the event is free of charge, but the capacity of the workshop is limited, so please register if you wish to take part in the latter.
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Freestanding Course at the Experimental Station For Research on Art and Life,
Siliștea Snagovului, Romania, 2023-2024.
Course leader: Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Wood Ladder, ~5.2m, dated 400-180 BC, Salt Mine Băile Figa
In 1973, based on collective research developed at CIDOC in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on the monopoly of the industrial mode of production, Ivan Illich argued that “two thirds of mankind still can avoid passing through the industrial age”; he also proposed the concept of a “multidimensional balance of human life” as the framework for rethinking technology and re-evaluating one’s relation to tools. Illich showed that it is possible to identify a balanced scale to the growth of anything, and raised the challenge of doing the work at identifying such scales and convivial tools. Such work would enable communities and societies to exit the trap of the paradigm of infinite accumulation, to develop self-sufficiency outside globalization, and to regain an ethical life outside extractivism, exploitation and impoverishment.
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Milan Đorđević, Vahida Ramujkić, Noa Treister
17.09. - 5.10.2023
Adress: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași
This exhibition presents the current thinking among members of ULUS (the Association of Fine Artists in Serbia) about the political economy of the organisation and its members. The two exhibitions presented - Susreti (Encounters) and Kraj kapitalizma (The End of Capitalism) - in the eyes of the organisers and many of ULUS’s members seemingly present opposite directions of politico-economic development. While Susreti gathered galleries from all around Serbia to present their artists, most of which are members of ULUS; Kraj kapitalizma invited artists and non-artists to develop models that enable a dignified life and active public action.
Following the exhibitions, two discussions were held reflecting on the concept and the practice of the exhibitions as precursors to the political economy that ULUS should practice. The questions that were put for the discussion of Susreti were: if, how much and in which way should ULUS participate in the art market? In the context of the very weak art market in Serbia, what is the difference between the artist being represented by a gallery and in an association? And with which actors in the sector of contemporary art and in which way should ULUS cooperate?
For the discussion of the exhibition Kraj kapitalizm the questions were: Would you define this exhibition as a political exhibition, and in what way? Who were the presenters and who were the visitors, i.e. who did the exhibition address? How did the setting of this exhibition - the official/traditional Spring exhibition of the representative professional association of fine artists of Serbia in its traditional pavilion - contribute to its concept? How was the funding by the capitalist state addressed by the exhibition? What political-economy should ULUS follow as a result of the exhibition? How exhibitions generally affect what the association is, how do they strengthen the community and collective of members i.e. what brings artists together?
In Iasi, documentary photographs of both exhibitions will be presented, as well as the discussions. On the 18th of September a new discussion was held in Iasi to continue the reflection arround the ways of organization of artists and how the questions above function in their own practices in the contexts of Iași and Chisinau, RM, basis for other artists present in this meeting.
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14 - 20 September 2023
Câmpu Cetăţii, Mureş County
Cordless Telephone Summer School is organized at Câmpu Cetăţii, Mureş County by tranzit.ro/Cluj in partnership with the National Institute for Research and Development in Materials Physics and Dezarticulat.
It is intended for a mixed group of students from both STEM fields and the humanities who share an interest in the critical study of technology and in understanding how technology works. Our goal is to bring together different perspectives from these two spheres of intellectual life, usually separated by an artificial divide, viewing the technology through a philosophical, social, and cultural lens while maintaining a rigorous understanding of its workings.
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