Reading seminar: Legacies of modernity, 2014 - 2015

Coordonated by Alex Cistelecan /

After our discussions on Marx’s Capital, we start again our reading seminars at Cluj with four fundamental texts of the socialist theory and in a brand new format, with the extraordinary participation of G.M. Tamás.

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Book launch - 'The Era of Traian Băsescu/ Epoca Traian Basescu'

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 7 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Samuel Street, nr. 5

We are inviting you to the launching of the book - The Era of Traian Băsescu (Florin Poenaru, Costi Rogozanu coordinators, Tact 2014) followed by a debate about Romania in the last decade.

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Screening and presentation with George Doroș /

Al. Lăpușneanu street 7-9
Friday, 7th of November 2014, 7 p.m.

tranzit. ro/ Iaşi is pleased to announce the presentation of George Doros, a presentation which will include two projects developed in the past two years: Oțelul Galați, Romania’s Champion and Chess Club Corod.

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Under Ground. The Jiu Valley after 1989

followed by a discussion with GAP members /

Friday, 31 October 2014, 7 pm
tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Samuel Street, nr. 5

Concept: Mihaela Michailov și David Schwartz
Distribution: Alice Monica Marinescu, Katia Pascariu, Alexandru Potocean, Andrei Șerban

Music: Bobo Burlăcianu
Video documentation: Vlad Petri
Scenography: Adrian Cristea

The Theatre Under Ground. The Jiu Valley after 1989 project focuses on the quotidian observation and critical analysis of day-to-day life in labourer communities which were hard hit by the political and social change after 1989. The project aims to document the economic situation, the life and work of miners in post-socialism, together with other categories
living in Jiu Valley. The Theatre Under Ground proposes a performative reconstruction of many documentary narratives. These interviews outlined the history of the Jiu Valley communities on the borderline between survival, migration, extinction and a possible revival.

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Artist Book: Cristina David / Cezar Lăzărescu

Turbo book launch / Iași, Al. Lăpușneanu Street 7-9
Friday, 24 October 2014, 7 p.m.

In the '80s, fluorescent colours, the so-called "neon" colours, marked pop culture in the West; later on, in Romania, in the early '90s, these colours were highlighting the shift towards another aesthetic register, characteristic for the so-called "transition" period – from socialism to capitalism. Leggings, bracelets, miniskirts, tee-shirts, footballs, backpacks, pens, lollypops, pencil cases, chewing gum wrappers etc. were slightly more valuable for the children and adolescents of those years when they were adorned by one or several of these fluorescent colours. In an apparently bizarre twist, but most likely due to an arcane algorithm of fashion, a new popular reconsideration of these colours it taking place nowadays.

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A play by Mihaela Drăgan and Mihai Lukacs /

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 7 pm

With: Mihaela Drăgan, Gabriela Dumitru, Marian Dumitru, Claudiu Eremia, Cristina Eremia, Alexandrina Fieraru, Andreea Fieraru, Cornelia Ioniță, Marian Ioniță, Mihai Lukacs

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Towards an understanding of the Anthropocene landscapes

Presentation by Axel Braun /

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 7 pm București, Str. Gazelei, nr. 44, sector 4

An event organized together with Goethe-Institut Bucharest.

“Large scale technologies, like reservoirs and hydro power plants, are perfect examples for how humans alter landscapes to satisfy their growing needs. This artistic research project aims to investigate the relation of power and responsibility in the context of recent discussions on the energy supplies. My investigations concentrate on the understanding of technology and nature and the way the connected discourses changed throughout the last century. From the late nineteenth century to the 1960s a strong enthusiasm for technological progress dominated the field. After numerous catastrophes had destabilised this anthropocentric view on the world, ecological tendencies became more and more powerful. On the one hand I want to analyse the communication strategies employed by big companies to maintain their power in society. On the other hand I try to figure out how much the romantic idea of nature still influences our perception of landscape.” (Axel Braun)

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The storyteller

Presentation with Delia Bulgaru and Andrei Pripasu /

Friday, 10 October 2014, 7 pm
Iași, Al. Lăpușneanu Street 7-9 Iași is opening this autumn with a presentation realized from the perspective of the traveler to the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The invitation towards the two guests was inspired by the novel ”The storyteller” (El Hablador, 1987) of the Peruan writer Mario Vargas Llosa in which the main character Saul Zuratas travels in the diffuse territory of a dispersed community and succeeds through his stories to function as a binder in the structure of the collective memory of that community.

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From below and to the left: the revolutionary law of indigenous women and the decolonial cosmovision

Presentation and discussion with Sylvia Marcos and Ovidiu Țichindeleanu /

On the occasion of the launch of the new book collection PLURITOPIC at IDEA Publishing House, with the book of Sylvia Marcos, “Femeile indigene și cosmoviziunea decolonială”.

Monday, 6 October 2014, 7 pm București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015: now open until 3 November 2014

Artists-in-Residence programme of tranzit and ERSTE Foundation at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna /

The Artists-in-Residence programme at quartier21/MuseumsQuartier is part of this endeavour and provides young artists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic with a guest studio and the opportunity to live and work in Vienna for the period of one or two months. ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit and also provides support for the Artists-in-Residence programme. The jury for selecting the artists consists of members of tranzit and ERSTE Foundation.

The residencies are designed for artists, curators and theoreticians working in the field of contemporary art.

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27 September 2014
Astra library
Sibiu, Romania

with the help of

I have the chance to host an informal annual meeting on various topics
2014 (100 years since the WW1 (First World War)
in full world crisis, civil unrest, protests - economic, environmental and political, terrorism

chosen topics are - aggression, conflict, violence, trauma, negotiation
the meeting is a symbolic scanning of the world from various points / views
about what we feel/think now and what solutions we have to survive, to go on…

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Sâmbăta Sonoră presents

Friday, 26 September 2014, 7 pm
In the opening the international festival of spectral music, Spectrum XXI, the 8th edition,
The concert

Philippe Petit>>>>Sonic Seducer
Iancu Dumitrescu>>>>Le Silence d'or IV, Hazard and Tectonics III (premieră)
Ana-Maria Avram>>>>Nouvel Archae, Quinconce
& members of Hyperion Ensemble

tranzit. ro/ București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung