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Oberliht Association & Drujba Collective Iași – traveling exhibition /

Zpace / 3rd Space studio / Stalker Garden (The House of Zemstvo, 103, Al. Șciusev St., Chisinau)

May - June 2024

Oberliht Association & Drujba Collectiveși is an exhibition that resulted from a collaboration between tranzitiasi and Oberliht Association back in 2023. Initially presented in September, 2023 at Iasi, in the frame of Ways of Organisation project, this year we have decided to exhibit the works that make it up in the spaces of the House of Zemstvo and thus make it accessible to the public in Chisinău.

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4.03 – 15.11.2024
@tranzit. ro/Iași

For most of 2024, tranzitiasi has been and is involved in building a very ambitious project called the Museum of Real Estate Development, alongside a wide range of artists, thinkers, theorists and academics from the most diverse backgrounds and geographies. So far, a number of six online meetings have been held, meetings in which a group of sociologists - in dialogue with the rest of the guests - tried to expand, in a transdisciplinary framework, the multi-methodical empirical research from the theoretical framework of capitalist accumulation processes, as well as on the role of real estate development in these processes today. They considered the results of the REDURB project (and the 8 case studies from Romania: Cluj, Iasi, Brașov, Craiova, Bragadiru, Tg. Jiu, Reșita, Bârlad). Through these meetings was attempted to build a broad delimitation of the parameters in which the establishment of such a museum is possible and transferable in different, globalized geographies. The meetings were held in English and were followed by extensive discussions on how this body of knowledge can be translated into a multidisciplinary environment. The joint effort started online will take a more material form between August 1 and 5, 2024, when the whole group will meet, in person, in Iasi for a few intensive days where we will alternate presentation sessions, discussions, cooking, workshop situations or guided tours that will culminate with the vernissage of the Museum of Real Estate Development exhibition that will be opened in the transitiasi space.

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Sophie Goltz.Building and Repairing Civic Life: call for public space.

Saturday, 10th of February 2024, 6 p.m. Iasi @ GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

tranzitiasi is welcoming you on this Saturday, the 10th of February to join us for a public lecture with curator and art educator Sophie Goltz.

”Based on the repercussions of Documenta Fifteen and connected with the question of public (art) spaces, this lecture will present artistic and curatorial strategies around notions of remembering. Lately, what it was called "Versöhnungstheater" (spectacle of reconciliation, Czollek), the German Erinnerungskultur (remembrance culture) is questioned in these projects and its institutional manifestations be it a memorial site, museum, archive, walkabout, ritual, or gesture.

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Research Transformation

an autotheoretical lecture by Cătălin Gheorghe
based on a book mediation event

Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 5 p.m. Iasi
Address: Greenhouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

Book mediation:
Catalin Gheorghe, Transformarea cercetării. Noi estetici aplicate în practica cercetării artistice critice (Research transformation. New aesthetics applied in the practice of critical artistic research),și, Iași, 2022, ISBN 978-606-94455-9-4

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Public presentation /

Dr. Clare Carolin,
Senior Lecturer in Art and Public Engagement, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

2nd of November 2023, 6 p.m. Iasi
Address: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

tranzitiasi is welcoming you on Thursday, the 2nd of November to join us for a public talk where – using the findings of Clare Carolin`s doctoral research - we may start to understand retrospectively the way in which art can operate in very specific conflict zones or, more generally in times of war.

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GRID / Andrei Nacu

Curator: Adrian Bojenoiu

Exhibition: 24th of October - 7th of November Iasi,
Address: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

GRID is an incursion into the digital culture of image and representation that is based on a collaborative research by the artist Andrei Nacu in partnership with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in London and the Multidisciplinary Research Institute in Art (ICMA) within UNAGE Iași, realized in two exhibitions hosted by RAI London and Tranzit/Iasi and produced by Galeria ElectroPutere.

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Thoughts on the Political Economy of ULUS

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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Oberliht Association & Druzhba Collective at Iasi

Vladimir Us, Ghenadie Popescu and Maxim Polyakov with special participation of Veaceslav Fisticanu, Angela Candu, Ionuț Ion Savin, Inga Spravedlivaia, Dumitru Musteață, Adrian Moraru,

OPENING: 2nd of September 2023, 6.00 p.m. Iasi
ADRESS: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași Iași is pleased to present a conclusive group exhibition that pivots around the critical premise of organisational structures and how artistic scrutiny spreads and permeates the formal construct.

OBERLIHT ASSOCIATION is one of the leading non-government entities working and evolving in the field of culture in the Republic of Moldova. It was founded by an active group of people in the first decade of the 21st century as a specific situational response to the city of Chisinau.

THE EXHIBITION is an attempt to widen the context by gauging our own unique position and how the concept of “the civil society” was deployed during the post-socialist transformation of our societies. The objective to investigate the genesis of the “civil society” and identify the seeds and the fruits of this contested conceptual construct is in itself a labyrinth chore. By juxtaposing OBERLIHT’s inceptive activity with the current activities of the Druzhba (translated as “Friendship”) Collective, we have added more layers of complexity to the task. The artistic practice of the Druzhba Collective is an attempt to escape the formal dictums that segregate and control the categories of art and life. The two initiatives are cohesively sharing the The House of Zemstvo (Clădirea Cârmuirii Zemstvei Guberniale a Basarabiei) space amidst the other large groups of cultural, political and social organizations.

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23-25 august 2023
10 am - 2 pm, daily

”Ways of Organisation” project is continuing with a three day reading group with students from the Mural Arts Department, Visual Art and Design Faculty, “George Enescu” National Art University, Iasi. Trying to identify together in which way artists are not any different than any other professional groups in the participation to the dynamics of economical and social relations, we embarked on a different kind of attempt within the reading group practices and decided to research the ways artists decide to organize economically. We will be reading several articles from Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, & Economics, a magazine compiled by Temporary Services in 2009. Temporary Services made this newspaper in 2009 as a direct response to the financial collapse of 2008 and the devastating impact it had on the arts, artists, art museums, exhibitions spaces, curators and others working within the field of fine, community, or contemporary art. The magazine combines more theoretical texts and texts coming from a particular experience. You can download the newspaper here:

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From Urban Utopias to Hand-made Urbanism

Workshop conceived and realized with Ștefan Rusu

July 17-20, 2023 @ Iasi
Address: GreenHouse, Str. St. Athanasius no. 25, Iasi

Between July 17-20, we invite you to Iași to participate, in person, in an intensive workshop that will take place over the course of four whole days, a workshop designed and realized together with the artist Stefan Rusu. This is intended to be a formula through which the practice we know as "paper architecture" can be updated.

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Collaborative and Engaging Activism in Contemporary Indian Art: Notes on Agrarian Distress

Public presentation /

Public presentation: Collaborative and Engaging Activism in Contemporary Indian Art: Notes on Agrarian Distress
By PREETI KATHURIA, PhD Researcher, Department of Art History, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

15th of July 2023, 7.00 p.m. Iasi
Adress: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

”Contemporary art offers an infinite anthology on issues of significance. Artists represent diverse voices and perspectives, which not only define their niche art practices but may also have social underpinnings. Artistic practices that combine creativity with strategic planning, that aim at spreading awareness to create an impact and/or bring about a change are considered activist in nature. One very popular example is the Guerrilla Girls who choose art as a medium to fight against gender bias and racism that persists within the art world. In New York, 1985, the masked group of women created posters and public letters questioning the existing norms and brought a new awareness on discrimination. Another globally recognised artist-activist from China is Ai Wei Wei, whose art is a reflection of his absolute distrust in the manipulative and corrupt political system of his country.

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Reading Group: Ways of Organisation

28th of April - 1st of May 2023

Friday, 3 - 7 pm CET
Saturday - Monday, 9 am - 1 pm CET

The group 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 invites all interested to join online sessions celebrating the 1st of May, on Georg Lukacs’ text 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (1923). This essay is part of Lukacs’ anthology 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴–𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 (1919-1923). The sessions will be held between 28th of April and 1st of May 2023, in the frame of the project 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung