Artist in Residence - MQ Air 2019 - CALL FOR APPLICATION

Artists-in-Residence programme of ERSTE Foundation, tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt. Art Collection. / /

The Artist in Residence Programme at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna (MQ AiR) is part of ERSTE Foundation’s and tranzit’s long-termed endeavour to support contemporary art and to strengthen the situation of its creators, especially in the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
From 2019 on, the MQ AiR programme will include two more institutions: Igor Zabel Association (IZA) and Kontakt. Art Collection..
Kontakt will collaborate with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.

Call for application now open until October 1, 2018.

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Chris Kraus – I Love Dick: BOOK LAUNCH and picnic

Join us in celebrating the publication of a translation into Czech of the revolutionary novel by the American critic, filmmaker and writer Chris Kraus. I Love Dick lifts the rock on the machismo of the New York intellectual scene of the seventies, eighties and nineties. It is a book that tells of what it is like to be a woman artist and makes no attempt to hide its autobiographical elements.

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The Prague Spring – for the Roma, with the Roma, or against the Roma?

Discussion in the frame of Romafuturismo Library /



We are sorry and hope we will be able to re-open this topic soon.


Though the Prague Spring plays a defining role in how Czechs and Slovaks perceive themselves and their history, less attention is paid to the role the Roma played in this historical juncture and how these events impacted their lives and the political conditions under which they lived. Discussion organised by Romafuturismo Library will focus on this topic.

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Vietnamese Periodicals in the 1950s and 1960s: Coded Languages of Aesthetics

lecture & discussion /

Alongside the development of art schools and museums in early to mid 20th century Vietnam, the periodical served as a critical platform for the construction of ideas about the arts. As the most established of artistic practices, literature and literary language held prominence and the periodical was a meeting ground wherein writers and artists constructed, debated, and refined their positions about modern and contemporary art and literature. This talk examines Nhân Văn (Humanism), Giai Phẩm (Works), and Sáng Tạo (Creativity), three periodicals that were published in 1950s-1960s Hanoi and Saigon.

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The Kyiv International – ’68 NOW

The Kyiv International edition of May 2018 will explore the political and cultural heritage of the revolt and struggle of 1968, considering the antinomies of this moment for the West and East of Europe fifty years onward. The legacy of May 1968 remains a symbol of liberation and rebellion against entrenched power structures, and a cultural and artistic benchmark for Western Europe. The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and Soviet military invasion of Czechoslovakia – most immediate in Eastern Europe – continue to define political and cultural divides across the continent. By overlapping the contrasting dimensions of this event, which is the starting point of contemporaneity, The Kyiv International – ’68 NOW contributes to the development of a united European subjectivity grounded in democratic internationalism, based on the principles of solidarity and inclusivity.

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Artist in Residence - MQ Air 2018 results

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

Museumsquartier, Quartier 21,
Wien, Austria

tranzit.cz offers residency as part of the “Artist in Residence” at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.


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BOOK LAUNCH of Tomáš Pospiszyl’s An Associative Art History

Tomáš Pospiszyl – An Associative Art History: Comparative Studies of Neo-Avant-Gardes in a Bipolar World, Document Series, volume #26, editors Clément Dirie, Vít Havránek, Tomáš Pospiszyl, translated from Czech originals by Iván Gutierrez, published by tranzit.cz and JRP-Ringier in co-edition with Les presses du réel, 2017.

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Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts, 2018

open call /

Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2018

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 2 April 2018

ERSTE Foundation offers five fellowships for young artists and five fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2018.

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Romafuturismo Library!

opening of the library & reading marathon /

We are opening Romafuturismo Library! At these days there are dozens of books from Roma writers, about Roma people and other publications with emancipatory topics in Romany, Czech, Slovak, Russian, English, French and other languages. In the day of opening we will be reading whole day - from 7 am till 7 pm and exceptional book of Elena Lackova I was born under a happy star. At the evening there will be an opening party with a selection of music by Mary C.

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The Ethnography of Violence

film screening & debate /

A screening of the film by Renzo Martens Enjoy Poverty: Episode III and a conversation with participants of the symposium The Ethnology of Violence: Veena Das, David Mosse, Jonathan Stillo, the theoretician Anna Remešová and the documentary filmmaker Viola Ježková.

The conversation will examine the methods used by ethnography during field research and the investigation of the survivors, witnesses and victims of violence involving wartime, community, domestic and sexual violence. The speakers will examine these methods in the light of the film by Renzo Martens Enjoy Poverty. Martens proposes that local photographers in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo use human poverty as the main source of national wealth. In the film he offers advice on how to capture images of one’s own poverty.

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panel discussion /

Who should be able to access galleries and who is denied that possibility at present? Are galleries for parents with little children and other caregivers? Are they for young people, the ill and the handicapped? Do galleries treat the artists whose work they exhibit fairly? Why does the exhibition production team, unlike the curators and artists, remain invisible? Are people working in the sphere of contemporary art in a position to avoid (self-)exploitation and (self-)precarisation? What can they achieve under the present economic and social conditions? To what extent can they reject the criteria of grant applications or the necessity to produce constantly given the scandalous underfunding of the sector? Should positive discrimination be encouraged in gallery programmes if women and minorities are underrepresented?


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Artist in Residence - MQ Air 2018

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

Museumsquartier, Quartier 21,
Wien, Austria

tranzit.cz offers residency as part of the “Artist in Residence” at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

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Feminist (Art) Institution

seminars, lectures /

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung