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Ewa Majewska: lecture. In the frame of Feminist (Art) Institution. Weak resistance as methodology

lecture and seminar /


Lecture:
at 7 pm on Monday 22 May

tranzitdisplay gallery, Dittrichova 9

Seminar:
at 10 am on Tuesday 23 May

tranzit office, Dittrichova 13



Ewa Majewska is a Polish philosopher and feminist theoretician, a member of the left-wing Polish party Razem, for which she stood as a candidate in the last parliamentary elections. In her lecture she shall deal with the theme of a model of a feminist institution within the context of the contemporary political and economic order.

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Public debate on Kateřina Šedá's publication Brnox / Průvodce brněnským Bronxem, 2016

discussion /


6.4. 2017, 7 pm.
“Mikulášek” Restaurant
Elgartova 8, 614 00, Brno-Husovice

The book is in the form of a guide via ten routes around Cejl and its surroundings (Brnox), and since its publication in 2016 it has generated a range of positive and critical responses.

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Lecture and Seminar with Xabier Arakistain in the frame of Feminist (Art) Institution

Reflection on a Feminist Model for the Field of Art, Montehermoso 2008 – 2011. /


Lecture:
at 7pm on Wednesday 29 March

tranzitdisplay gallery, Dittrichova 9

Seminar:
at 6 pm on Thursday 30 March

tranzit office, Dittrichova 13

Talk sets out the conceptual framework underpinning the project of production, exhibition and diffusion of contemporary art and thought that was carried out at the Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the four years from 2008 to 2011.

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Seminar with Denise Beer in the frame of Feminist (Art) Institution project

Feminist Art Academy in Practice /


15.2. 2017 6pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

This seminar will concentrate on the specific situation at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the only University in Austria with a proportion of women of over fifty percent for the academic and non-academic staff, led by three feminist women.

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Alma Lily Rayner: Why Me?

Series of discussions on rape culture topic /


Why Me? Series of discussions on rape culture topic which accompanied Almy Lily Rayner exhibition Some Things My Father Put Inside My Vagina in Artwall Gallery, Prague

8.2., 28.2. 13.3. a 30.3.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague 2


The exhibition consists of a series 3D object based on real-life objects, photographs and memories of the artist and activist Alma Lily Rayner . Displayed items refer to the long-term sexual abuse, which the author experienced in childhood. Within Czech public space, this type of personal confession appears for the first time.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public discussions on rape culture entitled “Why me?”.
The titles of the discussions refer to questions often posed to women who were sexually assaulted. Their formulation suggests that women are to blame for what happened to them. Given the fact that rape victims are mostly women, the questions are formulated in the feminine gender (in Czech). Yet it must be emphasised that the problem of victim-blaming effects all people, regardless of their gender identity. The discussions will be held in Czech.

More information about the artist here: www.almalilyrayner.com

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Lubica Kobová: Strategies of feminist organizing. A Seminar on Sexual Difference by Luis Muraro

Feminist (Art) Institution /


Seminar with Luba Kobová in the frame of Feminist (Art) institution project.
Strategies of feminist organizing. A Seminar on Sexual Difference by Luis Muraro

at 6pm on Wednesday 11 January, at tranzit office, Dittrichova 13, Prague 2

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Sezgin Boynik:Politics of Form



14.12. 2016 7pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Sezgin Boynik, the editor of the diverse and comprehensive magazine Rab-Rab (a journal for political and formal issues in art) is an author with many interests, which encompass the experimental cinematography of former Yugoslavia, Turkish punk, free jazz, conceptual art, art theory and political philosophy. He is an example of a passionate devotee, who is at the same time a precise academic thinker.

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Book launch, film projection and Christmas party



13.12. 2016 7 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Launch of the book:
Bruno Latour – Stopovat a skládat světy s Brunem Latourem: Výbor z textů 1998 – 2013 [Tracing and composing worlds with Bruno Latour: Selected texts 1998-2013], navigation series, volume #0017

and

film projection
Pavel Sterec, Tereza Stöckelová
Družstva života / Vital Syndicates, 2016

and Christmas party

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Theatre of the Oppressed: Ceiling, Love and Placebo

performance /


23.11. 2016 7 pm
Autonomní sociální centrum Klinika
Jeseniova 60, Prague

Three scenes from the environment of contemporary visual art

Cast: Zbyněk Baladrán, Vjera Borozan, Vít Havránek, Věra Janíčková, Karina Kottová, Martin Mazanec, Michal Novotný, Tereza Stejskalová, Barbora Švehláková, Jaro Varga, Markéta Vinglerová
Joker (moderator between cast and audience): Martina Čurdová.

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As Radical As Reality Itself

Finissage of the exhibition /


18.11. 10am-1:30pm
MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam
6 Struma St.
Bat Yam, Israel

Closing event for the second installment of The Kids Want Communism Exhibition.

Curator Tereza Stejskalová, who curated the compilation “Filmmakers of the World, Unite!” in the exhibition, will discuss Prague as a center for cultural exchange between the Soviet bloc and the Third World.

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The World in Which We Occur

phone session / performance /


7.10. 2016 5 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Margarida Mendes a Jennifer Teets

The World in Which We Occur is an event series co-led by Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets, taking place live over the telephone, and formulated around questions addressed by speakers across the world.

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Peasants, Commons and Harvests of Genes: Insights from the Agrarian Utopias

round table /


5.10. 2016 5 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Tamás Kaszás, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Tomáš Uhnák

Moderated by: Mariana Serranová, Tomáš Uhnák


Project is a study room and research laboratory of environmental and agrarian reality involving experts, practitioners, and activists from the area of sustainable agriculture.

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Filmmakers of the world, unite! Of Exiled Images and Forgotten Internationalism

projection and discussion /


Monday 12 September 2016, 6-10 pm
kino Ponrepo
Bartolomějská 11, Prague

Projection and discussion of films by FAMU graduates from the Third World.

The theme of the evening is temporary residence of students from the “Third World” in Czechoslovakia and the attendant cultural exchange in the field of film, as well as the little discussed connection between Czechoslovak and post-colonial culture.

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First congress of the Union of Soviet Artists

painting symposium and exhibition /


9.-16.9. 2016
symposium 10.9. 2016
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague 2

The aim of the project is to define the possible paths of development of realistic art, with emphasis on painting.

Initiators: Vasil Artamonov, Alexey Klyuykov, Avděj Ter-Oganjan a Dominik Forman.
Participants: New Barbizon (IL), Vasja Horst (RU), Michail Miani (RU), Dmitry Gutov (RU), Ilya Budraitskis (RU), Vivian del-Rio (RU), Michael Hauser (CZ).

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Renan Laru-An: Betting on the strong

Lecture-presentation /


Monday 15 August 6 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Lecture-presentation of Renan Laru-An, a researcher, curator, and the founding director of Philippine-based DiscLab | Research and Criticism.

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Launch of the book Sorting Out Words. Literature and Conceptual Tendencies 1949–2015.

launch of the book /


Thursday 2 June 6 pm
tranzit office
Dittrichova 13, Prague, CZ

At the moment of publication new reading strategies are born, neither authorial nor editorial.

The backbone of the evening will be the “open reading” format, and short videos will be screened by Lenka Vítková, Tomáš Svoboda, Jan Šerých, et al.

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Colloquium held in the frame of the Prague Microfestival 2016

colloquium and discussion /


Saturday 14 May 3-5pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Microfestival is an underground literary festival that introduces the best of experimental poetry to the Czech public.

As part of the festival a colloquium will be held on Saturday 14 May at tranzitdisplay entitled “Internationalism, cosmopolitanism and the possibility of an avant-garde."

Moderated by: Benjamin Tallis
Guests: Louis Armand, Boris A. Novak, Andrej Hočevar, Jan Bělíček a Josef Šlerka


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Present Absent – Palestinian Citizens of Israel

lecture and discussion /


Thursday 5 May 7pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Lecture by Kamil Kandalaft, a Palestinian Slovak human rights activist and blogger, on the situation of Palestinian citizens of Israel followed by a discussion.

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Eva Koťátková: Pictorial Atlas of a Girl Who Cut a Library into Pieces

launch of the book /


Thursday 31 March 7pm
tranzit office
Dittrichova 13, Prague, CZ

The launch will take the form of a continuous public autopsy of the book.

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Reinventing Horizons

international symposium and book launch /


Display Association for Research and Collective Practice invites you to
the international symposium and book launch "Reinventing Horizons",
and the exhibition opening of “Artificial Cinema”.

Conceptualized by Zbyněk Baladrán, Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling and Václav Janoščík

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New figures of coexistences: Patricia Dominguez and Irvin Morazán on their artistic practice and contemporary art between Latin America and New York

artist talk /


3.3. 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Patricia Dominguez (Chile) and Irvin Morazán (El Salvador) both share the experience of studying fine arts in NY and their artistic careers are fundamentally connected with transitions (migrations) between both different cultures and different layers or ages of one culture existing simultaneously.

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Crafting the commons: the politics of togetherness (intensive workshop)



The Modus Operandi AND consists of an ethical-aesthetical approach to “the way things happen” that offers a toolbox for the exercise of a sustainable coexistence. It is both a practical and theoretical interface, transversal to varied fields, that becomes of particular interest for those working in the mediation of relations.

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Dan Perjovschi: Artist as reporter



For a period of time I act as a reporter and transform in visual images all data collected on that specific place and at that specific time. The source of my drawings are a short unpretentious research on the spot, some talking with people from the host institution, checking mainstream and alternative media, internet, newspapers

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KKA2: Foreign literary events of the past year



In the company of translators, critics and editors we will discuss interesting events that took place in foreign literature during 2015.

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Symposium A2: Under the Influence of Literature



The theme of the annual symposium Under the Influence of Literature, being organised for the fifth year running by the A2 fortnightly cultural magazine, will be Adaptation to and Reflections on History in Contemporary Czech Literature and Culture. It is often said that Central European culture is stigmatised by history. Does this still apply even two decades on from the “return to Europe”? If so, how is the image of history created and recalled under its yoke? Does the “historical trauma of small nations” necessitate an (un)conscious forgetting, the destruction of memory, and the fictionalisation of history?

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Debate on colonialism



Recently there has been much talk in this country of the importance of post-colonial thinking. During the evening we will engage with what are mostly academic debates by reading poetry spread across historical periods and geopolitical communities.

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KKA2: Fan fiction – happy hunting!



At the end of the seventies, Michel de Certeau compared book readers to pilgrims, who systematically trespass in territory that does not belong to them, as well as to “nomads poaching in the fields of texts that they did not write, despoiling the wealth of Egypt as recorded on papyrus scrolls”.

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Sound On/Radio Off (interdisciplinary seminar – discussions – screenings – audio walk – radio improvisation)



The students and lecturers of CASU (Centre for Audiovisual Studies) at FAMU have put together and event comprising panel discussions, film screenings, broadcasts, radio performances and audio walks. The chaired discussions will examine the latest trends in audio art in the broadcast media and other spheres. What forms and deforms a free space for expression and the creation of a broadcast audio signal? What opportunities are there for young people beginning to explore the possibilities of sound in public radio broadcasting for instance? What role does audio art have in the public space, including the internet?

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Launch of A Rebel’s Guide to Lenin



Today’s world is very different to that which Lenin knew. Lenin’s first pamphlet was written by hand, while these day ideas fly around the world with a simple click of a button. However, if Lenin were to be resurrected, he would very quickly recognise many things that have not changed since his era – endless wars, growing inequality between the poor and the rich, harsh state repression, the plundering of poor countries by rich corporations, corruption, and the impotence of mainstream politicians. A different world is not only possible, but essential if humankind is to survive. In order to achieve this we need to organise. Our enemies have power via their organisations, and we need it too.

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A talk given by Luis Camnitzer followed by a discussion



Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937) is an artist and acclaimed writer, curator and educator. He is Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York.
He studied in Montevideo, Uruguay, and left for the USA in 1964. He settled in New York, where he co-founded the politically engaged collective The New York Graphic Workshop (along with Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo).

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Dóra Maurer, Inter-Images. The connections between the painting and moving images.



Since the early 1970’s Dóra Maurer has investigated the relationship between space and movement through using serial sequences of images, geometrical structures, signs, and colors. Early on in her practice, she moved from experiments in printmaking to highly conceptual photography, structural film, and process-based drawing. Working in a wide range of mediums, she creates works based on rigid mathematical and conceptual processes guided by an empirical approach to conceptual problem-solving.

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The School of Kiev – the Kiev Biennale 2015 at Tranzitdisplay



Ukrainians make up the largest community of foreigners in the Czech Republic. They include students, service-sector workers and various qualified professionals. What are the biggest problems and barriers they encounter in everyday life and work? What effect is the military conflict in Ukraine having on their lives? The discussion will be participated in by experts in the Ukrainian diaspora as well as representatives of individual social groups.

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Fotograf festival: Documentarism and Contemporary Practice



Since the 60s, documentarism has established itself as an approach and a form which permeates different fields – photography, videoart, activism, new media, internet and post-internet art, visual anthropology as well as the social sciences.

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IRWIN (talk and discussion)



Irwin presentation will focus on NSK State in Time, which was founded in 1992 as a transformation of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective into NSK State in Time. NSK was formed in 1984 in Yugoslavia by three groups – Irwin, Laibach and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. Collaboration, a free flow of ideas between individual members and groups and the joint planning of actions were critical to NSK's operations and its development.

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René Vautier : cinema of social intervention



Within the frame of the last days of the exhibition “Ma'aminim (the believers)” Tranzit Display organizes a screening dedicated to one of the leading figure of the french militant cinema: René Vautier.

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KKA2: Jiří Weil



Jiří Weil is one of the most translated Czech writers of the 20th century. Despite this fact, academic studies in the wake of the Velvet Revolution have not paid him the attention he deserves and have very often been content simply to analyse his most famous book, Life with a Star.

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KKA2 What purpose did the Writers’ Congress serve?



At the start of June a Writers’ Congress took place. The aim was to continue the tradition established prior to the Velvet Revolution, though it was clear even in advance that there was at least one crucial change – apart from writers themselves, few people have an interest.

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LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER



Eric Leonardson: Our Sonic Playground: A Model for Active Engagement in Urban Soundscapes
A public event that proposes a model for active, public participation in soundscape awareness. For those who are new to acoustic ecology and the experiential basis of its pedagogy, this practical template or ‘recipe’ may help others organise their own events aimed at active engagement in sound, listening, and environment. While offering practical suggestions for getting started, I also address some relevant issues regarding a broader cultural discourse of sound in the arts and sciences.

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The Qrators



The project of group the Q rators emerged at first as a blatant protest against the war between Ukraine and Russia. The leading idea of this work is to show that peaceful collaboration is possible and the unity in creation may be the only reasonable reaction to current political situation. It opened much wider reflection about artists from post-soviet countries as coming from similar historical context.

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Olivier Hadouchi: From Parallel Cinema to Third Cinema - Militant Cinema in the hour of the furnaces (1960's and 1970's)



During the lecture, we will talk about various propositions of militant cinema dealing with the questions of liberation, anti-imperialism and tricontinental solidarity (in reference to Tricontental conference). In the context of New Waves, Young and New Cinemas all around the world, various filmmakers tried to mix political intervention with formal invention (like Godard, Alvarez, Rocha, Solanas...) during the 60's.

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Announcement of results of the competition Party Open to Women



Forum 50% cordially invites you the official announcement of the results of the 7th annual competition Party Open to Women. You will discover which of the parliamentary parties most support equal opportunities for men and women both internally and externally.

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Alexandra Landre: Tipping point



Tipping Point is a general expression for moment of transition, the creation of agency, a critical mass or just the point of change.
In her lecture, Alexandra Landré will use this phenomenon as a guiding principle to explorer questions regarding the general as well as her personal curatorial practice.

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Margarida Mendes: agency in times of unease - thoughts on scale, climate and collectivities



What is our understanding of planetary scale during a time when our perception of material realities is bound to spectral algorithms, and the impact of our actions deferred?

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Experimental Animation and Electronic Literature: Piotr Marecki and Sławomir Shuty



Suffering from writer’s block, the Author decides to induce inspiration chemically. The pastry he consumes transports him, like the fairytale Alice, into a land of hallucinogenic visions. The revelation results in an increase of creative potential. However, the depths of imagination are inhabited by demons that must be confronted. TRIP is a metaphorical account of an internal voyage, an animated penetration to the Buddhist bardo, a black comedy tale about the transformation of a creative impasse into fulfillment.

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You’re not sure about something? Then ring TRANZIT-DISPATCH!



“Tranzit-dispatch” is the winning project of the third annual student competition organised by tranzitdisplay. The project is the work of Jan Boháč, Barbora Fastrová, Pavel Jestřáb and Anna Ročňová, all students of The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM).

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Goldin+Senneby: K.D.- Headless.



start is at 18:00

In the context of the international exhibition Sources Go Dark, curated by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Tranzitdisplay organizes a public presentation dedicated to Headless, a murder-mystery story into offshore finance by the elusive author K. D.

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The Golden ‘90s



This time round the A2 Criticism Club has decided to examine the “golden 90s” as divided into two thematic segments. In the first segment we’ll examine on literature. Did this decade involve any radical transformations? Was its climate more influenced by belated debuts, anticipated comebacks, echoes of the underground, Brno-based postmodernism or literary stars of a new generation?

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TD sound: Tereza Damcová



A continuation of the cycle TD soundsystem, which showcases contemporary Czech artists working with sound. The evening will include a screening of fairytales by Milan Kozelka and an experimental audiovisual fairytale.

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Marxism Today



During the 20th century Marxism was the leading discourse calling for change in the world. It paid for this hegemony in the countries of “real socialism”, played first fiddle in Western emancipation movements, and was inestimably inspiring in the postcolonial transformation of Third World countries

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Trinh T. Minh-ha: The Fourth Dimension (2001, 87 min)



In Trinh T. Minh-ha’s first digital film, sound becomes the fourth dimension. Sound that defines the space we look at. This personal documentary is a reflection of the time the director spent in Japan.

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Trinh T. Minh-ha: Night Passage (2004, 98 min)



Night Passage is one of the few features films that Trinh T. Minh-ha has made. Similarly to A Tale of Love, it is inspired by literature. The children’s science fiction book Milky Way Rail Road by the Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa tells the story of a boy who one day enters a magic train on a trip around the Milky Way.

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SEMINAR: Surname Nguyen, forename Jan (3:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

Stories of the migration, cultural exchange and life of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic /


The discussion afternoon/seminar on the topic of the intersection of Czech and Vietnamese society and culture is conceived as a series of presentations with room for open discussion.

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tranzitdisplay announces its third annual competition for university students



As part of its educational activities TD is organising for the 2014-2015 academic year another competition to find the most interesting student project that manages to present contemporary art as a regular part of our lives.

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Trinh T. Minh-ha: Reassemblage (1982, 40 min)



Tranzitdisplay invites you to a series of evening screenings – a film retrospective Trinh T. Minh-ha. On show will be films that couldn't be presented during her ongoing exhibiton due to time limitations.

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Trinh T. Min.ha: Naked Space (1985, 135 min)



Tranzitdisplay invites you to a series of evening screenings – a film retrospective Trinh T. Minh-ha. On show will be films that couldn't be presented during her ongoing exhibiton due to time limitations.
„In her works Trinh T. Minh-ha balances between documentary and experimental film.

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Otevírací doba tranzitdisplay o Vánocích / Christmas Opening hours at tranzitdisplay


Otevírací doba tranzitdisplay o Vánocích / Christmas Opening hours at tranzitdisplay
22.-26. 12. 2014 – zavřeno / closed
27.-28.12. 2014 – otevřeno / open 12,00-18,00
29.12. 2014-1.1. 2015 – zavřeno / closed
2.-4. 1. 2015 – otevřeno / open 12,00-18,00

The Pololániks – launch of the album Náměť



The Pololáníks played their first concert in 2011. A year later they were nominated for the Vinyla Prize in the category Newcomer of the Year, and in November 2014 they released their debut album Náměť on the Polí5 record label, which they are launching at tranzitdisplay.

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Tomáš Pospiszyl: Associative History of Art. Post-war art across generations and media (collage, intermedia and conceptual art, performance and film)



Is the work of contemporary artists simply recycling the experiments of the 1960s and 70s? Why are contemporary artists moving into spheres previously reserved for literature, film and theatre? Is our perception of Eastern European art prior to 1989 deformed by the political perspective?

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CARDIOSTIMULATOR – An open workshop with members of Prague Modern and Prague Modern Young



Prague Modern, a contemporary music ensemble well established on the Czech scene and abroad, is organising courses aimed at music school students and the general public. The courses will mainly take the form of open workshops focusing on ensemble playing, and are intended not only for senior school pupils and music academy students, but also for jazz musicians and keen amateurs.

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Aleksi Soselia, Galaqtion Eristavi: Descriptions



By "descriptions“ we often mean to refer to objective, plain truths.
Georgian video art, which has widely developed in the undercurrent
before establishing itself as a separate medium, offers us various
descriptions – but from a very subjective and alternative point of
view. Since the 1980s, Georgian art has undergone an evolution, which
ran parallel to the predominant, hegemonic discourse of socio-cultural
reality.

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A2 Criticism Club: Are Czech editions of world literature holding their own?



The range of modern world literature published in Czech offers readers a welcome guide to orientation on the book market. Given the often chaotic flood of new titles, publishers provide – or want to and should – a certain guarantee of quality and interest. But how do modern projects compare to traditional projects like the Odeon World Literature series? What role should such translations play these days?

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Babi Badalov : Brutal memories from the immigration jungle system in the EU



Babi Badalov, artist, poet and activist, was born in Lerik, a mountain village in Azerbaijan, close to the border with Iran. For the last few years he has lived the life of a nomad, partly through circumstances – after various mishaps he found himself in France, where he was awarded asylum as a political refugee – and partly through the desire to live in society without prejudices where he could be a poet without fear.

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Pil and Galia Kollectiv: Concrete Ideology / Real Abstraction



The Pil and Galia Collective accepted an invitation from the Curators and Critics Programme and the Sculpture Studio at UMPRUM, where it will hold a workshop as part of the school’s open days on 17 November on the future of archaeology, which reacts to the newly formed collection at the studio.

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Jaime Vindel



As part of the Southern Conceptualisms Network, an international platform for work, thought and collective positioning founded towards the end of 2007 by an international group of concerned researchers, I felt the need to intervene politically in the processes being used to neutralize the critical potential of a set of conceptual practices that have arisen in Latin America since the 1960s.

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Aletha Lablanchy : Paris / Dakar / Paris



French curator and cultural manager Aletha Lablanchy works in an international context for more than 10 years, particularly on the trajectory between Paris and West Africa.

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KKA2 Is the largest bookstore in the world destroying the book market?



In 1994 Jeff Bezos created Amazon and began selling books around the world. The books were easy to store and were not damaged during transit. As a consequence they could be delivered basically anywhere.

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Project TALKS: Tina Kukielski



What Art in the Museum Looks Like (The Carnegie International and the Museum of the Future)

With Tina Kukielski, independent curator and co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art

tranzitdisplay a Curators & Critics Program

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Plesures of Networking: Curatorial Meeting in Prague



One of the main problems of young curators and artists is that they lack the opportunity to promote themselves internationally. As a direct result of this, they usually concentrate on collaborations on a local level. This tendency forces the creation of local clusters.

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Experience the city differently at tranzitdisplay: Food is a central concept



Check out an exhibition devoted to food and its artistic processing, and sample what’s on offer from our improvised kitchen.

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a me



My language and my movement only come into being in dialogue with you / with them / with that: “I” am a relationship.

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Suzana Milevska: The (Im)possibility of Commoning



The presentation will address the contradictions of commoning in the postsocialist contexts. Suzana Milevska raises the question on the issues such as property, means of reproduction, public space, etc., which were once the dominant paradigm in the socialist countries, how they became so problematic, irrelevant or even ignored.

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Education as a shared birthright and a universal basic income



On the first panel we’ll examine education as a shared birthright (both historically and at its current state of development). We’ll ask how the concept of a shared birthright might help us confront the creeping commodification of education systems.

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Claire Breukel



Claire Breukel is the Chief Curator of MARTE Contemporary at MARTE Museum in San Salvador, El Salvador. She also works on creative projects for (RED) and is the creative advisor for Miami Downtown Development Authority and curator for the Unscripted public art commission for Bal Harbour Village.

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KK A2 Roma literature



Is Roma literature simply an activist construct that should be incorporated in the Czech canon, or is it sufficiently specific and viable that can stand as a genre in its own right? Is it defined by its authors, topics, or both? Does the Romani language have a future as a literary language?

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Association for Leftist Theory – Conference



The aim of the conference is to familiars the academic and general public with the phenomenon of commons and the process of creating commons (commoning), which form the antipode to commodified holdings and social relations. Could these commons become the basis of a society that exceeds the framework of capitalism?

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KKA2 What do Czech comics lack?: A clairvoyant for the golden age of comics



The deluge of enthusiastic media commentators over the past few years has convinced us that the Czech Republic is a kind of comics heaven on earth. In this country comics have managed to break free of their subcultural associations, enter the public arena, convince the sceptics of their quality, and offer new, interesting content.

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Solidarity beyond borders – Building democracy from below: Screening with discussion



Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Spain. Different manifestations of the economic crisis, different forms of reactions of the affected residents. The allegedly necessary austerity measures of public space privatization and welfare state destruction, are accompanied by blaming immigrants on one hand, and solidarity, self-organizing, mutual aid and mass protests on the other.

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Popular culture and violence on the boundary of society.



The Centre for the Study of Popular Culture has long engaged with popular culture as an often conflictual field between the broadest layers of mass culture and marginal subcultures and scenes.

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Poetry Event & Poetry Activism: Public Discussion



I speak here of poetry as a revelatory distillation of experience, not the sterile word play that, too often, the white fathers distorted the word poetry to mean―in order to cover a desperate wish for imagination without insight. (Audre Lorde)

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Vanessa Place: Empire Aesthetics (Public Talk)



Vanessa Place is one of the leading figures of contemporary American conceptualist poetry. The Boston Review called Vanessa Place “the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde,” the Huffington Post characterized her work as “ethically odious,” while philosopher and critic Avital Ronell said she is “a leading voice in contemporary thought.”

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Anti-capitalism days



Programme:

Thursday

4pm Official opening
4:15pm Anti-capitalism in the 21st century (Lukáš Matoška, Ondřej Lánský)
5:45pm The fight against racism in the CR (Filip Vidímský, Ivanka Mariposa, Jozef Miker)

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Information between commodity and community



A discussion about the current situation in the publishing industry and the dissemination of texts and book within the academic world.

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A2 Criticism Club: The tragic end of the Community of Writers. Does literary life need a new infrastructure?



Over the last few years the Community of Writers has experienced its most serious crisis since its formation in 1989. A panel discussion will attempt to locate the causes of this situation and sketch out the possible future operations of this organisation.

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A scenic reading of the comedy S.d.Ch.- Fantom Morgalu



The premiere of a new comedy by the Prague gravedigger S.d.Ch. organised on the occasion of the publication of the first volume of a new edition by the publishing house RUBATO – TRENTADUE. The volume FANTOM MORGALU will be sold during the evening for the pittance of CZK 50.

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Barbora Kleinhamplová, Tereza Stejskalová: Sleepers. A three-act play with six actors.



Sleep is an unconscious state that is in danger. Yet; despite all the past and present attempts to discipline it, it still evades total control. It separates us from the world of the wakeful whether we like it or not. We all know that sooner or later we fall asleep sometimes even without our being aware of it. We all fight insomnia and fatigue.

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KK A2 How to read Bohumil Hrabal



Bohumil Hrabal is one of the canonical writers of Czech literature. Though it seems unbelievable, his work still awaits in-depth exegesis.

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On the future of developmental cooperation



It will soon be 2015, the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals announced in 2000 by the UN. How far is there left to go? And what then?

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A discussion on the exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module”, New Museum HUB, N.Y.



A presentation, projection and discussion on the exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module”, which will take place at New Museum HUB in New York. The exhibition is an allegorical installation of selected artwork, archives and activities of the tranzit initiative during its ten-year history (curators: Vít Havránek, Dora Hégyi, Georg Schoellhammer, installation: Zbyněk Baladrán).

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Hipsterism as an anti-capitalist subculture?



The term ‘hipsterism’ is these days used to describe a creative class, digital bohemians, or young people with a university education living a post-materialist lifestyle. Which one of these is it?

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Introducing ATLA(S)NOW project: Angelo Bellobono, Adam Vačkář and Alessandro Facente



Tranzitdisplay is delighted to invite you to a discussion between the artists Angelo Bellobono, Adam Vackar and the curator Alessandro Facente introducing the Atla(s)now project, from his genesis to the latest activities.

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KKA2 children’s literature



Although this country boasts a long tradition of top quality children’s literature, little of this is made of this in the media and specialist circles. And so we have decided to offer a platform to editors, publishers and critics who are concerned with children’s literature. What makes Czech children’s literature special?

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Debate with members of the group Chto delat?



Chto Delat (What is to be done?) is a collective of artists, critics, philosophers and writers that was founded in 2003 in St Petersburg in order to integrate political theory, art and activism.

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A2 debate on racism in collaboration with the organisation Romea and the Blokujeme! initiative



As a response to last year’s anti-Roma marches and following the election success of Marian Kotleba in Slovakia, the civic societies A2 and Konexe, along with the Blokujeme! platform, are organising a series of discussions on the following topics.

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Jesper Alvaer in Conversation with Anne Szefer Karlsen



Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator and writer, and currently Director (2008-2014) of Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway). Szefer Karlsen was curator for Lofoten International Art Festival - LIAF 2013 (with Bassam El Baroni and Eva González-Sancho) and Associate Curator for Research and Encounters, Biennale Benin 2012 (Artistic Director: Abdellah Karroum, Associate Curators: Didier Houenoude, Olivier Marboeuf and Claire Tancons).

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Seminar: Forms of resistance to racism



The Czech Republic is facing an unprecedented rise in racist activities. Antiracists are taking a stand. However, theoretical reflections on antiracist activities are necessary.

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CZECH POPE: discussion on Polish religiousness, prophetic visions and embarrassment



Two emerging Polish curators and art historians, Piotr Sikora and Piotr Zdybał created an exhibition for MeetFactory Gallery based on a prophecy about a Czech Pope. What does such prophecy mean to one of the most atheist European nations? How does the local art scene perceive religious content in a work of art?

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Special Zones of Exploitation: film followed by debate



We would like to invite you to a debate on the current situation of workers in Polish factories and their opportunities for collective action and solidarity. The debate will kick off with a film documentary entitled “Special Zones of Exploitation” about the strike in the Chinese Chung Hong electronics factory in Poland.

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A presentation of the book “A Rationed Life: War, Everyday Life and Labour Politics in the Czech Lands 1914 – 1918”



How did the First World War transform the everyday life of hundreds of thousands of Czech factory workers? Under circumstances of acute material scarcity, what new significance did basic aspects of human life take on, such as where, how and what to eat, or under what conditions and with whom to work? How did the Great War change the organised workers’ collective?

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KK A2 Let’s write something leftist



The debate will address the polemic provoked by the article Ideology and Literature by the A2 writers Jan Bělíček and Marta Svobodová. All parties to the debate have been invited to join the panel.

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František Lesák “..I see only what I know“



The collection of texts entitled “..I see only what I know” sees the return after some time to the Czech scene of the work of the important Austrian artist František Lesák.

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Vladimír Hendrich: A lecture on the significance of the film director R.W. Fassbinder in respect of German reflections on its wartime and post-war past



The lecture given by Vladimír Hendrich examines the significance of the film director Rainer Wernera Fassbinder in the present day, especially the artist’s reflections on the period of Nazism and its legacy during the period of the German “economic miracle” and his depiction of authoritarian and xenophobic tendencies in modern capitalist society.

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Who are you actually doing it for? (a conference on whether accompanying programmes in galleries have any point)



“Who are you actually doing it for? Nobody’s interested.” This is the most frequent reaction to attempts to mount educational and accompanying activities on the presentation of contemporary art in this country.

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TD soundsystem: The Pololáníks



Since 2011 The Pololáníks have been hacking a path through the undergrowth of non-idiomatic improvisation. The five-piece band draws on the wide range of backgrounds and interests of its members.

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TRANZITDISPLAY ORGANISES ITS SECOND ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS



As part of its educational activities, in the academic year 2013-2014 TD is organising the second annual competition for the most interesting student project that manages to present contemporary art as an everyday feature of our lives.

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The Avantgarde and Leftwing Politics 3 (a conference on surrealism past and present)



This third evening will be given over to discussions of the first two lectures on surrealism past and present (22 and 28 October).

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Under the influence of literature



Under the influence of literature
31 October 3pm
1. Institutions – the export and import of national literature
By what means do cultural institutions look after “national” literature? What are the criteria determining its presentation abroad (translations, grants, scholarships)? Guests: Viktor Debnár, Tomáš Dimter, Karol Chmel.

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Avantgard and left-wing politics 2 (a conference on surrealism past and present)



The second of the evenings devoted to surrealism past and present. Three lectures will confront surrealism with spheres of thinking that are close to it: psychoanalysis, Marxism and the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

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KKA2 The originality of Latin America: from Bolívar to Chávez



Debate with British journalist and historian Richard Gott
The originality of Latin America: from Bolívar to Chávez

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Photographic festival at TD: Conceptual traces in the work of Georges Perec



The debate will examine the question of by what means elements of a conceptual approach to creativity are used in the works Life, a User’s manual, Things, and W, or The Memory of Childhood by the French writer Georges Perec.

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Avantgard and left-wing politics(a conference on surrealism past and present)



The first of three evenings devoted to surrealism past and present. The lecture will present the current situation in respect of the basic surrealist conceptions and approaches, both on a general ideological level and in the sphere of art and literature

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A discussion between D. Vilensky and O. Egorovová: From perestroika to the dialectic of the sublime



A debate with the artists Dmitrij Vilenský and Olga Egorová, members of the collective Co dělat (What Is To Be Done?).
The evening will also feature a presentation and conversation regarding the recent activities of the collective. The participants will consider political collective work, the updating of leftwing theory, and artistic work methods under post-communist conditions.

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"Welcome drink" with Ruth Noack



A few months ago, the independent art space Para Site in Honkong staged a conference "as a site of discussing the spectral contemporary condition of art, where different genealogies and vastly different realities of production are being brought together into a highly unified system and under a common language - those of contemporary art." (Cosmin Costinas) Tonight, Ruth Noack will re-perform her keynote address to this conference. On this basis, she would like to engage with the audience on a discussion of the points raised.

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Debate with Rafram Chaddad



Rafram Chaddad was born in 1976 in the island of Djerba (Tunisia) to a Jewish family. He grew up in Israel and since 2004 he is traveling between Tunis and Israel, adopting several identities.

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Photographic festival at TD: Lecture by Rudolf Sikora “From an idealistic notepad”



They are points, words, scraps of feelings during the formulation of something I only suspect: Hypotheses – and the imagination of the artist. The hypotheses of scientists – and – the feelings of the artist. The feelings of scientists – and – the poeticism of the artist. The poeticism of scientists (!?) – and – artistic “truth” (?) ...

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A debate on the project BRING A BUILDING TO LIFE 2013



Why are buildings falling into disrepair in Prague?
A three-day screening on buildings left to their fate will culminate with a debate between those affected by the dilapidated buildings, and not only professionally. The participants will include an architect, conservationist and town hall representative.

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Social movements in Argentina / From street blockades to bottom-up reform of the education system



A lecture, video documentary and discussion on Argentinean social movements, which have enjoyed unprecedented success over the last decade. Leftwing activism takes many forms here, from street blockades, demonstrations in support of public services and the occupation of bankrupt factories by ex-employees, via the creation of cooperatives, neighbourhood councils and community radio stations, to bottom-up reform of the education system.

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Tot art: Natalia Abalakova & Anatoly Zhigalov



TOTART: Natalia Abalakova & Anatoly Zhigalov
have been realizing their Project:
"Exploration into the Essence of Art as applied to Life and Art" (TOTART) since the end of 1970-s.

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The Line Galleries Prague – Karlin – Viaduct



The Line Galleries Prague – Karlin – Viaduct draw attention to the exceptional potential and value of the Negrelli Viaduct.
This project is dedicated to the experimental search between art, architecture and public activity, and hopes to open the topic of this space for culture and the city.

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Film and Video of Moral Disquiet I



Three European video artists confront Equatorial Africa. They actively enter into the local social relationships affected by post-colonialism and their documentary films acquire the dimensions of personal performances raising political and ethical questions.

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Kamil Činátl: Memory in Film, or Film in Memory?



Over the last few decades film has become a key medium for collectively shared remembrance. Indeed, films and serials have appeared that do not simply offer images of the past, but enact the actual practice of remembering (think of Hřebejk’s film Kawasaki’s Rose or the serial Narrate on Czech Television).

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Discussion with Michelle Levy: how to connect and define artist communities



New York based curator and artist Michelle Levy will present the EFA Project Space, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, a multi-arts non-profit organization in the heart of New York City. The program presents a dialogue about diverse creative practices through exhibitions, residencies, discussions, performances, and social cultivation events in collaboration with organizations, curators, artists and collectives. In her talk, Michelle Levy will share some of the projects and developments of this young program, and discuss the climate for non-commercial art programs in New York and Prague, and what the two situations could gain from each other.

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Juan Pablo Macías: Tiempo Muerto II (Dead Time II)



Tiempo Muerto II (Dead Time II)
The anarchist doctrine accessible to all

The work of Juan Pablo Macías (Mexico, 1974) explores the relation between systems of representation and affectivity, and analogically, between power knowledge and insurrectional knowledge. With his actions, interventions and work on archives, he intends to cause tensions between institution, art practice and social field, abandoning flat semantics by producing programs that operate directly on the biological, social and economic bodies. His work has been shown in major art museums in Mexico and around the world.

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Anti-capitalism days 2013 – An alternative exists



We live in a world of extreme inequality, where the poor get poorer and the rich richer.
In a world in which many countries are experiencing famine. In a world of dictators propped up by respected Western governments. In a world of cuts and tightening the belts of the weakest.
However, we also live in a world of resistance to neo-liberalism. In a world where people have managed to bring down seemingly invincible authorities. In a world in which many people reject the inequality between men and women. In a world in which disapproval of the catastrophic destruction of the environment is spreading.

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KKA2 Homo Sacer Giorgio Agamben



On the occasion of the publication of the Czech translation of the first work in the trilogy Homo Sacer by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the fourth meeting this year of the A2 Criticism Club will take place in the tranzitdisplay gallery, Prague.
The debate will focus on understanding the term “homo sacer” within the framework of Agamben’s thinking. It will inevitably examine his powerful thesis that an exceptional state of affairs is the paradigm of contemporary political regimes. It will ask what forms current manifestations of the declared exceptional state of affairs take in reality.

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Pavel Kořínek: The negotiation of memory through comics – from Vladek Spiegelman’s memories to the negotiated trilogy About Stories



The advent of autobiographical comics in the 1970s and 80s saw greater attention being paid to reflections on the wide variety of personal shared and corrected personal memories.

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Fionn Meade: The Broken Atlas



Curator and writer Fionn Meade will talk about his curatorial practice
and introduce three concepts arising from research done at the close
of the 19th century by cultural thinkers involved in developing new
applications within quickly expanding fields, specifically
anthropologist Franz Boas’ “secondary rationalization,” art historian
Aby Warburg’s “pathosformel,” and sociologist Gabriel Tarde’s
“quantification.” By thinking through these concepts together, Meade
will consider their shared traits as partial, even symptomatic
methods, and how their insights question presumed trajectories of
modernity, and might yet be relevant. Meade will consider these
concepts in relation to recent exhibitions Time Again, Nachleben, and
Plaisance.

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PAAL BJELKE ANDERSEN: Writing in a language that is always someone else's



In a TV show from the 1970s, a well-known linguist called the dialect I was speaking then “the ugliest Norwegian.” Since then I have moved to Oslo, graduated and become a literary figure of sorts. I no longer use the dialect (and sociolect) I used to speak when I was a child, although it does not necessarily mean I have learnt to speak and write in “correct Norwegian.” Speech and poetry are tools I use because they are not “mine”: they are always someone else's.

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Andrea Průchová: A New Reading of Monuments of the Past



We perceive the city as a constantly transforming, dynamic complex of events, relationships and roles. Just as the city changes every hour of the day, so the process of creating meanings of cities within the urban infrastructure never stops.
The monuments and sculptural interventions in the public space that characterise the garish suburban high-rise building projects of the normalisation period have become decomposing symbols of the past during the decades of freedom, condemned to physical and spiritual erosion.

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TD soundsystem Rafani: Nameless Commotion



TD soundsystem Rafani: Nameless Commotion

“Many days have passed since the moment when a group of five desperadoes from a hole in which everything is simply magic and reason brought the world to its knees in order to crush it into dust through a sonic sledgehammer, which didn’t sound like music but like a cataclysmic fit of possessed dilettantes. White blocks were shaken to their foundations and concepts to their seams, lakes overflowed their banks and fields were laid waste. Rafani appeared from nowhere to bring to life an apocalypse of boredom in its destructive and diabolical non-inspiring invocation.”

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Chto delat? / Ruti Sela



Mumok, tranzit and the erste foundation cordially invite you to Changer d’image*, the first in a series of performance events.

Chto delat?
Ruti Sela

Ten international film and video makers, artists or groups of artists are invited to reflect on the process of film making in the form of a live event.

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Jana Šrámková: Memory in Footnotes:


Since the time that literature began to resign itself to its descriptive function, one of its primary objectives has been to interrogate itself and its ability to communicate.
The depiction of history and the thematisation of the process of remembering is subject to this change in literature’s focus.

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J. A. R. O.: 4



The winning project in the student competition announced last year. Tranzitdisplay offered its premises and financial support to the most interesting project, which attempts to introduce the form and direction being taken by contemporary art in an intelligible way.

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Andreas Böhn: Cultural Memory and Nostalgia: Media, Technology and the Arts


The term ‘nostalgia’ is composed of the greek words νόστος (returning home) and άλγος (pain). In its original usage the term referred to a pathological form of homesickness. Initially, the nostalgic point of reference signified a place to which to return is principally possible. Yet, in the last third of the 20th century the meaning of the term began to shift more and more towards a temporal perception: Today, nostalgia is understood as a longing for an idealized or even glorified past, often in commodified form. Consequently, a return proper has become impossible, which is why, according to Svetlana Boym, modern nostalgia has developed two different modi operandi: restorative and reflective nostalgia.

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Pavel Klusák: Memories of a Fictitious Past: Contemporary Music and the Rewriting of History

lecture /

A cycle of lectures entitled “Figures of memory in Contemporary Art”
The inspiration of the 20th century, its art, technology and social phenomena takes many different forms at present. This includes dreaming of a parallel past and the use of old sounds, instruments and stylistic procedures to “rewrite” recent history that never in fact took place.

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Markéta Othová & Petr Bakla: Prague Modern: ecouter-voir / listening eyes / nahlížet nasloucháním vol.2

the premiere of the project /


“The Main Plot” is part of the long-term project by Prague Modern entitled "nahlížet nasloucháním / ecouter-voir / listening eyes", which was conceived by the curator Didier Montagné.

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Kateřina Zochová, Matyáš Chochola, Alexandr Puškin, Janek Rous: J. A. R. O.

artist´s project /

“An attempt to create a feeling of overarching intuitive clarity by means of a four-part series with many inputs, outputs and procedures that, while not providing the truth, should represent an answer to the question of why we are here.”

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A2 Criticism Club: Visual art and literature

discussion /


Why are visual artists creating literary texts?

Guests: Vít Havránek (curator), Karel Piorecký (literary historian) and Michal Rehúš (poet and literary critic)

Moderated by Jan Bělíček

Held in Czech.

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A2 Criticism Club: Presidential election between "politeness" and "populism": the moral dimension of politics.

discussion /

Guests: Jan Černý, Jaroslav Fiala and Martin C. Putna
Moderated by Tomáš Samek

The second public debate of the A2 Criticism Club (KKA2).
The discussion is held in Czech

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Meeting with Milan Salák

accompanying programme /


28.2. and 7.3. from 4 pm.

We cordially invite you to a meeting with the artist (Milan Salák) and curator (Ondřej Chrobák).

Held in the restaurant "U Pomníku", where some of older Milan Salák´s paintings you can see there.

The debate will moderate Vít Havránek.

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Is culture unnecessary?

Panel discussion with political representatives /


Panel discussion wants to reveal how much the responsible representatives of the opposition parties are interested in the concept of state cultural policy.

Guests: Matěj Stropnický (Strana zelených), Pavel Bělobrádek (KDU-ČSL), Zdeněk Štefek (KSČM) a Lubomír Zaorálek (ČSSD)

Moderated by Milena Bartlová

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Launch of the catalogue of work by the photographic duo Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák and a public reading of Myslivcův rok by Jan Vrba

Launch of the catalogue and a public reading... /


19.2. 2012, Tuesday 19 February at 7pm
tranzitdisplay
dittrichova 9, praha 2, CZ


Lukáš Jasanský, Martin Polák, Czech/English edition, texts: Karel Císař, Tomáš Pospiszyl, graphic design: Adéla Svobodová, 472 pages, published by tranzit.cz and JRP-Ringier (Monographs & Artists’ Books Collection), 2012.

Extracts from Jan Vrba’s book Myslivcův rok (jaro/léto/podzim/zima) [A Hunter’s Year (spring/summer/autumn/winter)] will be read by Petr Weig.

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Andrey Erofeev: An Artist in Contemporary Russia

discussion /


Controversial Russian curator Andrey Erofeev will present the current situation on Russian art scene. Erofeev, respected by the western art world, had to leave his possition at the Tretyakov State Gallery after his provocative exhibition entitled "Forbidden Art".

Disputers: Andrey Erofeev, Viktor Pivovarov, Avdei Ter-Oganian and guests

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Criticism Club A2: „Mondschein“

discussion /


Starting 7pm in the company of guests we shall be debating the rules and socio-political consequences of the genre of dystopia, but above all we shall be talking about Ondřej Štindl’s first prose work entitled Mondschein.

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TYPO lectures: Jacek Mrowczik



The third lecture will lead Polish graphic designer Jacek Mrowczyk, who introduces 2+3D ​​magazine, his work and especially Polish typography.

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First Christmas Book Bazaar

in tranzitdisplay /


Visitors can see many foreign and Czech publications, catalogs, artist´s books, small publishers, art prints, art cd / dvd and contemporary design.

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Laďa Gažiová and Václav Magid

TD soundsystem /


This year's last TD soundsystem presents two respected artists in their common musical performances.

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Imagosphere

an interdisciplinary meeting /


We cordially invite you to an interdisciplinary meeting focused on electromagnetic, psychosocial and cultural aspects of invisible images.

Lecturers: Filip Pospíšil, Robert Horvitz, Jaromír Typlt, Petr Makeš, Martin Howse, Lukáš Jelínek, Ladislav Oppl, Ivan Cimbolinec, Terezie Zemánková

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Typo lectures: Gerry Leonidas



26.11. 2012 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Another autumn TYPO lecture will lead typographer and Professor Gerry Leonidas, who works at the Department of Typography, University of Reading (UK) and deals mainly Greek and foreign-language characters.

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ISLANDS OF RESISTANCE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY

Moderated discussion /


6.11. 2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Moderated discussion will attempt to explore and compare two important exhibition events of this year: the Islands of Resistance (National Gallery, Prague) and the Beginning of the Century (The Gallery of West Bohemia, Pilsen).

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Last Guided Tour of the Július Koller Archve Exhibition



6.11. 2012
5-7-p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Tomáš Pospiszyl is your guide to the Július Koller Archive
and
Vít Havránek reads a text by George Perec

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Parents and children are welcome! Public Meeting - Enemies of Good Art

discussion /


24.10 2012 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

guest Martina Mullaney
moderated by Jiřina Šiklová

Parents and children are welcome!

During the introduction of the evening in tranzitdisplay, Martina Mullaney, one of the group’s founding members and the project’s author, will present the activities of Enemies of Good Art; the public discussion will be moderated by sociologist Jiřina Šiklová.

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Peter Rónai: OPAkovane

antiperformance - a special guided tour /


16.10. 2012
6-9 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Anti-performance called "Opakovane" ("Repeat. Reversely working art") by Slovak artist Peter Rónai.

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Rabih Mroué: The Pixelated Revolution

lecture-performance /


29.8. 2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

A non-academic lecture about the usage of mobile phones during the Syrian revolution.

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Interview: Larry Rinder and Charlotta Kotík


6.6. 2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

An interview and discussion between the art historian and curator Charlotta Kotík and Larry Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

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Milan Guštar: Mechanical piano

Lecture / Práce / Work /


5.6. 2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

The mechanical piano (also known as a player piano or pianola) is one of the most important automatic musical instruments. Using audio recordings, film clips and photographs we examine its history and current status.

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Extra-territory

Opening of the Curator´s Choice in the frame of the Mobile Archive Exhibition /


24.4.2012 19:00
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Concept and curated by: Milan Kreuzzieger
Guest: Marek Hrubec, Director of the Centre of Global Studies

We can view the Middle East as a strange territory. Is it a land that’s remote, incomprehensible and foreign or is it, in this media age, in this age of a globalising world and in factoring in all historical contexts, “our” (Czech?, Central European?, Western?) space – a land connected to the culture of many ethnic groups and nations on all continents?

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Artistic associations – an extinct species?

lecture and discussion / Práce/ Work /


17.4.2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

In the past artists grouped together in all sorts of different formations. These days they are far more likely to assert themselves as individuals. Famous erstwhile associations and gatherings, at which progressive authors met up over the course of decades, aged and were not replaced by new ones.

Guests: Ágnes Konkoly, Bori Szalai
moderated by Tereza Stejskalová


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Screenning of a documentary film "Citizen Nawi"

in the frame of the Mobie Archive Exhibition /


16.4.2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Screenning of a documentary film "Citizen Nawi", by Nissim Mossek

The event is held as a part of Tamara Moyzes Curator´s Choice in the frame of the Mobile Archive Exhibition.

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Orlak (Floex, Líba)

TD soundsystem /


10.4.2012 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague

Music project Tomáš Dvořák (Floex) and Jiří Libánský (Liba) with guests.

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Jan Zálešák: The Art of Collaboration - launch of the book

launch of the book and a debate / TD /


7.3. 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Launch of the book.
The book will be introduced by a panel discussion.
Invited quests: Zbyněk Baladrán, Václav Magid, Tomáš Pospiszyl

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Fritz Ofner: Evolution of Violence (2011)

screening and debate with director /


6.3. 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

A unique documentary film by Austrian filmmaker FRITZ OFNER


The screening will be followed by a debate with documentary filmmaker Ofner and politologist Radek Buben and Jaroslav Fiala (Charles University's Faculty of Philosophy).
(debate is held in Czech and English)

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Jan Verwoert: A Love for the Thing

talks in tranzitdisplay /


10.1. 2012 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

a lecture by internationally renowned art critic and curator

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launch of the book Frantz Fanon –Black Skin, White Masks

launch of the book and a screening of the film /


20.12. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Praha, CZ

The Czech translation of Black Skin, White Masks is the first ever Czech translation of Frantz Fanon’s book.

The event is accompanying by a screening of the film by Isaac Julien: Franzt Fanon, Black Skin White Mask, 1996

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Pavel Büchler – The Sins of Youth

Práce /Work /


17.12. 2011 5 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

An open discussion as part of Barbora Klímová’s programme.

Now, over thirty years later, Pavel Büchler returns to his early activities in order to retrace their original conceptual sources from fragments of documentation.

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WORKING MEETING / SYMPOZIUM: THE NEED TO HISTORIZE

symposium / tranzitdisplay /


15.-17.12. 2011
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Over the last decade a number of artistic, theoretical and inter-disciplinary initiatives and activities have appeared in the artistic community, resuscitating the relatively classical topos of the “archive”.
The talks should focus on Archives from a personal standpoint. Participants can provide an introductory insight into the issues involved and orientation with regard to typologies, structures and origins of their particular interest to the archives.

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A Powder Barrel of Thought: 12 hrs of NON-STOP SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK

Práce /Work /

8.12. 2011 10am-10pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

A virtual twelve-hour NONSTOP session of lectures by Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

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TYPO lectures III - Lauri Toikka and Florian Shick



6.12. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ


The third lecture will be given by designers Lauri Toikka and Florian Shick, who, after successfully completing their studies at TYPE/MEDIA at the Royal Academy in Haag, founded their own studio in Berlin and Helsinki.

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Aleš Čermák: Choreography I

artist´s project /


26.10. 2011 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

*live performance
author: Aleš Čermák
reads: Filip Jakš

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Ján Mančuška – Critical Séance

The evening dedicated to Ján Mančuška /


19.10. 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

This evening is dedicated to Ján Mančuška. The aim of the evening is not to be a pathos-laden tribute to Mančuška, but a kind of critical séance of his work.

Held by tranzitdisplay and 4+4 Days in Motion

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Jiří Valoch -reading

an accompanying event / The Waste Land Exhibition /


11.10. 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Jiří Valoch - reading

discussion with the artists and the curator Lenka Vítková

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Bread and Salt : work versus leisure, useful versus futile, profitable versus free?

screening-lecture-discussion /


11.8. 5-8 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Screening - presentation - discussion
as a part of the Chléb a Sůl Exhibition in Karlín Studios (organized by Futura)

moderated by Amande In and Michal Novotný

...How to define free time if not by opposition to bounded time, and in this case where shall be drawn the line of this boundarie?

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Tomáš Dvořák - floex: RGB

an interactive sound installation /


28.-29.6. 6-9 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

An interactive sound installation enabling a group of five viewers to create music along with performers in real time.

artist: Tomáš Dvořák /www.floex.cz/

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REMOVED FROM THE CROWD: Dionysian Socialism, (Non)Action, Delayed Audience

Open research archive /


20.6.-10.7.2011
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

1960s and 1970s in Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia

Antonia Majača, Ivana Bago

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Reclaim Happiness: Opposing Systems Symposium

symposium / tranzitdisplay /


24.5. 2011 1-5 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

The symposium considers East European socialism and post-communist capitalism as opposing systems and explores the tactics devised by artists, dissidents and social activists to circumvent, escape or resist them. Issues to be discussed include the question of how connected the artistic avant-garde and political dissidence were under socialism, especially in the wake of the protest movements of 1968.

Curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes
www.translocal.org

Guests: Tamás St.Auby, Fedor Blaščák, Adam Chodzko, Franco Bifo Berardi, Jiří Skála, Katarina Šević, Péter Szabó, Csaba Nemes and Siniša Labrović


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Petr Rezek: Talks to chairs II

lecture / Práce /Work /


12.5. 2011
6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Whom can I make a connection with? The speaker asks himself this question often. He would like to have it answered in advance. It's still to be seen whether the answer to this question will relax him.

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Work: Book presentation: Boris Groys

lecture / Práce /Work /


10.5. 2011
6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

tranzitdisplay and VVP AVU
cordially invite you
to the presentation of the book

Moderated by Václav Magid
Guests: Milena Slavická, Viktor Pivovarov

BORIS GROYS
Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin. The Divided Culture in the Soviet Union.The Communist Postscript.


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Luis Camnitzer: Lecture and debate


12.4. 2011
4-9 p.m.

tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Lecture on Luis Camnitzer´s work, followed by a discussion on individual attitudes in conceptual art. Partcipants: Luis Camnitzer, Vit Havranek and invited guests.

Held in English.

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Petr Rezek: Talks to Chairs I

lecture / Práce/ Work /


7.4. 6 p.m. 2011
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Whom can I make a connection with? The speaker asks himself this question often. He would like to have it answered in advance. It's still to be seen whether the answer to this question will relax him.

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Launch of the new book:Jana Ševčíková - Jiří Ševčík, Texty



29.3. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

tranzit cordially invite you
to the launch of the book

Jana Ševčíková - Jiří Ševčík, Texty

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Work: Reading and discussion with Marian Palla

Práce / Work /


28.3. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

In frame of the Private Archives Project by Barbora Klímová

Reading and Discussion with Marian Palla is held in the occassion of the exhibition At this Moment in Jelení gallery and in tranzitdisplay.

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RIETVELD in Prague

workshop, exhibition, lecture /


21.3. - 23.3. 2011
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

The three-day workshop, exhibition and lectures on graphic design and typography.

Students of Graphic design department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL) present process and results of their work.

LECTURE : LINDA VAN DEURSEN

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Work: Live! Kateřina Zochová, Martin Blažíček, Stanislav Abrahám, Jordan Glazer (15.3. 18:00)

performance / Práce / Work /


15.3. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

A dual-program audio-visual performance. The duo of Kateřina Zochová and Martin Blažíček (aka 42:43 asi) will play the live improvised remix of an 8mm film; Stanislav Abrahám and Jordan Glazer will present a fusion of electronics, real-time sampling and video feedback.

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Work: a discussion on the book: Deleuze/Guattari: Tisíc plošin (A Thousands Plateaus)

discussion / Práce /Work /

8.3. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

tranzitdisplay cordially invite you
to a discussion on the book:

Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari:
Tisíc plošin (A Thousands Plateaus)

Discussion participants: Miroslav Petříček , Václav Magid and Tomáš Pospiszyl


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Launch of the brand new book John Cage Silence



24.2. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

tranzit cordially invite you
to the launch of the brand new book

John Cage Silence


first Czech translation

The evening will offer renditions of John Cage’s Chorals (1978), 4'33'' (1952) and Four6 (1992) played by the fama Q and Ronald Šebesta and Dr. Martin Erdmann (de) lecture with performative extracts from John Cage’s Silence (Variations VIII, Lecture on nothing…)

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Work: Claire Fontaine

lecture / Práce /Work /


17.2. 2011 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ


tranzitdisplay cordially invites you
to the lecture of French artist and theoretician

Claire Fontaine


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Work: EGYPT: Emergency

discussion / Práce /Work /

10.2. 2011 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

tranzitdisplay cordially invite you
to the discussion

EGYPT: Emergency

Invited guests: Tereza Spencerová, Pavel Barša, Yaser Daniel Reizk

Critical eye upon the current situation in Egypt.

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Work: Kate Fowle - Curatorial Platforms & Networks

lecture / Práce /Work /

4.2. 2011 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

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Work: Pavel Sterec, Monika Zawadski and Tomáš Pospiszyl: Independent art institutions in Poland

discussion / Práce /Work /

3.2. 2011 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Pavel Sterec, Monika Zawadski and Tomáš Pospiszyl

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Work: JIŘÍ SKÁLA: Talks on The Creative Time Summit (NY)

lecture / Práce/ Work /


27.1. 2011 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ


Hi Marketa,

When you asked me to prepare a lecture for tranzit on the most interesting thing I saw in New York, I immediately thought of something: The Creative Time Summit...

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ATLAS OF TRANSFORMATION



20.01. 2011, 7pm
Verein Shedhalle
Rote Fabrik Seestrasse 395, Zürich (CH) www.shedhalle.ch

Lunch of the brand new book at Shedhalle in Zurich (January 2010) and Secession in Vienna (May 2010) where will be introduced particular headwords and content of the Atlas in form of performative live act during of screening of new originated movie.

Zbynek Baladran, Vit Havranek, Věra Krejčová
Atlas of Transformation
"Atlas of Transformation" Performance & Lecture

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Work: NONUTILITARIAN SCHOOL III - Authors Presentation “A Pile” (16. 11. 2010, 18.00)

Práce / Work /


16.11. 2010 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Josef Daněk, Blahoslav Rozbořil, Barbora Klímová

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Discussion on the book: Georges Didi-Huberman, Ninfa moderna*

Práce/ Work /


04.11. 2010 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ


To open eyes, we must know how to close them
- a discussion on the book: Georges Didi-Huberman, Ninfa moderna*


Discussion participants: Karel Císař (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design), Josef Fulka (Faculty of Humanity Studies of Charles University) and Tomáš Pospiszyl (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)

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Work: Nonutilitarian School II - Artist’s presentation of archive document “Ambroz – the picture in the picture

Práce/ Work /


02.11. 2010 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Josef Daněk, Blahoslav Rozbořil, Barbora Klímová

Nonutilitarian School II - Artist’s presentation of archive document “Ambroz – the picture in the picture"


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Work: Nonutilitarian School I - Workshop “Reconstruction of teaching aids”

Práce/ Work /


19.-20. 10. 2010, 5–7 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Josef Daněk, Barbora Klímová

Nonutilitarian School I - Workshop
“Reconstruction of teaching aids"


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Work: A. Weerasethakul + screening A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

lecture and screening in tranzitdisplay /


14.10 2010 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Sylva Poláková

Accompanying programme to Phantoms of Nabua Exhibition: lecture on A. Weerasethakul
and
screening A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

Held in Czech

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Work: Contemporary Thai Film

lecture in tranzitdisplay /


7.10. 2010 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Antonín Tesař

Accompanying programme to Phantoms of Nabua Exhibition.
Held in Czech

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Markus Selg talks about “Isotrop Academy”

Práce / Work /


22.09. 2010 5 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Markus Selg talks about “Isotrop Academy”
(invited by Lenka Vítková)


held in English

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Presentation of a new book - Jiří Skála: One Family of Objects

artist´s book series /


July 1st 2010, 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Jiří Skála:
One Family of Objects
Presentation of the new book of Jiří Skála

Special quest: Vladimir 518


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Work: ArtMap.cz Project

tranzitdisplay: Práce / Work /


23.06. 10am-12noon
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Tomáš Hrůza and ArtMap collective

Presentation of a new ArtMap website project, and discussion about its "ideal" usage.

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Work: Report about 6th Berlin Biennale

tranzitdisplay: Práce / Work /

17.06. 5 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Vjera Borozan, Tomáš Pospiszyl

review - information - impression - images - context

Review, information and report about just opened 6th Berlin Biennale

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“TOWARDS MANIFESTA 8” MANIFESTA COFFEE BREAK

manifesta 8 /


12-13 December 2009
Murcia, Spain

Manifesta Coffee Break is a recurring public meeting, serving as an active tool to discuss the concept of Manifesta within a larger critical context.


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RADIO D-CZ

Accompanying events /

Paul Plamper
Friday 20.11. 6 p.m.
“Play Politics”
in conversation with Gaby Hartel and Frank Kaspar

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Miloš Vojtěchovský
Saturday 21.11. 10-13
AUDIO MINI-WORKSHOP
start at 10 a.m. at tranzitdisplay

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Kateřina Šedá a Rolf Simmen
Saturday 21.11. 6 p.m.
"Live Listening"
radio play “Furt dokola/ In einem fort”

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workshop Monument to transformation

Monument to transformation /


10.-12.7.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

This workshop is part of the wider "Monument to Transformation" project. It
is being held within the framework of the most extensive exhibition
organized to date at the Prague City Gallery, on the occasion of the
publication of the Czech version of the Transformation Atlas.



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What’s happened to us? What’s happened to people and to society 1989 – 2009.

Monument toTransformation: a series of discussions /


thursday 12.3, 19.3., 26.3.
from 7 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague, cz

A series of three lectures followed by discussions, which confront domestic artists, intellectuals, politicians and economists with the fundamental question: What has happened to us in the last twenty “transformation” years since the Velvet Revolution?

12.3. – Tomáš Ježek, Tomáš Sokol, Miroslav Petříček, Jiří Havel

19.3. – Jiří David, Ladislav Jakl, Václav Žák, Vladimíra Dvořáková

26.2. – Pavla Jonnsonová, Jiřina iklová, Linda Sokačová


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A Piece about a Lecture

lecture - performance /

6 p.m.
TanzQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, Wien, Austria

Three topless Central-European intellectuals perform a piece about a
lecture.

voice 1 Vít Havránek
voice 2 Boris Ondreička
voice 3 special guest

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Monument to Transformation - A Glossary inside a Dictionary

semi-publik round table conference /

27.-29.11.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague, CZ


This round table is focussed thematically on the creation of a transformation glossary, one of the main goals of the Monument to Transformation project.


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Charles Harrison - The Moment of Conceptual Art

lecture and workshop /

lecture on Wednesday 5.12. 4 p.m
workshop on Thursday 6.12. 4 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Praha 2 (CZ)

This lecture will consider the origins and development of the Conceptual
Art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, with particular reference to
the practice of Art & Language, with which Charles Harrison is associated.

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Slavoj Žižek: The horshoe above the door, or, how are we embedded in ideology

lecture /


Friday 16.11.2007, from 6 p.m.
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague 2, CZ

Slavoj Žižek lecture will take place on the occasion of the very first translation of his book „Did Somebody say Totalitarism?“ in Czech.

Book is edited by tranzit.cz and will be available on the lecture.


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A Piece about a Lecture

lecture - performance /

3.00 p.m.
documenta 12
Halle - Kabinet
Kassel, Germany


Three topless Central-European intellectuals perform a piece about a
lecture.

voice 1 Vít Havránek
voice 2 Boris Ondreička
voice 3 Cosmin Costinas

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Eric Beltrán: 10 stories that make people smile with suspicious and complicity

a friendly talk /


4.00 p.m.
Karlin Studios
Krizikova 34, Prague 8, Czech Republic


A conference that will present a selection of my collection of stories and metaphors that will give the frame to present some of my previous works related with travel, chance and coincidence.

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Production: Production and the Public Space

lecture & discussion /

5 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic

Lara Almarcegui, artist from Rotterdam
Béatrice Josse, director, FRAC Lorraine
Barbora Klímova, artist
Ludvík Hlaváček, director Fcca Praha
moderated Vít Havránek, tranzit.cz

The discussion will be held in English.


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Production: Producing and Display

discussion /

4 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic

Eva Gonzales Sancho, director FRAC Burgundy
Dora Garcia, artist
Alberto di Stefano, centre for contemporary art Futura
David Kulhánek, gallery Display
Rafani, group of artists
Moderated Vít Havránek, tranzit.cz

The discussion will be held in English

After the discussion there will be a launch of the catalogue NATURalia – Collection sans Frontieres, galerie Futura


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To Produce Reflection

lecture & discussion /

4 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic

Guillaume Désanges, revue Trouble, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
François Piron, revue Trouble, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
Jiří Ptáček, Editor-in-Chief Umelec/Artist magazine
François Quintin,director FRAC Champagne-Ardenne
moderated by Vít Havránek, tranzit.cz

What are the inherent laws of a contemporary art magazine that works? How is it structured and what does its structure reflect? Is it a collection of individual viewpoints or does it have a group spirit? How does the magazine relate to the place where it is produced? What’s the sense of an art magazine in our-your context and how does our-your magazine relate to it? What is the relationship between creating art and theoretical reflection?

The discussion will be in English

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Mats Stjernstedt

lecture & discussion /

8 p.m.
Display - space for contemporary art
Bubenská 3
Prague, Czech Republic

Mats Stjernstedt is director of Index – the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.


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Is There a Documentary Attitude?

discussion /

3 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Prag, Masarykovo nábřeží 32
Prague, Czech Republic

Dorit Margreiter, artist, Vienna [a]
Raiumundas Malauskas, curator, CAC Vilnius [lt]
Daniel Pies, curator, Kunstverein Muenchen [g]
Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, director, Kunsthaus Baseland [ch]
Vít Havránek, project leader, tranzit, Prague [cz]
Miklos Erhardt, artist, Budapest [hu]
Flying City, urbanism research group [South Korea]
moderated by Bettina Steinbrugge, director, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg [d]

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Jens Hoffmann: London Calling

lecture & discussion /


Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic


Jens Hoffmann is the Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

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Authentic Structures

lecture & discussion /

main location:
Museum Kampa
U Sovových mlýnů 2
Prague, Czech Republic

The publication Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Central and Eastern European Art since the 1950s (The Museum of Modern Art, 2002; Eds. L. Hoptman and T. Pospiszyl) set out to introduce English-speaking readers to the region’s major artistic and critical movements in the latter half of the 20th century, taking into account that, following the fall of the Iron Curtain, the official art history of many Eastern European countries had to be reconsidered and rewritten. The symposium Authentic Structures will look at critical issues from a local perspective and engage the Central and Eastern European specialists in the discussion.


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Lionel Bovier

lecture & discussion /


6 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic
lecture hall No.40

Lionel Bovier, director, JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag, Zürich [ch]

Created at the beginning of 2004, JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag is a new art publishing house based in Zürich.

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Despina Zefkili, Lisa Panting

lecture & discussion /

Mircea Cantor, Gabriela Vanga: Version magazine

lecture & discussion /

4.15 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic
lecture hall No.115

Mircea Cantor, Cyprian Muresan, Gabriela Vanga,
artist, editors Version magazine, which was founded in 2001 at Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The members Version were acting like artist group till January 2003, under the name of Super Us. Live and work everywhere.

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Nicolas Bourriaud: Contemporary art and postproduction

lecture & book presentation /

6 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic
lecture hall No.115

Nicolas Bourriaud (1965), curator, art critic is one of two directors of the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Paris, ...


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Sabine Breitwieser

lecture & discussion /

6.30 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic
lecture hall No.115


Sabine Breitwieser (director, Generali Foundation, Vienna [A]): Art in a corporate context Andrea Fraser and Hans Haacke: commissions by the Generali Foundation


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Roman Berka, museum in progress

lecture & discussion /

6.30 p.m.
Display - space for contemporary arts
Bubenská 3
Prague, Czech Republic

On the occasion of an exhibition of documents and archival materials from the museum in progress, Vienna (AT). Realised in collaboration with Galerie Display, Prague.

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Massimiliano Gioni: Institutions In and Out

lecture & discussion /


6.30 p.m.
Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha, sál. č. 23/ room no. 23

A talk given by director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi Milan.

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Activist Group Big Hope

lecture & discussion /


6.30 p.m.
Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová
nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1, sál č. 24

Miklos Erhardt [hu] and Dominic Hislop [gb], the organizers and protagonists of the activist group Big Hope (founded in 1998 in Budapest) will give a talk and present projects carried out by the group in municipal and gallery spaces.


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Community platform for Prague Biennale 1

lecture & discussion /


In situ - a series of meetings with contemporary artists and curators is prepared during the Prague Biennale 1 (Peripheries Become the Centre, June 27 - Aug 24, National Gallery in Prague Veletržní Palace, Dukelský hrdinů 47, Prague 7).
The meeting places are selected so that the Biennale participants can become acquainted with the places which representatives of the Czech community have relations to, or which represent typical sites and phenomena in Prague. All others interested are cordially welcome.

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Social Platforms - Opening Event

lecture & discussion /


11 - 12 a.m.: press conference
Kino Aero, Biskupcova 31, Praha 3

2 - 6 p.m.: mobile seminar sightseeing tour
tranzit.cz & jesper alvaer cordially invite you to take part in a mobile seminar / sightseeing tour (on foot, boat, bus) through Prague.

6 p.m.: film session
Kino Aero, Biskupcova 31, Praha 3

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Ruth Noack; Georg Schöllhammer, Documenta 12

lecture & discussion /

7 p.m.
Academy of Fine Arts Prague
U Akademie 4
Prague, Czech republic
lecture hall

documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. It was initiated in 1955 by the artist and art educator, Arnold Bode, in Kassel. Every five years, a new director is chosen and the exhibition is reinvented, a concept which to date has been affirmed by the public’s interest. The number of visitors has continually risen. More than 650 thousand visitors came to Documenta11. Under continually changing directorship, and in the equally leisurely and inexorable rhythm of five years, documenta has advanced to become an authoritative worldwide seismograph of contemporary art.

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