tranzit.cz: autumn programme
If you happen to be in Prague this autumn, have a look at tranzit.cz‘s diverse programme and join the upcoming exhibition, talks and discussions:
Jiří Valoch (b.1946) was one of the main representatives of the international Visual Poetry movement at the end of the 1960s. Over three decades he created a remarkable number of texts intended to be both read and looked at.
These texts can undoubtedly be regarded as one of the most important artistic interpretations of the principles of structuralist linguistics, and as a radical and nonconformist approach to the white surface of the paper and the limitations of words and writing. The exhibition Merde is also an analysis of a specific terminology that Valoch articulated and promulgated through his work, faithful to the position of art theoretician gifted with a sharp intellect and a sense for hyperbole.
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.
NSK State in Time was a response to the radical political changes in Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe at the start of the 1990s. Apart from organizing projects such as temporary embassies and consulates, NSK State in Time began issuing passports in 1993. There are currently about 14 000 NSK passport holders around the world.
Fotograf Festival: Documentarism and Contemporary Practice
16 October, 7 pm, tranzitdisplay
Invited: Zbyněk Baladrán, Hana Buddeus, David Čeněk, Vít Klusák, Pavel Sterec, Barbora Kleinhamplová
Moderátor: Vít Havránek
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.
The discussion will seek to go back to the key understanding of documentarism in the disciplines mentioned above, to set them against each other and to consider them in relation to contemporary practice. It will also explore the transformations the form has undergone in the last few years.
The School of Kiev – the Kiev Biennale 2015 at tranzitdisplay
What are the biggest problems faced by Ukrainians living in the Czech Republic?
20 October, 7 pm
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. Curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer.
The Ukrainian political crisis from the perspective of culture
22 October, 7 pm
A meeting with Natalia Neshevets and Vasyl Cherepanyn of the Visual Culture Research Center in Kiev, theoreticians of visual culture and activists who are also co-organising this year’s Ukrainian Biennale. The evening will include a showing of film documentaries shot in Eastern Ukraine under the auspices of the biennale.