tranzit presents: New Maps Old Gaps

Cover Image: Babi Badalov, Nuage [Cloud], 2009. Collage from a journal. Courtesy the artist

In conjunction with the exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module,” an experimental archive of tranzit’s ten-year history, tranzit network presents a symposium featuring talks by noted international curators and artists, all of whom they have collaborated with in the past. The exhibition mobilizes the metaphor of outer space to present utopian or dissenting visions by artists. Coextensively, each speaker in the symposium has endeavored to create a rupture in the space-time continuum of their existing cultural system. Case studies will center on past projects that have aimed to recover or reveal muted social narratives and the unique, quasi-archaeological role that curators can play in excavating and displaying such sidelined histories.

Spanish curator Arakis will comment on a feminist model for the field of art carried out at the Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (2008 – 2011), architect Catarina Simão will discuss her ongoing efforts to make public the Mozambique Film Archive, French curator Guillaume Désanges will discuss how his curatorial practice intertwines with psychoanalytic study, the Technical Assistant of the Museum of American Art will speak on exhibiting relics of the early days of the Museum of Modern Art and its touring exhibitions of American art that traveled Europe during the 1950s.

The talks will be followed by the launch of a publication by Ion Grigorescu, Diaries 1970–75, edited by Georg Schöllhammer and Andreiana Mihail and published by Sternberg Press.

The session is introduced and moderated by Vít Havránek and Georg Schöllhammer, directors of and

Date: Saturday, 8 March, 1:30-5:30pm
Location: New Museum New York, 235 Bowery, 10002 USA
Tickets: USD 10,00 / 8,00 for members