tranzit.ro is launched in Romania
tranzit.ro to become fully active in the beginning of 2012 in Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj
tranzit.ro is a non-governmental organisation based in Romania, initiated and funded by ERSTE Foundation, with the mission to identify and discuss the context, attitudes and methods of contemporary art, especially in Romania and East-Europe. tranzit.ro becomes thus the fifth member of tranzit.org, a network of, so far, four independent, non-profit organisations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic. tranzit association was founded in 2002, and since 2010 ERSTE Foundation has become its main partner.
tranzit.ro members were selected through a closed call, with nine invitations having been sent out to representatives of the contemporary cultural field. After receiving the proposals, a self-constituted group of five people was nominated (Matei Bejenaru, Livia Pancu, Lia Perjovschi, Attila Tordai-S, Raluca Voinea). tranzit.ro will open spaces not only in Bucharest, but also in Iasi and Cluj, focusing on decentralization, cooperation and mobility.
The main aim of tranzit.ro is to encourage contemporary art practices developed in Romania within different local socio-cultural contexts, through a wide range of activities, such as: debates, informal meetings, seminars, lectures, theoretical and practical workshops, art and documentary exhibitions, screenings, concerts, artistic and cultural interventions, publications etc.
For more information, please see also: http://www.erstestiftung.org/project/tranzit