Poster Final

Congress of Pessimism


Place: Tranzit Romania in Bucharest, Str. Gazelei 44, 040514, sect.4,
Topic: Congress of Pessimism continues. An event by The Bureau of Melodramatic Research
Part of the Congress of Pessimism, which started in March 2014 and continues throughout April. The Bureau of Melodramatic Research introduces two international theorists: Nicola Masciandaro (Brooklyn College, CUNY) A Matter of Sorrow: The Trouble with Not Being Born & Following the Sigh 23 & 24 April 2014, 7 pm: Two lectures concerning a universal theory of sorrow. Radicalizing Heidegger’s insight that “the being of Da-sein is care [Sorge, sorrow],” I will affirm that sorrow belongs to the simple fact of being. Far from being limited to the evolutionary environment of our terrestrial sphere or the humoral confines of the human, sorrow is more properly a weird kind of cosmic substance composed of all being’s refusal of itself, the intrinsic negation of its own event. Ben Woodard (University of Western Ontario) This Wandering Insignificance: The Desert of Reason & The Sea of Nature 26 & 27 April 2014, 5 pm: The image of the wandering thinker has become a crudely romantic portrayal of the philosopher whether Aristotle’s peripatetic method or Heidegger thinking on a forest path. In either case the figure of the philosopher is a trivial explorer of the many facets of life in order to speak broadly and widely in an attempt to conjure some ghost of meaning. In these two lectures I will attempt to articulate the wandering mode of philosophy in line with the Stoic, ancient Chinese, pragmatic and idealist traditions. For more information click here.
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Exhibition: State abed


Place: Gallery of Fine Arts Split, Kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split, Croatia
Topic: "State abed"
The exhibition constitutes the final event of the course “Feminisms and social changes in contemporary art practices”, held on University of Arts in Split 2012/2013 as a part of PATTERNS Lectures. Curator: Natasha Kadin Artists: Mez Breeze (Australia) and Andy Campbell (UK), Melanie Bonajo (Netherlands), Jay Critchley (USA), Ivana Čagalj (Croatia), Doplgenger (Serbia), Maria Ezcurra (Mexico, Canada), Francine Flandrin (France), Faith Holland (USA), IRWIN (Slovenia), Marta Ivanova (Russia), Adela Jusić (BiH), Natasha Kadin (Croatia), Ivana Kevo (Croatia), Marija Kotarac (Croatia), Glorija Lizde (Croatia), Joan Oh (USA), Roberta Orlando (Italy), Dina Rončević (Croatia, Netherlands), Sandra Sterle (Croatia), Svitogora & Serpent (Croatia), Leslie Wilson (USA), Jing Zhou (China, USA), Petra Zlonoga (Croatia). To watch TV clipping about the exhibtion choose one of the following links: TV clip 1 and TV clip 2. For more inofrmation click here.

Exhibition: {roma} The contract to sell the ethnicity

Time: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 15:00
Place: Mayakovsky 102, Budapest, Hungary
Topic: {roma} The contract to sell the ethnicity
The exhibition critically examines and deconstruct the concepts (Rom-Cigány-Gipsy), as a cultural and artistic strategy, with visual and communicational tools. One of its main goals is to demonstrate examples in which—besides and beyond the minority identity—the sense of being Hungarian and European appears in the memory and self-identification of the Roma minority. Participants in the exhibition: Members of the The Sostar? / Why? {roma} art group: József Choli Daróczi (poet, translator), Gusztáv Nagy (poet, writer, translator), Norbert Tihanyics (filmmaker), András Kállai (artist), Henrik Kállai (filmmaker), André Raatzsch (artist, curator), Béla Rácz (project manager), Rodrigó Balogh (actor, director, Independent Theatre). More information can be found here.

ROMA VISUAL LAB: Intersections I. Expanded spaces Half a century in „Gypsish and Redneck” manners. Films, documents, free thoughts

Time: 18:00
Place: Roma Parliament, VIII. 6 Tavaszmező Street, Budapest
Topic: Intersections I. Expanded spaces
„Intersections – expanded spaces” is a film programme, the first event of a three part series : Intersections I-III.The spectacle lasts for about 180 minutes and will be recorded by Sebestyén Kodolányi as part of his documentary film shooting. Admission is free. Further information (in Hungarian) can be found here. Further events within the series will take place in the open office of tranzit.hu on 10th of January 2014, VI. 102 Király Street: „Strategies 1957-2014” - symposium and "{Roma} A contract to sell the ethnicity” artistic initiative – opening of an exhibition connected to the symposium.

VIII International Philosophy Film Festival in Krakow


Place: Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manggha, Cinema Studio Agrafka, Staromiejskie Youth Culture Centre
Topic: VIII International Philosophy Film Festival
Speakers: Malgorzata Radkiewicz, Ewa Majewska (philosopher), Dominik Kuryłek (curator), Chantal Akerman (avant-garde director, artist, academic lecturer), Zuzanna Janin (sculptor, author of video installations, photographer, performer)
Philosphy Film Festival is a unique interdisciplinary event in Krakow, Poland that combines film and philosophy, it is co-organised within the PATTERNS Lectures course of Prof. Malgorzata Radkiewicz. Within the frame of the festival two events take place: tele-conference with Chantal Akerman (interviewers: Malgorzata Radkiewicz and Joanna Chludzinska; 7 December 2013; 9.00 p.m) and screening of works of Zuzanna Janin and discussion (5 December 2013 6.00 p.m.). For further details click here.

“How to become a curator? Educational approaches to curating contemporary art”

Time: 19:30
Place: Atelierhaus of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Lehárgasse 8, 1060 Vienna
Topic: “How to become a curator? Educational approaches to curating contemporary art”
Speakers: Suzana Milevska and Ruth Noack
Lectures in English by Suzana Milevska (professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and Ruth Noack (art historian and curator) with an introduction by Christine Böhler (director of the Culture Programme, ERSTE Foundation). The following discussion will be moderated by Georg Schöllhammer (editor and curator). Please find more information here.  

Women Pioneers of Cinema – research perspectives

Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Place: Malopolski Institut Kultury, ul. Karmelicka 27, Krakow, Poland
Topic: “Women Pioneers of Cinema - research perspectives"
Conference within the course: “Negotiations of “the gaze”. Women’s authorship in cinema and arts in Eastern and Central Europe 1960s-2000s” (Małgorzata Radkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Krakow, Poland). More information on the conference in Polish can be obtained here.

Screen Conference in Glasgow

Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Place: University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
Topic: “ART INTO POP. Punk-Rock Music and the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde”
Speakers: Andrea Pócsik is a university lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Media Studies Department and guest lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Institute for Art and Media Studies. Her main research fields are Roma representation, documentary filmmaking and new media.
Screen Conference within the course: “Roma representation after the cultural turn – media analysis" (Andrea Pócsik, ELTE , Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Theory of Art and Media Studies, Department of Media and Communications, Hungary). More information can be found here.

ART INTO POP. Punk-Rock Music and the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde

Time: 15:15 - 16:45
Place: Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, University of Vienna, Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, 1010 Vienna, in the Jura Soyfer-Saal
Topic: “ART INTO POP. Punk-Rock Music and the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde"
Speakers: József Havasréti, lecturer and vice-president of the Institute of Communications and Media Science, University of Pécs.
Public lecture within the course: “The ‘second public sphere’ of the Hungarian avant-garde. Understanding space-constitutive media and performances in the counter-culture of the 1960s and 1970s” (Katalin Cseh, University of Vienna, Philological and Cultural Sciences, Theatre-, Film and Media Studies, Austria).

Resisting and Reclaiming ‘nature’

Time: 18:00
Place: Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Literary Research, Warsaw.
Topic: "Resisting and Reclaiming 'nature'"
Speakers: Kate Soper, professor, Institute for the Study of European Transformations, London Metropolitan, University, UK.
Public lecture within the course: “Animals, gender and culture: analysing Polish popular and visual culture from the eco-feminist perspective” (Anna Barcz and Magdalena Dąbrowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gender Studies, Institute of Literary Research, Poland).

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