[oberlist] ERSTE Foundation announces the launch of tranzit.ro

Igor Mocanu igor.mocanu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 05:18:27 CET 2011

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*ERSTE Foundation announces
the launch of tranzit.ro*

tranzit.ro to become fully active in the beginning of 2012 in Bucharest,
and Cluj


    ILia Perjovschi, tranzit.ro, 2011, drawing.
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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 has been developing artistic and cultural activities with a
critical approach, fostering a permanent dialectic between local and global
culture. tranzit serves as a platform which aims to inform all those who
are active in the international art world about the developments of the
contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe.

tranzit was one of the three curatorial groups responsible for the artistic
content of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which
took place in the Region of Murcia during 9 October 2010–9 January 2011.

The main aim of the new 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.

"We selected the tranzit.ro members 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). The new tranzit.ro will open spaces not
only in Bucharest, but also in Iasi and Cluj, this being a different
approach compared to the other tranzit organisations (which operate through
one space in each country), focusing on decentralization, cooperation and
mobility", said Christine Boehler, member of tranzit Board of Directors and
Director of Culture Programme of ERSTE Foundation.

With its multiple centres and mobility, tranzit.ro will represent a
breakthrough in the institutional landscape of Romania, dominated by
self-sufficient and conservative positions. It will enhance the
collaborative aspect of the general tranzit network and, at the same time,
it will be more efficient on a long term in stimulating new and diverse
productions, by escaping the limitations of a single, closed art scene.

With tranzit.ro being part of the tranzit.org network, the Romanian
cultural practitioners (curators, artists, art critics, writers, theorists
etc) will have access to the network's international programmes, such
as: Artist-in-Residence
programme <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=210097&N=1471&L=2623&F=H>,
through which artists are given the opportunity to live and work for two
months in a MuseumsQuartier studio in Vienna; ERSTE Foundation Fellowship
for Emerging Curators<http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=210097&N=1471&L=2619&F=H>,
which appoints curators to take part in the curatorial course at the
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg; The György Kepes
Fellowship for Advanced Studies and Transdisciplinary Research in Art,
Culture and Technology<http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=210097&N=1471&L=2622&F=H>at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) Program in
Culture and Technology (ACT).

For more information about ERSTE Foundation and tranzit.org, please see

ERSTE Foundation
Programme Culture
culture la erstestiftung.org

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