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Sun Nov 5 10:51:30 CET 2006

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Ezuton szeretnenk megegyszer felhivni figyelmuket a 2006 oszen a tranzit.hu altal inditott 

Muveszetelmeleti- es gyakorlati szabadiskolara 3. szeminariumi hetvegejere, melynek szeminarium vezeto tanara Branislav Dimitrijevic belgradi muveszettortenesz.


A harmadik szeminariumra a jelentkezesi hatarido 2006. november 12-e, a jelentkezeseket e-mailben varjuk a tranzit at enternet.hu cimre.

Diakok, muveszettörteneszek, muveszek, kuratorok jelentkezeset angol nyelvu motivaciós levelben varjuk. Egy szeminariumon 15 fo vehet reszt.  Az iskola nyelve angol. Igeny eseten szallasfoglalasban tudunk segiteni.
Reszletes informacio a harmadik szeminarium tartalmarol, valamint a tovabbi hetvegek programjarol: http:// tranzit.hu media7.sk, www. tranzit.org / tranzit hungary 


A szeminarium 2006. november 24-en delelottol 26-an kora delutanig tart.


Branislav Dimitrijevic november 23-an  nilvanos eloadast tart.


Informacio a helyszinekrol kesobb.



A Muveszetelmeleti es -gyakorlati szabadiskola abbol indul ki, hogy a  kortars muveszet es kultúra altal letrehozott tudas- es ismerettoblet szelesebb korben is ertekes hozzajarulassak gazdagithatja a tarsadalmi  kozbeszed kulonbozo fajtait. Celkituzese az, hogy aktiv reszvetelen alapulo szeminariumok formajaban a muevszeti poziciok, akritikai szempontok, valamint a muveszeti intezmenyrendszer vizsgalata reven gyarapitsa a magyarorszagi muveszeti kozeg elmeleti es gyakorlati eszkoztarat. A szabadiskola elnevezes olyab kozossegi osszejovelekre utal, amelyeken a resztvevok parbeszed es vita soran alakitjak ki a kozos gondolkodas es tapasztalatcsere lehetoseget.

Az iskola havi rendszeresseggel, hetvegi szeminariumok formajaban mukodik. Az egyes szeminariumokat meghivott muveszek, kuratorok, elmeleti es muzeumi >szakemberek tartjak, figyelembe veve a magyarorszagi kortars muveszet helyzetet es az itt folyo diskurzusokat. A program a meghivott szemelyisegek gyakorlati tevekenysegere alapozva teszi lehetove az elmeleti es gyakorlati kerdesek megvitatasat.

A Muveszetelmeleti es -gyakorlati szabadiskolat celjai:
- a kortars kultara aktualis jelensegeinek vizsgalata a muveszeti es a kuratori gyakorlatban;
- a kritikai gondolkodas es a szakmai parbeszed elosegitese;
- a muveszetelmelet es a muveszetkritika szerepe, a kritikai fogalmak 
elemzese és a hazai kozegre alkalmazhato fogalmak kutatasa;
- a kurator- es a muveszidentitas/szerep nemzetkozi kontextusban valo alakitasa.

Temak 2006-ban:

- a kontextus szerepe a kulturalis termelesben;
- az elmelet és a gyakorlat egymasra hatasa;
- a nyilvanossag lehetseges formai az intezmenyek es az onszervezodesi 
platformok kozott
- konstruktiv atfedesek a kuratori es muveszeti gyakorlat kozott


A tranzit kortars muveszeti kezdemenyezest az Erste Bank Csoport tamogatja.

Free School for Art Theory and Practice launched by tranzit. hu

November 2006

3d seminar weekend


The Free School for Art Theory and Practice considers as the basis of its philosophy the concept that contemporary art and culture produce an excess of knowledge and experience, which can be recycled and used in broader social discourse, beyond their own primary context. The aim of the Free School is to increase the theoretical and practical arsenal of the local art scene based on active participation and dialogue in seminars, and also by analyzing artistic positions, critical aspects and the institutional system. With its name, the school marks community gatherings for people to meet with a view to exchange knowledge and learn from one another. 

The school will function in the form of regular weekend seminars, held by invited curators, theoreticians and artists, allowing for the specificities of the contemporary Hungarian art scene and local discourses. 



Branislav Dimitrijevic, Belgrade


Art historian, writer and curator. He is Senior Lecturer at the School for Art and Design (VSLPUb) in Belgrade and the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. He received his formal education at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Philosophy, BA in Art History) and at the University of Kent (MA in History and Theory of Art, with Prof. Stephen Bann). In 1999 he co-founded the School for History and Theory of Images, an independent educational project in Belgrade. He has been publishing essays on contemporary art and theory of art, film and visual culture.



23 November 

Public lecture 

Towards the Kunsthistorisches Mausoleum: Work-of-art as an artefact



24-26 November

closed seminar 


Regarding 'Over-identification' - Tactics of critical irony in art since the 1960s and their relevance today


With the break with the modernist paradigm in art in the 1960s, many art practices employed ambivalent tactics of entering a critical dialogue with issues of politics, ideology and identity in different societies. The historical examples may range from American pop-art to dissident tactics in art of the socialist countries in Eastern Europe. Also, in contemporary art of today these tactics developed either in ironical maneuvering of the attitudes of artists towards the art system or in activist tactics of cultural jamming. The term "over-identification" has been introduced by Slavoj Zizek in his analysis of the phenomenon of Laibach and NSK in the early 1980s. This term is used only as a point of departure to discuss means of critical thinking of artists in the condition of liberal democracy which tend to incorporate almost every critical attitude in its "flawless" system. The seminar will be illustrated by historical and contemporary examples (equally from Western Europe as from art scenes in Turkey, countries of ex-Yugoslavia, Romania, Russia, etc) and students will be encouraged to critically re-think contemporary art practices they are already familiar with and to discuss their own tactics of  resisting certain political trends.

Is Modernity our Antiquity (or our Future)?

There has been a growing interest among contemporary artists into the world of modernity, its universalistic promise, its heroisms and catastrophes, in modernism as its cultural practice with its reduced but programmatic forms. There is a sense of nostalgia mixed with revivals of its radical potential. What is behind this interest? Is it a thorough conceptual switch of priorities in contemporary art? Is it just another post-modernist citation ground? Is it about contemporary disillusionments and not about history at all? Or is it again about the vision of future which was so essential for the dreams of modernity? Or is it simply the reaction to the general pessimism of new 'drained and tired generation' as the artist David Malkovic calls it? Is it about fascination with aesthetics or about political statements?

The aim of the seminar is take examples of some contemporary artists dealing in their work with the issue of modernity and modernism, and especially to juxtapose interest in modernity in ex-socialist countries of South-East and Central-Europe with those in Western-Europe. The seminar will provide an 'open box' for all participants to add their examples of contemporary readings of modernity and modernism.




How to apply:

Artists, curators and anyone interested in contemporary art, who undertake to prepare for and to take an active part in the seminars (as is relevant to the lecturers), are invited to send a letter of motivation. 

One seminar may be attended by maximum 15 participants.


Attendance at the free school is free. On request we can help in organization of accommodation. 


Application deadline for the third seminar: November 12, 2006


Attention: Date of Jens Hoffmann seminar changed to December 18-19, 2006 (application deadline: December 10, 2006)



Send applications to: tranzit at enternet.hu 




Lecturers 2006 

Barbara Steiner, director Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig  (21 - 24 September, 2006)

Who What and for Whom (WHW) formation, Zagreb (19 - 22 October, 2006)

Branislav Dimitrijevic, art historian, curator. Founder and lecturer of the School for History and Theory of Images, Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgrade (23 - 26 November, 2006)

Jens Hoffmann, director of exhibitions, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; appointed director of CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts San Francisco (18-19 December, 2006) 



For more information see: www. tranzit.org



tranzit is a contemporary art initiative supported by the Erste Bank Group

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