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Curatorial Exchange between Outpost for Contemporary Art and tranzit. hu

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Outpost for Contemporary Art and tranzit. hu have organized a curatorial
exchange between Los Angeles and Budapest to generate interest in new
artists and ideas, both locally and abroad.
Zsuzsa Laszlo will be in Los Angeles from April 20-29, 2009 and will
present her research on non-conformist, experimental approaches to
exhibition-making in underground, artist-run initiatives in Hungary over
the last 40 years. The presentation will also introduce tranzit. hu, a
contemporary art initiative in Budapest supported by the Erste Bank Group,
and its current project The Invisible History of Exhibitions.
Ms. Laszlo has also organized a screening to compliment the presentation.
It will include a selection of historical and contemporary short films and
videos that are related to non-conformist practices in the Hungarian art

The second portion of the exchange will send Los Angeles-based writer and
independent curator, Catherine Taft, to Budapest later in 2009. There, Ms.
Taft will present a program of California-based video artists, their
history and a new generation of west coast practitioners at tranzit. hu.
Ms. Taft intends to also meet a range of practicing artists in Budapest.

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Hungarian Critic and Curator, Zsuzsa Laszlo
Presentation and Screening
Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Outpost from 4 p.m.

Screening begins at 7:30pm:
Tibor Hajas: Self-Fashion Show, 1976, 14'29" BBS production

Miklos Erdely: Relaxion, 1984, 01'15". Part of Infermental III. - a video
journal project initiated by Gabor Body
http://www.infermental.de (from the BBS archive)

Ujlak Group - documentary film, a 4'44" section about an exhibition and
action in 1990, Szombathely. (from the BBS archive)

Janos Sugar: The Erased Goran Djordjevic Drawing, 1985. 19' (tranzit
Auditorium, Stage, Backstage - An Exposure in 32 Acts, Frankfurter
Kunstverein, 2007)

Zita Majoros - Katarina Sevic: PP Contact, 2001, 24' (5 minute excerpt)

Miklos Mecs: Altkleider (A Central East European in East Central Europe)
Dresden, 2006, 1'57"

Open discussion to follow.

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Curator Bios
Zsuzsa László is a curator and art critic based in Budapest, Hungary. She
is currently writing her PhD dissertation in Art Theory at the Faculty of
Art, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. She is also teaching at the
Hungarian University of Fine Arts and is involved in several projects of
tranzit. hu - a network of autonomous initiatives in contemporary art in
Central Europe. Previously she was the assistant curator of Periferic 8,
worked for the Studio of Young Artists, taught at the Institute for Art
Theory and Media Studies, Budapest, and worked as an art mediator. Her
research interests are institutional critique, text based artworks, and
the reinterpretations of the genre of group exhibition.

Catherine Taft's writing on contemporary art and culture has appeared in
magazines including Modern Painters, Art Review, X-Tra, The Journal,
Artforum.com, and Metropolis M as well as in various exhibition catalogs.
She is the curator of an ongoing film and video series at Mandrake in
Culver City and recently contributed extensive research and curatorial
assistance on the Getty Museum's exhibition, "California Video."

Outpost's Eastern European program cycle has been made possible through
the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,
Harpo Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Trust for Mutual
Understanding, Pasadena Art Alliance, Jerry & Terri Kohl Family
Foundation, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los
Angeles County Arts Commission, and a growing membership base from Los
Angeles and beyond.

Outpost for Contemporary Art
tranzit contemporary art initiative is supported by Erste Bank Group

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