tranzit presents exhibition and symposium in Budapest

tranzit presents exhibition and symposium in Budapest

Lunch – In Memorian Batu Khan
The first happening in Hungary. June
25, 1966, in the cellar of Istvan Szenes
Participants: Gabor Altorjay, Miklos Jankovics, Tamas Szentjoby
May 20, 2009
tranzit presents exhibition and symposium in Budapest

Parallel Chronologies

May 20 – June 13

Invisible History of Exhibitions
international symposium

May 21 – 22

Invisible History of Exhibitionstranzit. Huhttp://www.tranzit.orgArt Always has its consequences

Parallel Chronologies. Invisible History of Exhibitions
– documentary and research exhibition

Parallel Chronologies investigates the exhibition as a cultural phenomenon and a genre on its own right in the period determined by the state socialisms of the Eastern European region. The project intends to break with the usual ways how both international and local art events and publications either ignore or exoticize this field. For this aim instead of the sheer display of artworks from the period we present contextualized event-documentations.

The exhibition contains two archives dealing with neo-avant-garde art from Belgrade and Novi Sad. The prelom kolektiv has studied several significant events of the SKC, the Student Cultural Center in Belgrade in the 70s, and new media center has collected the most important documents of the neo-avant-garde in Novi Sad. tranzit. Hu presents progressive art events from the 60s-70s in Hungary, starting from chronologies as important channels of mediating art events of an epoch. Chronologies play a defining role in transforming atomic events into histories and canons especially in the case of Eastern-European art events that happened in the second publicity during the 60s and 70s.

Invisible History of Exhibitions – international symposium

The symposium organized in parallel with the exhibition addresses the following questions:

How can we remember, reconstruct, and recycle exhibitions in order to include them in our shared historical knowledge? How could historical research adapted to international curatorial discourses change the ever prevailing feeling of being ignored and belated of historically and geo-politically marginal art scenes?

Themes of the symposium:
1. Revisiting exhibitions: reconstruction and re-contextualization
2. Archives – the archive as exhibition format and exhibition archives
3. East European Exhibitions as tools of identity-politics
4. Exhibition making as an emancipatory practice
Participants: Judit Angel (HU) Maja and Reuben Fowkes (GB, HR) Izabel Galliera (USA), Reesa Greenberg (CAN), Vít Havranek (CZ) Yelena Kalinsky (USA/RU), Júlia Klaniczay (HU), (SRB), Viktor Misiano (RU), Cristian Nae (RO), Lívia Páldi (HU) prelom kolektiv (SRB), Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (SLO), Isabelle Schwarz (DE), Keiko Sei (JPN/THA), Georg Schöllhammer (AT), Emese Süvecz – Orshi Drozdik (HU), Katalin Timár (HU) What How and for Whom? (HR) Andrea Tarczali (HU), Magdalena Ziolkowska (PL)
Detailed symposium program:
organizer: tranzit. hu (
curators : Dóra Hegyi and Zsuzsa László, Novi Sad, prelom kolektiv Belgrade
concept of the symposium: Dóra Hegyi, Zsuzsa László, and Emese Süvecz
project assistant: Ágnes Szanyi
contact: [email protected], +36 70 7798132

The exhibition and the symposium are part of the international project Art Always Has Its Consequences (partners: What, How and for Whom?, tranzit. hu, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, co-financed by the Culture 2007 program of the European Union.

tranzit is a contemporary art program supported by the Erste Bank Group.

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