October 31, 2019 - tranzit - Upon Us All Equally
October 31, 2019


Sala Omnia, former space of the Romanian Communist Party, future permanent space of The National Dance Centre Bucharest. Photo credit: Cristian Crisbășan

Upon Us All Equally
tranzit statements for the future
November 7–9, 2019

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Curated and organised by tranzit.org

Participants: Anna Daučíková, Nicoleta Esinencu, Kitti Gosztola, Márton Gulyás, Minna Henriksson, Oto Hudec, Anna Jermolaewa, Nikita Kadan, Franz Kapfer, Kapital, Antonia Majaca, Ewa Majewska, Vlad Morariu, Bence György Pálinkás, Lia Perjovschi, Alexandra Pirici, Emília Rigová, Elske Rosenfeld, Apolena Rychlíková, Stavros Stavrides, Studio Without Master, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Dmitry Vilensky, Vladimir Jerić Vlidi, Martin Zet.

National Dance Centre (CNDB), Sala Omnia and Sala Stere Popescu
tranzit.ro/ București

We value what we do, not in itself but through continuous reference to our peers, neighbours, friends and enemies; we are grounded in our local histories, operating from within and performing them until they become relevant; we trust each other and choose cooperation and solidarity over competition; we respond to austerity with care for each other and to economic intimidation with sharing the resources. We understood from the past 60 years that there are many modernities possible, some being accomplished at higher costs than others. We were confronted in the past 30 years with ruthless capitalism and individualism, which are alienating and deadly. The present does not offer us much, yet we live it with grit and humour. All prognosis around us are bleak, yet we dare to propose hope. For who if not we should outline a potential future for all of us, having survived several versions of golden, promised futures, having lost not only the gold but the promise itself and yet, still enduring here?!

“Upon Us All Equally. tranzit statements for the future” is an event collectively curated by the tranzit.org network and organised in Bucharest. The event, taking place on November 7-9, 2019, is bringing together professionals of the international art and cultural field to present visions about a shared and more optimistic future.

tranzit.org has been active as a platform in Central and Eastern Europe, and in a wider context, for almost 20 years, creating local and global relationships, stimulating artistic production and engaging publics for a critical, progressive reflection. All five tranzit institutions from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania got together for this occasion, inviting 25 past and recent collaborators to present and perform their perspectives on a future for us as society, not just as species that needs to survive.

The core of the event consists of a series of statements by cultural practitioners and theorists. The National Dance Centre in Bucharest (CNDB) will host this gathering in its current venue for shows, Sala Stere Popescu, on November 8, starting with 6pm The building which is set to become CNDB's permanent venue in the next years, Sala Omnia, a former conference hall of the Communist Party, will function as a second venue of "Upon Us All Equally". There, the atmosphere of modernist ruin and its potential for an institution of contemporary culture will constitute the frame for the presentation of works by artists Anna Daučíková, Kitti Gosztola, Oto Hudec, Nikita Kadan, Franz Kapfer, Bence Pálinkás, Emília Rigová and Elske Rosenfeld. The third venue of the event is the space of tranzit.ro in Bucharest, where artist Lia Perjovschi will present a kit of her “Knowledge Museum” and where an info point about the whole event will be available.

The title of the event is borrowed from a work by artist Bence György Pálinkás.
Graphic design: Eduard Constantin

Venues in Bucharest:
CNDB, Sala Omnia
Str. Cristian Popișteanu 3

CNDB, Sala Stere Popescu
Bulevardul Mărășești 80-82

Str. Gazelei 44

tranzit.org is a network of independently working initiatives connecting Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Slovak Republic and Romania. Lead support for these non-profit organisations is generously provided by ERSTE Foundation, Austria. The activities of each branch of the group can be located via tranzit.org.

Contact: Jennifer Gelardo, Press Relations, gelardo [​at​] tranzit.org

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