Ilona Németh and Documentary Practices in Contemporary Art

discussion /

14.10., 2014, 6 pm
Address:, Beskydská 12, 81105, Bratislava

Vít Havránek, art historian and curator, director of, Prague

Angelika Richter, independent curator and art historian based in Berlin

Zora Bútorová, sociologist based in Bratislava

Ilona Németh, artist, professor at AFAD, Bratislava

The discussion will be held in English.

We can say that in the 20th century, the status of documentary practices in photography and film was that of a veristic discipline mechanically capturing the moment. This veristic nature of documentary was appropriated by art, or it has temporarily became art under the pressure of artistic manifestations and interpretations. Following the ‘documentary turn, the dilemma of the discourse on the moment’s verism and art’s authenticity loses its meaningfulness. One of the trajectories of the documentary turnaround is the documentary approach to the construction of memory and histories.
This is also the path taken by the work of Ilona Németh, entitled Rudolf Szabó (Rezső Szabó), (2014). Its main protagonist, the author’s uncle, ponders the peripeties of the leftist reformism in the wake of the soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. He is also describing his long-term activities in the field of national minorities’ equalisation during the Socialism era, as well as shortly after 1989. The panellists will discuss Ilona Németh’s work in the light of wider contexts – the differentiated view of the reformist movement in 1968, the documentary practices in relation to memory as a signifying chain, as well as in the relation between the real social engagement and its documentary representation.

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Book presentation and roundtable discussion


Book presentation and roundtable discussion:


Guests: Louisa Avgita (Thessaloniki), Cristian Nae (Iasi), Suzana Milevska (Skopje, Vienna)
Moderation: Mária Orišková

The discussion will be held in English., Beskydská 12, Bratislava
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 PM

Published by Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers, Frankfurt am Main and Veda, SAS Publishing House, Bratislava 2013.
The publication has been produced within the scope of the PATTERNS Lectures project, initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria.

Concept and editor: Mária Orišková
Authors: Louisa Avgita, Kelly Presutti, Cristian Nae, Mária Orišková, Gábor Ébli, Piotr Piotrowski, Zdenka Badovinac, Steven ten Thije, Andrzej Szczerski, Izabela Kowalczyk, Branka Stipančić, Edit András, Jana Ševčíková, Jiří Ševčík, Suzana Milevska, Zuzana Štefková
Translation and proofreading: Elena McCullough
Layout: Ján Šicko
ISBN 978-3-631-64218-4
ISBN 978-80-224-1325-1

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Artists-in-Residence programme of tranzit and ERSTE Foundation at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna /

Deadline for submission: November 3rd, 2014
Selected participants will be notified latest until end of November 2014

Applications must include:
• Letter of intent – explaining why you apply and what you expect. What would you like to focus on during the residence (max. 5000 characters)
• Portfolio – documentation of work (website link if available)
• Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
• Complete digital form with your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone, website).Please download form here:

Please send applications in English and in digital form. We can accept only.doc/.docx/.pdf.
(not more than 3 attachments, not more than 6 mb in total) with subject "MQ AiR 2015" to:

for Slovak Republic (April – May / June – July):

(valid only for Slovak Republic; applicants from other countries please send your applications to your tranzit (cz , hu, ro)

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Ilona Németh: Revised Version

Curated by Judit Angel /

Opening: September 25, 2014 at 7.00 p.m.
Till October 31, 2014

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Sunday
2.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Address: Beskydská 12, Bratislava, 81105

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Július KOLLER, Galéria Ganku, edited by Daniel Grúň

Presentation of publication: / and guests cordially invite you to the book launch

Galéria Ganku
Edited by Daniel Grúň

English/Slovak. Translated by John Minahane. Design: An Endless Supply. Published by Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna, 2014. 124 p, numerous illustrations in b/w and colour, 297 x 210 mm, softcover. ISBN 978-3-902833-55-6

Café Berlinka (Slovak National Gallery, Esterhazy Palace, Štúrovo sq. 4)
Wednesday, June 25 at 6 pm

Guests: An Endless Supply (UK), Milan Adamčiak (SK), Květoslava Fulierová (SK), Peter Meluzin (SK), Johannes Schlebrügge (AU)

Moderation: Daniel Grúň

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What Practices do We Need?

Discussion /

What Practices do We Need?
June 11, 2014, 6 pm

Farewell Reception
June 11, 2014, 8 – 10 pm
with DJ Pixy

tranzit workshops
Studená 12, Bratislava

Shuttle bus from Slovak National Museum,
Vajanského riverbank, Bratislava
at 17:30; back: at 22:00

The discussion takes place within the framework of the exhibition The Need for Practice, which concentrates on the necessity of re-thinking the relation between theory and practice, symbolic resistance and direct action, art and activism, and builts on self-organisation viewed as a meaningful practice, that allows for linking individual initiative to common interest, while manitaining diversity and difference.

Moderator: Anne Szefer Karlsen, curator, currently director of Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway;

Participants: Jana Kapelová, artist, cultural activist and journalist, Prague/Bratislava; Szabolcs KissPál, artist, member of Free Artists, Budapest; Michal Moravčik, artist, member of Public Pedestal, Bratislava; Jonas Staal, visual artist, founder of The New World Summit, Rotterdam; Raluca Voinea, curator, co-director of, Bucharest, editor of idea. arts + society magazine, Cluj.

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The Need for Practice

Chto Delat?
ex artists’ collective
Jana Kapelová
Opustená (re)kreácia / Abandoned (re)creation
Jonas Staal
Szabad Művészek / Free Artists
Verejný podstavec / Public Pedestal

Curated by Judit Angel

Project co-ordinator: Lýdia Pribišová
Project assistant: Petra Balíková

Opening: May 23, 2014, 18:00
tranzit workshops, Studená 12, Bratislava

Shuttle bus from Slovak National Museum,
Vajanského riverbank, Bratislava
at 17:30; back: at 22:00

Opening day program:

18:00 Introduction to the exhibition by Judit Angel
18:15 Guided tour with participating artists
19:30 P.O.L.E: From the world of crafts and services in several pictures – live broadcast from studio

Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 14:30 – 18:30

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Committed to Change. Art as social work

Discussion and screening / would like to invite you to the discussion

Committed to Change
art as social work / discussion and screening /

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Committed to Change

bankleer (GE), Pavlína Fichta Čierna (SK), Matej Gavula (SK), Oto Hudec (SK), Rafał Jakubowicz (PL), Daniela Krajčová (SK), Tomáš Rafa (SK/PL), Pavel Sterec (CZ)

Curator: Daniel Grúň
Cooperation: Lýdia Pribišová

Exhibition opening: March 28, 2014, 6 pm

Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Location: tranzit dielne / workshops, Studená 12, Bratislava

Shuttle bus leaves from Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie, at 5.30 pm.
Return: 9.00 pm

The opening will include a performance by the German group bankleer titled Sleepy Hollows (Barbora Janáková, Eva Priečková and Zuzana Žabková will participate).

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Ciprian Mureşan

Dead Weights and other Pressures /

March 5, 2014, at 5.00 p.m. Berlinka, Slovak National Gallery
Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4, 81102 Bratislava

In his lecture, Ciprian Mureşan will present the main directions of his work and will elaborate on his latest projects based on a particular handling of drawing as both product and operating tool in a nexus of references and positioning.

Lecture will be held in English.

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Art in the Liquid Time II. would like to invite you to the workshop Art in the Liquid Time II.

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Travelling is a cinematic affair …

Josef Dabernig in discussion with Christian Kravagna, Daniel Grúň and Judit Angel /

NOVEMBER 7, at 5. pm
Address: Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, Bratislava

Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Lecture room 135

Discussion will be held in English

A collaboration project with Studio IN
(Department of Intermedia and Multimedia) in the context of the Open
Studio program


rtists-in-Residence programme at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna /

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mutual education format /

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung