Manifesta 8 - lecture of the curatorial team


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March 1, 2011 6 p.m., Ludwig Museum

One of the curatorial teams of Manifesta 8, the European nomad art biennial, – represented by Vít Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreička and Georg Schöllhammer - shares, their experiences about the exhibition organized in Murcia, Spain in 2010.

Given the motto of Manifesta 8 in its dialogue with Northern Africa recalled the Eastern European experience of the transformation of societies after the decline of socialism and the different projections which the idea of communism had created for so many movements of liberation and self-determination. This became the starting point for their contribution to Manifesta 8 – a point that was not a dialogue, but a conflict of transfers of imaginations. tranzit's multi-venue exhibition focused on the transfer between theory and practice, in this case the making of an exhibition. On the level of micropolitics the exhibition was an experiment whether the rules of coexistence among the participants can be rewritten.

The members of the team will present the process which led to the project Constitution for Temporary Display and will raise utopian and anarchistic aspects of writing a constitution beyond the framework of the actual exhibition. To what extent is constituting - as an ethical and pragmatic construction - suitable to overwrite the order of the art world? How far was the alliance of those concerned by the constitution successfully realized? During the evening these issues and further communal experiences in connection with constituting will be discussed.

As part of the event the film Ruderless produced for the biennial by the Hungarian Manifesta
8 participants Igor and Ivan Buharov (Kornél Szilágyi and Nándor Hevesi) will be screened. The film was inspired by the poem with the same title written by István Domonkos in 1971.

Organized by and ACAX.
Erste Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.