TRANZart disLOCATED
Environment

Categories: installation
Event in Tranzit:
TRANZart disLOCATED
Date:
16.05.2003 – 25.05.2003
Organizer:
Tranzit Foundation (Romania), Kibla Multimedia Center (Maribor, Slovenia), Mediawave Foundation (Győr, Hungary), At Home Gallery (Samorin, Slovakia), French Cultural Center (Cluj, Romania)
Partners:
Sindan Cultural Center (Cluj, Romania), FUND Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
Financial support:
Culture 2000 program of the European Union, Pro Helvetia (Bucharest, Romania), Communitas Foundation (Cluj, Romania), Harmopan S.A. (Miercurea Ciuc, Romania), Concept Foundation (Bucharest, Romania), Government Office for Hungarian Minorities Abroad (Hungary), Illyés Foundation (Budapest, Hungary), Ministry of the National Cultural Heritage (Budapest, Hungary)
Participants:
-- Exhibiting artists: Polona Maher, Simona Suc (Slovenia), Roland Farkas (Slovakia), Dénes Miklósi, Horaţiu Răcăşan and Csaba Csiki (Romania)

Description:
TRANZart disLocated is a project based on this vision of socio-cultural attributes and functions of the exhibition spaces. Bringing together cultural organizations from Central Europe developing their activities in former synagogues the project aims at the constitution of a network that would promote the dialog between artists and cultural areas having compatible agendas.

The project broadens and strengthens an already existent network of unconventional venues in order to facilitate the mobility of artists through programs of residence and exchange of exhibitions. The project focuses on the relation between the specific site of the former synagogues - as carriers of particular historical, esthetic and social meanings - on the one hand, and artwork on the other. The project consists of two major operations, one being the organizing of residencies to create site-specific collective artworks, the other one being the exchange of four European site-specific exhibitions in visual art.

The exhibition at Tranzit House is most of all the exhibition of certain relationships. The individual creations of the 6 artists are totally integrated, so that together with the exhibition space they would be the elements of a unique object. The true protagonists of the event are precisely the relations that can be established between these elements, between the different levels and values of the space, between artists on the one hand and these spatial relations on the other, to which we can also add the creative communication inside the group and, at last, the way in which the audience relates to these relations. (Cosmin Costinas, IDEA)