What Practices do We Need?

What Practices do We Need?


June 11, 2014, 6 pm

Farewell Reception

June 11, 2014, 8 – 10 pm


tranzit workshops

Studená 12, Bratislava

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.

What Practices do We Need? considers the semantic network of the concept of self-organisation, including notions such as friendship, solidarity, collaboration, the relationship between individual and collective, the production of new forms of knowledge, public space and social imaginary. It examines the perspectives self-organisation can offer as a means of getting closer art, social struggle and political awareness in constructing a livable future.

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.

More information on the exhibition:

The discussion is followed by a farewell reception as this will be the last event at the tranzit workshops – from September on will be located at a new space.

We are looking forward to see you last time in Zlate Piesky!

Shuttle bus BRATISLAVA:

from Slovak National Museum,

Vajanského riverbank, Bratislava

at 17:30; back: at 22:00


ERSTE Foundation is offering a free shuttle bus from Vienna to Bratislava and back:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

16.30h Departure time from Vienna

Meeting point: Opernring 13-15, 1010 Wien, in front of Hotel Le Meridien

21.30h Departure time from Bratislava

22.30h Arrival back in Vienna at Opernring 13-15, 1010 Wien, in front of Hotel Le Meridien

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