T.R.I.B.E. – Exercises in Transitory Art (MoTA Editions # 2)

New edition by MoTA















Exercises in transitory art presents an overview of artists and researchers who participated in TRIBE residencies. The book is an overvew of the results of our attempt to research, produce and define transitory art.

The introductory essays respond to the question ‘What is transitory art?’, opening the way for some of the possible answers through four essays written by our close collaborators: philosopher and researcher Blaž Kosovel, Sonica festival co-curator Luka Zagoričnik, curator Dunja Kukovec and Romanian researcher and theoretician Sabin Bors. The second part of this publication is organised as an overview of concrete projects related to TRIBE. TRIBE was conceived as an experimental platform that would connect like-minded organisations in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with the aim of creating a shared residency network, a collaborative approach to curating, and a platform for international co-productions. Projects were selected through an open call and by invitation. Roughly twenty artists and researchers participated in the residency program, while more than fifty others participated in different TRIBE activities. The second part thus includes projects that were conceived and produced for TRIBE residencies (Azahara Cerezo, Ohira + Bonilha, Petko Dourmana, Flemming and Swintak); projects that are older, but respond to the aims of TRIBE (Jan Vormann, Nik Nowak, Nuria Guell, Société Réaliste, Karina Smigla-Bobinski); and projects that remained only project ideas or were not yet fully realised (Flemming and Swintak, Markus Jeschaunig, Gabey Tjon A Tham). They are presented in diverse ways – some as drafts, concepts and diaries, others as conversations, essays and visual documentation. The selection includes artists working in all media, and its editorial approach supports the diversity of artists and their ideas.

TRIBE – Excercises in Transitory Art the second edition published by MoTA. The first, Outerviews- Conversations with artists, was published in July 2012.

Artists included:

Petko Dourmana / Peter Flemming / Núria Güell / Markus Jeschaunig / Nik Nowak / Ohira e Bonilha / Société Réaliste / Karina Smigla-Bobinski / Christine Swintak / Gabey Tjon a Tham / Jan Vormann




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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.