This event is part of the British Art Network’s annual conference programme 2012/2022: A Decade of British Art Curating, November 2022, (In-person)
The Last Archive was founded in December 2012 by Vlad Basalici, an artist who lives and works between London and Bucharest. This archive contains newspapers from all over the world that were published on 21st December 2012, the day that had been predicted to be the last day before the Apocalypse. In relation to this archive, every year since 2012, Vlad has invited an artist to create an installation at tranzit.ro/Bucharest. Furthermore, in an attempt to investigate how we perceive temporality, Vlad has dated all his subsequent works to 2012.
Vlad’s works, as a solo artist or in collaboration, have been presented at Bozar, Bruxelles; Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest; MNAC, Bucharest; Plan B Gallery, Berlin; Alert Studio, Bucharest; The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca; The Center for Visual Introspection, Bucharest; CNDB, Bucharest; tranzit.ro, Bucharest and tranzit.sk,Bratislava, Sandwich Gallery, Bucharest, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, and brut, Wien.
Places are strictly limited and booking is essential
[Image caption: Drawing by I. Cabkob, published in Kommersant (Коммерсантъ) Newspaper, Edition 21st December 2012.]