May 20, 2019

Open call: Summer School as School 2019

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

Franc Ashiku, Mueji i të rejave, 1969. Tempera on paper, 99 x 70cm. Poster design: DZG.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce its fifth annual session of Summer School as School.

The 2019 program of Summer School as School will revolve around fourteen courses, the public program with lectures, conferences, performances, film school program, DJ sessions and exhibitions by artists, writers, and scholars, including: Julieta Aranda, Inke Arns, Franc Ashiku, Zdenka Badovinac, Margot Bouman, Sezgin Boynik, Eva Birkenstock, René Block, Boris Buden, DJ Tahira, Keti Chukhrov, Charles Esche, Patricia Falguières, Lek M. Gjeloshi, Tone Hansen, Koh Nguang How, Hristina Ivanovska, Ana Janevski, Sami Khatib, Elzbieta Matynia, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Suzana Milevska, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Cesare Pietroiusti, Renaud Proch, Petrit Pula, Armina Pilav, Bernhard Rüdiger, Anri Sala, Renata Salecl, Branimir Stojanović, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Biljana Tanurovska, Marina Otero Verzier, Jelena Vesić and Gëzim Visoka, amongst others.

The application deadline is June 15, 2019.
The results will be announced no later than June 18, 2019.

With Summer School as School, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and partner institutions have created a unique collaborative international platform based in Prishtina, developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging practitioners to share knowledge and expertise with international students and the public.

Originally inspired by the case of Kosovo, where the education system was structured in the mid-1970s, Summer School as School is designed to bring together and disseminate critical knowledge and address relevant challenges of today, implementing new models and possibilities in art education and artistic collaboration.

After running for the past years to much success, this year’s Summer School builds its agenda upon the various perspectives and experiences that theoretically and practically reflect and challenge the ongoing regional history and its connections to broader art and society. Through situations that escape the normal limits, Summer School as a School seeks to intertwine knowledge and practice related to artistic, cultural, political, institutional and civil society in order to explore and position this region in relation to its international and global coordinates.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and Summer School as School 2019 faculty have compiled a challenging and inspiring program, organized August 5–21, 2019, combining theory-based and production classes.

Course 1: Disaster as Design: Acts of god, Acts of men, by Julieta Aranda
August 5–10, 2019

Course 2: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporal, by Marina Otero Verzier
August 5–8, 2019

Course 3: Non-Functional Thoughts, by Cesare Pietroiusti
August 5–7, 2019

Course 4: Curating as the Mode of Organization of Experience: Where, how, why and with whom after the end of attention?, by Jelena Vesić
August 5–10, 2019

Course 5: Post-traumatic Space and Society: Radical observations and transformation of violence, by Renata Salecl and Armina Pilav
August 5–10, 2019

Course 6: DUET (workshop version): “Would you like to sing with me?”, by Ari Benjamin Meyers and Eva Birkenstock
August 12–15, 2019

Course 7: Why Theory? Criticality as commodity, by Sami Khatib
August 12–17, 2019

Course 8: Free Space Where Things can come Together: Is this a sculpture class?, by Bernhard Rüdiger
August 12–17, 2019

Course 9: Disembedded Art and its Weird Language, by Boris Buden
August 12–15, 2019

Course 10: Inside the Language: Art and words, by Sezgin Boynik
August 14–21, 2019

Course 11: What the Hell is Water?, by Lek M. Gjeloshi
August 14–21, 2019

Course 12: Between Hope and Despair - Three Discussions on Democratic Politics and the Arts, by Elzbieta Matynia
August 16–18, 2019

Course 13: Every Artist is an Archivist? Let’s Make an Art Archive!, by Koh Nguang How
August 16–21, 2019

Course 14: Institute of Art in the conditions of 3 Essentialisms: Cyber, De-Colonial, Pop-performative, by Keti Chukhrov
August 19–21, 2019

Up to ten applicants will be selected to take part in each course. Applicants can register to attend more than one course.

Language of instruction is English.

The Public Program of Summer School as School 2019 will be announced in June 2019.

Summer School as School is a project initiated by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina.

Main partner institutions of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina for Summer School as School 2018 are IRWIN group, Cultural Center Rex / Fund b92, Belgrade, Pres to Exit Project Space, Skopje, Art House, Shkodër, Institute for Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Sonemus Association, Sarajevo, Research Unit ACTH, Ensba Lyon, Independent Curators International – ICI, New York.

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