• Summer School as School 2018
Summer School as School 2018

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce its accepting a second round of applications to Summer School as School 2018.

Through this round, only a limited number of partial scholarships are still available.

The deadline for the Open Call is June 25, 2018.

The results will be announced no later than June 28, 2018.
The program is held July 16–August 2, 2018.

Through the launch of the First Open Call, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina received 144 applications from 37 countries including: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Kosova, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States.

The 2018 program will include seminars, workshops, lectures, performances, film program and exhibitions by artists, writers, and scholars, including Julieta Aranda, Zdenka Badovinac, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sezgin Boynik, Boris Buden, Mladen Dolar, Linda Gusia, Jakup Ferri, Kate Fowle, Felix Gmelin, Laura J Kurgan, Thomas Keenan, Sami Khatib, Vjollca Krasniqi, Nita Luci, Meriton Maloku, Ari Benjamin Meyers with Sandhya Daemgen, Miran Mohar, Andrej Nikolaidis, Renaud Proch, Bernhard Rüdiger, Anri Sala, Jelena Vesić, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić, Alenka Zupančič, Dardan Zhegrova, amongst others.

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.

Summer School as School 2018 course teachers have compiled a challenging and inspiring program, organized July 16–August 2, 2018, combining theory-based and production classes.

Course 1: Meeting the Universe Halfway, by Julieta Aranda
July 16–20, 2018

Course 2: Political Posters? What Do Contemporary Art and Graphic Design Have in Common?, by Miran Mohar
July 16–20, 2018

Course 3: Protest, Imagery, and Art: Feminist Politics and Practice in Post-Socialist and Post-War Kosovo, by Nita Luci, Linda Gusia, and Vjollca Krasniqi
July 16–25, 2018

Course 4: Violence and Vision: Towards a Critical Theory of Seeing, by Sami Khatib
July 19–27, 2018

Course 5: Experience of the Unknown and Politics in Art, by Bernhard Rüdiger
July 23– August 1, 2018

Course 6: This Is a Painting Class, by Felix Gmelin
July 23–August 1, 2018

Course 7: Discussion about an Artwork, by Milica Tomić and Branimir Stojanović
July 16-21, 2018

Course 8: Spatial Research: Rights, Data, Maps, by Laura Kurgan and Thomas Keenan
July 29–August 2, 2018

Course 9: Dumb Languages: Ignorant Knowledges, by Boris Buden
July 30–August 2, 2018

Course 10: Serious Immobilities (Workshop Version), by Ari Benjamin Meyers with Sandhya Daemgen
July 30–August 2, 2018

Course 11: Thinking Contemporary, by Zdenka Badovinac
July 30–August 2, 2018

Due to an overwhelming number of submissions through the first Open Call, up to five applicants will be selected to take part in each course. Applicants can register to attend more than one course.

Language of instruction is English.

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, Independent Curators International – ICI, New York.

Summer School as School 2018 is organised in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Prishtina through the collaboration platform ‘The Kosovo We Want’, supported by Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), ERSTE Foundation, Office of the President of Kosovo, Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo, Austrian Embassy Pristina, RIT (A.U.K) Kosovo, Municipality of Prishtina, Network of Independent Art and Culture Institutions - RRIPAK, X-Print and DZG.