• Summer School As School 2017
Keti Chukhrov: Performativity and its Institutional Ethics
Keti Chukhrov at Summer School as School 2017
Monday, 17 July, 2017, 20:00
Venue: Boxing Club, Mark Isaku Str. 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to introduce the presentation of Keti Chukhrov, part of the Public Program of Summer School as School 2017.

Keti Chukhrov on Performativity and its Institutional Ethics

Performativity at present is understood as any kind of process, behavior or activism in the social space generally: as a result, what in the years of the performative turn was considered to be the breakthrough to emancipation, became commonplace. Present application of the word “performance” does not differentiate between methods and genres, randomly converging versatile performative and activist practices in contemporary culture, theatre, dance, art and social activism. Numerous representatives of the studies in anthropology or the newest tendencies in theatre insist on the unimportance of such a division, implying general space for political activity and radical artistic behavior and asserting there is no difference between art performance, contemporary theatrical practices or social agencies. Contemporary art as the institute on its part did not tend to integrate these new performative practices, having its own lexicons of performativity. However, the situation has recently changed; the art performativity is rather importing the lexicons of performing arts than referring to the conceptual constraints of its performance heritage.

Meawhile, parallel to such indistinction, the studies of the ontology of performativity, as well as various methodologies of performing demonstrate the explicit anthropological rupture between concrete modes of performativity. The question to investigate then is what the social and institutional demands for such indistinction are and whether this indistinction lubricates, or on the contrary articulates the political and horizons of contemporaneity.

Keti Chukhrov (Higher School of Economics, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies) – ScD in philosophy (RSUH), associate professor at the Department of Cultural Theory at the HSE, visiting professor at the European University at St. Petersburg. Head of the theory department at NCCA (Moscow).

Her research interests are the ontology of performing, comparative epistemologies of socialism and capitalism, art-systems and post-human studies. She authored numerous texts on art theory, cultural politics, and philosophy, published in Afterall, Moscow Art Magazine, Artforum, Brumaria, Documenta magazines, e-flux journal, Voprosi Philosophii, Problemi, Stasis, etc. Book-length publications include: To Be – To Perform. ‘Theatre’ in Philosophical Criticism of Art (2011); Pound &£ (1999), and a volume of dramatic writing: Just Humans (2010).

Full schedule of The Public Program of Summer School as School 2017 can be found at: http://www.stacion.org/en/Public-Lectures-and-Presentations-2017

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and partner institutions with Summer School as School have created a unique international educational platform, based in Prishtina, as a progressing model; developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging practitioners from the region and beyond in sharing knowledge and expertise with international students and the public.

The project’s larger context responds to the art education systems of Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

Summer School as School 2017 is organized in cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation, supported by ERSTE Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding(TMU), Federal Chancellory of Austria, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Prishtina, Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Municipality of Prishtina, Independent Curators International (ICI), The Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway and RIT Kosovo. Complete list of donors and cooperation partners will be announced in due time.