• Summer School As School 2017
Rike Frank: Textilities

Rike Frank at Summer School as School 2017
Wednesday, 12 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 Rike Frank, part of the Public Program of Summer School as School 2017.

Rike Frank

“On Monday and Tuesday, according to tradition, the hand-loom went to the slow chant of Plen-ty of Time, Plen-ty of Time; on Thursday and Friday, A day t’lat.” ( E.P. Thompson, Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism, quoting T.W. Hanson)

In this talk on Wednesday, I will look at textiles as scores, notation systems and material procedures, discussing anarchist poetry, the dominance of the optical and the roles of benches in the museum context.

Rike Frank is a curator for contemporary art and film and an associate professor for exhibition history, theory, and practice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. She was curator of Studio International, an exhibition program at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig; head of the curatorial office for documenta 12, Kassel; member of the program team of the European Kunsthalle, Cologne as well as Ludlow 38, New York City, and curator at the Secession, Vienna. Recent publications as editor and co-editor include "Constanze Ruhm. Coming Attractions" (2012), "Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Several Authors" by Sarah Pierce (2013) and "Timing–On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting" (2014) as well as "Textiles: Open Letter" (2014).

Over the last several years she has researched on textiles as well as the temporal dimension of exhibiting. As a writer she has contributed to a variety of publications including Afterall, Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Camera Austria and springerin. Rike is an advisory board member of the Kunstverein Tromsø.

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 ofKosovo, 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.