• Summer School as School 2017
Summer School as School 2017
Following the successful collaboration project initiated in 2015, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce Summer School as School 2017.

The program is held July 10–24, 2017.

Summer School as School is an interdisciplinary education platform, based in Prishtina.

With Summer School as School, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and partner institutions have created a unique collaborative international educational platform based in Prishtina, as a progressing model; developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging practitioners in sharing 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 unite and disseminate critical knowledge and address relevant challenges of today, implementing new models and possibilities in art education and artistic collaboration.

The program for 2017 is structured as a hub with nine courses, combining theory-based and production classes, public lectures and presentations, guided tours, exhibitions and performances, producing a unique experience for participants and the public.

The faculty of Summer School as School 2017 includes Alfred Barr, Boris Buden, Triple Canopy, Yane Calovski, Beatriz Colomina, Keti Chukhrov, Adrian Deva, Patricia Falguières, Rike Frank, Felix Gmelin, Petrit Halilaj, Sami Khatib, Vjollca Krasniqi, Bernhard Rudiger, Besa Luzha, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Marina Otero, Renaud Proch, Besa Shahini, Jovana Stokić, Branimir Stojanović, Mark Wigley among others.

Summer School as School 2017 course leaders, lecturers, and collaborators have compiled a challenging and inspiring program for SSAS 2017, organised July 10–24, 2017.

Theory-based courses beginning July 10:
Course 3: Curating and Global Feminisms, course by Jovana Stokić 
Course 4: Exhibiting: (En)Countering Temporalities by Rike Frank 
Course 7: Only the Code Remains the Same: Publication as Material, Window, Forum, Copy, Container for Time by Molly Kleiman (Triple Canopy)

Production-based courses, including theory-based sessions, beginning July 10:
Course 5: The Rearview Mirror by Felix Gmelin 
Course 6: Painting (Re)Framed by Adrian Deva

Theory-based courses beginning July 17:
Course 1: In the Museum of History by Boris Buden 
Course 2: Performativity and its Institutional Ethics by Keti Chukhrov 
Course 8: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporal by Marina Otero
Course 9: Memory and Typography by Toledo i Dertschei

In conjunction with Summer School as School 2017, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina will show three exhibitions, including:

"Astronauts Saw My Work and Started Laughing" by Petrit Halilaj, and “We wish you welcome to an active, inspiring and participatory day!” by Felix Gmelin.

Summer School as School (SSAS) is a project by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina initiated in collaboration with IRWIN.

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.

Summer School as School 2017 is supported by: Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), ERSTE Foundation, The Austrian Federal Chancellery, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Prishtina, Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo,  Municipality of Prishtina, RIT (A.U.K) Kosovo, Austrian Embassy Pristina, The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Network of Independent Art and Culture Institutions - RRIPAK, X-Print and DZG.