• Summer School as School 2018
Summer School as School 2018
Following the successful collaboration project initiated in 2015, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce Summer School as School 2018.

The program was held from July 16 - August 2, 2018.

The 2018 program of Summer School as School included seminars, workshops, lectures, performances, study tours, school film program and exhibitions by artists, writers, and scholars, including: Julieta Aranda, Brigita Antoni, 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, Nita Luci, Meriton Maloku, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Sandhya Daemge, Miran Mohar, Remijon Pronja, Danilo Prnjat, Bernhard Rüdiger, Anri Sala, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić, Zorica Zafirovska, Alenka Zupančič and Dardan Zhegrova.

Selected 85 participants for Summer School as School 2018, came from 26 states, Albania, Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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.

Summer School as School 2018 course teachers compiled a challenging and inspiring program, combining theory-based and production courses.

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

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.