• Summer School as School 2019
Summer School as School 2019
Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce the fifth annual session of Summer School as School.

The program is held August 5 – 21, 2019.

The 2019 program of Summer School as School will revolve around 14 courses, the public program with lectures, conferences, performances, film school program, DJ sessions and exhibitions by artists, writers, and scholars, including: Julieta Aranda, Franc Ashiku, Zdenka Badovinac, Eva Birkenstock, Sezgin Boynik, Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Qendresë Deda, Adrian Deva, Patricia Falguières, Lek M. Gjeloshi, Tone Hansen, Albert Heta, Edi Hila, Koh Nguang How, Hristina Ivanoska, Ana Janevski, Liburn Jupolli, Sami Khatib, Nadežda Kirćanski, Elzbieta Matynia, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Suzana Milevska, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Zef Paci, Cesare Pietroiusti, Armina Pilav, Petrit Pula, Sonja Radaković, Bernhard Rüdiger, Yll Rugova, Renata Salecl, Silke Schmickl, Driton Selmani, Branimir Stojanović, DJ Tahira, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Tatiana Tarrago, Marina Otero Verzier, Jelena Vesić, Anton Vidokle and Gëzim Visoka, 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.

Presently, Summer School as School is the leading regional collaborative platform in art and discourse production, and a model that unites the capacity of the region of Southeastern Europe, engaged international faculty and partner institutions to produce and disseminate a inter-disciplinary model of education and art 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, political and societal developments. Through situations that escape the normal limits, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina with Summer School as a School seeks to intertwine knowledge and (re)position the region of Southeast Europe in relation to its international and global coordinates.

Summer School as School 2019 course teachers have compiled a challenging and inspiring program, organized August 5 – 21, 2019, combining theory-based and production classes.

Course 1: Disaster as Design: Acts of god, Acts of men
by Julieta Aranda
5 – 10 August, 2019

Course 2: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporal
by Marina Otero Verzier
5 – 8 August, 2019

Course 3: Non-Functional Thoughts
by Cesare Pietroiusti
5 – 7 August, 2019

Course 4: Curating as the Mode of Organization of Experience:
Where, how, why and with whom after the end of attention?
by Jelena Vesić
5 – 10 August, 2019

Course 5: Post-traumatic Space and Society: Radical observations and transformation of violence
by Renata Salecl and Armina Pilav
5 – 10 August, 2019

Course 6: DUET (workshop version): “Would you like to sing with me?”
by Ari Benjamin Meyers and Eva Birkenstock
12 – 15 August, 2019

Course 7: Why Theory? Criticality as commodity
by Sami Khatib
12 – 17 August, 2019

Course 8: Free Space Where Things can come Together: Is this a sculpture class?
by Bernhard Rüdiger
12 – 17 August, 2019

Course 9: Disembedded Art and its Weird Language
by Boris Buden
12 – 15 August, 2019

Course 10: Inside the Language: Art and words
by Sezgin Boynik
14 - 21 August, 2019

Course 11: What the Hell is Water?
by Lek M. Gjeloshi
12 – 18 August, 2019

Course 12: Between Hope and Despair: Three discussions on Democratic Politics and the Arts
by Elzbieta Matynia
16 – 18 August, 2019

Course 13: Every Artist is an Archivist? Let’s Make an Art Archive!
by Koh Nguang How
16 – 21 August, 2019

Course 14: Institute of Art in the Conditions of 3 Essentialisms: Cyber, De-Colonial, Pop-Performative
by Keti Chukhrov
19 – 21 August, 2019

Up to ten applicants will be selected to take part in each course. Applicants can register to attend more than one course.
Eligible participants must read the Terms, fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Language of instruction is English.

140 applicants will be selected to participate in courses of the Summer School as School 2019.

At the conclusion of each course, participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.

Selected 91 participants for the previous edition of Summer School as School came from 26 countries, including 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.

The main partner institutions of the Station - Contemporary Art Center Prishtina for Summer School as School 2019 are the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, IRWIN group, Cultural Center Rex / Fund b92, Belgrade, Exit Space Project, Skopje, Art House, Shkodra , Center for Contemporary Art ZETA, Tirana, Institute for Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Sonemus Association, Sarajevo, Summerfest in Brazil - New York City, International Curators International - ICI, New York.

Summer School as School 2019 has been supported by The Trust for Mutual Understating, US Embassy in Kosovo, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo, Office of the President of Kosovo, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation in Kosovo, ERSTE Foundation, Manifesta Foundation, The National Arts Council, Singapore, National Gallery of Singapore, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Prishtina, Municipality of Prishtina, Culture for Change - EU funded project implemented by the Multimedia Center and Goethe-Institut, Network of Independent Institutions of Art and Culture - RRIPAK, Sabaja, X-Print and DZG.

Summer School as School 2020 is held August 3 - 19, 2020.

Image credits: Franc Ashiku, Mueji i të rejave, 1969, tempera on paper, 99 x 70cm.
Poster design: DZG.