Summer School as School 2019

Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

15. 06. 2019

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce the fifth annual session of Summer School as School. The registration deadline is June 15, 2019. The results will be announced no later than June 18, 2019. The program is held August 5 – 21, 2019.


Image credits: Franc Ashiku, Mueji i të rejave, 1969, tempera on paper, 99 x 70cm. Poster design: DZG.
Image credits: Franc Ashiku, Mueji i të rejave, 1969, tempera on paper, 99 x 70cm. Poster design: DZG.
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, Inke Arns, Franc Ashiku, Zdenka Badovinac, Margot Bouman, Sezgin Boynik, Eva Birkenstock, Boris Buden, DJ Tahira, Keti Chukhrov, Charles Esche, Patricia Falguières, Lek M. Gjeloshi, Tone Hansen, Koh Nguang How, Hristina Ivanovska, Ana Janevski, Sami Khatib, Elzbieta Matynia, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Suzana Milevska, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Cesare Pietroiusti, Renaud Proch, Petrit Pula, Armina Pilav, Bernhard Rüdiger, Anri Sala, Renata Salecl, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Marina Otero Verzier, Jelena Vesić 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 menby Julieta Aranda5 - 10 August, 2019

Course 2: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporalby Marina Otero Verzier5 - 8 August, 2019

Course 3: Non-Functional Thoughtsby Cesare Pietroiusti5 - 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 Vesić5 - 10

August, 2019

Course 5: Post-traumatic Space and Society: Radical observations and transformation of violenceby Renata Salecl and Armina Pilav5 - 10 August, 2019

Course 6: DUET (workshop version): "Would you like to sing with me?"by Ari Benjamin Meyers and Eva Birkenstock12 - 15 August, 2019

Course 7: Why Theory? Criticality as commodityby Sami Khatib12 - 17 August, 2019

Course 8: Free Space Where Things can come Together: Is this a sculpture class?by Bernhard Rüdiger12 - 17 August, 2019

Course 9: Disembedded Art and its Weird Languageby Boris Buden12 - 15 August, 2019

Course 10: Inside the Language: Art and wordsby Sezgin Boynik14 - 21 August, 2019

Course 11: What the Hell is Water?by Lek M. Gjeloshi14 - 21 August, 2019

Course 12: Between Hope and Despair: Three discussions on democratic Politics and the artsby Elzbieta Matynia16 - 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-performativeby Keti Chukhrov19 - 21 August, 2019

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

Up to ten applicants will be selected to take part in each course. Applicants can register to attend more than one course.

Language of instruction is English.

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.

Main partner institutions of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina for Summer School as School 2019 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.
The Public Program of Summer School as School 2019 will be announced in June 2019.