Balkan Art Scene
STACION — Hybrid Edition, Face-to-Face Program Courses
The program is held August 2 – 15, 2021. Application deadline: July 11, 2021.
Summer School as School 21 is designed as a hybrid edition, with a face-to-face program of courses and a face-to-face-online public program.
The program will revolve around 11 internal courses, in addition to the public program with lectures, conferences, performances, a film school program, DJ sessions and exhibitions by artists, writers, and scholars including: Scott Anthony, Julieta Aranda, Marwa Arsanios, Sezgin Boynik, Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Goran Đorđević, Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Freya Edmondes, Charles Esche, Patricia Falguières, Lek M. Gjeloshi, Minna L. Henriksson, David Horvitz, Jeff Hou, Achim-Borchard Hume, Florina Jerliu, Urška Jurman, Sami Khatib, Esther Leslie, Suzana Milevska, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Jovanka Popova, Bernhard Rüdiger, Branimir Stojanović, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Ivana Vaseva, Marina Otero Verzier, Anton Vidokle, Gëzim Visoka, Natalija Vujošević, Joanna Warsza, 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 contemporary challenges, 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 an interdisciplinary model of education and art collaboration.
After running in past years to much success, this year’s edition of Summer School builds its agenda upon the various perspectives and experiences that theoretically and practically reflect and challenge ongoing regional histories and their connections to broader artistic, political and societal developments. By inviting situations that transcend normal creative and intellectual limits, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina with Summer School as 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 2021 course teachers have compiled a challenging and inspiring program, organized August 2 – 15, 2021, combining theory-based and production oriented classes.
Course 1: Between Cradles and Barricades: Feminist Methodology and Artistic Research Methods by Suzana Milevska 2 – 7 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 2: Featured Parts, Features - on the Turbulent Media of the Present by Esther Leslie 2 – 7 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 3: Meeting the Universe Halfway by Julieta Aranda 2 – 7 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 4: Some artists never talk about their work! Contemporary art and the practice of theory and artist criticism by Bernhard Rüdiger 2 – 7 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 5: Remembering as Future by Sezgin Boynik 2 – 7 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 6: From calling to calling some "evil spirits" (from classical contempt through class hatred straight class sentences) by Nebojša Milikić 9 – 14 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 7: Out of Synchronization: Modern, Post-Modern, Neo-Feudal by Boris Buden 9 – 14 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 8: Reading the City through Landmarks by Florina Jerliu 9 – 14 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 9: Museum, critical review by Patricia Falguières 9 – 14 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course10: How to develop, pitch and write long form journalism? by Scott Anthony 9 – 14 August, 2021 2 ECTS
Course 11: Human Reasons Between Post-Contemporary Occultism and Artificial Intelligence by Keti Chukhrov 11 – 14 August, 2021 1 ECTS
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.
110 applicants will be selected to participate in the Summer School as School 2021 courses.
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.
The last edition held in 2019 included the participation of 132 participants and 39 lecturers from 39 countries including The last edition held in 2019 included the participation of 132 participants and 39 lecturers from 38 countries including Albania, Austria, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Republic of Kosovo, Lithuania, Lebanon, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States.
The main partner institutions of the Station - Contemporary Art Center Prishtina for Summer School as School 2021 are the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, IRWIN group, Cultural Center Rex / Fund b92, Belgrade, Exit Space Project, Skopje, Center for Contemporary Art ZETA, Tirana, Institute for Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Sonemus Association, Sarajevo, International Curators International - ICI, New York.
The complete list of donors and supporters will be published in July 2021.
Summer School as School 2022 is held August 1 - 17, 2022.