The citizens association Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiative in Art and Culture from Skopje, programmes and organises the first International Summer School “Curating in Context”, which will be implemented from August, 25 until September, 15, 2020.
The first edition of the school is organized as part of Lokomotiva’s two-year project “Curating in Context” (2019-2021). The project is realized in partnership with the Stockholm University of Arts, the University of Zagreb (Faculty of Dramatic Art) and Tanzfabrik Berlin, and it is supported by the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport – Erasmus+. This year, the International Summer School “Curating in Context” is also supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia.
The International Summer School “Curating in Context” aims to critically reflect and address different socio-political and economic contexts, and to develop curatorial methods to rethink the contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.
The International Summer School “Curating in Context” will use the formats of: seminars, lectures and presentations, workshops, discussions, artists’ and curators’ talks, reading groups and mentoring. These will be led by acclaimed professors, theoreticians, curators, dramaturgs, producers and artists from North Macedonian and international contexts.
The main educational program consists of seminars, workshops and lectures led by: Una Bauer (Croatia), Kirsten Maar (Germany), Suzana Milevska (North Macedonia), Goran Pavlić (Croatia), Goran Sergej Pristaš (Croatia) and Danae Theodoridou (Greece); lectures/presentations and discussions with curators, artists and cultural workers: Dragana Alfirević (Serbia/Slovenia), Lydia Bell (USA), Cassils (USA), Marijana Cvetković (Serbia), Darko Dragicević (Serbia/Germany), Anna Effermson (Sweden), Tiiiit! Inc. – Kristina Lelovac and Jana Kocevska (North Macedonia), Maria de la Paz Ponce (Germany), Marta Popivoda (Serbia/Germany), Nikolina Pristaš (Croatia), Anastasia Proshutinskaya (Russia), Tove Salmgren (Sweden), Martin Sonderkamp (Germany/Sweden), Mariana Valencia (USA), Rok Vevar (Slovenia), Jasmina Založnik (Slovenia), Ivana Vaseva (North Macedonia) and Jasna Jasna Žmak (Croatia).
The program of the school will be in English.
The school includes 18 participants, master students from international universities, as well as experienced curators, researchers, theoreticians and other cultural workers with experience in the field. From North Macedonia, through an open call, the following participants were selected: Jana Dimitrova, Ivana Mircevska and Kristina Todoroska Petreska.
The school will be of closed character, with the programme followed only by this year’s participants.
However, for those interested, the school will offer two public sessions:
The link for following the public sessions will be posted on the Facebook page of the school, which you can access here.
In case you are interested, the detailed program and the schedule for the International Summer School “Curating in Context” is available at the following link.
Initially, the school was planned to be realized in Skopje at “Kino Kultura – Project Space for Contemporary Performance Arts and Culture”. However, due to the COVID-19 situation and the measures for safety and prevention of the pandemic, the school will be realized online, on a specially created digital platform and by using other digital interactive tools.
The team of the school consists of: Slavcho Dimitrov and Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski (curators of the school), Violeta Kachakova (producer of the school’s program), Zorica Zafirovska (coordinator and PR) and Jana Dimitrova (volunteer).