Open Call | Summer School as a School 2017

Open Call | Summer School as a School organized by Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina | Museum of Contemporary art Skopje  11.04.2017

Presentation and call for application: Summer School as a school: experience of an interdisciplinary educational program in Pristina (Kosovo)

press to exit project space gladly informs that Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art in Prishtina announced the open call for participation in Summer School as a School (SSAS) for 2017.
Summer School as School is an art and schooling platform, initiated and implemented in Prishtina by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina together with the partner institutions from Ljubljana, New York, Belgrade, Vienna, Oslo, Skopje and Sarajevo.
The application deadline is April 30, 2017. The results will be announced no later than May 5, 2017. The program is held July 10–24, 2017.
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art as the organizer, in collaboration with press to exit project space in Skopje as partner organization from Skopje, will granted scholarships for participation for Macedonian candidates.
Therefore, we invite interested students and the public on 11 April (Tuesday) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje at 15.00 to attend the project presentation where the initiator and organizer of the project Albert Heta will present this year's program of Summer School as School and the opportunities for participation and collaboration.  His presentation will be followed by the discussion with Yane Calovski, co-founder of the partner organization press to exit project space, Bujar Hohxa, professor and lecturer at Summer School as School for 2016., and Natasha Nedelkova, the last year participant in the project Summer School as School who will share her experiences with the audience.

Cold Front from the Balkans

External activity | Hristina Ivanoskа & Yane Calovski | Exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans | Curated by Alenka Gegorič & Ali Akay | Pera Museum, Istanbul, November 9th, 2016
After more than ten years, the exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans is another effort at staging a review of art from the Balkan region. The title of the exhibition originates from a saying that was once used to forecast the arrival of winter in Istanbul since the cold winds from the Balkan Mountains are the first harbinger that the new season is coming. Subsequently, due to the turbulent political and social events in the Balkan peninsula, which led to historical and political changes of great proportion, including wars, this saying became a phrase announcing the occurrence of (social) change. The exhibition will feature artists from ten Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, and Serbia. 

Performance no. 4 (The Interrogation)

External activity | Hristina Ivanoska's Document Missing: Performance no. 4 (The Interrogation)| PhD in Practice – DG 12 – Schillerplatz 3 – Academy of Fine Art Vienna | November 2nd, 2016 at 6pm

This is the forth in the series of performances that Hristina Ivanoska is conceptualizing, writing and executing as part of her PhD artistic research titled “Document Missing: The intricate sense of truth in oral histories”.

Her research interest and artistic practice are entangled around the issues of suppression, control and construction of collective memory in regard to women’ resistance strategies and politics. As the only protagonist in her performances Hristina Ivanoska becomes a flexible and porous entity, a medium through which different identities can be brought back to life. Through her texts and actions she creates situations that ‘were and were not’ and are based on documents and oral interpretations that are fluctuating through time and space.

Public lecture and talk with Elke Krasny: “Involved: Urban Curatorial Practice”

Public lecture and talk with Elke Krasny: “Involved: Urban Curatorial Practice” | The 5th International Symposium Curating Exchange  | The Institutional as Public | organized by press to exit project space | 30 September - 1 October, 2016GEM Club and Social center Dunja, Skopje,19.00 - 21.00 h. 

“What does it mean to become involved? Against the backdrop of the histories and theories of urban interventions, temporary experimental architectures, socially engaged art practices, and critical spatial practices, I introduce here the idea of involvement. Urban curating is necessarily involved. Involvement means both sharing and being entangled. What are the implications and the complications of such sharing and such entanglements, in short such involvement? Urban curating is involved in the material, social, cultural, political, and economic urban conditions. Urban curating is part of urban transformation dynamics. Therefore, urban curating is implicated in and complicated by the real world conditions of globalized neoliberalism, postcoloniality, international migration, accelerating uneven development, and urban crises. Involved practice therefore requires critical research, materialist analysis, and transversal collaboration. Involved practice relies on many different situated urban knowledge, in plural. This lecture is based on examples from my own curatorial practice such as Mapping the Everyday.Neighbourhood Claims for the Future and Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green.” 

Recounting Skopje. Skopje 2014: Hegemonic and Speculative Narratives

Audio-tour: “Recounting Skopje. Skopje 2014: Hegemonic and Speculative Narratives”, artistic part of the PhD Project by Ivana Sidzimovska | The 5th International Symposium Curating Exchange  | The Institutional as Public | organized by press to exit project space | 30 September, 2016, Starting point: the plateau in front of the Museum of City of Skopje

Sidzimovska’s artistic-based PhD research is related to neoliberal symbolic urban reconstructions with focus on the urban renewal of Skopje and the effects the reconstruction has on the public space in the city. Informed by subjective citizen's stories, imaginaries and experiences of the urban, and these elicited while walking, a speculative narrative of the city is created, in which to project ideas for reevaluating, reframing and reinterpreting the reconstruction. Combined with various sonic observations, recorded in a binaural manner, the original interviews with citizens are processed, translated and reenacted in the form of an interactive sonic walk.