PSR Curating in Context

PSR Curating in Context

Curating in Context offers critical reflection on diverse socio- political and economic contexts, as well as a possibility to develop curatorial methods to rethink the practices of contemporary (performing) arts in relation to activism, self-organization and critical thinking.

Thematically, Curating in Context is related to the question of the curatorial and its extended understanding, which goes beyond black or white box presentation and representation politics. The school analyzes the environment in which art is produced and disseminated, and it focuses on the creation of knowledge and opportunities for practitioners who want to pursue their career as curators in the field of performing arts
and interdisciplinary approaches.
Curating in Context critically reflects on the perspectives of producing, advocating, initiating diverse models of presenting and articulating art within a certain context.

In 2021, Curating in Context will be developed in three modules:
- Summer School: 29 August – 4 September 2021;
- Mentoring process and developing projects, texts or ideas for a curatorial project:
October-December 2021;
- Editing and Publishing of developed projects, texts or ideas for a curatorial project
on the web site as an e-publication which will be self-organized by the group (2022);

Curating in Context is co-curated by Biljana Tanurovska–Kjulavkovski and Slavcho Dimitrov.

Course teaching methods:
Curating in Context will give insight into diverse relevant and recent themes dealing with the contemporary (performing) arts and the curatorial approach, as well as practical methods in developing a project, text, programme, etc.
The course will provide a collaborative environment, enhance self-organized working modes and peer-to peer analyses, mentoring exchange and other approaches that would enable fluidity of knowledge and its production through a process of exchange.

The programme includes lectures, seminars, workshop, artists and curators’ talks, discussions and interviews, as well as production of curatorial works and co-curatorial publication.

Summer school participants include: Ana Lazareska, Elizaveta Spivakovskaya, Elena Light, Frida Laux, Lida Sherafatmand, Mahzabin Haque, Milko Nestoroski, Natalia Drozd, Sasha Kleinplatz, Simona Manceva, Sofija Risteska, Sotiris Roumeliotis, Stardelova Jana.

Summer school lecturers include: Amelija Jones, Barbara Bryan, Danae Theodoriadou, Dena Davida, Dominic Johnson, Jasmina Zaloznik, Jovanka Popova, Kirsten Maar, Mira Gakjina, Paz Ponze, Rona Athey, Suzana Milevska, Voin de Voin.
Lokomotiva team: programme director: Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, project manager: Blagica Petrovska, programme coordinators include Zorica Zafirovska and Kristina Todoroska Petreska, and administrator Gjurgjica Hristovska

Summer school Curating in Context is co- curated by Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski & Slavcho Dimitrov; Produced by Lokomotiva- Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, North Macedonia, as part of a collaboration with Brain Store Project within the Performance Situation Room activity of Life Long Burning project; supported by Creative Europe, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia and the City of Skopje.

Download the complete programme and timetable in the upper right column.

29.08.21 - 04.09.21


supported/organized by brain store project