a natural oasis? kosovo

a transnational research program
summer school

from august 28th to 30th, 2016
stacion - center for contemporary art prishtina
republic of kosovo

A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Program is a long term training and research program dedicatet to curators, art writers and cultural researchers, aiming at the realization of a special project for MEDITERRANEA18, Young Artists Bienniale, Tirana Durasse, May 2017
starting from the geopolitical peculiarities of the artistic scenes of San Marino, Montenegro, Kosovo, Malta
Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, Simone Frangi
Eremire Krasniqi, 1985 (Kosovo / Albania); Giulia Gregnanin, 1990 (San Marino / Italy); Valerie Visanich, 1982 (Malta); Lenka Đorojević, 1982 (Montenegro / Slovenia); Chiara Cartuccia, 1984 (Italy, UK, Germany); Maya Tounta, 1990 (Greece, Lithuania); Sergey Kantsedal, 1989 (Ukraine); Rachel Pafe, 1990 (US and the Netherlands)

A project by:
Republic of San Marino
Ministries for Education and Culture, Tourism and Youth Policy
Department of Tourism and Culture
San Marino Cultural Institutes - Bjcem Member
University of Republic of San Marino - Bjcem Member
Municipality of Montegiardino
Institute of Contemporary Art of Montenegro, (ngo) Cetinje
Art Museum of Montenegro, Montenegrin Gallery of Arts Miodrag Dado Đurić
Republic of Kosovo
Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina – Bjcem partner supported by Ministry of Education Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo
Republic of Malta
Agenzija Zghazagh, Inizjamed – Bjcem Member
Italy, Milan
Viafarini - Non profit Organization for Contemporary Artistic Research

And with the support of
BJCEM – Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranea

A Natural Oasis? is part of the activity of BJCEM Network
supported by
Creative Europe, Programme of the European Union


A Natural Oasis? | A Transnational Research Program
Summer School

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
August 28th to 30th, 2016

Sunday, 28 August, 2016
Arrival of participants
Accommodation at Dorm 6 at Student Dorms of the University of Prishtina ‘Hasan Prishtina’
h. 21:00 Dinner to Restaurant Renesansa, Address: Musine Kokollari, 10000 Prishtinë

Monday, 29 August, 2016
h. 10:00 – 11:00 Visit at Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and Museum of American Art in Prishtina Venue: Stacion – Center for Contemporay Art Prishtina
Presentation of the program of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and a guided tour of the permanent exhibition of Museum of American Art in Prishtina by Albert Heta and Vala Osmani co-fouders of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina
h. 11:00 – 11:40 Visit at the neighborhood and location used by Dodona Gallery during 1997-1999, guided tour by Albert Heta
h. 12:15 – 12:45 Visit at the Boxing Club and the exhibition Salon de Fleurus, guided tour by Vala Osmani and Albert Heta
h. 13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Time Papirun, Fast Food Restaurant, Address: Johan V. Hahn, Prishtinë 10000
h. 14.30 Visit to LambdaLambdaLamda project space, National Gallery of Kosovo, National Library of Kosovo
h. 16.00 – 18.30 Portfolio reviews, presentations and studio visits among young artists from Kosovo with the group of young curators of A Natural Oasis. Meeting venue: Boxing Club
h. 19:00 Public Screening of ‘Remembering the Other’s by Ana Čigon 45’54”, colour, HD File, 16:9, STEREO
Venue: Boxing Club
Remembering the Others is a documentary about the meaning and power of public monuments in Kosovo. Who has the privilege to be represented in monuments? Why are there almost no monuments dedicated to women in Kosovo? Which other groups of people are denied representation in monuments? If the stories of marginalized groups are hushed, the canonised stories remain undisputed, thus creating a situation where some privileged groups are given access to top positions in the society, whereas others are erased and pushed into oblivion.
h. 20:00 – 20:40 Open Q & A discussion with interviewees featured at Remembering the Others. Venue: Boxing Club
h. 21:00 Dinner at local restaurant (by each participant about around 10 Euros)

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
h. 9.00 Departure of participants Minivan transfer from Prishtina, Kosovo to Cetinje, Montenegro.
Pick up location: Student Dorms University, Prishtina

A Natural Oasis?
Kosovo program is organized by:
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina - Bjcem partner
Supported by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of
The Republic of Kosovo

Info: Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina
Zija Prishtina Street, 10000 Prishtine, Republic of Kosova
Tel.: +381-(0)38-222-576
E-mail: info@stacion.org