The educational program Evening School will take place through a series of lectures, discussions, and workshops.
Through this interdisciplinary, alternative educational program, ISU wants to enforce the free flow of ideas, knowledges, and experiences necessary to understand the language of contemporary practices and to continue developing the conditions in Montenegro for participation in regional and global knowledge exchange. The program addresses primarily the young generations of artists and researchers to encourage their practices and theories, and it is also open for anybody who expresses their interest and motivation through the open call.
One of the key goals of the Evening School is to create a space for new exchanges to emerge and lasting collaborations to get established, both among participants and with our organization and associates. Therefore, the program of Evening School is designed to support the active involvement of participants, through a series of meetings during the months of January and February 2021.
The first block of lectures and presentations – ORIENTATION
January 19, 20, and 21, 2021 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 7 to 10 p.m. (online)
A series of lectures and discussions from various disciplines, with the idea of creating space for conversation and reflection on the contemporary cultural and social context in Montenegro, in order to see through the current situation, to set the conditions for better understanding of the position of cultural workers and to open the question – what can we do?
Ana Ivanović / Kome, uostalom, treba muzej (Who, after all, needs a museum)
Mirko Radonjić / Potencijalni prostori susreta – Pozorišni sistem i kolektivni čin (Potential spaces for encounters – Theater system and collective act)
Natalija Vujošević / Likovna kultura savremenih Crnogoraca – simulacija i zombi tradicija (Art of contemporary Montegrins – simulation and zombie tradition)
Nemanja Bečanović / Savremena crnogorska kinematografija između Zapada i zapada (Contemporary Montenegrin cinematography between west and the West)
Nikola Zečević / Nacionalna kultura kao politički i nacionalistički konstrukt (National culture as a political and nationalist construct)
Paula Petričević / Crnogorski spomenar ženske emancipacije XX vijeka (Memory scrapbook of Women’s Emancipation of the 20th Century in Montenegro)
Sonja Dragović / U potrazi za sopstvenim sobama: otkrivanje, zauzimanje i stvaranje novih prostora za umjetnost i kulturu u Crnoj Gori (In search of their own rooms: discovering, occupying and creating new spaces for art and culture in Montenegro)
Vladimir Đurišić / Muzika i ideologija: kratak pregled istorije odnosa sa naglaskom na lokalizacije i orijentacije u savremenom pejzažu i miljeu (Music and ideology: a brief overview of the history in this relation, with an emphasis on localizations and orientations in the contemporary landscape and milieu)
Workshop – That what remains of that what happened*
January 26 and 27, 2021 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the Petrović Njegoš Foundation, Podgorica
This two-day, speculative workshop will take place within the first exhibition of the Archive of the Cetinje Biennials, a project initiated by ISU in collaboration with the Petrovic Njegos Foundation. The Cetinje Biennial was initiated in 1989 by Nikola Petrović Njegoš, and it developed into an internationally recognized exhibition of contemporary art, with its five editions held between 1991 and 2005.
The workshop will be led by artist Adrijana Gvozdenović (ISU), and we will deal with live archiving processes, which are at the same time providing information and storing “what remains of what happened” and forming the present.
How can the process of archiving encourage not only reflective thinking but also artistic action, as resistance to institutionalization and canonization?
The results of the workshop will be part of the first exhibition of the Archives of the Cetinje Biennials, That what remains of that what happened, which will open in February at the Petrović Njegoš Foundation.
* the title of the workshop and the first exhibition of the Archives of the Cetinje Biennial is found in the documentation of the workshop that took place within the framework of the III Cetinje Biennial
The second block of lectures and presentations – DOPUNSKA NASTAVA (Extra/remedial/corrective classes).
February 2 and 3 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 7 to 10 p.m. (online)
The focus of this section are organizations and individuals from the region, who base their practice on reflective and interdisciplinary activity, develop alternative educational systems, thus examining different approaches to learning and mechanisms for creating and distributing knowledge about art, culture, and society.
Albert Heta / Summer school as a school: the experience of an interdisciplinary artistic and educational program in Prishtina (Kosovo) – this lecture will be in English
Ana Dević / Learning by doing at WHW Akademija
Danilo Prnjat / Alternative educations and art projects
Miran Mohar / If we don’t organize ourselves, others will organize us!
Tjaša Pogačar / Journal as a tool or how to do things with publishing – this lecture will be in English
The third block of lectures and presentations – ARCHIVES – POZNAVANjE DRUŠTVA (Perceiving/grasping/comprehending the society)
February 23 and 24 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 7 to 10 p.m. (online)
Throughout this program block, we will hear about forgotten or neglected histories, artistic archives, and the archival turn in the contemporary art practices, through examples and practices from the region and Europe. This part of the program will take place within the above-mentioned exhibition That what remains of that what happened, the first exhibition of the project Archive of the Cetinje Biennials (initiated by ISU in cooperation with the Petrović Njegos Foundation).
Bojana Piškur / Arts and culture within the Non-aligned movement. What to do with this legacy today?
Jelena Vesić / Izlagački dokumentarizam i politike istorizacije: Slučaj Studentskog kulturnog centra (Exhibition documentarism and politics of historicization: the case of the Student Cultural Center)
Kumjana Novakova / Archiving solidarity
Zdenka Badovinac / Artists’ archives – war, self-histories, and piracy
All the lectures and presentations are followed by Q&A and the discussion will be held after each day of presentations.
To be part of the Evening School, send an application by January 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your short biography. In order to establish the desired continuity, participants are expected to participate in the entire program or in the larger part of the program Evening School, in accordance with their possibilities.
The realization of this project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and the Petrović Njegoš Foundation.