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DOCH Open Lectures Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of spring 2019! Meet cultural worker and curator in performing arts, PhD from the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski.

We want to work here! Curatorial strategies – from speculation to intervention

The lecture will give a perspective from socio- politically and economically unstable context in which contemporary art is marginalized, moreover, where dance and performance are dissolving in the cultural policy outlooks. It will give an overview of how deviated mutual influences of politics, policy and arts are determining institutional and non-institutional art paradigm. In such context, we have produced diverse actions of taking back control of production of spatial and temporal working conditions as a curatorial strategy. Such strategy involves advocacy, activist actions, creation of new models of institutions and public spaces where art can be produced, presented, disseminated, perceived and valorized. Topics included are: self-organization; working conditions of freelance artists and cultural workers; new models of institutions for performing arts; rhizomatic governance; co-curating; curatorial and policies.

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Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski is a cultural worker, manager and curator in the performing arts, as part of the independent art and culture scene in Macedonia. She is executive director and cofounder of the NGO the NGO Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, and cofounder of Kino Kultura, a project space for contemporary performing arts and culture. She actively participates in cultural and advocacy networks and has initiated, curated and managed various projects and programs related to the contemporary performing arts, cultural policy, regional and international collaboration, etc. She has authored several articles and co-edited multiple magazines and books, and since 2011 she has been teaching at the Faculty for Music Arts in Skopje.

DOCH Open Lectures

Artists, thinkers and teachers connected to DOCH's Dance Department share their works and thoughts in various forms. DOCH Open Lectures are open to the public, free and don't require a reservation. Welcome!

Spring program

  • Jeroen Peeters 20 February
  • Eroca Nicols 13 March
  • Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovsk 27 March
  • Thomas Hauert 10 April
  • Lea Moro 16 April
  • Frédéric Pouillaude 17 April*
  • André Lepecki 2 May
  • Antonia Baehr 22 May
  • John-Paul Zaccarini 29 May

*Philosophy in the Context of Dance 
-The lecture series Philosophy in the Context of Dance is a part of the BA-program in Dance Performance and is included in the Department of Dance’s Open Lectures at DOCH.

All of the DOCH Open Lectures series are held at DOCH Brinellvägen 58 room G at 5.30 pm.