In contrast to previous years, there will be no artists’ talks in Hohensalzburg Fortress. Since the fire safety regulations have changed, this year our teachers will give presentations in various Salzburg art institutions: Galerie im Traklhaus, Fotohof, Museum of Modern Art, and especially Galerie 5020. Generally, two teachers will present their works for discussion in one evening.
To complement the exhibition The People’s Cinema, the Salzburger Kunstverein has invited international artists
working with film today to give lectures on their practice. The People’s Cinema includes a curated exhibition and
three cinematic pavilions, and examines the intersection and relationship between cinema and contemporary
art. Involving over fifty participants from around the world, invitees include Summer Academy Lecturers such
as Nora Schultz, Maha Maamoun, Distruktur and Valérie Jouve.
The publication results from Joanna Warsza’s last Salzburg Summer Academy class in 2015 and is co-edited with most of the participants. It examines four recent cases of boycotts, protests and withdrawals in contemporary art, such as Sydney Biennale (AU), Istanbul Biennale (TR), Manifesta in St. Petersburg (RU) and São Paulo Biennial (BR).