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How does the world come into the picture? *

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts – Course programme 21 July – 30 August 2014




The 2014 Summer Academy offers 21 courses of between one and four weeks – 18 in Hohensalzburg Fortress, one in the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn and two in temporary venues in the city.

How does the world come into the picture?

This is the motto of the Summer Academy's widely varied programme. It deals with the particular ability of the fine arts to generate "images" of the increasingly impenetrable world, both of its superficial outward appearance and of social and political conditions.
Thus Amelie von Wulffen begins her course with the question of how artists appropriate the world, and how it then develops into a picture, and Norbert Bisky investigates the relation between perception and  image-finding. Together with his students, Doug Ashford carries out research and practical experiment on the nature of human life, bodies and politics. Kader Attia sees history – and images – as a continuum of repeated repairs and appropriation of what already exists. By establishing direct on-site collaboration, Tobias Zielony concentrates specifically on the use of photography to show the life-worlds of young people.

What's new in 2014?
For the first time, the Summer Academy offers a course in The Art of Writing, with art historian, critic and writer Jennifer Allen. Since the Summer Academy programme opened up to include further artistic disciplines, starting with curatorial practice, this is a logical continuation.
Cinéma copains (Arne Hector/Minze Tummescheit) demonstrate how artists today can work with analogue film in their own dark-room, showing a method developed by artists in recent years parallel to the disappearance of analogue film. Robert Kuśmirowski will direct the Summer Academy's first course in the genre "Public Art"; students will move around in the city from a "home base", exploring possible and impossible ways to realise both collaborative and individual projects. In another "first", Olga Chernysheva and Anna Jermolaewa together with their students, will work closely with the curators in Anders Kreuger's course, and reflect on how pictures function and what they signify. They will also collaborate in mounting a final presentation.
The programme approaches topical questions of contemporary art, curating and writing about art. The course subjects, the techniques taught and the teaching methods are widely diverse, but the link between them is the quest for contemporaneity – examining current aesthetic, political, social – and thus artistic – questions, and for new forms of expression.

Teaching artists in 2014
Nancy Adajania, Jennifer Allen, Doug Ashford, Kader Attia, Sarnath Banerjee, Norbert Bisky, Olga Chernysheva/Anna Jermolaewa, cinéma copains (Arne Hector/Minze Tummescheit), Charlotte Cullinan, Adriana Czernin, Felix Gmelin, Ellen Harvey, Anders Kreuger, Robert Kuśmirowski, Peter Niedertscheider, Lukas Pusch, Lucy Sarneel, Elisabeth Schmirl, Paolo Woods, Amelie von Wulffen, Tobias Zielony

Detailed description of the courses and biographies of the teaching artists are available on our website at www.summeracademy.at/COURSES-2014_230.html

Application, grants, deadlines, course fees

The fees are between € 440.- and € 1,160.-, depending on the duration of the course. Some 90 grants are available. Applications for grants should be submitted (online only) by 1 April 2014.
Details: www.summeracademy.at/grants
All application received by 15 May 2014 will be treated equally. Later applications are welcome, and will be processed in the order received, according to vacancies in the courses.
Details: www.summeracademy.at/application

Press photos are available to download here.

Press kit see below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information you might need.
Kind regards
Bärbel Hartje, assistant director
baerbel.hartje@summeracademy.at, Tel.: +43 (0)662 842113

* The title of Amelie von Wulffen’s course

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