Is it embarrassing that I didn’t discover Eli Cortiñas myself? On the one hand yes, I should have spotted her already somewhere, she’s such an interesting artist. On the other hand no, how could I know all exciting young (and of course old) artists from all over the world? It was Tobias Zielony, who gave two wonderful courses some years ago, who recommended Eli Cortiñas. He thinks she would be the perfect teacher for us. And I trust him.
I watched some videos, researched in the web and asked her… I like Eli Cortiñas’ work but I’m not sure if I really understand it. Watch this interview: https://youtu.be/8uDHILBsyb4
Eli Cortiñas will give an artist talk in Salzburg on 19 August at 7 pm. This will be a perfect way to get to know the artist and her work. In our summeracademy talks the audience is mainly artists, therefore the discussions are especially interesting. Artists talk to artists, very hands on and totally informal.
5 June 2019
by Hildegund Amanshauser
"For me, the International Summer Academy is a very special place. The intensive, creative and inspiring atmosphere in all our activities never ceases to fascinate me. Artists come to us – as teachers and students – from all over the world, taking advantage of this summer time-slot to concentrate exclusively on production, reflection and presentation, far removed from their everyday life. Disillusionment and re-enchantment, downfall and upswing – all this is possible; there emerge not only exceptional works of art, but also friendships and networks that often last a lifetime. The long-term project Global/Planetary Academy is at present my main objective. Its aim is to further establish the Summer Academy as a hotspot for global art, tackling relevant questions and strengthening worldwide connections. The project focuses on questions of how art can be learned and taught in the globalised world."