“Navigating the Planetary” is the motto of 2019 programme of events. It includes four Global/Planetary Academy lectures, exhibitions, city walks, artist’s talks etc.
Lotte Arndt and Simone Rudolph are curating a super interesting show of Sammy Baloji, who also teaches a class together with Lotte Arndt. Extractive Landscapes is the title of the show. How is history reflected in landscape? How does an object give evidence of its own transformations, and how do these become visible? Sammy Baloji’s exhibition in Salzburg enquires how history is inscribed in artefacts and landscapes. To name a few questions that the show raises.
With four lectures we will continue our projectGlobal/Planetary Academy which we are following since several years. It deals with learning and teaching contemporary art on a planetary level.
In the years in between the conferences (20100, 2016, 2018) we organise lecture series, which are focussing on different topics. The four lectures 2019 are under the motto Navigating the Planetary, which is also the title of the book that will appear in 2020. All fours lecturers will also be authors of the book.
In the following blogs I’d like to introduce to you our Global/Planetary Academy lecturers 2019: Mohammed Salemy, Irena Popiashvili, Rahel Aima and Simone Wille, in the order of their appearance (dates of their lectures).
Mohammed Salemy will give the first lecture on 28 July at 7 pm
We already invited Mohammed to our last year’s conference as an observer/journalist. He has one of the most amazing facebook accounts dealing with the global art world, politics, art schools etc. https://www.facebook.com/salemy And he’s also directing The New Centre for Research & Practice in Seattle, WA (US) https://thenewcentre.org/ Therefore he will speak about the future of art education an extremely hot topic at the moment.
11 July 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."