She’s the exception, coming back to the summeracademy for the third time (not only twice as everybody else) this summer. Kimberly Bradley pitched in, when we got a very late cancellation of a long programmed writing course.
What I really like about Kimberly is that she is an excellent writer (not only art criticism but also broader journalism). She does proper research, she’s a wonderful teacher and she can be really enthusiastic. We did the Global Academy II conference together last summer and we’re working on a book now, driving Global/Planetary Academy project further: working title Navigating the Planetary… We complement each other perfectly … in many ways and we always laugh a lot.
Photo: Mira Turba. Kimberly Bradley with Senam Okudzeto, 2017
4 March 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."