Do we really have a Street Art scene in Salzburg? Many people believe not – but they are wrong. Of course, the local scene is perhaps more limited here than in other towns, but that was not always so. In 2008, a “SoKo Graffiti” (special commission) was instituted to crack down on the many active sprayers. So what do things look like now, ten years later? Have graffiti and Street Art come to enjoy a different standing? Multi-media artist and sprayer Martin Keindl (alias Sayne One) will guide us to selected sites only recently officially approved for graffiti, offering us interesting insights into the small but active scene and its history.
The outskirts of a town – encounters on the periphery
This year’s Town Walks focus on various encounters on the periphery. We are interested in the suburban areas of Salzburg, which either remain almost unnoticed in a state of inertia, or – quite the opposite – take centre stage in the public eye. Whether the disappearance and slow revival of an “off scene”, such as that of the Salzburg graffiti artists, the gradually intensifying fusion of scientific research and creative artistic work in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, or coverage of the town through blogs: three exceptional positions demonstrate new perspectives.
Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg