In the conglomerate, Michael Beutler’s course, is starting from the rock on which the fortress stands. It is partly conglomerate, a stone out of other stones held together with a kind of natural cement. The summeracademy courses are situated in this fortress on a tiny mountain in midst of the old town. From the studios you have a wonderful view to the High Alps.
Michael is a passionate teacher, who loves to work in a team. His wonderful co-teacher 2019 will be Ida Lennartsson, who is a great artist herself. Michael and Ida together with Martin Belou (see the photo above) taught already in 2017 a very intensive class, with great results at the final open studio day. Students were absolutely fascinated.
Michael Beutler does installation work. His starting point for his exhibitions is usually the local situation. Very often he works together with local craftsmen. As in his class, he always loves to work in groups and is able to bring a creative spirit into these situations, where everybody is then able to give his/her best.
You get more information on Michael’s working methods in his artist talk 2017:
Photo: Mira Turba, teachers Michael Beutler Class 2017, from left to right
Ida Lennartsson, Michael Beutler, Martin Belou, all a bit tired from too intensiv teaching
2 May 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."