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Public programme 2022

  • 27 July 2022

18 July 2022

Public Programme 

The Fortress of Crossed Destinies
21 July–27 August 2022

“From this arid sphere every discourse and every poem sets forth; and every journey through forests, battles, treasures, banquets, bedchambers, brings us back here, to the centre of an empty horizon.” (Italo Calvino)

The Fortress of Crossed Destinies, Salzburg International Summer Academy’s public programme of talks and lecture-performances for 2022, borrows its title from a book by Italo Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies, in which the author explores the way meaning is constructed through multiple interpretations beyond the limits of anthropocentric despotism.

The “Castle” in the original title has been altered to “Fortress”, not only because the Academy is located in the historical Hohensalzburg Fortress, but also in order to instigate a paradoxical play on words and nuances. The aim is to symbolically hijack the traditional meaning of a fortress, and transform its duty from guarding monocultural hegemonies, towards guarding the crucial possibility of cross-fertilization and coexistence. 

Invited international guests are Zdenka Badovinac, Ángela Bonadies, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Sebastian Cichocki, Ekaterina Degot, Léuli Eshrāghi, Marina Fokidis, Sophie Goltz, Flaka Haliti, Jennifer Higgie, Ania Nowak/Kem School, Metahaven, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Markus Miessen, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Angelo Plessas, Slavs and Tatars, Krista Belle Stewart, Tracey Rose, Tanzim Wahab, Munem Wasif.

The public programme The Fortress of Crossed Destinies, curated by Marina Fokidis, independent curator and publisher of the magazine South as a State of Mind, is part of the ongoing research project Horizons of Possibility initiated on occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Summer Academy in 2023 and curated by Sophie Goltz, Director of the Summer Academy.

More information about the programme and venues:

Crossing #1 (The High Priestess) 
Thursday, 21 July 2022, 7 pm, –Traklhaus
Art and activism as an Inseparable Tool  for Storytelling
Artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas in conversation with Sophie Goltz (Director of International Summer Academy, Salzburg)

Crossing #2 (The Sun)Friday, 22 July 2022, 7pm – Traklhaus
Seeds Shall Set Us Free
Artist Munem Wasif in conversation with Tanzim Wahab (director of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography, Dhaka)

Crossing #3 (The Chariot)
Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Europe, the Fortress of Crossed Wars
Public lecture by Vasyl Cherepanyn (director of  Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv)

Crossing #4 (Strength)
Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Crossing Continents with Archival Fever at 360 Degrees
A conversation between artists  Krista Belle Stewart and Léuli Eshrāghi

Crossing #5 (The Moon)
Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 9 pm – Salzburger Kunstverein
Sunset Kino – Motherlands
Short – film programme curated by artist Angela Bonadies

Crossing #6 (The Lovers)
Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Lecture intervention by artist Tracey Rose (EN)

Crossing #7 (The Fool)
Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Everywhere Present, Nowhere Visible (and vice versa)
Lecture Performance and guided meditation by artist Angelo Plessas

Crossing #8 (Temperance)
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Public Institutions of Arts Responding to Emergencies
panel discussion with Zdenka Badovinac, via Zoom (director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb) Sebastian Cichocki (Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw), Ekaterina Degot (artistic director and chief curator of steirischer herbs, Gratz). Moderated by Marina Fokidis (curator and writer)

Crossing #9 (The Wheel of Fortune)
Monday, 15 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
The Making of the Discourse Bar
A conversation between artist Flaka Haliti, artistic collective Metaheaven and architect Markus Miessen

Crossing #10 (The Empress)
Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
The Mirror and the Palette: 500 Years of Women’s Self-Portraits
Book presentation by writer Jennifer Higgie

Crossing #11 (Justice)
Monday, 22 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
A Means to Render Our Lives Believable: Of Solitude and Solidarity, or the Whitewashing of Solidarity
Public lecture by Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin)

Crossing #12 (The Hierophant)
Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 7 pm – Traklhaus
Red-Black Thread  public lecture by artist collective Slavs and Tatars

Crossing #13 Queers Night Out with Kem School
Friday, 26 August 2022 – Galerie 5020
Performance with Ania Nowak (choreographer, Poland/Germany), concert with Bella Ćwir (singer, Poland), music sets by DJ Czuły, DJ Jśa, DJ suhlisi, and DJ Krzysztof

Saturday, 27 August 2022, 12 am-4 pm – Galerie 5020
Performance workshop by Ania Nowak / Kem School (choreographer, Poland/Germany)

All events in English language, free admission

Open Studios

18 July–27 August 2022
At the Open Studios, the teaching artists and their students from the art classes invite the public to take part in tours, film presentations, performances and conversations. Those interested can experience the unique atmosphere in the various art laboratories, in Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Friday, 29 July 2022, 5–9 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

6 pm Studio talk by Christina Dimitriadis
7 pm Studio talk by Anna Daučíková

Saturday, 30 July 2022, 10 am–1 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5–9 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

6 pm Studio talk by Ángela Bonadies/Brígida Maestres
7 pm Studio talk by Francis Ruyter

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 10 am–1 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

Saturday 12 am–4 pm Untersberg quarry in Fürstenbrunn

12 am Studio talk

Barbecue with Tacos Furoso

Free Shuttle-Bus
Limited places
Information and reservation:
To go there 11:30 Uhr, from Paris-Lodron-Straße, Busterminal
To go back 15:30 Uhr, to Paris-Lodron-Straße, Busterminal

Friday, 26 August 2022, 5–9 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

6 pm Studio talk by Hannah Tilson
7 pm Studio talk by Maria Bussmann

Saturday, 27 August 2022, 10 am–1 pm Hohensalzburg Fortress

Open Bar

Every Friday from 9 pm the Summer Academy and the Fünfzigzwanzig invites you to music and drinks in the Courtyard of the Fünfzigzwanzig at Residenzplatz 10. In case of rainy weather, the event will be inside at Salon Rosa.Beige.


Musik Sets: Low Profiler, Carestine, Atelier III, Psyschwestern, ROT., Ernest, u.a.

*„Schmooze“ – von Yiddish ןסעומש shmuesn ‘to converse, chat’ (verbal em is סעומש shmues),
Original aus dem Hebräischen תועומש’things that are heard‘/ Definition: to make small talk or informally chat; to network, kiss up, talk gossip / Deutsch: Schwätzen, schwatzen, sich locker unterhalten.

Press photos are available on request.

Further details from
Simone Rudolph
Communication & assistant to the director, Tel.: +43 (0)662 842113