It’s been a busy two days, what with yesterday’s opening of Shifting Point(s), an exhibiton of the Summer Academy co-teachers, and this evening’s open studios of the Scheibl, Kolding and Okereke classes – all of which are ending on Sunday. There was a really nice atmosphere in the fortress (I still can’t get over saying that) as students were not only celebrating what they’d achieved over the past two weeks, but also saying goodbye to each to each other.
It was particularly interesting to notice the differences between how each of the classes presented their works, and by extension themselves: downstairs Emeka Okereke’s students made what looked like a concise and measured presentation of their photography with each one writing a personal (and very well written!) text about their work and time in Salzburg; upstairs Hubert Scheibl’s rooms were a riot of colour with each student showing multiple works, which makes perfect sense considering the class was about “process painting”; and finally, the display of sculpture and video alongside works on paper by Jakob Kolding’s students reflected their teacher’s own expansive attitude to collage.
Here are some of my first impressions:
27 July 2018
by Chloe Stead
Chloe Stead is a writer and critic based in Berlin. Her criticism has been published by frieze, frieze d/e, Spike Art Quarterly, Sleek, Art + Australia and AnOther Magazine. Her fiction was featured most recently in Pfeil Magazine #8, published by Montez Press.
She holds a BA from Goldsmiths University of London and an MA from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg.