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Hildegund Amanshauser

Why write a Blog?

Why write a Blog? Is it an old fashioned format?


Since some years we have been inviting Writers in Residence to blog during the summertime … But during the rest of the year? Instead of discussing it further, I thought, I’ll try it for the next several weeks. I’d like to give an insight in the Summer Academy. I’ll comment on the courses we plan for next summer. One of the main questions is why did we invite these specific artists and curators who will teach next summer? And I’ll also tell you some backstage stories.


One of my role models, which I really like is Since several years Roland Nachtigaller, the director and other authors, write stories about the museum…


Let’s start.

  • 31 January 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."