(photo by Pia Streicher)

The production of meaning” is the motto of this year’s International Summer Academy course program. The course examines our (individual or social) conduct and how meaning can be produced with artistic (critical and curatorial) resources. Many artists are working on this and related themes in very different ways, attempting — to put it simply — to understand and represent the world we live in, producing a multiplicity of meanings and opening the way for different interpretations.

2015 Summer Academy Teachers

Jennifer Allen, Doug Ashford, Varda Caivano, Bernhard Cella, cinéma copains – Arne Hector / Minze Tummescheit, Adriana Czernin, feld72, Ben Katchor, Tomasz Kowalski, Maha Maamoun, Raimundas Malašauskas, Bernhard Martin, Marc Monzó, Irina Nakhova, Peter Niedertscheider, Jayce Salloum, Elisabeth Schmirl, Nora Schultz, Joanna Warsza, Nicolas Wild, Tobias Zielony

Why study at the Summer Academy?

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “School of Vision,” is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, approximately 300 participants from more than 40 countries attend some 20 courses.

  • Open for application to anyone interested
  • Unique opportunity to study with outstanding artists/curators/writers who mostly don’t hold a professorship elsewhere
  • During 1–4 weeks, you can devote yourself exclusively to reflecting on and producing art
  • Individual attention, one-on-one critiques, as well as group discussions
  • Fantastic atmosphere in ancient locations

Application deadline: May 15, 2015.

Visit summeracademy.at or email office@summeracademy.at for more information.

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