70th anniversary programme & final call for applications

70th anniversary programme & final call for applications

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Graphic design: Till Gathmann.*

May 8, 2023
70th anniversary programme & final call for applications

Application deadline: May 31, 2023
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Hohensalzburg Fortress, Arbeitshaus
Mönchsberg 34
5020 Salzburg

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OK. oskar: 70 Years School of Seeing exhibitions
April–September 2023. Kunst im Traklhaus gallery. On its 70th anniversary, the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts will be showing six exhibitions in the Galerie Kunst im Traklhaus from April to September 2023 with international artists who approach seeing (sensing) today from a feminist, queer, non-binary, intersectional perspective. The focus is on artistic practices of expanded painting and digital creation that explore worlds of equity and public spirit. The Academy was founded in 1953 as the “School of Seeing” by the renowned Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka, the anniversary project OK. oskar seeks to redefine the pedagogic relation of an art academy today.

April 22–May 13 Ad Minoliti / May 20–June 10 Mette Sterre / June 17–July 8 Karol Radziszewski / July 15–August 5 Ulrike Mülller / August 12–September 2 Shu Lea Cheang / September 9–30 Students of Angewandte Vienna.

On Solidarity: Films in Times of War
April–September 2023. Kunst im Traklhaus showroom. On Solidarity is a curated film programme that explores films by Ukrainian artists in times of war and violence.

Address: Kunst im Traklhaus gallery Waagplatz 1a 5020 Salzburg Austria
Opening hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm; Saturday 10am–1pm, admission free.

The full anniversary programme Ok. oskar will be published end of May 2023 here.

Teaching artists, curators, and writers 2023
On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the school offers a focus on expanded practices: beyond the Western canon, beyond abstraction vs figuration, beyond colour and beyond bad painting, and celebrates the return of an architectural class.

In 2023, we are pleased to offer courses under the instructorship of: A/P Practice (Germany/Italy), Phila Bergmann (Germany/Switzerland) and Thea Reifler (Switzerland), Ángela Bonadies and Brígida Maestres (Venezuela/Spain), Maria Bussmann (Germany/Austria), Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan/USA), Marina Fokidis (Greece), Jennifer Higgie (Australia/UK), Astrit Ismaili (Kosovo/Netherlands), KAYA (Germany/USA), Delita Martin (USA), Ad Minoliti (Argentina), Ulrike Müller (Austria/USA) and Evie K Horton (USA), Stanislava Pinchuk (Ukraine/Australia/ Bosnia and Herzegovina), Angelo Plessas (Greece), Karol Radziszewski (Poland), Shubigi Rao (Singapore/India), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria), Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens (USA), Mette Sterre (Netherlands), Hannah Tilson (UK) and Munem Wasif (Bangladesh).

Information on artistic courses and instructors here.

Deadline: May 31, 2023. Anyone interested may apply, as no degrees are required, and will submit to a selection process in which the instructors decide on who will be accepted. All applications received by May 31, 2023 will be treated equally in the selection process; after June 1, 2023, they are considered according to the number of available places.

Two-weeks course: 640 EUR (reduced 480 EUR) three-weeks course: 860 EUR (reduced 620 EUR). Reduced prices apply to students, social welfare recipients and members of the Society of Friends of the Summer Academy.

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 
Founded in 1953 by renowned Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) as the “Schule des Sehens” (school of seeing), the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts at Hohensalzburg Fortress is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Approximately 20 courses are offered each summer and attended by more than 300 participants from over 50 countries, making the Academy a vibrant venue for international artistic and creative exchange. The Academy offers an open application process to anyone interested, no degrees required; a unique opportunity to study with outstanding international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars and writers; devote time exclusively to making art or developing ideas while also learning about and reflecting on art and its discourses; classes based on one-on-one supervision as well as group discussion; stunning historic course environment surrounded by an alpine landscape; public programmes with cultural partners in Salzburg and elsewhere; access to art literature and magazines.

*Images above: [1] (Left) AD Minoliti, Lobe with Peligro: Mostrx by Feli Quispe, 2022. Sculpture, mannequin, special clothes by Feli Quispe, head mask and gloves 165 x 70 x 60 cm. Courtesy of Peres Projects. Photo: Rudolf Strobl. (Right) Mette Sterre, Seapussy Power Gallore, Abcession (If you don’t know, you don’t grow), 2021. Performance view, Rijksakademie Open Studio. Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron. [2] (Left) Ulrike Müller, And Then Some, 2016. Installation view, Callicoon Fine Arts. Courtesy of Callicoon Fine Arts. (Right) View of Karol Radziszewski: The Power of Secrets, CCA Ujazdwoski Castle, 2019. Courtesy of the artist Photo: Bartosz Górka. [3] Shu Lea Cheang, 3x3x6, 2022. Mixed media installation. Installation view, Venice Biennale. Photo: Guan-ming Lin.

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