The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts is awarding some 70
grants, which cover either the course fees together with travel and living
costs, or the course fees only.
Highlights of the 2012 course programme include the classes directed by
Tania Bruguera (Cuba, USA) with performance, sculpture and video, and
Manfred Pernice (Berlin), who is concerned with expanded sculpture. After a
three-year break, Katharina Sieverding (Düsseldorf, Berlin), will once
again give a photography course, and Arno Brandlhuber (Berlin) will be
directing an architecture class. Peter Friedl (Berlin) and Christoph
Schäfer (Hamburg) are also teaching in Salzburg this year, as is the
documenta participant Shaina Anand together with Ashok Sukumaran (Mumbai),
who will deal with video and participatory projects. A first-time visitor
here is Olav Westphalen (Hamburg, Stockholm), well known for his cartoon as
co-author of Rattelschneck.
The Graphic Arts classes will be directed by Krystyna Piotrowska (Warsaw)
and Leya Mira Brandner (São Paulo). Milena Dragicevic (London), Hanspeter
Hofmann (Basel), Matts Leiderstam (Stockholm), Mara Mattuschka (Vienna) and
Katrin Plavcak (Berlin) will be concerned with painting and related topics.
Lin Cheung (London) is teaching the class in jewellery design. Again, Maria
Lind (Stockholm)-this time in collaboration with Juan A. Gaitan
(Rotterdam)-is holding a one-week course on curatorial practice, which is
also the subject of the curatorial collective WHW/What, How & for Whom,
based in Zagreb (Croatia), which was responsible for the 2009 Biennial in
Istanbul. Martin Schmidl (Aachen) will concentrate on the fundamentals of
drawing practice. Using collage, Christoph Draeger (Vienna, New York) will
explore construction, deconstruction and reconstruction in image
The course fees are between 450 EUR, and 1070 EUR depending on the length
of the course. Grants normally cover the course fees. KulturKontakt
Austria, the American Austrian Foundation (AAF), the ERSTE Foundation, Free
State of Bavaria and The Münster Academy of Fine Arts also subsidise
travel and living costs.
Applications for grants will be accepted online only and the closing date
is 15 April 2012.
Detailed information at www.summeracademy.at/Grants_94.html
Course Programme 2012 at www.summeracademy.at/COURSES-2012_230.html
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