“Global Academy?” is the motto of the 2016 programme of courses and events at the International Summer Academy.
The transcultural exchange of ideas and involvement in international networks play an increasing role for artists. Here the International Summer Academy offers its students abundant support. Ever since it was founded in 1953, the Summer Academy has been committed to the internationality of its teachers and students. Today, the students come from over 50 countries, and the teachers from the global art world.
“How can art from diverse regions of the world be effectively conveyed and understood, both locally and globally? What is the cultural knowledge on which art production, reception and education is based? Who can learn what from whom? How can we find a common language, and how does the process of translation work? It is these questions that will be considered, in one way or another, in the 22 courses, which cover topics ranging from current research in painting (Varda Caivano) through The book as printed space (Bernhard Cella) to stone sculpture with Andreas Lolis and Tex Rubinowitz’s painting course entitled Homage. The theme of globalisation is also treated specifically – as for instance by feld72 in the course Public Space, which examines how global meets local and regional in the city of Salzburg, and how this is expressed in the public space and economic life of the city. Alya Sebti asks how curators can meet the enormous challenges that arise through the confusing complexity of countless new global art scenes. How can research be carried out under such conditions, and the new ideas rendered productive in our own work?
What’s new in 2016?
Imran Qureshi teaches miniature painting and contemporary art practice, and introduces students to the ancient technique of miniature painting – a tradition still continued in India and Pakistan, but little-known in Europe. The course includes instruction in brush- and paper-making and traditional processing of paints/pigments. Aaron Angell will familiarise participants with a variety of ceramic techniques. They will learn how to mix glazes and build a simple kiln. Angell focuses on ceramics as ideal “free material” for the production of contemporary sculpture, divorced from the context of craft and design.
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