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Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts to be held between 16 July and 25 August 2012, 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. Katharina Sieverding (Düsseldorf, Berlin), will 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. Maria Lind (Stockholm) 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 production.

Grants normally cover the course fees. KulturKontakt Austria, the American Austrian Foundation (AAF), the ERSTE Foundation, the Free State of Bavaria and the Münster Academy of Fine Arts will also subsidise travel and living costs. Applications will be accepted online only by 15 April 2012.

Detailed information is available at www.summeracademy.at/Grants_94.html, and the course programme 2012 at www.summeracademy.at/COURSES-2012_230.html

For more information please contact: Gabriele Winter, Franziskanergasse 5a, POB 18, 5010 Salzburg, Austria; tel.: +43 662 842113; fax: +43 662 849 638; e-mail: office@summeracademy.at; www.summeracademy.at