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Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

The 2014 Salzburg Summer Academy offers 21 courses of between one and four weeks - 18 to be held in Hohensalzburg Fortress, one in the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn, and two in temporary venues in the city, taking place between 21 July and 30 August 2014. The course subjects, the techniques taught and the teaching methods are widely diverse, but the link between them is the quest for contemporaneity - examining current aesthetic, political, social, and thus artistic, questions, and new forms of expression.

How does the world come into the picture? This is the motto of the Summer Academy's widely varied programme. It deals with the particular ability of the fine arts to generate 'images' of the increasingly impenetrable world, both of its superficial outward appearance and of social and political conditions. For the first time, the Summer Academy offers a course in The Art of Writing. Since the Summer Academy programme opened up to include further artistic disciplines, starting with curatorial practice, this is a logical continuation. Cinéma copains demonstrate how artists today can work with analogue film in their own dark-room, showing a method developed by artists in recent years parallel to the disappearance of analogue film. During the Summer Academy's first course in the genre Public Art, students will move around in the city from a home base, exploring possible and impossible ways to realise both collaborative and individual projects. In another first course, the students will work closely with the curators and reflect on how pictures function and what they signify. They will also collaborate in mounting a final presentation.

The programme approaches topical questions of contemporary art, curating and writing about art. The course subjects, the techniques taught and the teaching methods are widely diverse, but the link between them is the quest for contemporaneity - examining current aesthetic, political, social, and thus artistic, questions, and new forms of expression.

The Salzburg Summer Academy is open to anyone interested. All applications received by 15 May 2014 will be treated equally. Later applications are welcome, and will be processed in the order received, according to vacancies in the courses.

The Summer Academy offers numerous grants, covering tuition fee to participate in one of the courses. Application deadline is 1 April 2014.

For more information please contact: office@summeracademy.at; tel.:+43 662 842113; www.summeracademy.at