Summer School - Thinking with Works of Arts, 17-29 July 2017, Festung Hohensalzburg, Austria

Publish Date: Mar 22, 2017

Deadline: Apr 03, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 17, 2017 12:00 to Jul 29, 2017 12:00

About the summer school

Today's globalised art world has replaced all the hard questions with smart curatorial practices that claim to deal with the intricacies of power relations, while shifting goods from one continent to another. It is time to start asking what might resist this transnational trading of objects, people and networks. The workshop will address the potential of form to resist. This potential, however, is not to be equalled witAbouh resistance per se. Any form might be only provisionally non-transmittable. Much depends on the context in which – and methods with which – a form is meant to be transmitted – or not. Does this mean that non-transmittability has to be actively sought out, imbued with agency and introduced into our fantasies, if it is to become resistant? Or is it one of those phenomena that show their resistance by confounding anti-essentialism and thus, ultimately, defying the idea of the human subject in control?

Starting from this question, participants will be encouraged as teams or individually to develop exhibition concepts, going through the steps of discussion, research, proposal and making. The aim of the workshop is not necessarily to end up with actual exhibitions, but to learn from the process of making how we might understand curatorial engagement with works of art as a process of thinking through an issue.


Medium/Media: Exhibition
Location: Festung Hohensalzburg  
Languages: English (primary) and German
What to bring: An alert mind
Requirements: No requirements, but own curatorial practice helpful
Maximum number of participants: 18
Co-teacher: Grace Samboh
Participation fee: € 700.– (€ 540.–) 


Applications should include the following documents:

application form (please click below "ONLINE APPLICATION"), full CV, photographs/copies/concepts of applicant's own work (portfolio) as indicated, reservation of accommodation (if required).
For the courses concerning curatorial theory and praxis, writing and blogging, a full CV and a letter of intent is required. Also, you should explain why you are applying and why you think you are qualified for participation (please write in one of the languages of the teacher of the class you have chosen).

You can upload (see below) your portfolio joined together in a PDF or ZIP file or also in single documents (jpg or doc formats only). To avoid any confusion, you are requested to label your documents with your proper names. There are 5 files with max. 35 MB possible to upload. The Summer Academy team is ready to answer any questions you may have.
We also accept applications via regular mail (no originals, format A4).
The teacher of the course applied for will select successful applicants on the basis of the work submitted.

Period of application

All applications received by 2 May 2017 will be treated equally, and a reply confirming acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent by the end of May 2017. Later applications will be accepted and processed in the order of receipt, according to vacancies in the courses. Successful applicants will receive written confirmation and detailed information from the Summer Academy.

The closing date for grant applications is 3 April 2017.


The fees consist of the enrolment charge of € 200.– (non-refundable) and a course fee which varies according to the length of the course (€ 250.– per week/reduced fee € 170.–). Students are entitled to the reduced fee on production of a valid confirmation of enrolment at an educational institution for the 2017 summer term as well as SN-CARD-holders.

Costs for material used in the courses are not included in the participation fee, and will be charged separately at the beginning of the course.

It is generally not possible to attend a course for only one week. Students attending two consecutive courses pay the enrolment fee only once; the course fee is calculated according to the total number of weeks.


On acceptance, the enrolment charge of € 200.– should be paid immediately. The course fee must be entered in the Summer Academy account by 30 June 2017:

Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg
Salzburger Landes-Hypothekenbank AG,
Residenzplatz 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
IBAN: AT09 5500 0000 0251 6046, BIC / SWIFT: SLHYAT2S

Payments will be accepted using the following credit cards: Mastercard and Visa.


To obtain a visa, an “electronic letter of intent” (EVE document) is necessary. After receiving notification of acceptance from the teacher, the Summer Academy has to apply to the Immigration Authority in Salzburg for an electronic code number, which will be forwarded to the student. With this identification number and other relevant documents, the student can apply to the appropriate Austrian Embassy for a visa.

For the EVE document, we require the following details from the student:
surname, first name(s) as in passport, address, gender, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, name and address of the appropriate Austrian Embassy (passport and visa department).

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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