1 – 5 November 2016
Hildegund Amanshauser is director of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts since 2009. She is art historian, author and curator. She was professor for art history and art theory in Muenster Westfalia (Germany) and director of the Salzburg Kunstverein (Austria). She worked as curator for the Secession Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art Vienna (Austria). She published widely on modern and contemporary art and she is editor of The Word’s Finest Studio: 60 years of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, published by Jung und Jung Verlag, Salzburg and Vienna 2013.
During her residency, Hildegund Amanshauser will be connecting with local artists, curators and art institutions to introduce the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and its grants. Her research aims to explore the possibilities of networking in Southeast Asia in light of her ongoing project Global Academy?. During her public talk she will retrace the history of the Summer Academy, founded by Oskar Kokoschka in 1953, and discuss the potentialities and challenges of learning and teaching art in the globalised world.
In summer 1953, Oskar Kokoschka founded the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg as a “School of Vision”. This summer academy of visual arts was the first in its kind in Europe and became an international meeting place for people of diverse origins, ages, and social backgrounds positioning itself as a counterpart to traditional national art academies. The history of the Salzburg International Summer Academy reflects the developments in art and academic teaching over the past 63 years.
After retracing the history of the Academy, Dr Hildegund Amanshauser will discuss its current institutional strategies with a specific focus on the ongoing project Global Academy?. She will address the challenges of the new global orientation, its impact on art education as well as the new forms of collaboration it may trigger