May 23, 2018

Course with Tony Chakar: On seeking incuriously

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Presentation of feld72 course, 2015 Summer Academy. Photo: Constanta Dohotaru.

Artist and architect Tony Chakar, who lives in Beirut (Lebanon) recently held a solo exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL). At the Summer Academy, from July 30 until August 11, he is directing a course entitled On seeking incuriously.

Participants will explore the town together and discuss their discoveries, working with their preferred media—drawing, installation, video, performance, etc.—to give form to their ideas. The stimulating atmosphere of the Academy, with teachers and students from all over the world, offers students the opportunity of reflecting deeply on public space in general and specifically in Salzburg—the Fortress and the baroque Old Town on the one hand, the contemporary central European town on the other.

Teachers in 2018: Caroline Achaintre, Ei Arakawa with Christian Naujoks, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Tony Chakar, Martin Herbert, Aisha Khalid, Jakob Kolding, Andreas Lolis, Till Megerle, Ruth Noack, Emeka Okereke, Ciara Phillips, Yorgos Sapountzis, Hubert Scheibl, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Ahlam Shibli, Sabrina Steinek/Sabine B. Vogel, Mark Van Yetter

A few places are still available in individual courses.

See detailed descriptions of courses and biographies of the teachers here!

Why study at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts?
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “School of Vision,” in Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, some 300 participants from more than 50 countries attend around 20 courses.

–open for application to anyone interested
–unique opportunity to study with outstanding artists/curators/writers, most of whom do not hold a professorship elsewhere
–for between one and four weeks, you can devote yourself exclusively to reflecting on and producing art.
–individual attention, one-on-one critiques as well as group discussions
–fantastic atmosphere in the ancient locations

Regular application
All prospective participants must apply for acceptance. On the basis of the submitted dossier, the teaching artists select participants.The fees are between 450 and 1,200 EUR, depending on the duration of the course.Students are entitled to a reduced fee. Fee Tony Chakar 700 Euro (reduced 540 EUR)

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