Salzburg, Austria


blended course
when 16 August 2021 - 28 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2021 programme.

Course leader

Nadira Husain and Flora Klein

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

This course aims to support students in developing their painting practice. Participants are encouraged to look at their narratives and challenge their respective positions against the broad and manifold contexts in which painting exists. The group will consider the complex relations between the perspectives of the artist and the viewer. In-class discussions will focus on the historical and psychosocial dimensions of painting besides how painting is understood as a consequence of socio-political forces. Furthermore, students learn specific art histories from which painting evolves and how any practice reads concerning its surroundings. Each participant’s studio practice is the main focus of the course, arranged around a daily structure. Mornings will host presentations led by the course teachers, and guided readings are carried out. Through one-to-one consultations, students will be encouraged to scrutinise and expand upon their working methods. The teachers will share their expertise, providing in-depth technical support. In the evenings, feedback sessions are held. Participants will have the possibility to present their paintings, allowing them to gain confidence in discussing their work. Group excursions will also take place. Besides the focus on the production of new work, the course supports participants in acquiring the critical tools necessary to contextualise their work within contemporary artistic discourses.

*If necessary, the course may be held exclusively online.

Fee info

EUR 640: regular fee
EUR 480: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 3 May.