Every year, we invite artists to respond to local and global issues, everyday situations and the regional challenges of Innsbruck. Our activities focus on individuals, communities and initiatives that make change on the ground. We are interested in the in-between, storytelling, in creating space for experimentation, collective coexistence, the development of horizontal structures, and learning / education opportunities.
Within the current, three-year “Magic Carpets” project cycle called “Kolaboratorium” we aim to create a safe space for artistic experimentation that serves the collection, expansion and cultivation of multiple perspectives to encourage critical reflection and action. This includes making, exchange, engagement and alternative learning formats through meaningful local, regional and international collaborations.
Our main local partner in 2023 is Kunstraum Innsbruck and its Summer School. Together, we want to convey critical knowledge and work on questions of current socio-political relevance. Doing so, we allow the resident artists to connect with the diverse stories, currents and dynamics of the city. The summer school is a place to investigate the manifold relationship between nature and human activity exploring related questions such as: What affects our common environment at this moment? Can we re-imagine the links, relations, resistances, needs, infrastructures and desires that vibrate in our surroundings? And how can we detect, connect, engage and support essential processes to understand and see the things we imagine?
Yulia Kostereva and Yuriy Kruchak will offer their course “Common Landscape” during the first program weekend of the Summer School. On the second weekend they will participate in an artist talk.
About Kunstraum Summer School:
Kunstraum Innsbruck is an art institution and exhibition space that facilitates encounters with contemporary art and presents aesthetic concepts.The second edition of the Summer School is conceived by Ivana Marjanović and Magdalena Saxer in cooperation with Danijela Oberhofer Tonković. The Kunstraum Innsbruck Summer School takes place from 30.06. till 09.07.2023 and interweaves artistic practice and critical knowledge, cultural production and questions of current socio-political negotiations.
Application deadline 29. of June 2023!
Summer School is for whom: Art lovers, artists, designers, architects, curators, thinkers, activists, youngsters and anyone if you are interested in developing creative critical practices you are welcome to register! Courses are mainly designed for persons age 16+, with any level of experience. Languages: English and /or German.
Course “Common Landscape”:
In the course artist propose participants to look at the concept of landscape as a non-hierarchical structure of the relations. To think about the landscape as a combination of the components (objects, memory, nature, human, relations, activities, influences). To think of how the connections are formed in the landscape that we are referring to. Drawing and linocut will be the means of communication during the course. There will be a possibility to learn more about the linocut technique in theory and practice. This will allow participants to create own matrices and print them. Each will create a personal piece of landscape that after will be interwoven with other narratives.
Saturday, 01.07.2023: 10 to 2 AM at openspace innsbruck
Sunday, 02.07.2023: 10 to 2 AM at openspace innsbruck
Friday, 07.07.2023: 7 PM at Kunstraum Innsbruck
ALL SUMMER SCHOOL EVENTS:
SOMMERFEST June 30th, 7p.m.
CIRCLE THEATRE ESSAY 01.07.23 8.p.m.
FREAKY FAIRY FLUX. IMAGINING RITES FOR A NEW EARTH with KARIN FERRARI 07.-09.07.
VISUELLES TAGEBUCH with ISABEL PETERHANS 07.- 08.07.
COMMON LANDSCAPE with OPEN PLACE (YURIY KRUCHAK & YULIA KOSTEREVA) 01.- 02.07.
IT’S OK_NOT TO BE OK with GINA DISOBEY 02.- 04. 07.
NON-BINARY BODY with WOLFGANG TRAGSEILER 04 – 06.07.
ARTISTS TALK WIT OPEN PLACE (YURIY KRUCHAK & YULIA KOSTEREVA) 07.07.23 at 7 p.m.