Austria, Salzburg

Who am I as a painter, in painting, in making?

when 1 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 700

When we make art, who are we? This course will combine analysis of theoretical texts on painting and experimental creation of objects. Throughout the two weeks we will be examining the subjective nature of art production, including concerns of gender and the problem of “genius”. Who is “the painter”, and how do we locate him/her in a picture?

We will read a number of texts on genius, gender and abstraction, including writers and theorists Yve-Alain Bois, Amy Sillman, Chris Kraus, Eva Kenny and David Joselit. We will spend the mornings discussing questions of contemporary painting, including the “model” of painting (Yve-Alain Bois), and we will then make objects in the afternoon, both in groups and individually. I will encourage a highly experimental form of painting – utilising mass-produced objects and tools, photo and/or silkscreen to make “imprints” on surfaces. Any material may be used.

We will then discuss our creations, in both group and individual tutorials, and the course will include a written element to address the means of production and the perspective of ourselves as makers.

Course leader

Melissa Gordon

Target group

Anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


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