Supergau for contemporary arts
End of May 2023 | One thousand square kilometres | One festival
Supergau is a landscape in which art finds new spaces. Forest and meadow landscape, mountain and lake landscape, house landscape, asphalt and concrete landscape become the stage for Supergau. For 10 days, these spaces will be rearranged and played with by artists.
Artists from various disciplines are invited to show with their works that rural regions can be extraordinary places for contemporary art. The countryside becomes an art space that unfolds in a complementary way to the existing art spaces in the city. The aim is not to compete with the city, but to expand the field of artistic activity. Through the cooperation of municipalities, residents and artists, Supergau, a new artistic district in the province of Salzburg, will be created for the duration of 10 days.
After the first edition in May 2021 in the Salzburg district of Flachgau, the next festival will take place in Lungau at the end of May.
From an open call, a jury will select the artists who will then be able to work on their projects and concepts with a lead time of one year. Two on-site residencies enable all participants to perceive and shape the festival as a joint process.
Supergau is based on the initiative of the province of Salzburg and implements a central measure within the framework of the cultural development plan KEP Land Salzburg. The province of Salzburg is thus expressly committed to the promotion of contemporary art production, with which new things are conceived, developed, realised and shown.
Tina Heine and Theo Deutinger
Conny Zenk, Cornelia Anhaus, Matthias Osterwold, Tina Teufel, Van Bo Le-Menzel