sommer.frische.kunst in Bad Gastein - 22. July to 20. September 2021

Art is as much a part of Bad Gastein as the imposing mountains and magnificent Belle Époque buildings.

Hardly any wonder that such an exceptional art and cultural festival has established itself right here, in the form of sommer.frische.kunst Bad Gastein has always held an extraordinary fascination for artists and art lovers.

Whether the brilliant Liza Minnelli, Berlin artist Friedrich Liechtenstein or German actress Nora Tschirner with her band “Prag”: they have all allowed themselves to be inspired by the unique magic of this place. The “Monte Carlo of the Alps”, as Bad Gastein is affectionately nicknamed, certainly has that “special something”. And is now, as ever, a creative melting pot for artists from around the world.


This art festival in Gastein is focused on three major theme areas. At the Academy, renowned artists grant us insights into their work and open up whole new perspectives for participants. The opportunity to gather valuable artistic experiences stands at the forefront for members of the annual group of Artists in Residence. Art also needs its own space, a room to call its own. That said, three locations serve as a gallery for exhibitions and installations.

Whether the gifted Liza Minnelli, the Berlin artist Friedrich Liechtenstein or the German actress Nora Tschirner with her band "Prague": they have all been inspired by the special magic of this place. The "Monte Carlo of the Alps", as Bad Gastein likes to be called, simply has that certain something. And it continues to be a creative melting pot for artists from all over the world.

 

Art needs its space, its freedom - and this is what artists have been enjoying for many years inGastein. In 2021, Andrea von Goetz will once again be the artistic director of sommer.frische.kunst. Anyone who would like to know more about the curator's work can find out in anInterview am Gastein blogfor more information.

Summer getaways in Gastein: art and culture of the very best

Summer getaways in Bad Gastein, Salzburger Land, also mean the opportunity to enjoy art and culture on the very highest level. You see, every year in the summertime, under the umbrella of the art and culture festival known as sommer.frische.kunst, the program includes numerous top-quality events. Artists from around the world come to this spectacular Belle Époque town in the Alps from July until September in order to show their works, to exhibit them in the historic hydropower station, and to allow themselves to be inspired by Bad Gastein in their future creations.

 

summer.fresh.art 2021 program

Friday, July 22 - Opening

  • 18.00 Opening of the sculptures and installations by Olaf Holzapfel and Kazunori Kura in Sportgastein with picnic and live music.

Saturday, July 23 - art:badgastein invitational art fair opening

  • Opening of the first art fair by invitation in Bad Gastein.
  • 18.00 Live performance by artist Noriko Mazda Kura at the waterfall.
  • 19.00 Art Party with DJ at the power station

Sunday, July 24 - KWP exhibition opening

  • 11:00 a.m. Exhibition openings by Barbara Probst at the Pavillion, Ulrike Theusner at the Hotel Astoria and Xenia Lesniewski at the Ike Room with a joint stroll along the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade.

Friday, July 29 - Art Walk

  • 7:00 p.m. Guided art walk on the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade with live performance.

Saturday, July 30 - art:badgastein Gallery Brunch

  • 11.00 am Gallery Brunch with all galleries of art:badgastein as finissage highlight of the first art fair by invitation in Bad Gastein.
  • 19.30 Concert performance "Everyman" with Philip Hochmair and the electric hand of God.

Other Event Highlights:

Classic:Summer
Classic:Summer
Things heat up during Classic:Summer in Bad Hofgastein.
Classical Summit Dinner
Classical Summit Dinner
Classical Summit Dinner on the Fulseck.
Schubert in Gastein
Schubert in Gastein
"Between Major and Minor".