Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. We encourage all genre of artists, film-makers, poets, philosophers, architects, critical theorists, and curators whose practice could use an invigorating jolt of new theory to consider applying for the program.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art was founded and is directed by Warren Neidich 
and co-directed by Barry Schwabsky.

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For more information read Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art: A Berlin Intensive at the Juncture of Theory, Praxis and Art written by Jennifer Teets for Art and Education.

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Faculty include: Nima Bassiri, Juli Carson, Suparna Choudhury, Andrew Culp, Arne De Boever, Johanna Drucker, Ed Finn, Charles Gaines, N. Katherine Hayles, Graham Harman, Eleanor Kaufman, Mary Kelly, Sanford Kwinter, Candice Lin, Reza Negarestani, Warren Neidich, Alva Noë, Renee Petropoulos, Florencia Portocarrero, Kenneth Reinhard, Jason Smith, Jennifer Teets and John C. Welchman.

Faculty include: Meena Alexander, Julieta Aranda, Armen Avanessian, Sven Beckstette, Andrew Berardini, Sean Bonney, Beatriz Colomina, Mathieu Copeland, Daniel Falb, Marina Fokidis, Anke Henning, Karl Holmqvist, Yuk Hui, Isaac Julien, Marie-Luise Knott, Quinn Latimer, Raimundas Malašauskas, Warren Neidich, Olu Oguibe, Eugene Ostashevsky, Laurence A. Rickels, Cia Rinne, Georgia Sagri, Barry Schwabsky, Martha Schwendener, Tino Sehgal, Sophie Seita, Marjan Sharifi, Marcus Steinweg, Daniel Tiffany, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hubertus von Amelunxen, John C. Welchman and John Yau.

SFSIA 2018 | LA // Otis College of Art and Design. photo: Fawad Assadullah
SFSIA 2018 | BERLIN // Marina Fokidis at Spike Art Quarterly. photo: Sean Smuda

Art and the Politics of Collectivity
SFSIA 2017 | Berlin

SFSIA 2017 | BERLIN // Franco “Bifo” Berardi at Spike Art Quarterly.
SFSIA 2017 | BERLIN // Christian Kobald, Ludwig Seyfarth, Anuradha Vikram and Mathieu Copeland at Spike Art Quarterly.
SFSIA 2017 | BERLIN // Anuradha Vikram workshop at Spike Art Quarterly.
SFSIA 2017 | BERLIN // Robby Herbst workshop at Spike Art Quarterly.