Through the lens of arts and culture, Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 explores the region´s history and present, as well as visions for the future, by examining its relationship with Europe and the world. In the program line GLOBALOKAL – BUILDING THE NEW, the aim is to develop action strategies for a world of tomorrow, while addressing the tensions between generations: expanding mobility and digitalization, developing strategies to value more highly agriculture as a livelihood and nature as a resource to be preserved, as well as creating educational artistic spaces.
2024 European Capital of Culture
Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut were awarded the title “European Capital of Culture 2024” in November 2019 after a multi-stage application process. The banner city of Bad Ischl, together with 22 other municipalities in Upper Austria and Styria, is developing a cultural region that is reinventing itself through the interaction of art, culture, economy and tourism.
Elisabeth Schweeger (AT), Hans Reschreiter (AT), Bill Fontana (US)
As part of the Goiserer Musiktage 2024, the artist Bill Fontana develops a sound sculpture as an artistic statement on the consequences of climate change.
Kulturhauptstadt Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 GmbH (AT), Elisabeth Schweeger (AT), Julia Stoff (AT)
The ECoC concept in the field of tension between regional and geopolitical developments and a constantly changing status of art and culture in European societies. A joint look at 2009 and 2024, experiences and expectations.
Marlene Rutzendorfer (AT), Simone Barlian (AT), Barbara Pölzleithner (AT)
Artistic interventions in public space and cultural education within the framework of Salzkammergut 2024. A look at digital projects along the railway line and at the lake