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Vienna
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Biennale
The Vienna Biennale explores the disruptions and innovations affecting the world of work as we know itTo live and work with robots is not a science fiction scenario anymore: The future has arrived. Automation, digital technologies, artificial intelligence and robots are rapidly changing the world of work and the essential nature of it. Not one to shy from tough...
PJ Harvey
With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once againRock-goddess, poet, MBE – for three decades, the chameleonic, multi-talented singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey has defied pigeonholing with astounding ease. Presenting her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project,” the world-renowned musician returns t with unparalleled rock-folk-blues tunes.Born in Bridport, Dorset, Harvey made her first musical steps...
Tulip Fever
A star-studded cast, magnificent costumes and a story of feverish loveBased on a bestselling 1999 novel by prolific English novelist Deborah Moggach and adapted by Academy-award winning playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, Tulip Fever is set against the backdrop of an infamous investment bubble in 17th-century Amsterdam for a riveting historical drama of lust, betrayal and revenge: A struggling...
The Party
Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsiaThe utter haplessness of the political left is one of today’s great unsolved mysteries, with legions of pundits wondering what happened to the idealism of the 1960s generation. A baby boomer herself, acclaimed British director Sally Potter certainly offers an answer in her latest film The Party, a...
feminist avant-garde
Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating - and more relevant than ever.Determined to shatter perennial clichés and redefine “the fair sex” as Women’s Lib gained traction, art’s feminist avant-garde during the 1970s was pointedly radical and unflinchingly uninhibited, attacking old mores with a zest for provocation...
Frameout Festival
An eclectic mix of cinema's finest, at one of the summer's hottest hangoutsAny summer spent in Vienna pretty much requires a visit to the Museums Quartier: whether it’s for an exhibition, a late-night drink with friends or a bite to eat, the large open courtyard beckons with an expansive range of activities. For a decade now however, the quiet...
Impulstanz
At ImPulsTanz, the floor can be yours. At Vienna's festival for contemporary dance, watch productions from all over the world or take a chance to perfect your pirouette at one of its workshops.Contemporary dance for many is still considered a peripheral art, marginalized for its ambiguity and intangibility of form. Yet peering inside reveals a world bursting with intrigue, and furthermore, inviting you...
Schloss Grafenegg
Summer concerts in the park don’t get any better than this.One of the joys of working in Vienna is leaving the office early on a Friday afternoon – except when everyone else has the same idea. Packed onto the sweltering platform at Spittelau amongst sweaty, grumbling office workers, I found myself begging for the air-conditioned train’s arrival to take...
art brut
Art brut and its origins are laid bare at Museum Gugging.Amongst the many startling visions on display at the Museum Gugging is an unassuming pencil sketch of a man dressed in a mundane suit, shirt and hat, drawn by Jaime Saguer, an institutionalized former farmhand and alcoholic born in 1896. Unassuming, that is, until your eyes chance upon the...
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