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Sunday, July 22, 2018
For the fifth time, the colorful Calle Libre street art festival breaks boundaries© Jolly Schwarz / The Calle Libre "Urban Aesthetics" festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year.Within the city enthralled by Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, Calle Libre is redefining the local identity of Vienna’s art scene by virtue of aerosol spray cans. Europe’s largest Street Art festival...
With an amazing cast, this indie drama tells a story of captivity Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue (who also wrote the screenplay), which was in turn inspired by the Josef Fritzl affair, Room tells the story of Joy, (Brie Larson) abducted and incarcerated for seven years by a stranger, and her five-year- old son...
vienna art week
Vienna Art Week explores the finer points of aesthetics under the theme Seeking BeautyVienna is in for an arts talkathon. From November 14-20, the city is holding its twelfth annual Art Week, “comparing Vienna with art centers such as Berlin, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi,” according to the curators. Sponsored by the Dorotheum and featuring a preview of the auction house’s...
Film Stills
Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the imageThey are the indelible visuals of the 20th century; they overshadow even the horrific images of wars. They are iconic bits of collective memory: Max Schreck as Nosferatu in monstrous silhouette, his claws reaching down to the helpless viewer;...
music and performing arts
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) celebrates its 200th anniversary with a cascade of eventsFriends of mine used to live across the street from the College for Veterinary Studies, a beautiful early 19th-century complex in the 3rd district just behind the Stadtpark. There, nearly in the center of town, on warm evenings with the windows open, you...
How yesterday’s industrial graveyards are turning into today’s hotbeds of innovationAkron and Albany, Dresden and Eindhoven, Oulo and Portland – if you have ever heard of these places, it was probably not in connection with cutting-edge research, industrial prowess and high-tech innovation. But you should have.Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker, an American economist and a Dutch journalist, respectively,...
jewish film festival
From hummus to Yinglish drama, movie buffs can look forward to over two weeks of acclaimed kosher cinemaA deliciously offbeat fixture in Vienna’s busy cultural calendar, since the early 1990s Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival has celebrated the living culture of one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant communities. Now in its 25th year, this edition will include lots...
Europe Since 1989
How neoliberalism changed Central Europe in Europe Since 1989After the fall of Communism, “privatization” was the word of the day, and it seemed all of Central Europe was up for sale. In telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom invested in Hungary and Siemens in Poland; in automotive, Volkswagen took over the Czech firm Škoda, building, retooling plants near Prague and Bratislava.Five years...
wait until dark vienna
Home invasions and darkness are two of our most primal fears – and excellent ingredients for a great thriller, as Frederick Knott succinctly proves in his play Wait Until Dark.Famously adapted for the screen in 1967 with Audrey Hepburn, the plot is fast-paced (and somewhat convoluted), culminating in criminals Mike (Chris Polick) and Croker (Simon Lloyd) intimidating blind housewife...
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