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Monday, January 22, 2018
Pink Martini Jazz Fest Wien
An impressive line-up of big names in venerable venues awaitGoing strong since 1991, this major date on the summer festival circuit starts right as most classical venues close for the summer,  ­drawing world-class talent by  the prospect of ­playing in locations like the Staatsoper, ­Musikverein or the Rathaus itself. As with other famed Jazz festivals such as Montreaux, the...
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...
László Nemes’ first feature approaches the holocaust from a personal perspective, collecting international accolades along the wayHaving already won the Grand Prix at Cannes, a Golden Globe and up for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, Son of Saul attempts to make sense of the senseless by focusing on a single viewpoint, showing Auschwitz through the eyes of Saul, a...
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...
Imagetanz Festival
Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festivalExploring the symbolism and imagery of dance, the annual Imagetanz festival is still going strong after first taking the stage in 1989. In acknowledgement, this year’s edition kicks off under the motto “Welcome Back,” and opens with The Inheritance, a review of past performances from the last 25 years –...
hubert scheibl
The prominent Austrian artist redecorates the Belvedere’s OrangerieCelebrated as one of Austria’s most prominent contemporary artists, Hubert Scheibl uses vast canvases to create his signature abstract landscapes, oscillating between impenetrable, mystifying and sensual. His abundance of shapes and multitude of dimensions draws the observer in, confronting the limits of the visible. Particularly notable is Scheibl’s affinity for soft lighting, suggesting...
The Calle Libre Festival turns urban walls into galleriesWhen Jakob Kattner looks around ­Vienna, he doesn’t see the historic architecture that tourists so cherish. He is looking for the next 10-story canvas. Every August since 2014, Kattner’s Calle Libre Festival of Urban Aesthetics has made the city’s walls come alive with the sound of spray cans at work. This...
life, animated
An intimate story of an autistic boy changed by Disney movies.A plea for the astounding powers of moving pictures, the documentary Life, Animated follows the life of Owen, son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, who at the age of three abruptly stops talking. Doctors diagnosed autism, but all standard therapies fail. Eventually, Owen finds relief in the “magic...
Bard's Reign
Recently, an aging American celebrity with implausibly dyed hair has caused bitter discord between his avid supporters and those who are repulsed by his undecipherable utterances (and even the sound of his voice). No, I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s candidate for President and his "bragadocious" misogyny.Rather, it was the news that The Swedish Academy had awarded the...
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