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Vienna
Monday, February 18, 2019
Munch at the Albertina: Isolation and despair, yes, but absolutely worth it You may want to fortify yourself with a good lunch before going into this show. Have something cheerfully Viennese, and don’t order anything cold. It’ll be chilling enough once you get inside this rather – it has to be said – relentless exhibition of bleak early lithographs and prints....
Let'sCEE film awards 2017
In the presence of numerous international guests including up-and-coming filmmakers at the Let’sCEE Film Festival's award ceremony, nine prizes were bestowed last Saturday night at Vienna’s Urania Kino. The night began by acknowledging the festival’s contributors and sponsors, as the charming moderators kept up the laid-back atmosphere by joking about the festival’s somewhat informal and spur-of-the-moment appeal. Among eleven contenders in...
the founder
A fast-food confidential on McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Following the lead of the acclaimed The ­Social Network, which dressed down F­acebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, The Founder gives the same treatment to controversial business magnate Ray Kroc, who wheeled and dealed the McDonald brothers out of their burger joint to create a worldwide fast-food juggernaut. Beginning as a lowly milk shake machine salesman,...
Peter Vergo’s re-issued "Art in Vienna, 1898-1918," recounts the fitful birth of the Modern In conservative Vienna of the 1890s, culture had ossified, while the world around it was being reinvented through industry and scientific progress.  The writer Hermann Bahr, a driving force of Jung Wien (Young Vienna), argued that life in Vienna had been “transformed down to its very...
Imagetanz Festival
Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festival Exploring 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 –...
Europe Since 1989
How neoliberalism changed Central Europe in Europe Since 1989 After 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...
superhumans
Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater project Keeping it surreal since 1997, the performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot continues to defy the conventions of dramaturgy with a new project featuring time-traveling Nazis, a foam machine, radiation suits and multicolored strobes. Although they might look a bit like your mate’s dad – the...
erwin wurm carl spitzweg
A Leopold Museum exhibition juxtaposes the past and present with two artists famous for their satirical takes on everyday social norms. Somewhat obscure in his time, Carl Spitzweg is celebrated today as one of the great visual humorists of his era, documenting the human foibles around him with an unerring eye. As art turned its gaze away from religious, mythical and historical...
Vienna Theatre Project
The Vienna Theatre Project puts on Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What, where logos, mythos and gender intersect Four actors and a director huddle around a table, poised over scripts with pencils in one hand and coffee in the other. There is a flush aroma, a black velvet backdrop and two relic stage lamps, braced in each corner behind. Today...
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