Art

Cultural Whale or Fish out of Water?

You couldn’t miss it if you tried. After the vast vineyards, golden sunflower fields, apricot trees heavy with fruit and century-old farmhouse...

Into The Multiform

Mark Rothko makes his first appearance in Austria, with a comprehensive retrospective spanning his entire career.Unconstrained by the boundaries o...

Women’s Art at the Fringe

The Kunstforum brings the women of Art Brut to the forefrontWith the current Zeitgeist’s fondness for inclusivity, it is perhaps unsurprising that...

Back from Oblivion

Vienna’s female artists get some long overdue time in the limelight at the Lower Belvedere.Three women gaze down from the wall: One in a red dre...

A Feast for the Senses

The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work"Koloman Moser Universalkünstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Appli...

The View from the Other Side

The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin.Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) once remarked...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks for Vienna Art Week 2018

As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhi...

Must-See Art Events This Month

Take a closer look at Claude Monet's impressive collections at the Albertina, and celebrate up-and-coming local and international art at the Vienna De...

Revealing Spaces

At the Architekturzentrum Wien, the exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg.If you can’t make it to Kannikegården this month to see Lundgaard &...

A Golden Age for Gentle Radicals | Josef Hoffmann & Koloman Moser

The cruelest punishment imaginable,” said the Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos, “would be to be locked up in a prison cell decorated by Josef H...

Wow! Or Never | The Heidi Horten Collection

The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative.Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20t...

The MAK Celebrates Otto Wagner’s 100th Anniversary

The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today.Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, ...

Retrospective | Anton Romako

A big retrospective presents outstanding works from Anton Romako, a painter ahead of his time.One of the great pioneers of Modernism, Anton Romako...

Elina Brotherus Is Coming to the Kunst Haus Wien

The noted contemporary photographer Elina Brotherus blends formality with playfulness.Autobiographical and perfectionistic, Elina Brotherus’ m...

Detergent, Knackwurst and Socialism

The Waschsalon in the historic Karl Marx-Hof shows how the Social Democrats shaped Vienna.The museum Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon (Red Vienna at ...

Baroque Star

Rubens – The Power of Transformation shows a master channeling the past to create something entirely original.Enormously productive, Peter Paul ...

Get Ready for Sign Week Vienna!

The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign paintingGiven Vienna’s great tradition...

Woman: The Mumok Revisits the Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating - and more re...

This Year’s Vienna Biennale Delves into the Robot Revolution

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 scie...

Raw art From Crazy and Untrained Minds at Museum Gugging

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 pe...

Was Painter Carl Spitzweg the Erwin Wurm of the Biedermeier era?

A Leopold Museum exhibition juxtaposes the past and present with two artists famous for their satirical takes on everyday social norms.Somewhat ...

Vulgar Fashion

The Belvedere’s Winterpalais takes a walk on fashion’s exquisite ugly side exploring vulgar fashionPlunging necklines, exposed straps, emblazone...

On Display: Vienna Art Fair – Five Things Worth Seeing This Week

From Feb 23–26, 2017, Art Vienna presents works from Austrian and select international galleries.The debut of this art fair will be held at the Le...

Film Stills: Magical Moments

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 ...

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Reluctant Icon

Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home countryMost people first get to know Georgia O’Keeffe through her volupt...

Franz West at the 21er Haus

The prolific artist’s collaborations with other notables underline the significance of participationA firm believer in communication and partici...

That Clinking Clanking Sound can Make the World go ‘Round

The Money Museum documents the country’s history with cold hard cashMoney is ubiquitous; after all it makes the world go round. However, for a m...

The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900

How the Vienna Secession revived an archaic technique – in brilliant colorExploring a lesser-known chapter of the storied Secession, Vienna’s fi...

Hubert Scheibl, Austrian Contemporary Artist, Between Abstract and Bold art

The prominent Austrian artist redecorates the Belvedere’s OrangerieCelebrated as one of Austria’s most prominent contemporary artists, Hubert Sc...

Walking the Talk

Vienna Art Week explores the finer points of aesthetics under the theme Seeking BeautyVienna is in for an arts talkathon. From November 14-20, t...

Spot-On Masterpieces

The Albertina pin-points Pointillism’s meticulously methodical mark-making.Georges Seurat once insisted that, although some saw poetry in his pa...

Austria at ABC – Showing Presence, Making Monuments

In this two-part article, Nina Prader examines how Austrian contemporary art shows its colors at fairs in Berlin and Vienna.Part I: Wieners and Cu...

World Press Photo ‘16

Photojournalism’s finest comes to ViennaWith the dissemination of images today moving faster than the shutter speed of a camera, it’s easy to fe...

Vienna Contemporary 2016

Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central EuropeShowcasing both ne...

Foreign Gods at Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal artServing as inspiration from the turn of the last century onward, African and Oceanic art...

Metamorphoses on Canvas

Painting 2.0 tracks the art form and its adaptation to the information ageAt the exhibition Painting 2.0, the state of the art begins with its dem...

On Display: Talks – Tracking the Fakes

Expert Jane Kallir puts Egon Schiele’s works under the microscopeThere’s nothing like a good art forgery scandal to get the blood flowing: beaut...

On Display: Abstract Loop Austria

Postwar Austrian art gets a major retrospective with works by Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp und Gerwald RockenschaubThe intention...

On Display: Picturing the 20th Century

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the revolutionary camera that made them possible – the legendary LeicaThe sailor kissing a girl in Time...

Exhibition Review: Elitist Populism

Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: P...

Eliasson’s Baroque Baroque

For the next couple of months we will exchange ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna.  The Belvedere's Winter Palace, an unexpected exhibitio...

Will you be an artist in the sharing economy?

For the next couple of months we will exchange ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna. This guest post is by Julia Fellner.  Galleries, art fa...

On Sale: Your Own Original

At the Kunstsupermarkt, original art has a tiny price tag. Who knows? You may pick up the next Ernst Fuchs, Hermann Nitsch or Gottfried Helnwein....

Art for Arms

From antiquity to today, looting art for the black market remains big businessThere is nothing new about plundering antiquities for money. In 18...

On Display: Curated by Vienna

“Tomorrow Today“ reflects on art and moneyAn annual, six-week event backed by the Vienna Business Agency, Curated by Vienna brings international...

In With The Old | Antique Shopping in Vienna

A new take on trash reduction, the 48er Tandler (The 48’s Scrap Dealer) is the latest innovation of Vienna’s beloved bright orange-clad MA 48 (Magis...