You couldn’t miss it if you tried. After the vast vineyards, golden sunflower fields, apricot trees heavy with fruit and century-old farmhouses of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region Wachau, the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich (State Gallery of Lower Austria) seems oddly displaced among the idyllic old townhouses of Krems. Looking like a majestic concrete fish about […]
Mark Rothko makes his first appearance in Austria, with a comprehensive retrospective spanning his entire career. Unconstrained by the boundaries of expressionism, born from the absurdity of surrealism and defined by the experimental color palettes of his multiforms, Mark Rothko established a name for himself that lives on to this very day throughout the world […]
The Kunstforum brings the women of Art Brut to the forefront With the current Zeitgeist’s fondness for inclusivity, it is perhaps unsurprising that Art Brut has made a comeback. Originating in the psychiatric institutions of the early 20th century, it showcases the raw creativity of society’s outcasts, shunning all pretensions in favor of a primal, […]
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 dress with short, dark brown hair sipping a glass of red wine, another in a long, free-flowing dress and the final one holding a bouquet of pink flowers with […]
The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work"Koloman Moser Universalkünstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) for their current exhibition; whether the boyish-looking designer saw himself as such,...
The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin.Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) once remarked that “life is a dream,” but if his work is any indication, it must have often been a nightmare. Dee...
Designers Sagmeister & Walsh make a plea for pleasing aesthetics. The question is almost impossible: What is beauty, asks the MAK’s current exhibition? And has it survived the brutality of 20th century modernism? Bang “beauty” into any of the many quotable search sites and all kinds of stuff comes up, from the classical aesthetes to […]
An Old Master Comes to Town The KHM journeys into the quotidian magnificence of Pieter Bruegel the Elder The works of Flemish renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder have an ineffable quality, giving them an allure that has only grown over time. As detailed in The Mill and the Cross by Michael Francis Gibson, the […]