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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
At the Architekturzentrum Wien, the exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg by Andrew Standen-Raz If you can’t make it to Kannikegården this month to see Lundgaard & Tranberg’s modern interpretation of a classic Danish church, or to Rudy Ricciotti’s new memorial to victims of Vichy France in Rivesaltes, the Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), is the place to be. The exhibition...
Metropole and viennacontemporary join forces to help new buyers navigate the local art scene in style When you visit the sauna for the first time, you may feel a bit unsure of yourself –where do you look, when can you talk? Well, the art market may have (slightly) less nudity, but can feel just as daunting for people who dream...
The cruelest punishment imaginable,” said the Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos, “would be to be locked up in a prison cell decorated by Josef Hoffmann.” Contemporaries though they were, the two design legends were at conceptual sword points: Loos was a radical purist and minimalist, Hoffmann part of the exuberant Secessionist school around Koloman Moser and Gustav Klimt. History makes...
See how Street Art breaks boundaries in the world of art As summer scorches Vienna, the torturous heat may tempt locals and visitors into momentary lockdown, but it certainly hasn’t stopped a most magical transformation: at the 5th Calle Libre Street Art Festival, greying walls are bursting to life by virtue of aerosol cans. Under the Motto “CINCO” (five in...
The combative artist gets a large retrospective There is no denying that throughout the history of art, the bulk of works has come from men who portrayed women as objects or, at best, highly desirable muses. Luckily, plenty of recent artists have stepped up to challenge the status quo. One of them is Viennese painter Florentina Pakosta, who turned her...
Fluchtspuren
The exhibition What Remains: Traces of Refugees (Fluchtspuren) leaves its mark with a few personal objects Size isn’t everything, especially when your survival literally depends on the coat on your back. What would you grab if you had just a few minutes to save your life? As revealed by the 15 objects collected for the Wien Museum’s small Fluchtspuren exhibition,...
heidi horten
The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative. Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20th century Western art, hung in a way that exposes commonalities across genres and deviations within individual artist’s outputs. Now imagine doing all of that in half an afternoon. That, essentially, is what the Leopold’s current showing of...
The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today. Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, architect Otto Wagner also left a lasting mark on modernism, inspiring future generations worldwide and creating the iconic Vienna Stadtbahn, the Kirche am Steinhof and the Postsparkasse. To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, the MAK...
The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter. “I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person.” The celebrated Gustav Klimt may not have thought too highly of himself, but a century after his demise, the world remains utterly fascinated by the Jugendstil icon and creator of The Kiss. Dismissive...
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