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Thursday, May 17, 2018
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...
The celebrated British sculptor gets her first extensive review in Austria.Best known in Vienna for her Holocaust memorial on Judenplatz, Turner-prize winner Rachel Whiteread is one of the most recognizable sculptors of her generation, creating grand experiment in negative space, often on a grand scale and in public places like London’s Trafalgar Square.Primarily working with industrial materials such as...
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Old Masters meet the new, bridging the gaps in the KHM’s collection.Despite representing some 5,000 years of human artistic endeavour, the 200 years before our present day are perennially underrepresented in the collection of the venerable Kunsthistorisches Museum. In the first group exhibition conceived as part of their Modern and Contemporary program, modern and contemporary artworks are juxtaposed with...
A love letter to the Straßenbahn, Vienna’s Traffic Museum offers insight into commuter habits.Vienna has an ongoing love affair with its Straßenbahn (tramway), this red-and-white (or in its latest iteration, red-and-silver streetcar) that glides through the streets at reassuring intervals. Affectionately nicknamed Bim after the sound of its warning bells, it’s ubiquitous, and unlike the cable cars of San...
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Keith Haring
A tribute to the artist, 
from graffiti to the Guggenheim.One of the most recognized artists of the 1980s, Keith Haring channeled ancient cave paintings and graffiti to create a universal symbolism that could reach anyone. Starting his career drawing white chalk outlines on blank advertising spaces in New York City subway stations, he was arrested for vandalism several times,...
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Frederick Baker’s tour de force Klimt’s Magic Garden premiers a work and a technology.This is not the Klimt that launched a thousand place mats and filled the bottomless shelves of souvenir shops ... This is Klimt as you have never seen him before. If indeed it is Klimt.Frederick Baker, an Austro-British filmmaker and media all-rounder, has created something unique...
Martha Jungwirth
The renowned Austrian artist garners some late fame.Pointedly setting spots of paint, blurred surfaces and strong colors, Austrian painter Martha Jungwirth is known for using certain objects as inspiration and transforming them into motifs that leave the initial item no longer apparent.Bordering abstract and figurative painting, her very expressive strokes are almost like footprints, evidence of her physical involvement....
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