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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
feminist avant-garde
Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating - and more relevant than ever.Determined to shatter perennial clichés and redefine “the fair sex” as Women’s Lib gained traction, art’s feminist avant-garde during the 1970s was pointedly radical and unflinchingly uninhibited, attacking old mores with a zest for provocation...
art brut
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 pencil sketch of a man dressed in a mundane suit, shirt and hat, drawn by Jaime Saguer, an institutionalized former farmhand and alcoholic born in 1896. Unassuming, that is, until your eyes chance upon the...
kunsthalle wien better world
A new group show at the Kunsthalle encourages us to shed our preconceptions and love the things that set us apart.The tempting possibility of a Utopia, a perfect world where we all get along and behave decently towards the planet and one another, has inspired artists, writers and even fashion designers since Sir Thomas More penned a satirical book...
egon schiele
The Albertina displays a different view of Egon Schiele's oeuvre.The cultural landscape of Vienna is indelibly marked by the work of Egon Schiele, and the superb collection of his paintings at the Leopold Museum remains a fixture on any tour of the city. His prodigious output of more than 330 paintings and over 2,500 drawings is all the more...
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...
franz west
The prolific artist’s collaborations with other notables underline the significance of participationA firm believer in communication and participation as integral parts of the creative process, artist Franz West’s works can be seen on display in public places around the city, notably the Lemurenkopf on Stubenbrücke near the MAK or his Gerngrosssäule by the Rahlstiege just off Mariahilfer Straße.Confronting his viewers...
Maria Lassnig
The celebrated Austrian artist is shown in a new light with many previously unseen worksSomewhat ironically for an artist of such renown, Maria Lassnig claimed she was “a researcher, not a painter.” It makes a great deal of sense to bear this in mind as the Albertina presents a retrospective of around 100 drawings and watercolors to commemorate the...
art vienna
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 Leopold Museum, whose curators have taken the central pillar of their collection, Austrian classical modernism, as the point of departure for exploring advanced modernism and contemporary artworks.  With a matching, hipster font, Vienna’s first Art Vienna...

Vulgar Fashion

Vulgar Fashion
The Belvedere’s Winterpalais takes a walk on fashion’s exquisite ugly side exploring vulgar fashionPlunging necklines, exposed straps, emblazoned logos: vulgarity is beauty’s tacky cousin. But what is vulgarity exactly – and who decides? Adam Philips, a psychoanalyst and Judith Clark, a curator, created the exhibition The Vulgar – Fashion Redefined to address that elusive question with historic dress, ready-to-wear...
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