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Vienna
Saturday, April 21, 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...
Cristina Garcia Rodero
Her unreleased masterpieces presented at new exhibition.One of Spain’s most renowned artists, Cristina Garcia Rodero approaches photography with an almost anthropological eye, from community festivals to Haitian voodoo rituals. A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, her work stands out for its natural, spontaneous aesthetic, captured with great patience and a gift for timing, winning her the W....
foreign gods
The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal artServing as inspiration from the turn of the last century onward, African and Oceanic art has long enticed notable artists on to exploring alternative forms of expression. Featuring both tribal artifacts and “primitivist” works by the likes of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, André Derain, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso, the Leopold...
sarah morris
Visual artist Sarah Morris’ solo exhibition focuses on her cinematographic workNo stranger to the weird of the everyday, painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris is known for filming evocative cityscapes, capturing the glamour of Hollywood in Los Angeles, the symbols of power around Washington D.C. in Capital, or the clash of international athletes and turbocapitalism with regular Chinese life in...
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