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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
vienna contemporary
Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central EuropeShowcasing both new and established artists from a variety of international galleries, Vienna Contemporary seeks to send a strong message of artistic collaboration and cultural coexistence to the world, with Austria and the Central European region at its epicenter. With inclusion at its core,...
©Warren Richardson - Hope for a New
Photojournalism’s finest comes to ViennaWith the dissemination of images today moving faster than the shutter speed of a camera, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Amid the deluge of often banal snapshots, it’s no wonder we crave stories of truth, insight, nuance and awe. Luckily, the World Press Photo exhibit is returning for its fifteenth year in Vienna to celebrate...
Narrenturm
The world’s first psychiatric clinic lives on as the pathological-anatomical museum.Hidden away in a corner of the Altes AKH (Vienna’s former general hospital), the Narrenturm (Tower of Fools) is a striking five-storied cylindrical building, affectionately nicknamed Gugelhupf by locals due to its characteristic form resembling the traditional cake. But stranger still is its history and contents. Commissioned by Emperor...
Munch at the Albertina: Isolation and despair, yes, but absolutely worth itYou may want to fortify yourself with a good lunch before going into this show. Have something cheerfully Viennese, and don’t order anything cold. It’ll be chilling enough once you get inside this rather – it has to be said – relentless exhibition of bleak early lithographs and prints....
Polaroid project
Predating Instagram by several decades, Polaroid’s instant photographs were a hit from the mid-20th century up to the digital revolution, fitting all darkroom procedures inside the camera and promising the “60-second excitement.”While never displacing conventional film, artists and consumers alike loved the spontaneity of the format, with the 1970s-era SX-70 in particular defining the technology everyone had to try...
eurocature
Eurocature, the annual conference and exhibition of caricature artists, brings together international talent to create spitting images.Now in its fifth iteration, the Eurocature festival brings illustrious international talents to Vienna, producing new artworks on location over the course of the three-day festival. Organized by notable local caricaturists like Birgit Vlk, Ralf Ricker, Gerald Koller and Bernd Ertl, this year...
color woodcut
How the Vienna Secession revived an archaic technique – in brilliant colorExploring a lesser-known chapter of the storied Secession, Vienna’s fin de siècle aesthetic reformers, the Albertina is presenting roughly 100 color woodcuts, including works by Koloman Moser, Carl Moll, and Emil Orlik. With their stylized motifs, prominent outlines and rich colors, they are high points in both craftsmanship and...
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...
Biedermeier Glass exhibition
Glasses from the Empire and Biedermeier Period documents a rising middle class and its search for its own aestheticThere’s nothing new about conspicuous consumption - Imperial Vienna understood very well how to sweeten everyday life with things of beauty. It was “glassmania,” said director Christoph Thun- Hohenstein, opening the sumptuous new show of ornamental glass from the Imperial and...
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