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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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vienna art week
Vienna Art Week explores the finer points of aesthetics under the theme Seeking BeautyVienna is in for an arts talkathon. From November 14-20, the city is holding its twelfth annual Art Week, “comparing Vienna with art centers such as Berlin, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi,” according to the curators. Sponsored by the Dorotheum and featuring a preview of the auction house’s...
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...
For the next couple of months we will exchange ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna. This guest post is by Julia Fellner.  Galleries, art fairs and production companies – these gatekeepers may soon be a thing of the past. The sharing economy has already celebrated successes with companies like Airbnb and Uber. It’s only a matter of time until artists...
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....
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....
weltmuseum
The Weltmuseum revises our approach to ethnology while celebrating our diversityAs the world changes, so do our perspectives; nothing seems as archaic as yesterday’s attitudes. In our increasingly globalized world, this goes doubly for our perception of different cultures: So when the venerable Völkerkundemuseum (Museum of Ethnology) temporarily closed its doors at the Hofburg three years ago, the intention...
At the Kunstsupermarkt, original art has a tiny price tag. Who knows? You may pick up the next Ernst Fuchs, Hermann Nitsch or Gottfried Helnwein.What ever happened to art being a “matter of taste”? If people didn’t have to be rich, eccentric and well-connected to purchase original art we might get closer to enjoying the stuff for its aesthetic merits....
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...
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