21.7 C
Vienna
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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...
world press photo exhibition
Photojournalism proves its impact anew with the winners of the 60th annual contestBearing witness to the momentous events of our time while preserving them for the public, photojournalists don’t just live in the moment; They save it for posterity. Each year, the best of the best are celebrated at the annual World Press Photo exhibit, a global competition where...
Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: POLITISCHER POPULISMUS, the striking title of the exhibition, leads you expect to a lot. So what do you get for your pilgrimage to the avant-garde shrine of the month? The spacious assembly hall-like space of the Kunsthalle allows...
The combative artist gets a large retrospectiveThere is no denying that throughout the history of art, the bulk of works has come from men who portrayed women as objects or, at best, highly desirable muses. Luckily, plenty of recent artists have stepped up to challenge the status quo. One of them is Viennese painter Florentina Pakosta, who turned her...
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...
Nina Prader brings you her impressions of the viennacontemporary art fair Last week, you read her account of how Austrian artists represented at the art berlin contemporary fair. Back to Vienna now for: Part II: Generating Now, Contemporary is Classic  As it is in Berlin, September in Vienna  offers an explosion of major art events. Setting the scene are both Parallel...
martin kippenberger
Germany’s jocular anti-traditionalist genius returns to Vienna posthumouslyWidely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of the late 20th-century, Martin Kippenberger is best known for his larger-than-life personality and his prolific and controversial fecundity. Inspired by Dadaism and Fluxus, he deconstructed traditional art with ingenuity, teetering between self-deprecation and glorification, freely moving between illustration, painting, installations, performance and...
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...
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...
close-link
X