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Monday, October 22, 2018
The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter. “I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person.” The celebrated Gustav Klimt may not have thought too highly of himself, but a century after his demise, the world remains utterly fascinated by the Jugendstil icon and creator of The Kiss. Dismissive...
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...
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...
The Calle Libre Festival turns urban walls into galleries When Jakob Kattner looks around ­Vienna, he doesn’t see the historic architecture that tourists so cherish. He is looking for the next 10-story canvas. Every August since 2014, Kattner’s Calle Libre Festival of Urban Aesthetics has made the city’s walls come alive with the sound of spray cans at work. This...
sign week vienna
The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign painting Given Vienna’s great tradition of sign painting, “Ghostletters Vienna” co-creator Tom Koch and artist/photographer Achim Gauger have decided to organize the first Vienna Sign Week to remember the city’s characteristic typography and to reflect on its interplay with a constantly changing urban environment,...
A big retrospective presents outstanding works from a painter who was ahead of his time. One of the great pioneers of Modernism, Anton Romako shocked his contemporaries, predating the Wiener Moderne by more than a decade. Born as the illegitimate son of a factory owner and his housemaid, Romako studied historical painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna before...
Agents Provocateurs: Vienna’s two seminal 20th century art movements go head to head. Body, Psyche and Taboo, currently showing at the MUMOK, brings together a large selection of work by the early Viennese modernists and the Viennese Actionists, inviting “intellectual and formal” comparison between them. It’s an interesting idea, perhaps, but the result is hardly a fair fight. The modernists, Egon...
The combative artist gets a large retrospective There 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 color Exploring 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...
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